Awards

Leading individual for Shipping: Domestic: Finance: Singapore

Leading individual for Shipping: Domestic: Finance: Singapore

Leading individual for Shipping: Singapore

Leading individual for Shipping: Singapore

Recommended lawyer for Banking and finance: Singapore

Recommended lawyer for Banking and finance: Singapore

Colin Jarraw Partner at Virtus Law

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Colin Jarraw

Colin Jarraw
Partner at Virtus Law

T: +65 6661 6852 M: +65 9795 0025 Email Colin | vCard Office: Singapore

An experienced shipping finance lawyer, Colin heads the banking and finance department of Virtus Law LLP*. Clients have described him as efficient and meticulous.
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Colin is one of the founding partners of Virtus Law LLP, a Singapore law firm that operates under the formal law alliance Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance.

His principal area of practice is in banking and ship finance. He is also adept at company law, with a focus on shipping having been involved in a number of major merger and acquisition transactions involving shipping companies in Singapore. Colin regularly acts as Singapore legal counsel for all the major shipping finance banks in high value ship finance and complex leasing transactions.

He has also advised owners in ship sale and purchase transactions, charterparties, shipbuilding contracts and vessel registrations and de-registrations. Colin also has had experience as a litigator, having practised both in Malaysia (as a general commercial litigator) and in Singapore (as a shipping litigator) where he has appeared up to the Courts of Appeal in both jurisdictions.

"I very much enjoy working with Colin. He is vastly experienced, and extremely responsive and attentive." 

Chambers Asia Pacific 2024

*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.

  • Shipowners and operators
  • Ship and offshore finance
  • Aviation finance
  • Finance

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 said ship owners on the various 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.

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Colin has provided Singapore law advice to numerous international banks and shipping companies such as ABN Amro Bank, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, BNP Paribas, DVB Group Merchant Bank (Asia), ING Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Bibby Line, Quantum Pacific Shipping Services, Transpetrol, TATA NYK Shipping and Vitol.

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.

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.
 
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Debt finance and security matters 

Acted 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

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

Local advice

Providing local advice on aviation regulations in Singapore.
 
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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.
 
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  • Banks and banking
  • Aviation

Colin has provided Singapore law advice to numerous international banks such as ABN Amro Bank, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, BNP Paribas, DVB Group Merchant Bank (Asia), ING Bank and Standard Chartered Bank.

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.

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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 financings.

Sale and Purchase

Advising on aircraft sale and purchase transactions.


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Awards

Leading individual for Shipping: Domestic: Finance: Singapore

Leading individual for Shipping: Domestic: Finance: Singapore

Leading individual for Shipping: Singapore

Leading individual for Shipping: Singapore

Recommended lawyer for Banking and finance: Singapore

Recommended lawyer for Banking and finance: Singapore

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