Chris Bell

Senior Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP

T:+65 63095343
T:+65 63095343
Chris Bell

Chris Bell


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Chris Bell is a corporate lawyer based in Singapore. He acts on M&A and investment transactions for clients operating in a range of sectors and geographies, including the energy sector in Asia Pacific.

Chris trained with Norton Rose Fulbright and joined the corporate team in London as an associate upon qualification. He was responsible for running what became Norton Rose Fulbright's Newcastle office in its infancy in 2015 and 2016, moving to Singapore in 2017, and has spent time on client secondments.

Professional experience

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  • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales


  • An international leader in renewable energy on its acquisition of an entity seeking to develop an offshore wind farm project off of the coast of Taiwan from a US private equity firm.
  • InterContinental Energy on bp's entry into the Asian Renewable Energy Hub (also known as the AREH project). The Asian Renewable Energy Hub is the world's largest renewables and green hydrogen energy hub with 26GW of renewable energy planned for the Pilbara region of Western Australia. 
  • ENGIE on its joint ventures with ComfortDelGro relating to electric vehicle charging in Singapore and solar energy in Singapore.
  • The subsidiaries of Yinson Holdings Berhad ("Yinson") on the financing and call option arrangements in respect of a modern, low-emission floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, to be chartered to Enauta Energia S.A. and operated by a subsidiary of Yinson in the Atlanta Field located in the Santos Basin, offshore Brazil.
  • AXA S.A. on the sale of its life and general insurance operations in Singapore (being 100% of the shares in AXA Insurance Pte. Ltd.) to HSBC Insurance (Asia-Pacific) Holdings Ltd., for a total cash consideration of USD529 million.
  • A British multinational bank on their Asia flow of deal contingent derivatives transactions linked to underlying M&A transactions.
  • A global venture capital firm focused on early-stage investments in Asia on investments in the medical technical space.
  • A state-owned Indonesian enterprise, PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk, and its subsidiaries on the US$220 million disposal of 15% of its listed cement company to Taiheiyo Cement Corporation, and the establishment of a strategic partnership between the two cement groups. 
  • Michelin on its US$545m acquisition of PT Multistrada Ara Sarana Tbk (a listed public company in Indonesia) pursuant to a private sale and purchase agreement and a subsequent mandatory tender offer resulting in Michelin acquiring 99.64% of the total issued share capital of PT Multistrada Ara Sarana Tbk.
  • Michelin, owner and publisher of the Michelin Food Guide, on its acquisition of Robert Parker Wine Advocate, a global wine and food distributor that also grades wines and has a large database of wine and food.
  • bp on its acquisition of the aviation fuel business of Statoil Fuel and Retail in Northern Europe.
  • On Louis Dreyfus Company's cornerstone investment in an IPO on the Malaysian Stock Exchange, Bursa Malaysia, of Leong Hup International (LHI) Berhad, one of the largest fully integrated producers of poultry, eggs and livestock feed in Southeast Asia.
  • Louis Dreyfus Company on its acquisition of a 30% interest in Allegro Aqua Pte Ltd and the concurrent sale of its interest in Allegro Aqua to Barramundi Asia Pte. Ltd.
  • Jupiter Fund Management plc in relation to the sale of its Private Client & Charities operations to Rathbone Investment Management Limited, a subsidiary of Rathbone Brothers Plc.
  • HSBC Investment Bank Holdings plc as sponsor to Quintain Estates & Development PLC on its new joint venture arrangements with Knight Dragon Limited and on the subsequent sale of its remaining 40 percent interest in Greenwich Peninsula.
  • Desire Petroleum Plc on its recommended merger with Falkland Oil & Gas Limited, creating a Falklands Islands-focused oil and gas company.
  • Quintain Limited in relation to the sale of its interest in iQ, a student accommodation portfolio.
  • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales.