Ian has been in Singapore for more than a decade and acts for clients across a wide range of industry sectors including insurance and financial services, manufacturing and distribution, marine and energy and resources.
Ian regularly leads multidisciplinary teams on complex cross-border joint ventures, acquisitions and disposals, business reorganisations, business establishment activities, licensing and regulatory matters and commercial deals. Ian also has particular expertise advising clients as international counsel on transactions involving emerging ASEAN markets.
In the insurance sector, Ian has extensive experience advising (re)insurers and insurance intermediaries on business establishment and licensing, acquisitions and disposals, portfolio transfers, outsourcing arrangements, cross-border business structures and regulatory compliance. He has acted for regional governments and governmental bodies, State-owned enterprises and multinationals on significant insurance M&A transactions, privatisations and regulatory matters.
Ian also has considerable expertise advising on M&A and joint venture transactions and a variety of commercial deals across other industry sectors including the marine sector, where he has been listed as a leading transactional lawyer by maritime publication, Lloyd's List.
Ian has been recognised in both Legal 500 and Chambers Asia Pacific as a noted international lawyer for mergers and acquisitions and corporate work. Clients commented that "he's very knowledgeable about insurance and insurance regulatory developments in South-East Asia," and also praise him as "an excellent communicator and negotiator."