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Deals/Cases


Some of the transactions on which our lawyers have advised include:


Asset finance


  • Advising a Taiwanese finance leasing company in the secured and guaranteed US$20 million instalment sale of a handy sized Singapore flag vessel to a Singapore ship owner.

  • Advising a major Taiwanese commercial bank as lenders in a US$80 million term loan facility arranged for a leading Taiwanese ship owner company. The facility is secured by a first mortgage over a Liberian flag vessel.

  • Advising a syndicate of 6 banks led by BNP Paribas in a US$125 million term loan facility arranged for a special purpose vehicle of the Hanjin Group to partially refinance the acquisition cost of a Panamanian flag vessel. The vessel is chartered to Korea Gas Corporation on a long term contract of affreightment.

  • Advising a syndicate of Vietnamese banks led by PetroVietnam Finance Corporation and Vietnam Jointstock Comercial Bank for Industry and Trade as arrangers of a US$252,000,000 term loan facility for a joint venture company for the conversion of a FPSO to be operated in the Chim Sao field off the coast of Vietnam. This is one of the first offshore US dollar facilities made by Vietnamese banks.

  • Advising Australia and New Zealand Banking Corporation Limited, Singapore Branch as lenders of a US$60 million bridge facility for a Singapore-listed offshore oil and gas company to partially finance the acquisition and conversion costs of a Singapore flag FPSO vessel, to be operated in the Chim Tsao field off Vietnam.


Real Estate finance


  • Representing the borrower, a leading real estate investment fund, in the negotiation of a $17 million secured term loan and swap facility to partially finance the acquisition and conversion costs of an industrial building.

  • Advising OCBC in the S$216 million secured and guaranteed term loan facility for a subsidiary of Fragrance Group Limited to partially finance its acquisition of "Tower 15" and "the Klapsons Hotel", a prime site mixed office cum hotel development.

  • Advising DBS Bank in the S$52 million term and revolving loan facilities for a leading property developer to partially finance the acquisition and redevelopment of 12 land parcels at Sophia Road, Singapore.

  • Advising OCBC in the S$50 million term loan and guarantee facility to partially finance the acquisition and redevelopment of the residential development known as "Grand Tower" at Moulmein Rise, Singapore.

  • Advising BNP Paribas as lender in the S$305 million collective purchase financing of the large 583 unit development known as "Waterfront View" arranged for FCL Peak Pte Ltd, a joint venture between the Far East Organisation group and Frasers Centrepoint Limited.


Structured and leveraged finance


  • Advising ICICI Bank Limited Mumbai in the restructuring of existing offshore syndicated loan facilities of approximately US$700 million extended to a leading Indian trading house with businesses in commodities, power generation, coal, oil and gas exploration.

  • Advising Credit Suisse and ING as joint arrangers of a US$100 million leveraged financing provided to a group of companies with key operating subsidiaries in Thailand.

  • Advising Deutsche Bank AG as arranger of a US$210 million structured financing for an alumina production project in China.


Sale and leaseback, leasing transactions


  • Advising the vendor in the sale and leaseback of a Singapore prime site industrial building managed by HDB involving a Singapore-listed REIT.

  • Advising the vendor in the sale and leaseback of a JTC industrial building in Joo Koon Road, Singapore.

  • Advising a leading self-storage solutions provider in the negotiation of the lease of two industrial units in Nusajaya, Malaysia.

  • Advising the Singapore subsidiary of the world's largest asset managers in the renewal of its 31,000 sq ft prime location office space lease in Singapore.


Deals/Cases


Practice Leaders

Kenneth SZETO
Partner
Tel: +65 6349 8699


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