Joint Managing Partner
Jerry is Joint Managing Partner of Allen & Gledhill.
Jerry has been practising as a corporate lawyer since 1993. Jerry’s main areas of practice include capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, and investment funds, and he has advised on numerous international and domestic transactions. Jerry joined the Firm as a Partner in 2001 from an international firm in Hong Kong. Jerry heads the Firm’s REITs Practice. He was Co-Head of the Financial Services Department and Deputy Managing Partner of the Firm prior to assuming the role of Joint Managing Partner.
Jerry is the leading authority on REITs and business trusts, and has been involved in the listing of almost all the REITs and business trusts in the Singapore market. He was the lead counsel of Hutchinson Port Holdings Trust in the largest IPO in South-east Asia to-date. Jerry has also been involved in almost all the secondary offerings and convertible bond issues by Singapore REITs and business trusts. He has further advised on a number of listings in Malaysia.
Jerry regularly advises on M&A and private equity transactions, establishment of private funds, complex securitisation and structured finance transactions, and corporate governance. Jerry has been involved in the merger of OUE Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust and OUE Hospitality Trust, the merger of Frasers Logistics & Industrial Trust and Frasers Commercial Trust, the proposed merger of CapitaLand Mall Trust and CapitaLand Commercial Trust, as well as the proposed merger of ESR-REIT and Sabana REIT.
Jerry is cited as a leading practitioner in Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, IFLR1000, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Who’s Who Legal. He has been recognised as a thought leader by Who’s Who Legal.
Jerry was the former Co-Chair of the Securities Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and is now a member of its Advisory Board. He is the current Asia Pacific Regional Forum Liaison Officer of the IBA Law Firm Management Committee. Jerry is also the Secretary of the REIT Association of Singapore, a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and an editorial board member of Business Law International. Jerry currently serves as a director of the National Kidney Foundation and the Singapore Land Authority.
Jerry is active in community work and is passionate about helping the poor and needy.