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Joan Tan

T: +65 6602 6604 Email Joan | Vcard Office: Singapore

Awards

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Joan Tan Associate

Contact details

Joan Tan

Joan Tan
Associate

T: +65 6602 6604 Email Joan | Vcard Office: Singapore

Joan is an associate at Virtus Law*. As part of the ship finance department of Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance, she regularly assists as Singapore legal counsel for major banks in high value ship finance and leasing transactions.
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Joan's principal area of practice is in banking and finance, with a focus on shipping. In addition to vessel financing and leasing matters, she has also assisted in matters involving vessel sale and purchase, charterparties, shipbuilding contracts and vessel registrations and de-registrations.

*Virtus Law LLP (T13LL0339K) and Stephenson Harwood LLP (T13LL0821C) are registered as a Formal Law Alliance in Singapore under the name Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance. Both firms are registered in Singapore under the Limited Liability Partnership Act (Chapter 163A) with limited liability. The term "partner" is used to refer to a member in one of the constituent law firms.

  • Aviation finance
  • Ship and offshore finance
  • Finance

Debt finance and security matters

Acting as Singapore counsel to financial institutions in their loans made for the acquisition of aircraft and the securitisation of the said loan.

Sale and lease-back financing

Acting as Singapore counsel to aircraft lessors and advising on sale and lease-back financing.

Local advice

Providing local advice on aviation regulations in Singapore.

More: Aviation finance

Ship finance

Acting as Singapore legal counsel to a number of leading banks and financial institutions in their syndicated and bilateral loans made for the acquisition of vessels.

Sale and lease-back financing

Acting for lessors and lessees on vessel chartering and sale and lease-back transactions. 

Private equity

Advising private equity funds on their financing of shipping companies and conducting a due diligence exercise of the same.

More: Ship and offshore finance

Corporate finance

Representing banks on facilities for general working capital made to major international corporations, including syndicated and bilateral loan facilities.

Yacht finance

Acting for Singapore-based lenders in loans made to borrowers for the acquisition of a private yacht.

Leasing finance

Acting for finance leasing houses in sale and lease-back transactions.

More: Finance

  • Aviation
  • Shipowners and operators
  • Banks and banking

Debt finance and security matters

Acting as Singapore counsel to financial institutions in their loans made for the acquisition of aircraft and the securitisation of the loans.

Sale and lease-back financing

Acting as Singapore counsel to aircraft lessors and advising on sale and lease-back financings.

Sale and purchase

Advising on aircraft sale and purchase transactions.

More: Aviation

Sale and purchase

Representing both sellers and buyers in ship sales and purchase transactions, ranging from oil rigs, offshore support vessels, cargo vessels and oil tankers.

Ship registry matters

Acting for a number of Singapore ship owners in the registration of their vessels with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (the "MPA") and advising on the various ship incentives available at the MPA.

Structuring

Advising owners on their shipping corporate structure and on the various tax incentives which Singapore provides to ship owning companies and shipping services related companies.

More: Shipowners and operators

Banking regulations

Advising Singapore banks on Singapore banking regulations and the real day-to-day practices which the bank should adopt.

General advice

Working with the internal counsel of Singapore banks on the drafting of their internal documents.

Ship finance

Acting as Singapore counsel to a number of leading banks and financial institutions in their syndicated and bilateral loans made for the acquisition of vessels.

More: Banks and banking

Awards

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

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