Ian has vast experience advising borrowers and lenders on international investment grade, leveraged financing and restructuring transactions.

He has experience advising private equity sponsors, alternative credit funds, corporates (public and private), sovereign wealth funds and lenders on various types of financings, including acquisition financings (including public-to-private), bridge financings, super senior revolving credit facilities, asset-backed financings, margin loans, high-yield bonds and emerging market debt.

Ian has an active interest in the likely permanent discontinuation of LIBOR and has extensive knowledge of its potential impact on cash products (loans and bonds) as well as derivatives. He was a panelist on the topic at the International Bar Association’s International Financial Law Conference in 2019.

He has co-authored articles published in Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law and has worked on articles for Lexis.

Before joining Morrison & Foerster, Ian worked at a major international law firm in London. He completed a six-month secondment with the loan syndication desk of a major investment bank in London and also spent six months on secondment with a major international law firm in Abu Dhabi.

Ian read Law at St. Catharine’s College, University of Cambridge and subsequently completed the Legal Practice Course at BPP Law School in 2010.

Ian is qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales. He is fluent in Malay.

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