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Norton Rose Fulbright Offices
9 STRAITS VIEW
MARINA ONE WEST TOWER
#09-09 SINGAPORE 018937
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Banking and finance
Norton Rose Fulbright is consistently singled out as a leading firm in trade and commodities finance, along with energy and infrastructure finance. Reserve based lending is another forte for the firm, which has made further inroads into the syndicated loans, green loans, and acquisition finance markets. It is also making an impression in restructurings and complex workouts, while debt fund financing is another growth area. The team advised Frasers Property Limited on a A$750m five-year term loan facility, comprising of a A$500m green loan and a A$250m term loan. Yu-En Ong heads the Singapore office and the structured lending and markets team. Stephen Begley is rated for oil and gas sector financings, while Nick Merritt is a leader in project and infrastructure finance. Structured lending specialist Janelene Chen was promoted to partner in 2020.
Led by Nick Merritt, Nicky Davies, and Stephen Begley, Norton Rose Fulbright has a diverse projects practice covering all of South East Asia. In addition to advising the sponsors and lenders on energy projects, the team is also advising in the financing of hospitality projects, mines, and a satellite. Merritt also acts as the firm’s global head of infrastructure, mining and commodities, while Begley focuses on the energy sector. Counsel Laurie Pearson is another key contact in the team.
Norton Rose Fulbright‘s skillset within this space covers project and corporate finance, as well as advising on M&A transactions. Singapore and Bangkok are the two main offices for Indonesian work as well as its affiliated office in Jakarta TNB & Partners. Project finance expert Nick Merritt and corporate finance experts Stephen Woods and Craig Loveless are the important figures in Singapore. In Bangkok, M&A specialist Somboon Kitiyansub is a noteworthy name.
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