I'm a partner in our Banking & Finance group in Singapore where my practice involves advising our clients on issues in financial regulation, corporate and investment banking transactions, wealth management, private banking and Fintech.

Having spent time working for the Monetary Authority of Singapore and leading international financial institutions, I have invaluable insights into Singapore's banking laws and regulations as well as the global banking scene. I spent a number of years working in-house at Scotiabank and Credit Suisse where I advised on the legal aspects of investment and private banking product development, transactions and documentation.

At the Monetary Authority of Singapore, where I was senior legal counsel, I was involved in the calibration and drafting of Singapore's banking laws and regulations, as well as in the development of the wealth management, intermediaries and trust industry in Singapore.

In 2009, I was appointed as the Asian regional director for the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration and ICC Dispute Resolution Service. In that role, I was responsible for promoting the ICC's dispute resolution services throughout South and East Asia and Australasia. I was later appointed managing director of the ICC Academy and was responsible for setting up its operations and eLearning platform. In 2018, I was appointed onto the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR.

I am fluent in Chinese as well as English.

  • Advised the Singapore subsidiary of a Chinese conglomerate as borrower in relation to a €250,000,000 facility provided by a leading European Bank with a presence in Singapore for the acquisition of a controlling stake in a European listed company.
  • Advising a leading international bank as lender on a US$500,000,000 secured credit facility arrangement for a financial services group and its subsidiaries, specifically relating to security documents to be entered into by the Singapore subsidiaries of the said group.
  • Advised a European sports and media group and its Singapore subsidiaries in relation to a €475,000,000 global re-financing arrangement with European banks, specifically in relation to the security documents relating to the Singapore subsidiaries and any related local law issues such as registration, stamp duties and necessary corporate actions.
  • Advised the subsidiary of a listed company in Singapore and its related companies on various arrangements in relation to its role as corporate agent and/or third party administrator with regard to several insurance products underwritten by general insurers and its dealings with several leading general insurers in Singapore.
  • Advising the Singapore entity of an established global trust company in relation to their corporate trust arrangement with a Singapore based payment services provider for stored value facilities. Key issues relate to the implications of the proposed Payment Services Act and also FATCA and CRS reporting obligations.
Education
  • National University of Singapore, LLB, Law
Admissions
  • Law Society of Singapore in 2001