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Helmsman welcomes Lynette Koh as Director to lead its Corporate & Finance Practice

30 Apr 2021

Shipping and international commodity trade law firm, Helmsman LLC on Friday (30 April) announced the appointment of Lynette Koh, formerly Head of Legal and Business Administration at Mizuho Bank, Ltd., as Director of Helmsman LLC.

Koh specialises in corporate banking and finance and will lead Helmsman‘s Corporate and Finance Practice. She has deep expertise in finance needs and funding structures across a wide spectrum of industries and has worked on the full range of commodities and trade financing transactions with major trading houses across the world. 

Helmsman notes that Koh is one of few Singapore lawyers who also has expertise in derivatives and structured products, including ISDA documentation. 

Besides her corporate inhouse experience, she also spent a decade as a litigator specialising in banking and financing disputes, corporate insolvencies and debt restructuring at Rajah & Tann Singapore. 

Additionally, Koh was one of the two inaugural recipients of the Singapore Academy of Law Post-Qualification Overseas Attachment Award – set up to expose deserving lawyers to the best practices in litigation or arbitration.  She spent time in London working alongside renowned Queen’s Counsels with established banking practices. 

“We are delighted to welcome Koh to our Helmsman family. Koh’s prior experience as Head of Legal at an international bank and her background as a disputes lawyer makes her a rare commodity amongst transactional corporate banking and finance lawyers,” said Ian Teo, Managing Director.

“Our strategy has always been to provide plain, practical advice with exceptional expertise and personal service.”

“Clients’ demand for expertise in corporate and transactional work is one of the key drivers for our expansion into corporate and finance work. We are confident Koh will deliver the goods,” added Maureen Poh, Director.

Helmsman was founded by two shipping and commodity trading law specialists. The firm routinely acts for clients in high value commercial transactions and disputes across the world – in particular Asia and Europe.


Photo credit: Helmsman LLC
Published: 30 April, 2021

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