Bernice Chia specialises in the financing of maritime and offshore oil and gas assets as part of the Commodities & Shipping Group.
She has advised and represented syndicates of financial institutions, owners and lessors in a range of structured financing transactions in respect of maritime and offshore oil and gas assets and related projects. Her experience also includes advising the wider aspects of such transactions, including in relation to the construction and other project-related contracts, joint-venture arrangements, leasing and chartering, multijurisdictional sale and purchase, and restructuring and insolvency.
She has also previously completed a six-month client secondment in the shipping finance team at Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore. In that role, she advised and supported the team by discussing bankability of transactions, negotiating, drafting and reviewing a range of legal documentation and ensuring compliance with internal bank policies.