Reading Time: 8 minutesIn March 2018, an outbreak of Cantaloupe-listeria bacteria affected many rock melons imported into Singapore from Australia, and this resulted in a recall of the affected Australian rock melons. It was surprising that these affected rock melons had bypassed the rigorous system of agricultural checks in Australia, which had been commended by Singapore in August […]
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 MNCâs 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, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, investment funds, 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.