Angelia Chia and Ben Sandstad to lead trade finance team at Mayer Brown

News | 2 August 2017


Mayer Brown has appointed Angelia Chia and Ben Sandstad as partners in its banking and finance practice.

Both will co-lead a pan-Asia team at the company’s Singapore office, focusing on trade finance, structured finance and governance and advisory services.

Having previously worked in private practice (the pair join the firm from Standard Chartered), Chia and Sandstad will bring substantial experience to their roles, providing comprehensive advisory services.

Richard Stock, co-leader of Mayer Brown’s global banking and finance practice said, “With more than 40 years of combined experience, Angelia and Ben have exceptional track records in handling sophisticated trade finance and structured finance transactions.

“Their ability to advise on the full spectrum of issues pertaining to trade and debt finance products, coupled with their unique combination of senior in-house and private practice experience, will significantly enhance the firm’s capabilities in Asia and around the world.”

Sandstad rejoins Mayer Brown having served at the firm as head of structured finance between 2010-2013.

He led  the global credit, lending and governance legal team at Standard Chartered, and specialises in the origination, governance and distribution of debt, open account trade finance and structured finance.

“The firm, with its strength in Asia, Europe, North America and South America, offers an ideal platform to serve a traditionally underserviced market and provide end-to-end holistic advice to clients in the Asia-Pacific on trade finance, structured finance and the governance of risk,” said Sandstad.

Chia led the global trade legal team at Standard Chartered and specialises in the sale and purchase of goods and services across industries, provision of financing using a variety of techniques, and the distribution of risks.

“Contributing our combined experience will help the firm’s growing trade and supply chain finance team serve our clients’ needs in the Asia-Pacific and around the world,” said Chia.

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