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PRACTICE AREAS

Corporate & Commercial

Mergers and Acquisitions

Corporate Finance

Capital Markets

Qualifications

  • L.L.B (Hons), Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom (2005)

  • Barrister at Law, Lincoln’s Inn (2006)

  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya (2007)

  • Foreign Practitioner Certificate, Singapore (2012)

  • Advocate & Solicitor, High Court in Sabah and Sarawak (2016)

Jerry has accumulated over 10 years of legal practice in the areas of corporate, conveyancing, banking and finance. He began his legal practice in 2007 at one of the top-tier law firms in Malaysia, Shook Lin & Bok. He subsequently continued his private practice in Singapore at Stamford Law Corporation and Rajah & Tann respectively for about 6 years in total, before starting his own practice in Malaysia and serving major corporations including Berjaya Corporation Berhad, Tropicana Corporation Berhad, Naza, U Mobile and RedOne. He is presently practising with Avant Law LLC (Singapore) as a Foreign Practitioner.

 

Jerry specialises in capital markets, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and general corporate transactions, including  joint ventures, corporate reorganisations and restructurings, initial public offerings, secondary listings, takeover offers, asset acquisitions and disposals, corporate investments and other corporate transactions involving public listed companies and cross-border elements. He has handled major transactions involving cross-border elements including China, Hong Kong, Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines and other regions.

 

Transactions of significance which Jerry has been involved in during his practice in Singapore and Malaysia

 

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Acted for SGX Main Board-listed developer, GuocoLand Limited, in the participation by the Employees Provident Fund of Malaysia for a 20% stake in the group’s mixed-use development project above Tanjong Pagar MRT station at Peck Seah Street / Choon Guan Street in Singapore - value of the deal amounted to approximately S$113 million

  • Acted for Tokyo Stock Exchange listed Kokusai Kogyo Holdings Co Ltd, in respect of a proposed acquisition of a German company, which owns solar power plants in Italy, and a Czech company, which owns solar plant in Czech Republic, by SGX Main Board-listed Japan Land Limited, together with the proposed disposal of assets owned by Japan Land and the proposed debt restructuring of Japan Land

  • Acted as Singapore counsel for PT Mitra Rajasa Tbk, an Indonesian public listed company (through its indirect Singapore subsidiary) in an acquisition of an equity interest of 80.57% in PT Apexindo Pratama Duta Tbk, an Indonesian drilling company, as well as the financing thereof by combination of bridging loan facilities, notes issuance and a pre-IPO investment, with a total transaction value of approximately US$519 million

  • Acted for SGX Catalist-listed Sapphire Corporation Limited, in an acquisition of an effective equity interest of approximately 39.8% in a Sino-foreign joint venture in the PRC, engaged in the business of hot rolled coil production, resulting in the Sino-foreign joint venture becoming a 51% subsidiary of the Singapore listed company

  • Acted as the vendors’ counsel in respect of a S$44 million acquisition of a Singapore company in the marine and offshore industries with operations in Singapore, Indonesia and PRC by SGX Catalist-listed Viking Offshore and Marine Ltd

  • Acted for a Japanese multinational company in a bidding process relating to a proposed acquisition of a group of manufacturing companies in countries comprising Malaysia, Thailand, China and Vietnam

 

Corporate finance - IPO & RTO

  • Acted for Gaylin Holdings Limited, in its S$45.9 million initial public offering and listing on the SGX Mainboard. Gaylin is headquartered in Singapore and is engaged in the supply of rigging and lifting equipment and related services

  • Acted for EuroSports Global Limited, a Singapore dealership group for ultra-luxury and luxury automobiles and luxury watches, in its S$22.4 million initial public offering and listing on the SGX Catalist

  • Acted for SGX Main Board-listed ECS Holdings Limited (ECS), with worldwide operations in Information and Communication (ICT) products and services, in connection with a listing by one of its principal subsidiaries on the Main Market of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. The Malaysian group is a leading distributor of ICT products in Malaysia. ECS held a 60 percent equity interest in the Malaysian principal subsidiary, with the listing carried out via a flotation exercise undertaken by a listing vehicle, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Malaysian group

  • Acted for several companies in their proposed initial public offerings and listings on the SGX (both Mainboard and Catalist), including a group (headquartered in Singapore) which is engaged in the provision of offshore support vessels and services to offshore oil and gas industry, and a mining company which is based in the Philippines

  • Acted for a few Japanese corporations, shares of which are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and/or Osaka Securities Exchange, in their proposed secondary listings and initial public offerings on the SGX

  • Acted for a SGX Main Board-listed company in a proposed acquisition a group of companies controlling certain coal mining assets in Kalimantan, Indonesia and related businesses, which was expected to result in a very substantial acquisition or reverse take-over of the company

  • Advised a Singapore investment holding company in a voluntary conditional cash offer for all the ordinary shares and outstanding warrants of a Singapore Main Board-listed company which, through its subsidiaries and associated companies, is engaged primarily in the business of property development, facilities and asset management, customised housing and provision of related services in Asia. The aggregate value of the general offer amounted to approximately S$78 million

General Corporate

  • Acted for SGX Catalist-listed Sapphire Corporation Limited, in a major corporate restructuring exercise to increase its respective equity interests in the PRC operating entities by way of a direct acquisition and grant of loans involving separate special purpose vehicles

  • Acted for SGX Catalist-listed Sapphire Corporation Limited, with core operations which include sale of paints and building materials and investment holding, in a major corporate restructuring exercise (valued at approximately S$175 million) which resulted in the segregation of two PRC operating vehicles from intermediate holding companies and the company holding a direct stake in China Vanadium Titano-Magnetite Mining Company Limited, a Hong Kong-listed iron ore company

  • Acted as the transaction solicitor in respect of the proposed joint venture between SGX Main Board-listed The Lexicon Group Limited and a Hong Kong company to establish a joint venture company in Singapore to operate coffeehouses under a South Korean brand, Tom N Toms, with numerous outlets across South Korea, and the joint venture is entitled to market the franchise within 21 countries in Eastern Europe and South-east Asia

  • Acted as the compliance officer in the compliance and regulatory works relating to SGX Catalist-listed companies, including advising the sponsored companies on the compliance with the Catalist rules of the SGX Listing Manual

Malaysia

  • Acting as the panel solicitors of several major developers in Malaysia (Berjaya Corporation, Tropicana Corporation and Naza TTDI) in their development projects, both residential and commercial, as well as their various corporate and real estate transactions, and acting as the panel solicitors of the major financial institutions in the financing transactions for the above development projects

  • Advising telecommunications companies in Malaysia, including U Mobile and RedOne, in their corporate matters

  • Acted in a cross-border group acquisition financing of £2.74 billion, arranged by a UK lead arranger

  • Acted in an issuance of a RM120 million Islamic private debt securities (specifically Sukuk Ijarah) by a corporation with core operations in energy sector in Malaysia

  • Acted in a highway construction financing of RM1.3 billion granted to a Malaysian private company, which was given a 40 years concession rights with the Government of Malaysia to build, operate and transfer a major highway in Malaysia

Appointments / Membership

  • Member of the Singapore Academy of Law

  • Member of the Bar Council of Malaysia

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