Matthew TeoAssociate Director at Helmsman LLC

Matthew began his career in the largest legal practice in Singapore
dedicated to banking and financing disputes, corporate insolvencies,
business advisory, workouts and debt restructuring. He has advised and
acted in practically all major shipping and oil-related restructurings and
insolvencies in the past 10 years resulting from the downturn in the
shipping and oil industry.

Besides restructuring and insolvency, Matthew also specialises in
shareholders’ disputes, directors’ duties and employment law - both
contentious disputes, as well as advisory work on strategic and commercial
issues. Matthew also routinely advises on security arrangements as well as
insolvency risks on transactional matters.

In 2017, the Supreme Court of Singapore appointed Matthew as amicus
curiae under the prestigious Young Amicus Curiae Scheme. He assisted
the Supreme Court as amicus curiae in a landmark decision on the
registrability of contractual liens in charterparty contracts in the Diablo
Fortune case.

Matthew graduated summa cum laude amongst the pioneer batch of law
students from the Singapore Management University, and was awarded a
number of academic prizes during his time there. Unlike many lawyers,
Matthew reads (and understands) financial statements as he also has a
Bachelor of Business Management (Finance Major), from the Singapore
Management University.

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