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Dr Gregory Xu

T: +65 6622 9670 M: +65 9233 2159 Email Dr Gregory Xu Office: Singapore

Dr Gregory Xu Consultant

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Dr Gregory Xu

Dr Gregory Xu
Consultant

T: +65 6622 9670 M: +65 9233 2159 Email Dr Gregory Xu Office: Singapore

Dr Gregory Xu is a consultant and leads in the offering of cross-border general banking and project financing legal services in the Singapore office. He has over a decade of private practice experience and is a specialist in a range of complex multi-jurisdictional transactions.
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Gregory has extensive experience acting for financial institutions, funds, government agencies and companies in structuring, documenting and re-structuring a combination of limited recourse and non-recourse syndicated and bilateral transactions in the fields of general/corporate finance, project finance, asset finance, trade finance, acquisition finance and leverage finance. He focuses on the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions and regularly acts for clients in China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam.

With specialist experience in the transportation sector, Gregory also advises on a wide range of high value aviation, shipping and offshore oil and gas financings, particularly for FPSOs, FSRUs and LNG vessels. He also acts for blue-chip clients on single and/or fleet-based asset (aircraft and ships) and equipment sale-and-purchase and sale-and-leaseback transactions and other corporate and commercial law arrangements.

Gregory is presently admitted to practice law in the New York, England & Wales, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining the firm, he was a senior associate at a Magic Circle law firm and acted for clients across both their top-ranking banking and finance and asset finance practices.

"Heavily reliable in terms of closures of transactions in time-bound manner with utmost efficiency and provide logical guidance at the time of any negotiation during the documentation"

Gopal Soni, Head - Corporate Banking Operations at Axis Bank

  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Projects and infrastructure
  • Marine and international trade
  • Corporate
  • Leveraged and acquisition finance

All lenders to a major international shipping group

Advised all lenders to a major international shipping group with a fleet of approximately 100 vessels on re-structuring their loan facilities (approximately US$700 million).

Syndicate of junior lenders

Concurrently advised a syndicate of junior lenders in respect of documenting a US$37,840,000 term loan for the take-out of senior lenders and the re-structuring of their distressed loan facilities of US$260 million, US$5 million and US$4.5 million to a shipping company.

Syndicate of banks

Advised a syndicate of banks on its US$150 million term loan and revolving credit facilities to a major offshore energy services group for the purposes of exiting its scheme of arrangement.

More: Restructuring and insolvency

Syndicate of international banks

Acted as English counsel to a syndicate of international banks in respect of their project financing of US$311 million to an international airport.

Syndicate of Indian and Chinese banks

Acted for a syndicate of Indian and Chinese banks in respect of their US$290 million project financing facility to a Malaysian and Indian joint venture entity for the purpose of purchasing and converting a vessel into a floating production offloading and storage unit for chartering to a multinational oil and gas major.

Banks in London, Singapore and United Arab Emirates

Assisted banks in London, Singapore and United Arab Emirates on their US$202 million project financing facility to a joint venture entity for the purchase of a floating production offloading and storage unit.

More: Projects and infrastructure

Chinese lender

Represented a Chinese lender in respect of its US$400 million trade finance facility to an energy company.

United Arab Emirates financial institution

Assisted a United Arab Emirates financial institution on its US$55 million to an entity in Dubai for advance payment in respect of purchase of cement clinkers.

Indian bank

Advised on a US$20 million loan facility from an Indian bank to a coal mining business in Indonesia for servicing of its clients (thermal power stations in India).

More: Marine and international trade

Leading Indian shipping company

Advised a leading Indian shipping company on its US$2 million equity investment into a Dubai company.

Singapore shipping company

Advised a Singapore shipping company in relation to the divestment of its business and assets.

Shareholders' agreement

Advised on a shareholders’ agreement for asset acquisition from an oil and gas equipment company.

More: Corporate

Japanese bank

Advised a Japanese bank in respect of its US$600 million bridge loan facility to a leading pharmaceutical manufacturing company for the acquisition of a target company in the United States of America.

London branch of a leading financial institution

Acted for the London branch of a leading financial institution in respect of its €110 million term loan facility to a Dutch borrower for the acquisition of an Austrian target.

London branch of a leading Japanese bank

Assisted the London branch of a leading Japanese bank in respect of its US$120 million term loan facility to an American pharmaceutical company for its company acquisition.

More: Leveraged and acquisition finance

  • International trade
  • Shipping
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Banks and banking
  • Aviation

Indian bank

Advised on a US$20 million loan facility from an Indian bank to a coal mining business in Indonesia for servicing of its clients (thermal power stations in India).

Back-to-back letter of credit

Assisted on a US$12.5 million back-to-back letter of credit and US$2.5 million term loan facilities from an Indian bank to a Singapore subsidiary of a leading infrastructure and energy company.

Trade finance bank

Advised a trade finance bank on its US$13 million facility to a Russian infrastructure company.

More: International trade

Netherlands-based oil and gas company

Assisted a Netherlands-based oil and gas company who is a leader in floating production units with the acquisition of two vessels with a combined purchase price in the amount of approximately US$50 million.

Shipowner

Assisted a shipowner with the sale of its vessel to a major oil company in Dubai for US$21.7 million and the concurrent termination of chartering and financing arrangements in relation to the vessel.

Marshall Islands entity

Acted for a Marshall Islands entity on the sale of an asset for US$21 million together with the unwinding of financing arrangements and the novation of various project agreements across to purchasers.

More: Shipping

Private bank

Acted for a private bank in respect of its US$600 million and US$250 million guarantee facilities to two affiliated energy companies for counter-guaranteeing payment obligations for de-listing exercises.

Multiple lenders

Concurrently advised multiple lenders in respect of their US$153 million, US$150 million, US$135.5 million, US$63.6 million and US$61.5 million bilateral loan facilities to an offshore energy company for the acquisition of over twenty vessels.

Singapore energy company

Advised a Singapore energy company on the disposal of its shareholding in a Liberian plantation company and a listed crude palm oil producer to a listed Malaysian multinational plantation company.

More: Energy and natural resources

British bank

Represented a British bank, Indian bank and French bank in respect of their bilateral US$400 million, US$100 million, US$100 million and US$45 million term loan facilities to the Hong Kong branch of a government owned bank for general corporate purposes.

Leading Singapore-based lender

Acted for a leading Singapore-based lender in relation to its US$350 million and US$200 million term loans to the Hong Kong branch of an Indian state-owned bank for general working capital purposes.

Japanese, Singaporean, Indian and British lenders

Separately advised Japanese, Singaporean, Indian and British lenders in respect of their US$230 million, US$150 million, US$75 million, US$75 million and US$70 million bilateral loans to a leading American IT services and consulting company.

More: Banks and banking

Aerospace group

Acted for an aerospace group in relation to its US$140 million export credit financing term loan facility from a syndicate of banks for the purposes of financing of four (4) ATR-500 and four (4) ATR-600 aircraft.

Australian bank

Advised an Australian bank in respect of a US$132 million loan facility to an aircraft owning/leasing arm of a Chinese bank for the purchase of three (3) A320-200 aircraft.

New Zealand airline

Acted for a New Zealand airline in respect of its financing (approximately US$100 million) of three A320 aircraft from Japanese and Australian lenders.

More: Aviation

  • China
  • Japan
  • The Middle East
  • Southeast Asia
  • India

Syndicate of Indian and Chinese banks

Acted for a syndicate of Indian and Chinese banks in respect of their US$290 million project financing facility to a Malaysian and Indian joint venture entity for the purpose of purchasing and converting a vessel into a floating production offloading and storage unit for chartering to a multinational oil and gas major.

One of the largest shipbuilding conglomerates in China

Advised one of the largest shipbuilding conglomerates in China in relation to its US$1.2 billion conversion financing sale and lease back arrangements to an English liquefied natural gas shipping company.

The leasing arm of a leading Chinese bank

Acted for the leasing arm of a leading Chinese bank in respect of its US$540 million structured sale and lease back financing of two liquefied nature gas floating storage regasification vessels with an English liquefied natural gas shipping company.

More: China

Syndicate of Japanese banks

Represented a syndicate of Japanese banks in respect of their US$188 million limited recourse financing to Japanese and Indian sponsors for the purchase of a liquefied natural gas carrier and the development of an import and re-gasification plant.

London branch

Assisted the London branch of a leading Japanese bank in respect of its US$120 million term loan facility to an American pharmaceutical company for its company acquisition.

American, European and Japanese financers

Separately acted for an American financier, a European financier and a Japanese financer in relation to their US$50 million, US$45 million and US$20 million bilateral term loan facilities to an Indian pharmaceutical company.

More: Japan

Banks in London, Singapore and United Arab Emirates

Assisted banks in London, Singapore and United Arab Emirates on their US$202 million project financing facility to a joint venture entity for the purchase of a floating production offloading and storage unit.

United Arab Emirates financial institution

Assisted a United Arab Emirates financial institution on its US$55 million to an entity in Dubai for advance payment in respect of purchase of cement clinkers.

Shipowner

Assisted a shipowner with the sale of its vessel to a major oil company in Dubai for US$21.7 million and the concurrent termination of chartering and financing arrangements in relation to the vessel.

More: The Middle East

Two syndicates of international banks

Represented two syndicates of international banks on two separate term loan facilities (US$1 billion and US$1.6 billion) to a subsidiary of a Malaysian national oil conglomerate for re-financing purposes.

Two leading Japanese banks

Advised two leading Japanese banks in respect of their bilateral US$100 million and US$100 million term loan facilities to a leading Philippines financial institution for corporate purposes.

German and Korean bank

Represented a German bank and a Korean bank in relation to its US$87 million loan facility to an Irish borrower for the purposes of financing of three (3) airbus A320-200 aircraft.

More: Southeast Asia

Lenders of a leading Indian oil and natural gas company

Represented lenders of a leading Indian oil and natural gas company on a US$200 million term loan facility for corporate purposes.

Singapore branch of a leading financial institution

Assisted a Singapore branch of a leading financial institution in relation to two consecutive term loan facilities in the amounts of US$70 million and US$22.8 million to a leading aluminium manufacturing company headquartered in India.

Financiers of a leading Indian road operator

Assisted financiers of a leading Indian road operator in respect of their US$60 million term loan facility.

More: India

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