Andrew Nimmo
Partner

FINANCE

SINGAPORE

T: +65 6551 9188
D: +65 6551 9127
M: +65 8268 9206

EmailE: animmo@wfw.com

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Andrew Nimmo is a partner based in Singapore specialising in the offshore oil & gas and shipping sectors. He trained and qualified in the firm’s London office, and has been based in the Singapore office since 2004.

Andrew acts for a wide variety of contractors, sponsors, owners and operators as well as for financiers (comprising international banks, private equity funds and other financial institutions) in relation to offshore production, storage and drilling assets, support vessels and other offshore oil & gas and shipping assets. Andrew advises on project and asset financings, leasing transactions and joint venture structures and also on a wide variety of commercial oil & gas and shipping documentation, including charterparties, construction/conversion contracts, EPCI contracts, O&M contracts, PSCs/RSCs and JOAs, service agreements and asset sale and purchase contracts.

Experience Open

    • Acting for Citibank N.A. as lease arranger and for a syndicate of international banks led by Mega International Commercial Bank Co., Ltd. as agent and loan arranger in relation to the US$286,000,000 sale and leaseback of four 6,000 TEU containerships by Wan Hai Lines.
    • Advising Global Process Systems in relation to the conversion and operation of a mobile offshore production unit for the Maleo joint venture in East Java, Indonesia. Included advising on all aspects of the project structure, commercial project documentation and finance documentation. The project is worth approximately US$60 million.
    • Advising the Fred Olsen group in relation to the internal restructuring of its drill ship and semi-submersible rig fleet and crew management operations in connection with increasing its operations in Singapore under the Approved International Shipping Enterprise (“AISE”) scheme. Involved providing advice on the transaction structure and various regulatory and shareholder issues as well as advising on transfer of assets and the relevant finance documentation.
    • Advising a syndicate of banks in relation to pre and post-delivery loan facilities with an aggregate value in excess of US$772 million to finance two newbuild LNG carriers. The facilities were arranged by Citigroup Global Markets Limited, Woori Bank, The Bank of Nova Scotia Asia Limited, Hana Bank, ING Bank N.V., Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and United Overseas Bank Limited. The project was sponsored by Korea Gas Corporation, Korea Line Corporation, STX Pan Ocean Co., Ltd. and Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd.
    • Advising a syndicate of international commercial banks and an export credit agency in relation to the US$620.9 million financing of a series of 8,600 teu container ships for charter to Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd., Korea.
    • Acting for a major Singapore bank in relation to a US$106 million financing for a jack-up drillling rig to be constructed in Singapore for a Norwegian owner.
    • Acting for a Thai Plc in relation to a US$250 million revolving credit facility to refinance and restructure the financing of its existing fleet and to assist in acquiring new vessels.

Author/Speaker/Awards Open

  • Andrew has advised clients on projects winning Marine Money Offshore’s “Deal of the Year” awards for the past two years running in 2013 and 2014.
  • He is recommended in Chambers Asia Pacific 2014 by clients for being “very reliable” and able to “represent the client in very difficult environments.”, whilst Chambers Global 2014 notes that he is “strong in offshore financing”.
  • In 2014 Andrew was selected by his peers for inclusion in “The Best Lawyers in Singapore”© in the field of Maritime Law.

Membership of Professional Societies Open

  • Law Society of England and Wales

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