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Ethan Tan

T: +65 6622 6235 Email Ethan | Vcard Office: Singapore

Ethan Tan Senior associate

Contact details

Ethan Tan

Ethan Tan
Senior associate

T: +65 6622 6235 Email Ethan | Vcard Office: Singapore

Ethan is a structured finance specialist with particular expertise in derivatives and structured products, commodities and aviation. He has advised on some of the largest and most complex finance transactions in the Asia-Pacific region, and is a regular speaker at industry conferences.
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Ethan advises banks, funds and financial institutions on derivatives and structured finance matters, including in relation to transactional, advisory and regulatory aspects. He deals with a broad spectrum of products, including structured notes, repackagings, securitisations, repos, securities lending, hedging and OTC/exchange-traded derivatives in relation to credit, equity, commodity, currency, interest rate and index.

Ethan also regularly acts for lenders, borrowers and hedge providers on a wide range of structured lending transactions, including asset-based financings, commodity financings, acquisition financings, and project financings. In particular, he has experience advising banks, lessors and airlines on aircraft financing arrangements - including, commercial loans, ECA-backed financings, finance leases and operating leases - as well as on OEM purchase contracts.

Ethan previously worked in the Supreme Court of Singapore and held the appointments of Justices’ Law Clerk, Law Clerk to the Competition Appeal Board, Assistant Registrar and Magistrate. During this time, he assisted on landmark decisions in Singapore in the area of derivatives and financial litigation, including in a suit brought by investors against a bank in relation to a credit-linked product.

  • Commodities
  • Banking and financial services regulation
  • Aviation finance
  • Derivatives and structured finance
  • Corporate lending and acquisition finance

Commodity financings

Representing banks and commodity trading houses on commodity-backed financings, including secured lending structures, off-take agreements, over-the-counter (OTC) derivative products and commodity repo structures.

OTC derivatives

Advising clients on hedging and financing strategies for commodities, using over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.

Acquisition finance

Advising banks, funds and mezzanine investors in leveraged and acquisition finance transactions in relation to commodity producers.

Derivatives regulatory compliance

Advising clients on all aspects of legal and regulatory compliance in relation to derivatives, including margin, licensing, trade reporting, dispute resolution procedures, portfolio reconciliation, disclosure and clearing.

Financial regulatory compliance

Advising clients on all aspects of legal and regulatory compliance (including, licensing requirements) across all financial products.

Establishment of trading exchanges

Advising on regulatory issues in relation to the setting up of a liquefied natural gas exchange in Singapore.

Financing and leasing

Advising banks, funds, lessors and airlines on their financings (including secured loans, bonds, finance leases, ECA-backed financings and other tax structures), operating leases and sale-and-leasebacks.

Aircraft trading

Representing lessors and airlines on aircraft sales and acquisitions.

OEM contracts, business jets and equipment leasing

Acting for banks, lessors, airlines and high net worth individuals on OEM contracts, business jet financings and equipment leasing.

OTC derivatives

Advising clients across all classes of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, including equities, credit, currencies, interest rates and commodities. Also, representing clients on structured repos and stock loans.

Structured products

Acting on asset-backed structures, including secured loans, commodity financings, securitisations and collateralised debt obligations (CDOs).

Hedging solutions

Providing hedging solutions (including currencies, interest rates and commodities) to clients including banks and corporate treasuries.

ISDA documentation

Advising clients on ISDA documentation (including netting and collateral enforceability) and development of internal derivatives templates.

Regulatory compliance

Advising clients on all aspects of legal and regulatory compliance in relation to derivatives, including margin, licensing, trade reporting, dispute resolution procedures, portfolio reconciliation, disclosure and clearing.

Derivatives disputes

Advising clients on disputes in relation to derivatives, including, close-out procedure and calculations.

More: Derivatives and structured finance

Asset-backed lending and leasing

Advising banks, funds, lessors and corporates on secured lending and leasing structures for the financing of assets such as aircraft and equipment.

