Singapore’s most influential lawyers aged 40 and under – 4 Norton Rose Fulbright lawyers listed

Recognition January 4, 2017

Four Singapore-based lawyers, Janelene Chen, Matthew Leigh, James Bradley, and Dan Perera from global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright have been recognised in the Singapore Business Review “Singapore's most influential lawyers aged 40 and under” list for 2016.

Singapore’s most influential lawyers aged 40 and under is now in its third year. Lawyers were selected from a hundred nominees based on thought leadership, influence and success. Extracts from the write-ups on the Norton Rose Fulbright lawyers are as follows:

Janelene Chen, 32, Senior Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright

“Janelene Chen advises both financial institutions and borrowers on a wide range of domestic and international financings with particular focus on secured and unsecured syndicated bank financings, leveraged finance and structured trade and commodity finance (including, receivables finance, borrowing base transactions and asset-based lending).”

Matthew Leigh, 35, Senior Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright

“Matthew Leigh specialises in asset finance acting for banks, financial institutions, lessors and borrowers in a wide range of jurisdictions. Matthew has nine years’ experience working in top tier asset finance transactions and specialises in aviation finance acting for banks, lessors and airlines.”

James Bradley, 37, Senior Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright

“James Bradley’s legal practice is centred on banking and asset finance. He focuses on advising financial institutions, owners, lessors and lessees on a variety of maritime and aviation transactions as well as EU carbon emissions trading. James is also an aviation finance lawyer in Singapore who has an experience in aviation hubs of London, Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore. James is also recognised by Chambers & Partners on his EU-ETS work within the aviation industry and by Legal 500 in 2016 as a “next generation lawyer” in the asset finance sector. He is recognised as a key lawyer in the Asia aviation industry with specialties in aviation finance, aviation leasing and restructuring and insolvency.”

Dan Perera, 37, Of Counsel, Norton Rose Fulbright

“Dan Perera has particular industry experience within the fields of commodities and international trade, mining, offshore construction, shipbuilding, and dry shipping matters. Dan is a market-leading specialist with deep subject matter knowledge within the commodities, mining and energy space in Singapore, a key hub for companies operating within those industries.”

Jeff Smith, head of South East Asia, Norton Rose Fulbright commented:

“These up-and-coming talents are a highly experienced group of young lawyers serving our clients in Singapore and throughout South East Asia. They represent a new generation of legal expertise that Norton Rose Fulbright is proud to have as part of the team in the Singapore office.”

Singapore Business Review is the industry magazine serving Singapore’s business community and is described as the definitive magazine for Singapore’s business elite.

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Notes for editors:

Norton Rose Fulbright

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Recognized for our industry focus, we are strong across all the key industry sectors: financial institutions; energy; infrastructure, mining and commodities; transport; technology and innovation; and life sciences and healthcare.

Wherever we are, we operate in accordance with our global business principles of quality, unity and integrity. We aim to provide the highest possible standard of legal service in each of our offices and to maintain that level of quality at every point of contact.

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