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Matthew Seah

T: +65 6622 9632 Email Matthew | Vcard Office: Singapore

Awards

Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 - Leading Firm: Shipping

Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 - Leading Firm: Shipping

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 - Top Tier Firm: Shipping/Asset Finance

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 - Top Tier Firm: Shipping/Asset Finance

Matthew Seah Associate

Contact details

Matthew Seah

Matthew Seah
Associate

T: +65 6622 9632 Email Matthew | Vcard Office: Singapore

Matthew is an associate in the finance group in Singapore. His particular focus extends to multi-jurisdictional asset finance transactions related to the maritime sector. Prior to joining Stephenson Harwood, Matthew worked for an international law firm in both London and Singapore.
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Matthew's experience covers a wide variety of asset finance transactions, advising both lenders and borrowers on matters including pre/post-delivery financings, refinancings and restructurings, sale and leasebacks and JOLCOs, relating to new-build and second-hand vessels as well as container-box portfolios.

Matthew regularly engages with matters spanning multiple jurisdictions and has experience in dealing with various international maritime/shipping authorities as well as correspondent counsel across different jurisdictions, including, amongst others, Panama, the Marshall Islands, Liberia, Singapore, Hong Kong and the Isle of Man.

  • Ship and offshore finance

Post-delivery finance and restructuring

Acting for a well-known international bank on a post-delivery US$158 million multi-trance facility to a well-known Chinese leasing entity for the financing of up to eight vessels and advising upon a subsequent restructuring of that facility.

Revolving credit facility

Representing a well-known international bank on a US$50 million revolving credit facility to a recognised Hong Kong based container leasing entity for the financing of a port-folio of container boxes.

Sale and leaseback

Acting for a well-known international bank with respect to the sale and leaseback of six LPG gas carriers to a well-known shipping focused investment entity.

More: Ship and offshore finance

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Container-box financing 

Acting on a continual basis for a well-known Middle Eastern based shipping company with respect to certain operating lease transactions for container boxes with various different international banks and leasing entities. 

Vessel financing

Acting for a well-known international bank on a post-delivery US$34 million facility with a Chinese shipping entity to assist in the financing of two new-build bulk carriers constructed and delivered by a yard based in China.

Post-delivery finance and restructuring

Acting for a well-known international bank on a post-delivery US$158 million multi-tranche facility to a well-known Chinese leasing entity for the financing of up to eight vessels and advising upon a subsequent restructuring of that facility. 
 
More: Shipping

Post-delivery finance and restructuring

Acting for a well-known international bank on a post-delivery US$158​ million multi-trance facility to a well-known Chinese leasing entity for the financing of up to eight vessels and advising upon a subsequent restructuring of that facility.  

Revolving credit facility 

Representing a well-known international bank on a US$50​ million revolving credit facility to a recognised Hong Kong based container leasing entity for the financing of a portfolio of container boxes.  

Sale and leaseback 

Acting for a well-known international bank with respect to the sale and leaseback of six LPG gas carriers to a well-known shipping focused investment entity.
 
More: Banks and banking

Awards

Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 - Leading Firm: Shipping

Chambers Asia Pacific 2016 - Leading Firm: Shipping

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 - Top Tier Firm: Shipping/Asset Finance

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2016 - Top Tier Firm: Shipping/Asset Finance

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