Jerry is Managing Partner of Allen & Gledhill LLP.
Jerry has been practising as a corporate lawyer since 1993. Jerry’s main areas of practice cover 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 and Investment Funds Practice. He was formerly Co-Head of the Financial Services Department, Deputy Managing Partner and Joint Managing Partner of the Firm prior to assuming the current role of 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 REIT listings in Malaysia as international counsel.
Jerry regularly advises on M&A and private equity transactions, establishment of private funds, complex securitisation and structured finance transactions, and corporate governance. Jerry advised several REIT mergers including the merger of OUE Commercial Real Estate Investment Trust and OUE Hospitality Trust, the merger of Frasers Logistics & Industrial Trust and Frasers Commercial Trust, and the merger of CapitaLand Mall Trust and CapitaLand Commercial Trust.
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 also 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 also a member of the Advisory Board of the IBA Law Firm Management Committee. Jerry is 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. He also serves as a member of the Nee Soon Town Council and Chairman of its Legal and Contracts Committee.
Jerry is actively involved in community work and is passionate about helping the poor and needy.