Sylvia Koh advises clients on corporate law, corporate finance, and corporate governance and compliance. She has led financing transactions ranging from sub-$10 million to $200–300 million, including acquisition financings, single-lender and syndicated credit facilities, asset-backed facilities, venture lending, restructurings, cross-border transactions, bridge financings, and merger & acquisition financings.

Before joining Stoel Rives, Sylvia practiced law in Singapore, and served as an in-house attorney at the World Bank.


Stanford Law School, LL.M., Environmental Law & Policy

King’s College London, LL.B. (Hons.)



England and Wales

Singapore (Non-Practicing)



Project Finance and Development

  • Advised Sunrun as borrower in recent fund additions relating to its existing $1.8 billion revolving warehouse facility with a tax equity borrowing base.
  • Advised space satellite company as borrower in a $100 million refinancing following failed project milestone.
  • Advised lenders in financing for DBOO water desalination plant in Asia involving water purchase agreement and delayed drawdown structure.
  • Advised Babcock Power, Inc., on joint venture with ISGEC Heavy Engineering Ltd. relating to licensing wet flue gas desulfurization technology by Babcock for thermal power projects in India.
  • Advised listed subsidiary of major Chinese power conglomerate in the proposed acquisition of an up to 80% interest in twin 350MW coal-fired infrastructure power projects in Bangladesh.
  • Advised lenders in US$400 million project financing of AN and MMA production facility in Map Ta Phut, Thailand. Assisted with analysis and legal interpretation of army coup in Thailand, in relation to provisions triggered in common terms agreement, sponsor support agreement, supply agreements and licensing agreements.
  • Advised arrangers in US$800 million project financing of the acquisition, conversion, and refurbishment of a Singapore flagged floating production, storage, and offloading unit (FPSO).
  • Assisted development bank with creating template direct agreement in connection with an engineering, procurement and construction contract direct agreement based on available models and working precedents.

Debt Finance

  • Advised Spring Lane Capital as lender in a debt facility and as part of a US$31 million raise for Spring Free EV.
  • Advised a leading LNG trading, shipping, and risk management company, in connection with a US$100 million trade finance facility from HSBC, Singapore, for the financing of trading activity of liquefied natural gas.
  • Advised mandated lead arrangers in two similarly structured transactions involving GBPl00 million and GBP600 million respectively. Each instance involved a term loan facility and murabaha facility to Jersey SPVs of a Malaysian fund for the refinancing of premier Grade A commercial properties in London.
  • Advised mandated lead arranger in US$360 million term facility involving two Indian state entities.
  • Advised large state-owned natural gas processing and distribution company from India on US$120 million financing provided under a commercial standby letter of credit facility and a trade finance facility pursuant to the lender’s standard form modular documents.
  • Advised lenders in refinancing of US$100 million term and revolving loan facilities for a Singapore borrower, with an escrow mechanism and involving an Indonesian security package (fiducias and haks).
  • Advised mandated lead arrangers in refinancing ofUS$200 million trade, term, and revolving loan facilities to an energy group of companies in Indonesia.

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Advised Hilti AG in its acquisition of Norwegian Oglaend System Group, a leading manufacturer of multidiscipline support solutions, cable ladders, cable trays, and accessories for the oil and gas, infrastructure, shipbuilding, wind energy, water treatment, and clean room industries.
  • Advised Cardinal Health on the acquisition of Medtronic’s patient care, deep vein thrombosis, and nutritional insufficiency businesses for US$6.1 billion.
  • Advised Singapore branch of a Malaysian bank in SG$350 million term loan facility to the subsidiary of a Singapore private equity firm, for the acquisition of a property, construction and electrical and mechanical engineering company listed on the mainboard of the SGX-ST.
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