U-Shaun Lim is Of Counsel in the Singapore office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher. He is a member of the firm’s Global Finance Practice Group.
Mr. Lim has experience in advising both borrowers and lenders on complex international cross-border finance transactions, particularly in areas of leveraged finance, margin financing and asset-backed lending. He also advises on the refinancing and restructuring of those transactions.
Mr. Lim also advises private equity funds and their portfolio companies on structured products and OTC derivative transactions, including credit default swaps, equity derivatives and stock-lending transactions. His experience also includes secondments to two investment banks in London, as legal counsel to their prime brokerage and foreign exchange desks.
Prior to joining Gibson Dunn, Mr. Lim worked in the Singapore office of a major international law firm.
Mr. Lim gained his LL.B. from the University College London in 2005 and his law qualifications (LPC) from BPP with distinction in 2006. His working languages are English and Mandarin.
- PT Medco E&P Tomori Sulawesi in a US$200 million pre-production financing for its investment in the development of the Senoro gas fields in Indonesia with Standard Chartered as the Global Coordinator and Standard Chartered Bank, PT Bank ANZ Indonesia, PT Bank DBS Indonesia, PT Bank Mandiri (Persero), TBK and SMBC as lenders.
- Ramba Energy Limited, a listed oil and gas company in Singapore, on a pre-production financing from Mercuria related to its investments in developing new oil fields in Indonesia.
- Deutsche Bank on a receivables lending transaction in the form of a US$50 million revolving credit facility secured on membership interests in a limited liability company.
- HSBC and JP Morgan Chase Bank N.A. as lenders on a £210 million term loan facility to finance the purchase of a UK company by Emperador International Ltd, a subsidiary of Philippines-listed liquor producer Emperador Inc.
- A Japanese financial institution on the issuance of warrants under a secured note programme in connection with the repackaging of JPY6 billion of Japanese convertible bonds held by an SPV issuer through a Japanese trust beneficial interest.
- Various financial institutions on the establishment of multi-issuer asset-backed note programmes and the issuance and restructuring of securities thereunder.
- A syndicate of European arrangers on the issuance of Turkish diversified payment rights (DPR) transactions.
- Various financial institutions on OTC derivative transactions including equity and index linked total return swaps.
- Russian banks and funds on stock-lending and repurchase transactions.
- A bank on a regulatory investigation in connection with LIBOR.
- A European fund on derivative transactions in connection with the bidding and purchase of loan portfolios.