Harold’s areas of expertise span maritime, aviation, banking and finance.
He has extensive experience acting for banks, financial institutions and ship-owners on all aspects of non-contentious shipping work, e.g. ship finance and leasing transactions, ship sale and purchase, charterparties, shipbuilding contracts and ship/mortgage registration. He also advises on non-contentious aviation matters such as aircraft finance, leasing and registration.
Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific notes that Harold “is well regarded by clients”, particularly for his “keen awareness of commercial issues pertaining to ship financing in Singapore”. Chambers Asia-Pacific reports that Harold is “widely acknowledged in the market for his sound capabilities in the shipping sector” and is “regularly instructed by high-profile financial institutions as the lender in ship finance, sale and purchase and contractual matters”.
Harold was called to the Singapore Bar in 1994 and joined the Firm in 1997.
- Acted as transaction counsel for a syndicate of banks in connection with US$503 million banking facilities to Lewek Constellation to part-finance the acquisition of an ice-class, ultra-deepwater subsea multi-lay vessel with heavy-lift capabilities.
- Acted as transaction counsel for the finance parties in connection with the sale of 11 vessels owned by the Pacific Richfield Marine group, and the US$137 million acquisition financing of those vessels by the SEACOR group and for the finance parties in debt-restructuring negotiations involving Pacific Richfield Marine Holdings and its subsidiaries.
- Acted as transaction counsel for the finance parties in connection with a US$409.6 million term loan facility to Neptune Orient Lines.