Geraldine’s practice focuses on Banking & Finance, and Maritime & Aviation.
She frequently acts for banks, financial institutions, private equity firms and major corporations in domestic, cross-border, and multi-jurisdictional financing transactions, on a bilateral and syndicated basis.
She also advises lenders, ship-owners and lessees on non-contentious shipping matters relating to the registration of, and lending, leasing and restructuring matters involving, vessels.
She also has experience in advising on foreign currency financing, and mortgage and leasing transactions conducted through the Labuan International Business and Financial Centre.
- Advised OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, MUFG Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, Maybank Islamic Berhad, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, Labuan Branch, MUFG Bank (Malaysia) Berhad, and Maybank Islamic Berhad in connection with the first-of-its-kind syndicated multi-currency, Shariah-compliant, sustainability-linked facilities of up to US$800 million obtained by Axiata Group Berhad. This deal won the “Green Project Deal of the Year” award at the Islamic Finance News Deals of the Year 2020 and the “Islamic Finance Deal of the Year” award at the FinanceAsia Achievement Awards 2020.
- Advised CIMB Bank as mandated lead arranger and original lender, and CIMB Investment Bank as facility agent and security agent, in the HKD3.41 billion financing of the acquisition of Nirvana Asia Ltd., a Caymans company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE) and its subsidiaries by a group of investors including CVC Asia Pacific following the privatisation of Nirvana Asia Ltd.
- Advised Infracap Resources Sdn. Bhd. (a special purpose funding vehicle of the State Government of Sarawak, Malaysia) in relation to the issuance of Sukuk Murabahah of up to MYR15 billion in nominal value based on the Shariah principle of Murabahah (via Tawarruq arrangement) to finance all fees, costs, and expenses associated with projects and strategic investments throughout Sarawak to be undertaken by the State Government of Sarawak, Malaysia. This deal won the “Malaysia Deal of the Year” and “Project & Infrastructure Finance Deal of the Year” awards at the Islamic Finance News Deals of the Year 2021.