Anthony McKenzie > Carey Olsen Singapore LLP > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Carey Olsen Singapore LLP
10 COLLYER QUAY #24-08
OCEAN FINANCIAL CENTRE
SINGAPORE 049315
Singapore

Work Department

Corporate; Investment funds; Banking and finance; Listing Services; Regulatory; Taxation and Economic Substance Requirements

Position

Anthony is the managing partner of Carey Olsen’s Singapore office and the head of corporate practice in Asia. He advises on Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands and Bermuda law and has a broad range of experience in corporate, commercial and finance transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, secured and unsecured financing arrangements, preference share issues and capital markets transactions.

He regularly advises financial institutions, sponsors and borrowers on leveraged and acquisition finance, syndicated lending, structured finance, fund finance and secured and unsecured general corporate lending.

He also has significant experience in advising clients on the structuring, formation and maintenance of regulated and unregulated investment funds in the British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands.

Anthony is ranked as a leading offshore lawyer by each of The Legal 500, IFLR1000, Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific. He is recognised by Asian Legal Business in The 2019 Offshore Client Choice List for client service in Asia, with clients describing him as ‘extremely approachable with a can-do attitude to providing the advice needed to get transactions over the line’. He has also been identified by China Business Law Journal as one of China’s Elite 100 lawyers (Foreign firm) – a member of the A-List of China’s legal profession.

Career

Anthony was formerly with Allen & Overy LLP in London and Australia and Maples and Calder in the Cayman Islands. Before that he worked for Clayton Utz in Australia.

Anthony was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia in 2002, as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2006, as an attorney-at-law in the Cayman Islands in 2007, as a solicitor of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (British Virgin Islands) in 2014 and is enrolled as a registered associate in Bermuda. 

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Offshore

Carey Olsen Singapore LLP has grown considerably in the last two years; it now has the largest litigation team amongst the offshore firms in Singapore, landing a high proportion of shareholder disputes that fall under Cayman and BVI law. Restructurings and insolvencies are also a major forte for the group, which has a strong focus on the China market. On the transactional side, the Singapore team is active in corporate and M&A deals, capital markets offerings, financings and investment fund formations. The group is also active in capital markets including those by SPACs and Southeast Asia-based unicorns looking to fundraise on US exchanges. In the funds segment, it advises a range of private equity, hedge, venture capital and special situations funds. Bilateral secured financings for Chinese and Southeast Asia banks are also a feature of the Singapore practice. Anthony McKenzie heads the Singapore office and the Asia corporate practice. James Noble leads the litigation, insolvency and restructuring team in Asia.