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Bill Ricquier

Joint Managing Director Singapore T +65 6505-0160

Department Maritime, Corporate & Commercial, Finance, Regulatory, Licensing, Energy & Infrastructure Qualified Singapore; England & Wales Education (University) M.A., Lincoln College, Oxford; LLM Dalhousie University, Canada Languages English

Bill Ricquier

You, Bill Ricquier
& Ince, in any case

Bill is Joint Managing Director of Incisive Law and heads its corporate practice. He has extensive Asia market experience, having practised as lawyer in Singapore since 1994.

He advises clients on a range of non-contentious maritime matters, in particular ship finance and rig and vessel construction contracts. He also advises on various banking issues including secured lending, syndicated loans, guarantees and trade finance documentation. Bill’s company/commercial advice to clients includes drafting memoranda and articles of association, joint venture, agency and distribution agreements, leasing agreements, share and asset sales, employment, capital market services licensing applications and other regulatory issues including insurance.

Bill has taught law at universities in England and Singapore and regularly lectures to various professional bodies. He has written extensively on property law and trusts and the fourth edition of his textbook on Singapore Land Law was published in 2010.

Professional associations & memberships

The Law Society of Singapore; and The Law Society of England and Wale

Matter highlights

  • Advising Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation as lead arranger for the purchase of two LNG new buildings by SPVs owned by BW Pavilion (a joint venture between BW and Pavilion Energy), (Deal of the Year, 2016. Maritime Money: Project Finance).
  • Advised Oro Negro as issuer of the largest high yield bond (US$725million) ever issued in the Norwegian market (Norwegian Bond Deal of the Year, 2015. Marine Money Offshore).
  • Advised Singapore based Epic Shipping group on its refinancing and subsequent merger with Greek based Pantheon.
  • Advising on a US$900 million bond issue restructuring.
  • Special counsel for US trustee in bankruptcy relating to major international bankruptcy.
  • Preparation of tender documents for Sentosa Cove Development.

My recent publications

News / The Ince Group strengthens Asia Pacific offer by strategic changes in Singapore

10-06-2020 /

The consolidation of Ince & Co Singapore LLP with Incisive Law LLC on 1 June 2020, together with a number of senior lateral hires signals a bright future.

The Ince Group strengthens Asia Pacific offer by strategic changes in Singapore