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Norton Rose Fulbright
#09-09 SINGAPORE 018937

Work Department

Banking and finance


Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Asset finance: foreign firms

(Leading individuals)

Ben RoseNorton Rose Fulbright

A leader in the region, Norton Rose Fulbright‘s asset finance group focuses on the aviation, rail, shipping and offshore industries. Drawing on the firm’s extensive Asian and global networks, aviation finance practitioners are often engaged in complex cross-border assignments involving the financing, leasing, restructuring and the granting and enforcement of security in relation to aircraft, engines and corporate jets. Besides representing the leading financiers in this space and a variety of financial institutions, the practice is also retained by lessors, operators and major airlines in the region. With over three decades of experience in aviation finance, Keith Sandilands spearheads the group. The firm’s Singapore office is also a regional hub for shipping work; Ben Rose leads the team specialising in shipping finance, project finance for offshore oil and gas vessels and rigs, sale and leasebacks, and Japanese Operating Lease with call option (JOLCO) structures. Noted for her capabilities in ship finance work, Sue Ann Gan regularly acts for financial institutions, lessees and owners. Associate Sophie Polisena is another key contact for shipping finance mandates, most notably debt restructuring, syndicated and bilateral debt facilities.

Singapore > Shipping: foreign firms

(Leading individuals)

Ben RoseNorton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright‘s Singapore office has a long history in the shipping sector. Much of the practice centres on traditional ship finance and offshore oil and gas financings. The team acts for a mixture of financial institutions, lessees and owners, and is known for its expertise in Chinese sale and leasebacks, JOLCOs and limited recourse project financings. Shipping sector restructurings are also a forte for the office and sustainability-linked financings are another growth area. Ben Rose heads the Asia shipping and offshore practice and emerging talent Sue Ann Gan is another prominent ship finance specialist. The firm’s Formal Law Alliance with Ascendant Legal LLC provides further shipping disputes expertise through Edgar Chin.