Principal Areas of Practice
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
1995 LLB, National University of Singapore
1996 Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore
2000 Solicitor, England
2001 Solicitor, Hong Kong
Julian So started private practice in Allen & Gledhill in Singapore, specialising in banking (bilateral and syndicated loans) and structured finance. Apart from bilateral and syndicated loans, he was involved in structuring cross border trade finance facilities, equity linked loans, and project financing.
Then Julian was hired by Simmons & Simmons in Hong Kong, where he specialised in structured finance, securitisation, and derivatives. He was involved in securitisation of golf courses, asset backed securities, credit default swaps and equity warrants.
Subsequently, Julian moved in-house with UBS AG in Tokyo in 2001 and remained in UBS AG until 2006, where he provided legal consult and advice on securitisation, structured finance, and derivatives for the fixed income, foreign exchange and equity departments. He was involved in the drafting of the 2003 Credit Derivatives Definitions by the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA).