Gerald advises on a broad range of corporate matters including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate finance transactions, business and investment structures, commercial contracts and corporate governance.
Originally from Southeast Asia, Gerald has worked in the region for the majority of his career and has extensive experience advising on the full life cycle of cross-border inbound and outbound deals across Asia including in Singapore, Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, India, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
He advises a diverse range of financial and strategic investors including family offices, private equity and venture capital firms, and conglomerates with a particular focus on the energy, natural resources, infrastructure and transportation sectors.
Gerald also handles regulatory and business conduct matters and he supports his clients with preparing and implementing their compliance and governance policies.
His work is recognised in leading legal directories, including in the Chambers Asia Pacific and Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 guides, where clients have commended him for being "a first rate lawyer" who has "a fantastic client base" who he "is very close to" and for his "great quality advice and hands-on, prompt and reliable service". Clients recommend him for his "eagerness", "open-mindedness" and for being "very personable" and "a pleasure to deal with".
Gerald currently serves as co-chair of Reed Smith’s Indonesia Business Team.
Prior to re-joining Reed Smith, he was Group General Counsel at a Singapore based private investment group and single family office.