Chi Yen has a broad general corporate and commercial practice, with a focus on banking & finance and corporate advisory. He regularly acts for both lenders and borrowers in a wide range of cross-border matters involving working capital, trade finance, structured finance, acquisitions, securitisation, projects, syndicated and asset financing (particularly in ship and real estate acquisition and finance). He also advises banks and financial institutions with compliance, AML, KYC and other regulatory requirements.
Chi Yen’s clients comprise multinational lenders, including local and foreign banks, financial institutions, and leasing companies in jurisdictions including Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, UAE, UK, EU, South Korea and Japan. He also has particular expertise in working with borrowers from commodities houses, traders and shipping lines. He advises lenders on complex insolvency and corporate restructuring scenarios and the realisation of securities / enforcement of non-performing accounts and provides lenders with practical and economical solutions.
In the corporate space, Chi Yen advises on all areas of general corporate transactions, requirements and structuring that a corporation may require, from the incorporation of entities / group structures, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, to the drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts, employment agreements, commercial disputes and restructuring / insolvency / distress situations.
In addition, Chi Yen has a breadth of experience in all aspects of non-contentious shipping work and frequently acts for shipping lines and banks in the financing, sale and purchase of vessels, registration and mortgages in local and international ship registries, including leasing arrangements, charterparties, carriage and freight.
He also has experience in real estate and conveyancing matters and regularly acts for parties in the acquisition and financing of commercial, industrial and residential properties as well as for mortgagees in the realisation of mortgaged properties.
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