Commodity financings

Representing banks and commodity trading houses on commodity-backed financings, including secured lending structures, off-take agreements, over-the-counter (OTC) derivative products and commodity repo structures (using LME warrants).

Acquisition finance

Advising banks, funds and mezzanine investors in leveraged and acquisition finance transactions.

More: Corporate lending and acquisition finance

  • Aviation
  • Banks and banking
  • Funds and financial services
  • Energy and natural resources

Financing and leasing

Advising banks, funds, lessors and airlines on their financings (including secured loans, bonds, finance leases, ECA-backed financings and other tax structures), operating leases and sale-and-leasebacks.

Aircraft trading

Representing lessors and airlines on aircraft sales and acquisitions.

OEM contracts, business jets and equipment leasing

Acting for banks, lessors, airlines and high net worth individuals on OEM contracts, business jet financings and equipment leasing.

More: Aviation

Loans and bonds

Advising banks, funds and borrowers on secured lending structures and bond issuances.

Structured products

Acting on asset-backed structures, including secured loans, commodity financings, securitisations and collateralised debt obligations (CDOs).

OTC derivatives

Advising clients across all classes of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, including equities, credit, currencies, interest rates and commodities. Also, representing clients on structured repos and stock loans.

More: Banks and banking

Loans and bonds

Advising banks, funds and borrowers on secured lending structures and bond issuances.

Structured products

Acting on asset-backed structures, including secured loans, commodity financings, securitisations and collateralised debt obligations (CDOs).

OTC derivatives

Advising clients across all classes of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, including equities, credit, currencies, interest rates and commodities. Also, representing clients on structured repos and stock loans.

More: Funds and financial services

Commodity financings

Representing banks and commodity trading houses on commodity-backed financings, including secured lending structures, off-take agreements, over-the-counter (OTC) derivative products and commodity repo structures (using LME warrants).

Hedging solutions

Providing hedging solutions (including currencies, interest rates and commodities) to clients including banks and corporate treasuries.

Acquisition finance

Advising banks, funds and mezzanine investors in leveraged and acquisition finance transactions (including, in relation to commodity producers).

More: Energy and natural resources

  • Southeast Asia
  • China
  • Europe
  • CIS and CEE

Derivatives

Advising clients across all classes of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, including equities, credit, currencies, interest rates and commodities. Also, representing clients on structured repos and stock loans.

Structured products and commodities

Acting on asset-backed structures, including secured loans, commodity financings, securitisations and collateralised debt obligations (CDOs).

Aviation

Advising banks, funds, lessors and airlines on their financings (including secured loans, bonds, finance leases, ECA-backed financings and other tax structures), operating leases, sale-and-leasebacks and OEM contracts.

More: Southeast Asia

Derivatives

Advising clients across all classes of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, including equities, credit, currencies, interest rates and commodities. Also, representing clients on structured repos and stock loans.

Structured products and commodities

Acting on asset-backed structures, including secured loans, commodity financings, securitisations and collateralised debt obligations (CDOs).

Aviation

Advising banks, funds, lessors and airlines on their financings (including secured loans, bonds, finance leases, ECA-backed financings and other tax structures), operating leases, sale-and-leasebacks and OEM contracts.

More: China

Derivatives

Advising clients across all classes of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, including equities, credit, currencies, interest rates and commodities. Also, representing clients on structured repos and stock loans.

Structured products and commodities

Acting on asset-backed structures, including secured loans, commodity financings, securitisations and collateralised debt obligations (CDOs).

Aviation finance

Advising European clients investing into Asia on aviation finance deals.

More: Europe

Derivatives

Advising clients across all classes of over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, including equities, credit, currencies, interest rates and commodities. Also, representing clients on structured repos and stock loans.

Structured products and commodities

Acting on asset-backed structures, including secured loans, commodity financings, securitisations and collateralised debt obligations (CDOs).

Aviation

Advising banks, funds, lessors and airlines on their financings (including secured loans, bonds, finance leases, ECA-backed financings and other tax structures), operating leases, sale-and-leasebacks and OEM contracts.

More: CIS and CEE

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