Pedram Norton


Pedram is a partner in our market leading shipping and offshore finance team in Singapore. He has ten years' experience and specialises in advising banks, funds and ship-owners on a broad range of syndicated and bilateral financings, leasing transactions and restructurings throughout the Asia-Pacific region. Pedram has built a strong reputation with clients who value his approachability, commercial solutions, attention to detail and dedication to getting the deal done.

Based in the firm’s Singapore office since 2011, Pedram’s experience covers a wide variety of asset finance and leasing transactions in the shipping and offshore sectors, advising financial institutions, private equity funds, owners and operators on matters including syndicated and bilateral term loan and revolving credit facilities, pre- and post-delivery vessel financings, secured, unsecured and export credit agency-backed financings, re-financings, secondary trade transactions, restructurings and workouts, sale and leasebacks and seller’s credit arrangements, limited recourse and guarantee financings.

Pedram also has particular expertise assisting ship-owners with vessel registrations, re-flaggings, re-domiciliation, ship sale and purchase transactions, newbuild financings, fleet refinancings, joint ventures and chartering.

On the banking and finance side, Pedram has led teams on a number of significant loan portfolio transfer projects and shipping portfolio sales. On the restructuring/work-outs side, he has advised international banks on the high-profile Hanjin Shipping bankruptcy in Korea which involved enforcement action including the arrest and auction of vessels in a number of jurisdictions, as well as certain schemes of arrangement in respect of a number of well-known Singapore-based ship-owners.

Pedram has spent time on secondment with a leading bank in the transport sector and trained in Stephenson Harwood's London office.

Pedram is able to strike a strong balance between commercial and legal considerations. He brings great value to our organization,

Chambers Asia Pacific 2023