Ian has over 15 years' experience advising banks and financial institutions, debt funds, private equity funds and corporates on a wide range of cross border finance transactions, including acquisition and leveraged finance, fund finance, structured and general lending and special situations and restructuring transactions.
Ian is ranked as a leading lawyer for Banking and Finance in Chambers Asia Pacific and described in that publication as a "brilliant lawyer" with "good technical ability" and noted for having "forged a strong reputation…for his work on acquisition and leveraged finance transactions". He has also been recognised as a "Next Generation Partner" for Banking and Finance in Legal 500 Asia Pacific and described in that publication as a "very good lawyer", "highly experienced, calm under pressure and technically very strong" with the commentary noting he "provides excellent advice derived from years of experience across multiple markets and financings…the quality of output is excellent". Ian has also been noted as a "well regarded" lawyer for India-related debt financings by India Business Law Journal and has been listed as a "Name to Know" in the Singapore restructuring market by Global Restructuring Review.
Ian is a committee member on the Asian Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA) Singapore documentation committee and a committee member on the APLMA India committee.
Prior to joining Baker McKenzie, Ian worked in the Singapore office of another international law firm and, prior to that, worked in the Singapore and London offices of a magic circle law firm.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Law Society of England and Wales - Member
- England & Wales (Solicitor) (2003)
- College of Law at York (Legal Practice Course - Distinction) (2001)
- University of Durham (LL.B - First Class Honours) (2000)