Nicolas is qualified to practice law in Singapore, New York, Hong Kong and England and Wales and has worked in Asia for the last 14 years.
He commenced practice in 2002 at Drew & Napier LLC and has worked at international law firms Sidley Austin (Hong Kong), Baker & McKenzie (Singapore), Allen & Overy (Singapore) and Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners (Indonesia). He also served as inhouse counsel to a US$6B Fortune 500 MNC’s Singapore headquarters where he was responsible for legal and compliance matters at all Singapore, Indonesian and Malaysian sites.
His main areas of practice are litigation and dispute resolution, criminal law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate finance and banking.
He has experience advising on multi-jurisdictional transactions and disputes in Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, the Middle East, Australia, Europe and the United States and has negotiated for and against parties in New York, London, Silicon Valley, China, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taipei, Seoul, Jakarta, Surabaya, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, the Philippines, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, France, Milan and Frankfurt.
Nicolas has represented individuals, start-ups, SMEs, listed companies, financial institutions and MNCs in disputes all over the world.
In FY2015/2016, he is advising and representing:
Nicolas acted for Singapore Power, in the 89-day Committee of Inquiry arising from the collapse of the tunnel for the MRT Circle Line along Nicoll Highway in 2004 and has advised Singapore MRT on potential disputes and compliance matters.
Nicolas has been involved in the following Singapore law reported cases:
Nicolas has advised on the following cross-border M&A transactions:
Nicolas has advised on the following private equity transactions:
Nicolas has advised on the following banking and finance transactions:
England and Wales (2006)
New York (2009)
Hong Kong (2009)
Agency and Trust
Banking and Finance
Corporate and Commercial
Debt Capital Markets
Estate and Probate Law
Landlord and Tenant
Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management
Medical and Dental Negligence
Mergers and Acquisitions
Natural Resources (Mineral, Oil and Gas)
Singapore Law Compliance
Structured Finance and Securitisation
Venture Capital Funds and Start Ups
Education and Qualifications
Dip.Sing.Law, National University of Singapore (2001)
LL.B. (Hons), University of Nottingham (2000)
Member, Law Society of Singapore
Member, Law Awareness Committee, Law Society of Singapore
Member, Singapore Academy of Law
Member, Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Member, American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore
Member, Stanford Club of Singapore
Administrative and Teaching Positions
2016 Committee Member, Law Awareness Committee, Law Society of Singapore
2016 Facilitator, Civil Litigation Practice, Singapore Institute of Legal Education, Singapore