Tandip is a Consultant to the firm’s Corporate department. He was formerly head of the Corporate and Commercial Group at Premier Law and also previous to that at DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary, Singapore. He is qualified as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore and as a solicitor in England and Wales. Tandip’s practice areas cover mergers and acquisitions, corporate and debt restructuring, project finance and corporate finance, as well as a wide range of general corporate matters. He is also a founding member of the Singapore Chamber of Commerce in Indonesia.

Some of the matters that Tandip is/has been involved in include:

Mergers & Acquisitions

Advising Publicis S.A., a leading European advertising agency, in its investments into Singapore and Indonesia.
   
Representing GE Capital in the sale of its vehicle leasing interests to an affiliate of Daimler Benz.
   
Advising Newbridge Capital on its acquisition of shares in PT Astra Microtronics Technology, a company in the business of manufacturing semiconductor products.
   
Acting for PT Rodamas in the divestment of its entire equity stake to its joint venture partner, Kraft International.
   
Representing PT Ometraco Corporation, an Indonesian conglomerate, in connection with Morgan Stanley Capital Partners' acquisition of shares, its first direct investment in Indonesia.
   
Representing the founders of PT Wahana Ottomitra Multiartha, a leading Indonesian motorcycle financing company, in the sale of their shares to PT Bank Internasional Indonesia.
   
Representing Bank Tiara, a major Indonesian bank, in connection with Warburg Pincus' acquisition of shares, its first direct investment in Indonesia.
   
Representing the shareholders of PT Asuransi Aegis Indonesia, an Indonesian insurance company, in the sale of their shares to a Malaysian listed Company from the Kurnia group.
   
Representing an Indonesian conglomerate in its acquisition of the entire stake of Metropolitan Life’s Indonesian life insurance business.

Banking and Finance

Acting for Sanwa Bank in its syndicated financing of an Indonesian borrower and advising generally on its international disputes.
   
Representing Income Partners Asset Management in its acquisition of convertible exchangeable notes issued by an Indonesian private company and its acquisition of notes issued by an Indonesian property development and management company.
   
Representing GE Astra Financing on its equipment leasing and consumer finance transactions, including the sale and purchase of leasing receivables and other assets.
   
Advising Bank Danamon in its participation in the financing of a US$80 million acquisition of the majority stake in a company in the coal industry.
   
Advising Bank Internasional Indonesia in respect of a IDR250 billion term loan to finance the acquisition of a stake in an Indonesian telecommunications company.
   
Advising one of the largest property developers in Indonesia on its US$1,600 million financing by Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore Branch.
   
Advising LGT Bank in Liechtenstein (Singapore) Ltd on potential investment structures for their private banking clients.

Projects and Finance

Acting for PT Glendale Partners in respect of the acquisition of Thames Water’s water supply interests in Jakarta.
   
Representing Sembawang Engineering Investments in the project documentation for a power plant in an industrial park in Vietnam.
   
Representing Westmont Berhad in the project documentation and financing structure for a 288MW power barge to be located in Sind, Pakistan, and for power projects in Kenya, Wuhan, the Philippines, Bangladesh and Ecuador.
   
Advising Asuransi Jasa Indonesia in reviewing its participation in various water treatment projects in Indonesia, including facilities in East and West Jakarta sponsored by Lyonnaise des Eaux and Thames Water respectively.
   
Representing certain consortium members in their bid organised by PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (Persero) for the development of a 600MW cogeneration power plant in Indonesia.
   
Representing a public listed company in Indonesia in its formation of a consortium to develop a gas-fired cogeneration combined-cycle power plant to be located in Cilegon, Indonesia, and review of a long-term electricity supply agreement.

Debt Restructuring

Advising PT Japfa Comfeed International Tbk, a JKSE-listed poultry and integrated food processing group, in the restructuring of financing facilities in excess of US$400 million into restructured term loans and deferred interest loans.  Assisting the group in documenting and conducting a debt buy-back exercise from their creditors.
   
Advising PT Ciputra Development Tbk, a JKSE-listed property development and management company, in the restructuring of approximately US$180 million worth of debt owed to various creditors.
   
Advising PT Perusahaan Perkebunan London Sumatra Indonesia Tbk, a JKSE-listed company involved in general trading and plantation management, in the restructuring of approximately US$122 million worth of debt owed to various creditors.
   
Advising PT Sierad Produce Tbk, a JKSE-listed poultry group, in the restructuring of financing facilities in excess of US$300 million into bonds listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.  The holding company of the group underwent the PKPU process in the Indonesian Commercial Courts, eventually obtaining creditors’ approval on its debt restructuring proposal through this process.
   
Assisting PT Great River International Tbk, a JKSE-listed apparels group, in debt restructuring negotiations with its creditors of approximately US$170 million insolvency proceedings brought by creditor banks in the Indonesian Commercial Court and successfully implementing a composition plan through a refinancing of the outstanding debt.
   
Assisting PT Ometraco Corporation, a multi-industry JKSE-listed holding company, in debt restructuring negotiations with its creditors and insolvency proceedings brought by creditor banks in the Indonesian Commercial Court.
   
Advising the Sekar Group, a JKSE-listed seafood group, in the restructuring of its loans and foreign exchange losses.  The total debt of the group was in excess of US$300 million.

Resolving Disputes

Resolving a major legal dispute between an international financial institution and an Indonesian conglomerate across various jurisdictions (including Singapore, Indonesia and Hong Kong) in respect of ownership of shares in an Indonesian company.
   
Resolving a major legal dispute between a Fortune 500 company in relation to a local joint venture in Indonesia.
   
Successfully representing a subsidiary of PT Citra Marga Nusaphala Persada, a JKSE-listed company, in the settlement of its obligations with the liquidators of Peregrine pursuant to various swap transactions governed by the ISDA Master Agreement.
   
Teaching the Harvard-based Negotiation Course at the National University of Singapore.