Contact details

Jeffrey Tanner

T: +65 6622 9653 Email Jeffrey | Vcard Office: Singapore

Awards

“Green Ship Finance Deal of the Year – East” - Acting for KfW IPEX-Bank in respect of a $72 million GIEK backed financing for exhaust gas cleaning system retrofits for Quantum Pacific Shipping

“Green Ship Finance Deal of the Year – East” - Acting for KfW IPEX-Bank in respect of a $72 million GIEK backed financing for exhaust gas cleaning system retrofits for Quantum Pacific Shipping

A “Featured Expert” by Lexology and a recognised “Legal Influencer” in 2019

A “Featured Expert” by Lexology and a recognised “Legal Influencer” in 2019

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Jeffrey Tanner Senior associate

Contact details

Jeffrey Tanner

Jeffrey Tanner
Senior associate

T: +65 6622 9653 Email Jeffrey | Vcard Office: Singapore

Jeffrey is recognised as a leading transactional lawyer known for his expertise in banking, finance and marine and energy transactional matters. 
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He specialises in all aspects of banking and finance including asset finance, project finance, mezzanine finance, seller credit finance, corporate finance, ECA finance (with a particular focus on K-sure, KOBC, Sinosure and GIEK) and limited recourse finance.

He has over a decade of private practice experience and has built a strong reputation in the Asia Pacific region where he has been based since 2012.

Jeffrey has significant experience of advising on restructurings (including schemes of arrangement) and distressed debt matters, chartering, operation and maintenance, joint ventures, framework agreements, joint development agreements (including LNG-to-gas projects), loan portfolio sales, sale and leasebacks and JOLCO structures.

“Jeffrey consistently demonstrates sound technical and commercial expertise. He is effective, focuses on important matters and balances that with a pragmatic approach.”

Gerbrand Vroegop, Director, ING Bank N.V., Singapore Branch

  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Leasing and equipment finance
  • Project finance
  • Corporate
  • Finance
  • Ship and offshore finance

Scheme of arrangement

Advising Nordea in connection with a scheme of arrangement sought but Solstad in respect of a double merger and financial structuring of various global facilities.

Distressed debt disposal

Assisting a corporate with the disposal of a drilling rig following a consensual agreement with lenders to sell. Advising in connection with a complex settlement agreement as between the borrower and certain subsidiaries, senior lenders, junior lenders and certain trade creditors.

OSV distressed sale and purchase

Assisting DVB in connection with OSV distressed sale and purchase.

Rickmers

Assisting a bank in connection with the transfer of agent and trustee functions.

JOLCO

Assisting BNP Paribas connection with a sale and lease back structured as a JOLCO involving the Japanese leasing company NTT and the international shipping company PIL.

Container financing

Advising ING Bank on the structuring and documentation of a multi-tiered debt US$162 million KOBC guarantee backed financing. This financing involved senior, mezzanine and junior tiers of debt, limited recourse for senior lenders, as well as complex security interest and intercreditor considerations. It required KOBC support in the form of a KOBC guarantee in favour of the mezzanine lenders and the incorporation of a KOBC special purpose vehicle. It also included the sale-purchase and lease-back of 21,870 high cube and cargo marine containers to Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. Ltd, with a subsidiary of CAI International Inc. acting as collection agent and container manager for ING.

Sale and purchase of diving bell

Acting for ICON (US private equity firm) in connection with the sale and purchase of diving bell.

Limited recourse US$162 million ECA backed financing

Advising ING Bank on the structuring and documentation of a structured multi-tiered debt US$162 million KOBC guarantee backed financing. This financing involved senior, mezzanine and junior tiers of debt, complex security interest and intercreditor considerations, ECA support in the form of a KOBC guarantee in favour of the mezzanine lenders, the incorporation of a KOBC special purpose vehicle, the sale and lease-back of 21,870 high cube and cargo marine containers to Hyundai Merchant Marine Co. Ltd and a subsidiary of CAI International Inc. acting as collection agent and container manager for ING.

Limited recourse financing

Advising an international syndicate of banks in connection with a US$178 million limited recourse facility to a Korean investment fund. This involved advising lenders on taking security interests in and step-in over a long-term charter with an oil major.

Listed share margin call RCFs

Advising a corporate in respect of US$375 million of corporate finance revolving credit facilities backed by listed shares on a margin call basis.

BW Gas

Advising BW Gas on a limited recourse US$180 million post-delivery facility from a syndicate of international banks, led by Société Générale. The transaction is innovative in that it used a "hybrid" or "capped" guarantee. 

Quiet enjoyment / step-in

Advising a syndicate of international lenders in connection with taking an effective security interest over a long-term charter with an international oil major. This involved significant negotiation in respect of quiet enjoyment and step-in.

Nordea re-domiciliation / universal succession

Advising on a cross border consolidation including, amongst other things, the impact of the consolidation on the security and the requirements in the financing documents related to mergers. This involved dealing with a wide range of different jurisdictions in consultation with foreign counsel and reviewing the position for various types of facilities (term loan, revolving credit and ECA backed facilities etc) and structures (syndicated, bilateral and participation loans).

LNG-to-gas onshore and offshore oil and gas project financing

Advising a company in connection with its participation in a LNG-to-gas onshore and offshore oil and gas project financing. This involved advising on the joint development agreement, investment principles, project accession documentation, shareholder agreements and a long term operation and maintenance agreement in connection with the FSRU.

Paragon restructure

Advising Paragon on a restructure its group.

Quantum Pacific

Advising Quantum Pacific in connection with a complex LQE with step-in and substitution rights relating to an ING / BoCom financing.  

More: Corporate

Listed share margin call RCFs

Advising a corporate in respect of US$375 million of corporate finance revolving credit facilities backed by listed shares on a margin call basis.

