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Norton Rose Fulbright
#09-09 SINGAPORE 018937

Work Department

Banking and finance


Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Foreign firms

Norton Rose Fulbright’s work in Malaysia derives predominantly from its Singapore office, which is the base of its team leader Stephen Begley, who specialises in energy and natural resources-related mandates. The team is noted for its expertise in this arena, having witnessed an increase in oil and gas, renewables, and solar and energy storage projects-related matters, in addition to large-scale infrastructure projects. The practice’s client roster includes Malaysian corporations. Wilson Ang brings to bear his experience in handling regulatory, compliance and disputes mandate, while Katie Chung is another key contact for cross-border disputes and Ben Rose advises lenders on high-value financings. Ben Smith relocated from the firm’s Singapore office to London in July 2023.

Singapore > Shipping: foreign firms

(Leading individuals)

Ben RoseNorton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright‘s shipping practice is well-known for its multi-national ship financing and transactional work in maritime and offshore contexts. Alongside its handling M&As, JOLCOs, sales and leasebacks, regulatory work, and high-value insolvency and restructurings, the team advises on a plethora of LNG and FPSO matters. It has particular capabilities advising on sustainable, and Islamic financing-related work. Its insolvency disputes and commercial contracts capabilities are bolstered by the team’s Formal Law Alliance with Ascendant Legal LLC. Ben Rose leads the offering, which includes such key practitioners as Sue Ann Gan and the ‘diligent and hardworking’ Sophie Polisena.

Singapore > Asset finance: foreign firms

(Leading individuals)

Ben RoseNorton Rose Fulbright

Norton Rose Fulbright’s team continues to be prominent within the region’s aviation, shipping, and offshore industries. Able to draw on its expansive Asian and global networks, the team consistently advises lessors, lessees, financiers, and manufacturers on a range of high-value transactions including acquisitions of aircraft and aviation equipment and portfolio management, often acting for high-profile financial institutions and major regional airliners. Its shipping team acts act as a regional hub offering a wide range of capabilities. Aviation industry veteran, Keith Sandilands, and Ben Rose, renowned for his shipping and offshore expertise, jointly lead the practice. Sue Ann Gan is recommended for ship financing and litigation. Edward Bentley, a regular advisor to lessors, banks, and export credit agencies, Chloe Goodwin, who focuses on aviation transactions, and Sophie Polisena are also noted.