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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.

Work Highlights

  • 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.

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