Eugene's 25-yearcareer has focused on private equity, venture capital, mergers & acquisitionsand Islamic investments internationally acting for investment funds, corporates clients and entrepreneurs, advising on acquisitions and disposals, management buyouts & incentives, joint ventures, mergers, exit strategy, acquisition financing and related corporate governance while based in Hong Kong,Malaysia, Qatar, Switzerland and Thailand.
Principal transactions were focused on subject matters involving financial assets (acquisition of a Swiss Private Bank, takeover of one of Malaysia's largest bank, establishment of a global asset management platform for a Kuwaiti client), healthcare (acquisition of a top 3 private hospital group in Turkey, IPO of healthcare group in United Arab Emirates), and privatisation of infrastructure and energy related assets in Asia, Middle East and East Africa (incl. Malaysia’s first concession in light rail, independent power plant projects in China, India, Philippines and Malaysia, renewable energy in Myanmar, oil and gas in East Africa)andlately, real estate in the United Kingdom and Australia.
Eugene is able to advise on Islamic mandates as well, as he helmed legal functions for two Islamic investment house/banks from Kuwait and Qatar.
He has an equal familiarity with in-house counsel roles and responsibilities having held positions as General Counsel and Head of legal for two New York Stock Exchange listed utility and independent power producers at their respective Asia Pacific headquarters in Hong Kong and Bangkok.
Eugene was also a member of the legal team at the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva, Switzerland which advised on managing claims and resolving disputes for losses and damage suffered as a direct result of Iraq's unlawful invasion and occupation of Kuwait in 1990-91.
Graduating with a Bachelor of Laws in 1990 from University of Leicester, UK, he was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1993 and has been called to the English Bar (as a member of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple). Eugene also holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.