Ethan is a Managing Associate with GLS Law and in that capacity, is responsible for the management of transaction teams advising on cross-border corporate transactions around the world. He also acts on arbitrations and mediations in commercial disputes. Previously, Ethan was a Managing Associate with Law Asia, an award-winning boutique international law firm registered in Singapore.
ASEAN: Advising Coastal Energy Company on various aspects of its acquisition by CEPSA, including due diligence queries regarding its ASEAN assets.
SE Asia: Advising CEPSA on the restructuring and reorganisation of its assets in South East Asia, as well as subsequent management and operations.
SE Asia: Advising a Listed European MNC in its circa USD 1.5 B investment into SE Asia, comprising various initiatives in the renewable energy sector.
Myanmar: Advising Consumer Goods Myanmar in the sale of the “Laser” brand of toothpaste to Colgate Palmolive (transaction value circa USD 100 M).
ASEAN: Advising Konecranes (listed on the Helsinki Stock Exchange), on various corporate matters in the ASEAN region.
Brunei: Advising the Promoter in negotiations with a major private equity house for the sale of an energy sector participant in Brunei.
SE Asia: Advising a Swedish Fund in the establishment of a Singapore Holding structure for the aggregation of interests in Regional technology compani
India: Advising Near in their negotiations with a strategic investor (NASDAQ Listed) and associated Series C Financing Round.
US, ASEAN: Advising Zoom-In in the setting up of its IP holding structure and the implementation of a global employee share option plan.
Malaysia and Indonesia: Advising a SPAC (Bursa Malaysia listed) in the due diligence process for the proposed acquisition of five Production Sharing Contract assets in Indonesia.
Myanmar: Advising ED&F Man in its Joint Venture negotiations with YOMA Strategic Holdings Limited, for the establishment of a coffee products joint venture in Myanmar.
Australia: Advising an India-headquartered provider of online platform solutions for money changing and remittance services, on various aspects of its proposed expansion into Australia.
India: Advising the Promoters in the sale of a leading India-based domestic money remittance and payments business, including post-transaction marketing agreements.
Sri Lanka: Advising a regional start-up in the medical equipment and genomic testing services sector, in its proposed joint venture with a major regional hospital chain and sourcing of seed funding for the same.
Singapore: Representing a US-based global logistics services provider in a SIAC arbitration under English law.
Singapore: Representing an offshore services provider in a SIAC arbitration. The dispute arose from breaches of various charter and loan arrangements.
Singapore: Representing a leading international investment bank in the successful settlement of its dispute with an ASEAN government.
Qualified to the New York State Bar
Managing Associate (2015-2017)
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (2005)
Washington University School of Law
Juris Doctor (2012)
Efficient management of working teams on complex cross-border corporate transactions
Translation of business case and key commercial drivers into transaction execution
Relationship management at client and counterparty level
Commercial Law / Contracts
Mergers & Acquisitions
Oil & Gas
Private Equity / Venture Capital