Tien specialises in asset and international shipping finance including acting for financial institutions (including commercial and development banks), international corporations and shipping companies in relation to the financing, chartering, newbuilding and sale and purchase of ships and superyachts including Islamic finance techniques.
Tien has also gained considerable experience in handling ship and ship mortgage registration on a number of registries, bareboat registration, negotiation of charterparties, sale and purchase agreements, shipbuilding contracts and refund guarantees, as well as a wide variety of ancillary commercial arrangements seen in the maritime industry.
Tien has over 6 months experience with the in-house legal team of Standard Chartered Bank in Dubai working on security and transaction structuring for the leveraged and trade finance teams.
Tien has authored the Shipping Finance Chapter UAE for Getting the Deal Through from 2015-2018.
Tien is Ranked in Band 2 Chambers Global in Shipping for his banking work.
Chambers Global UAE Shipping 2018 says Tien Tai retains a formidable presence in the area of UAE shipping finance law. He leads the finance team in some of its largest matters, including several sophisticated, cross-border transactions. In addition to finance, he is also highly adept in corporate shipping matters. Market sources speak very highly of his shipping finance expertise, remarking that he is a “very responsive lawyer who gives good advice and takes time to understand the business and the context.”