Overview

Charles Guo is an associate in the Singapore office of Mayer Brown’s Global Projects practice, with a focus on LNG projects and transactions.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Charles was an associate in the Corporate/M&A practice of one of Singapore’s “Big Four” law firms where he advised on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and general corporate matters. Before becoming a lawyer, he was an engineering product manager at the Silicon Valley headquarters of one of the world’s largest enterprise software companies.

Charles is currently advising H-Energy on the procurement of an FSRU for its LNG import project on the West Coast of India and advising a Japanese confidential client on JVAs for LNG import projects in Vietnam.

Experience

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Advised a private equity fund in connection with its approximately S$100 million acquisition of a majority stake in a restaurant chain with operations in South East Asia.
  • Advised an agricultural company in connection with its approximately S$50 million disposal of its Papua New Guinea-incorporated subsidiary.
  • Advised the shareholders of a healthcare services group in connection with the disposal of their majority stake in such group to a private equity fund for S$60 million.
  • Advised a private client in its acquisition of an oil trading group for an undisclosed amount.
  • Advised an Austrian packaging manufacturer in connection with the sale of its labels division in excess of €1.15 billion.

Project Development 

  • Advised a global casino and resort operator in connection with its S$4.5 billion expansion of its integrated resort in Southeast Asia.

Technology and Commercial

  • Advised (on a retainer basis) a global home automation device manufacturer in connection with its various supplier and services agreements.

Education

Singapore Management University, JD

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SM, Operations Research

Stanford University, MS, Management Science & Engineering

Cornell University, BEng, Electrical & Computer Engineering

Admissions

  • New York
  • Singapore