US$180 million bridge facility

Advising a corporate in connection with a US$180 million bridge facility.

Quantum Pacific

Advising KfW-IPEX Bank on a US$72 million GIEK backed "green loan" financing to Quantum Pacific Shipping for the purchase and installation of scrubbers. The innovative structure sets a useful precedent for future ECA backed scrubber financings. Jeffrey acted as lead associate on this matter.

Bridge loan

Advising a corporate in connection with a US$350 million bridge facility.

More: Finance

BW Pacific US$676 million financing

Acting for a BW Pacific on a refinancing of a US$676 million multi-tranche and revolving credit facility in relation to 29 vessels to be advanced by a syndicate of international banks (operating though their Singapore branches).

New York Fund

Advising a New York based fund on US$104 million financing of a US$154 million new-build offshore accommodation jack-up-rig. The financing was provided by a Chinese lender and was Sinosure backed. The rig was chartered to Maersk.

Solstad fleet refinancing

Advising Nordea in connection with a US$1.5 billion 41 vessel fleet refinancing to Solstad.

Quantum Pacific

Acting for ING on a pre and post-delivery US$344 million multi-tranche ECA backed facility to three subsidiaries of a joint venture for the purchase of three containerships under construction in Korea by Samsung Heavy Industries Co., Ltd..

BW LPG

Advising BW LPG on a US$400 million syndicated multi-tranche ECA backed facility for the purchase of seven very large gas carriers under construction in Korea by Hyundai Heavy Industries.

  • Banks and banking
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Shipping

Revolving credit facilities

Advising corporate on a refinancing of a US$776,000,000 revolving credit facility advanced by a syndicate of international banks.

Listed share margin call RCFs

Advising a corporate in respect of US$375 million of corporate finance revolving credit facilities backed by listed shares on a margin call basis.

Quantum Pacific

Advising KfW-IPEX Bank on a US$72 million GIEK backed "green loan" financing to Quantum Pacific Shipping for the purchase and installation of scrubbers. The innovative structure sets a useful precedent for future ECA backed scrubber financings. Jeffrey acted as lead associate on this matter.

Limited recourse financing

Advising an international syndicate of banks in connection with a US$178 million limited recourse facility to a Korean investment fund. This involved advising lenders on taking security interests in and step-in over a long-term charter with an oil major.

Pre and post-delivery financing

Assisting a Singapore branch of an international and on a pre and post-delivery US$200 million multi-tranche ECA backed facility to 10 Singapore based subsidiaries of a Thai ship owner under construction in China.

BW Integrity / FSRU

Advising BW Gas Limited in connection with a K-sure backed US$191.8 million post-delivery financing provided by Credit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank and KfW- IPEX Bank GmbH as Mandated Lead Arrangers and Lenders in connection with a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit.

Seacor Marine

Advising Seacor on its US$46 million acquisition and financing through deferred payment arrangements of three platform supply vessel newbuildings. The vessels were purchased from the Cosco Zhoushan shipyard in China.

LNG-to-gas onshore and offshore oil and gas project financing

Advising a company in connection with its participation in a LNG-to-gas onshore and offshore oil and gas project financing. This involved advising on the joint development agreement, investment principles, project accession documentation, shareholder agreements and a long term operation and maintenance agreement in connection with the FSRU.

BW Singapore / FSRU

Advising BW Gas Limited in connection with a K-sure backed US$216 million post-delivery financing provided by Credit Agricole Corporate as Lender in connection with a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit.

Hydropower project

Advising Kansai on a US$1 billion 291 MW Lao based hydropower project.

Renewable energy

Advising lenders on the financing of two renewable energy (solar and wind) power projects.

BW Gas

Advising BW Gas on a limited recourse US$180 million post-delivery facility from a syndicate of international banks, led by Société Générale. The transaction is innovative in that it used a "hybrid" or "capped" guarantee. 

ECA backed financing

Acting for a Singapore ship owner on a US$290 million refinancing of six vessels to be advanced by a syndicate of international banks (including KEXIM a Korean ECA).

AET revolving credit facility

Advising AET on an innovative US$575 million fleet financing revolving credit facility provided by a syndicate of international banks with SCB as lead arranger secured against selected vessels within the fleet with a swap out function.

BW LPG Limited

Advising BW LPG Limited in connection with a K-sure backed US$220.8 million post-delivery financing provided by ING Bank, KfW- IPEX Bank GmbH and others as Lenders in connection with four VLGC's.

Pre-delivery financing

Advising on a US$398 million pre-delivery financing provided by a syndicate of international banks with SMBC as lead arranger.

DVB

Advising DVB in connection with a refinancing to be provided to Independent Petroleum Group companies.

BW Tankers

Advised BW Tankers on a US$216.6 million facility from a syndicate of international banks, led by Nordea.

Eukor

Advising an international bank on a pre and post-deliver US$118 million multi-tranche K-sure backed facility to two subsidiaries of a Korean shipping company in connection with two RORO car carriers.

More: Shipping

Awards

“Green Ship Finance Deal of the Year – East” - Acting for KfW IPEX-Bank in respect of a $72 million GIEK backed financing for exhaust gas cleaning system retrofits for Quantum Pacific Shipping

“Green Ship Finance Deal of the Year – East” - Acting for KfW IPEX-Bank in respect of a $72 million GIEK backed financing for exhaust gas cleaning system retrofits for Quantum Pacific Shipping

A “Featured Expert” by Lexology and a recognised “Legal Influencer” in 2019

A “Featured Expert” by Lexology and a recognised “Legal Influencer” in 2019

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

Winner - The i-law Maritime Law Award

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