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Matthew Seah

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

Awards

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

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 shipping and offshore finance group in Singapore. His particular focus extends to multi-jurisdictional asset finance and restructuring transactions related to various asset classes in the shipping sector.
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Matthew's area of practice covers a wide variety of asset finance transactions, advising both financiers and borrowers on various matters including newbuilding and second-hand vessel financings and re-financings, container box financing, various leasing transactions as well as facility restructurings.

Matthew also has experience advising on distressed financings and security enforcement and has advised financiers in relation to borrower defaults, loan accelerations and the management of lender syndicates.  As part of this body of work, Matthew has assisted clients to co-ordinate multiple vessel arrests as well as both private and judicial sales of secured vessels.

Matthew regularly engages with matters spanning multiple jurisdictions and has experience in dealing with various international maritime authorities as well as correspondent counsel across different jurisdictions, including, amongst others, Panama, the Bahamas, Gibraltar, 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.

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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. 
 
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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

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

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