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John Forrester



10 Collyer Quay
#18-01 Ocean Financial Centre
Singapore 049315

Office Telephone: +65 6411 5300
Office Fax: +65 6411 5355

Direct Dial (Singapore): +65 6411 5350

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John is a Partner based in Singapore who specialises in international ship and offshore finance but who also advises clients in other key industry sectors served by the firm, including the oil and gas trade, insurance and energy sectors. He has acted for a wide range of banks and export credit agencies on their shipping and offshore loans, including many of the shipping industry's leading banks. He has also represented shipbuilders, shipowners, operators and investors on various shipping and offshore related transactions, including financing, ship building, leasing, sale and purchase, ship registration and joint ventures. On the non-marine side, John acts in relation to the provision of bank facilities to insurance companies, particularly with regard to the provision of corporate capital at Lloyds, as well as on trade finance and general banking deals.

Chambers UK 2017 says he "has significant experience in shipping and offshore finance matters including specialist knowledge of LNG, cruise ship and ECA-supported financing. A client says he is 'very good in both verbal negotiation and putting the results into writing'".

John is qualified in England and Wales.

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HFW established its Singapore office in 1990 giving it a presence in the city for 30 years.

HFW's Singapore office operates throughout SE Asia and has particular strength in Indonesia and Malaysia.

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