I am a corporate lawyer with over 20 years experience advising on cross-border corporate and commercial transactions spanning a range of industry sectors, particularly in the corporate energy sector where I have developed a specialty in clean energy and renewables.

With a strong understanding of clients working in South East Asia and their business needs, I am able to anticipate problems and complex commercial issues arising from various regulatory regimes.

I specialise in corporate, commercial and finance law and advise on various cross-border transactions, including foreign investments, joint ventures, mergers & acquisitions and private equity across the Asia Pacific region. I provide advice on the corporate and commercial aspects of investments and projects including M&A, structuring, joint ventures, supply contracts.

I am particularly active in the South East Asian markets including Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and Myanmar. I have been working in the emerging markets of South East Asia for over 20 years and continue to be drawn by the growth, opportunities and challenges of the region. South East Asia is a hotbed of innovation and is being rapidly transformed by technology - it is immensely satisfying for me to be a part of that transformation working on critical transactions in nascent markets which will promote the development and growth of the region.

My key areas of focus are in the energy sector and include renewables and clean energy, mining and offshore oil & gas. With in-depth experience and expertise in renewable energy, I advise many of the major players in the clean energy space. With the needs of the clean energy sector evolving with developments in new technologies, I am excited to be involved in a growing number of opportunities where we set new contractual legal structures for our clients. The new horizons of electricity storage and corporate PPAs are great examples of this.

I also focus on growing our oil & gas offering in a world where technology and the traditional oil & gas industries are rapidly converging. As the push for the sustainable use of energy continues to intensify with economic and environmental pressures, I work closely with our energy team to drive this area of work supporting high energy users in managing their costs and consumption, as well as advising technology innovators operating in such markets.

My other key specialisation is transactions in the media and technology sector where I have acted for venture capital and private equity funds, technology investors and start-ups.

You'll find me recommended for my energy and renewables expertise in Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Education
  • Macquarie University, BEc/LLB, Accounting & Law
Admissions
  • Law Society of Hong Kong in 1999
  • Law Society of England & Wales in 1998
  • High Court Australia in 1993