Bill is Joint Managing Director of Incisive and heads its corporate practice. He has extensive Asia market experience, having practised as a lawyer in Singapore since 1994.
He advises clients on a range of non-contentious maritime matters, in particular ship finance and rig and vessel construction contracts. He also advises on various banking issues including secured lending, syndicated loans, guarantees and trade finance documentation. Bill’s company/commercial advice to clients includes drafting memoranda and articles of association, joint venture, agency and distribution agreements, leasing agreements, share and asset sales, employment, capital market services licensing applications and other regulatory issues including insurance.
Bill has taught law at universities in England and Singapore and regularly lectures to various professional bodies. He has written extensively on property law and trusts and the fourth edition of his textbook on Singapore Land Law was published in 2010.
Highlight matters include:
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation as lead arranger for the purchase of two LNG new buildings by SPVs owned by BW Pavilion (a joint venture between BW and Pavilion Energy), (Deal of the Year, 2016. Maritime Money: Project Finance).
Oro Negro as issuer of the largest high yield bond (US$725million) ever issued in the Norwegian market (Norwegian Bond Deal of the Year, 2015. Marine Money Offshore).
Advised Singapore based Epic Shipping group on its refinancing and subsequent merger with Greek based Pantheon.
Advising on a US$900 million bond issue restructuring.
Acting as Counsel for receiver and manager of a major Singapore bankruptcy (the “Abalone King”) involving mediation of disputes between a large number of competing banks.
Dalhousie University Canada Lincoln College Oxford
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Law Society of Singapore
Law Society of England and Wales
Singapore Academy of Law