10 October 2013
Advising a family office on establishment of operations in Hong Kong including tax and regulatory issues and on investment agreements.
Acting for European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the International Finance Corporation and other multilaterals on numerous financings in the CIS, the Balkans and other emerging markets in the banking, energy, real estate and other sectors.
Acting for a European technology owner on potential joint venture projects with PRC parties.
Representing various developers on biogas and other renewables projects in the UK and Eastern Europe.
Acting for The Royal Bank of Scotland on a project financing in the Polish oil and gas sector.
Counsel to AES, El Paso, Aquila and Rockland Capital on various financings, disposals and acquisitions of interests in power projects in the UK and other countries.
Counsel for Master Chem Oil Limited generally on financings, derivatives and petrochem trading contracts.
Representing international lenders on a US$1.2 billion toll road.
Advising on shareholder disputes, shareholders’ agreements and enforcement of financing documents in the Hong Kong, English and BVI courts.
Advising BVI and foreign companies on BVI mergers.
Representing the borrowers under a refinancing of a portfolio of London commercial property investments.
Counsel to Industrial Promotion Service (Kenya) Limited, a subsidiary of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development on a US$70 million loan from EAIF and FMO to fund its investment in the Seacom project, a US$650 million development of a 15,000 km broadband sub-sea cable along the east coast of Africa.
Counsel to Astelit, a Ukrainian telecommunications company, controlled by Turkish GSM operator Turkcell, on a US$540 million financing-the then largest private financing in Ukraine-to expand its mobile network.
New South Wales, Australia, 1983
England and Wales, 1990
Hong Kong, 1990
British Virgin Islands, 2014
Me in a minute
My career can be split in two parts
Initially I represented financial institutions on the full range of issues associated with their business. The work ranged from syndicated and bilateral loans, trade finance matters, structured notes and derivatives to insolvencies and regulatory matters. This was a fabulous foundation for what was to follow.
Since 2000 I have been increasingly also representing other stakeholders as well as lenders particularly in project and infrastructure matters. This work has included acquisitions of energy companies and development of energy projects, advising on toll road and large real estate development projects and looking after the interests of substantial and minority shareholders in an array of projects and commercial transactions. A great portion of my work has been in emerging markets including Eastern Europe and the CIS, the Middle East and of course Asia where I now am based.