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.

Work Highlights

  • 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 (“Green Project Deal of the Year” at the Islamic Finance News Deals of the Year 2020 and “Islamic Finance Deal of the Year” 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 DNB Bank ASA, Singapore Branch as Malaysian counsel on the senior debt restructuring of PT Berlian Laju Tanker Tbk in respect of debts amounting to more than US$2 billion. This deal was awarded Restructuring Deal of the Year at the International Financial Law Review 1000 (IFLR) Asia Awards 2016.