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REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

Jie Hao Ivan Qiu

Banking And Finance

Represented JP Lease Products & Services Co., Ltd. (“JP Lease”) and Stratos Aircraft Management on a first-of-its-kind “JOL AIR 2019-1” aircraft lease asset-backed security (ABS) transaction in which JP Lease acquired 15 aircraft with an aggregate value of US$683.2 million from GE Capital Aviation Services and Pembroke Capital Aircraft, among others, involving 11 lessees in 10 countries across three continents. This is deal was named “ABS Deal of the Year 2019” AirFinance Journal.
Advised an Asian airline on the transfer and restructuring of its operating and financial leases, and related loan financings in respect to 22 aircraft.
  Advised a major Japanese leasing company on a JOLCO financing with Virgin Australia Airlines Pty Limited (Virgin Australia) in respect of six vintage Boeing 737-800 aircraft. This is the first time Virgin Australia participated in a JOLCO financing transaction. This deal named “Tax Lease Deal of the Year 2018” by AirFinance Journal.
Advised a major Japanese leasing company as lessor’s and borrower’s counsel in the purchase, finance and JOLCO leasing of five Airbus 350-900. The aircraft are on lease to SAS.
Advised a major Japanese leasing company on a JOLCO financing transaction with a Luxembourg-based Cargo Airline in respect of one Boeing 747-400 aircraft.
Advised a major Japanese leasing company as lessor’s and borrower’s counsel in the purchase, finance and JOLCO leasing of two Boeing 737-800 on lease to KLM.
Advised a major Japanese leasing company as seller’s/existing lessor’s counsel with the purchase, finance and JOL leasing of one (1) Boeing 737-800 on lease to TUIfly GmbH.
Advised a financial institution that specialises in mobile operating leases primarily for aircraft leasing as purchaser’s/borrower’s/lessor’s counsel with the purchase, finance and JOL leasing of one (1) Airbus A321-200NX. Financing was provided by Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited. The aircraft is on lease to Wizz Air.
Assisted a major Japanese leasing company as borrower’s/purchaser’s/new lessor’s counsel in the purchase, finance and JOL leasing of two Airbus A330-300. The aircraft are on lease to Turkish Airlines.
Advised a major Japanese leasing company as lessor’s and borrower’s counsel in the purchase, finance and JOLCO leasing of two Boeing 737-800.
Advised Avation PLC in its leasing of one ATR 72-600 aircraft to a South Asia-based carrier.
Advised Financial Product Group in relation to the sale and lease back of six Boeing 737-800.
Advised a lender in the PDP financing of one Bombardier Global 7500 aircraft.
Advised Intertrust (Singapore) Limited in its capacity as owner trustee in relation to a sale and lease back of one Airbus 321-271NX through Global Aircraft Trading System (GATS™) compliant documents.
Advised various aircraft lessors/creditors in relation to the administration of Virgin Australia. The airline's aircraft lessors are owed approximately A$4 billion and K&L Gates represented around a third of the Virgin fleet.

Dispute Resolution

United Overseas Bank Ltd v Lippo Marina Collection Ptd Ltd and others [2016] 2 SLR 597: Acted for a group of purchasers against a claim brought by United Overseas Bank Limited for fraud relating to mortgage loans amounting to an aggregate sum of SG$181 million.
Liberty Sky Investments Ltd v Goh Seng Heng and another [2019] SGHC 40: Acted for a company operating a chain of aesthetic medicine clinics in its defence of a claim of around US$19 million arising out a purported guarantee.
Acted for an individual against a Swiss bank in a constructive dismissal claim arising out of the Libor fixing scandal.
Represented a group of individuals in a multi-million claim involving the tracing and recovery of assets across multiple jurisdictions. The matter raises complex issues of conflict of laws and forum non conveniens.
Represented a group of shareholders in a minority oppression dispute involving the shareholders of a leading electronics manufacturer.
Advised global offshore oil and gas company on risk and compliance issues relating to possible breaches under the Singapore Exchange listing rules.
Acted for Aesthetic Medical Partners Pte Ltd and associated companies in seven related suits against former directors, employees and shareholders involving breach of directors’ duties and employee duties.
Cicada Cube Pte Ltd v National University Hospital (Singapore) Pte Ltd [2018] SGCA 52: a landmark Court of Appeal decision that dealt with a dispute over ownership of a patent between parties to a joint research and collaboration agreement.
Resorts World at Sentosa Pte Ltd v Sze Siu Hung [2018] SGHC 100: Acting for one of the Singapore Integrated Resorts in a claim in excess of SG$10 million as well as enforcement action in Hong Kong against a foreign individual.
Advising and acting for a resort and casino operator in connection with various credit agreement disputes and enforcement proceedings in other jurisdiction including Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Indonesia and Australia.
Advising and acting in an arbitration claim brought by a German electronics company against a Korean company in arbitration under ICC rules involving a contractual claim of €15 million.
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