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Watson Farley & Williams LLP

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International arbitration
International arbitration - ranked: tier 3

Watson Farley & Williams

At Watson Farley & Williams, Marcus Gordon leads the practice, which regularly handles oil and gas and shipbuilding arbitrations. Gordon himself has particular expertise in floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) disputes, and contentious issues involving oil rigs and oilfield development, among other areas. Dan Thompson is representing a shipowner in a complex high-value shipbuilding dispute.

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Singapore: Asset finance

Foreign firms
Asset finance: foreign firms - ranked: tier 1

Watson Farley & Williams

Mehraab Nazir at Watson Farley & Williams advised a syndicate of lenders including DVB Group Merchant Bank on a $295m multi-jurisdictional financing of three container vessels for Bank of Communications. On the aviation front, Siva Subramaniam has been assisting Nochubank with the acquisition of a loan portfolio from BTMU and SMBC. Simon Petch and Andrew Nimmo are also recommended as is Mei Lin Goh, who heads the practice. Shawn Er made partner and Samuel Kolehmainen joined from Clifford Chance.

Leading individuals

Siva Subramaniam - Watson Farley & Williams

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Singapore: Banking and finance

Foreign firms
Banking and finance: foreign firms - ranked: tier 3

Watson Farley & Williams

Watson Farley & Williams undertakes banking work across sectors such as shipping, aviation and offshore oil and gas. Goh Mei Lin leads the team, which includes Mehraab Nazir, Siva Subramaniam, Simon Petch and Andrew Nimmo, as well as recently promoted partner Shawn Er. Bank of America, ABN Amro and DBS Bank are clients.

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Singapore: Restructuring and insolvency

Foreign firms
Restructuring and insolvency: foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Watson Farley & Williams

Watson Farley & Williams’ group, led by Mei Lin Goh, continues to work for banks and borrowers in relation to restructuring and bond facilities, particularly in the transport and offshore energy sectors. Its enviable client base includes NordLB, Korea Development Bank and BNP Paribas. Simon Petch is another name to note.

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Singapore: Shipping

Foreign firms
Shipping: foreign firms - ranked: tier 2

Watson Farley & Williams

Shipping finance specialist Mei Lin Goh and litigator Marcus Gordon lead the practice at Watson Farley & Williams. Highlights included Dan Thompson representing a shipowner in a complex high-value shipbuilding dispute. Mehraab Nazir is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Mei Lin Goh - Watson Farley & Williams

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