Jonathan Olier | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Jonathan Olier
Jonathan Olier

Jonathan Olier

Partner, Singapore

T +65 6347 1317

T +65 6225 6000

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“Jonathan Olier is well regarded for his work involving public M&A, private equity buyouts, restructurings and joint ventures... He wins plaudits for having ‘the fantastic gift of getting to the heart of substantial problems quickly.’”

Chambers Asia Pacific 2014

Overview

Jonathan advises clients on major cross-border, public and private transactions and joint ventures.

He has advised multinational companies, private equity funds, state owned companies and sovereign wealth funds on transactions across a wide range of industries, including power generation, real estate, telecommunications, infrastructure, logistics, chemicals and manufacturing.

Jonathan also regularly assists French-speaking clients looking to expand their businesses in Asia.

Based in the Firm's Singapore office since 2010, Jonathan has previously worked in London, Paris, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Prior to joining White & Case, he established an office in the United Arab Emirates for a 'magic circle' law firm.

Noted for his commitment to Pro Bono work and his achievements in this field, Jonathan won the Firm's Pro Bono award in 2012. He is responsible for delivering pan-Asian corporate training programs to the White & Case offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Shanghai and Beijing.

Jonathan is a member of the International Committee of The Law Society of Singapore.

Bars and Courts

  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • Avocat, France

Education

  • College of Law, Chancery Lane
  • Université de Paris II
  • Université d'Aix-Marseille III

Languages

  • English
  • French

Experience

Wilmar Europe Holdings B.V.

Representation of Wilmar Europe Holdings B.V., an edible oils manufacturer and subsidiary of Singapore-based leading agribusiness group Wilmar International Limited, on the acquisition by Wilmar Europe Holdings B.V., a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Wilmar, of a 50 percent equity interest in Erca Poland sp. z.o.o (JVC Poland) and Erca Home & Personal Care S.r.l (JVC Italy) from Società Chimica Lombarda S.p.A.

Redwood Group Asia

Representation of Redwood Group Asia on its merger with e-Shang Cayman Ltd (a logistics developer sponsored by Warburg Pincus and APG) to create 'e-Shang Redwood', one of the largest logistics real estate platforms in Asia (Singapore, China, Japan and South Korea).

Chiyoda Corporation

Representation of Chiyoda Corporation, a Japanese engineering group, on the establishment of a 50/50 joint venture with Ezra's Subsea Services business, EMAS AMC, a leading engineering, procurement, construction and installation contractor, to create EMAS CHIYODA Subsea.

The Redwood Group

Representation of The Redwood Group, a private equity investor and real estate manager focused on logistics and distribution assets in Japan and China, in various co-investments, equity fund raisings and transactions.

PT Rajawali

Representation of PT Rajawali, an Indonesia-based conglomerate, on its acquisition of 50 percent of Green Eagle Palm Ltd, a palm oil plantation company, from Louis Dreyfus Commodities Asia Pte. Ltd.

Wilmar International Ltd.

Representation of Wilmar Europe Holdings B.V. in its acquisition of chemical plant assets located in France from Huntsman Investments (Netherlands) B.V.

GMR Infrastructure Ltd.

Representation of GMR Infrastructure Ltd. (GMR), an infrastructure company based in India, on its sale of a 70 percent stake in GMR Energy (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. (GMRE), to FPM Power Holdings Ltd. for approximately US$600 million. FPM is a joint venture between First Pacific Company Ltd. and Meralco PowerGen Corporation, a subsidiary of Manila Electric Company, the Philippines' biggest power distributor. GMRE is developing an 800MW combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power plant on Jurong Island, Singapore.

Warid Telecom International LLC

Representation of Warid Telecom International LLC in the sale of its 30 percent interest in Airtel Bangladesh to Bharti Airtel.

Publications

  • Navigating India: Lessons for Foreign Investors, White & Case Insight, November 2014, (co-author with colleagues George Cyriac, Nandan Nelivigi, Aloke Ray and Dipen Sabharwal)
  • Myanmar Issues Foreign Investment Law Implementing Regulations, Bloomberg Tax Planning International, Asia-Pacific Focus, April 2013, (co-author with White & Case colleagues Mae Shan Chong, Kartick Maheshwari and Barrye Wall)

Awards & Recognition

Up and Coming: Corporate/M&A: International - Singapore, Chambers Asia Pacific 2014, Chambers Global 2014