Luyi Chan

Local Principal
Wong & Leow LLC

Biography

Luyi Chan is a local principal in Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow. She is a corporate and real estate lawyer with extensive experience in domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and property acquisitions and disposals.

Practice Focus

Luyi focuses on corporate acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and corporate advisory matters. She advises a broad range of local and multinational clients in various industry sectors, including retail, automotive, manufacturing, technology consulting, biotechnology, aerospace and real estate.

Representative Legal Matters

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Acted for Kirin Holdings on its acquisition of 14.7% total shares in Fraser and Neave, a leading food and beverage company in Singapore and Malaysia, for JPY 84.6 billion.
  • Acted for Hitachi Consulting Corporation on its acquisition of Stone Apple group, a consulting firm head-quartered in Singapore, which has subsidiaries in the US, Brazil, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Australia, Japan and Indonesia.
  • Acted for Rockwool International on its acquisition of CSR's Asian stonewool insulation business.
  • Acted for Computer Sciences Corp on its divestment of its businesses in Singapore and Malaysia to Techno-Solutions and ITOCHU.
  • Acted for Pandora Jewelry Asia-Pacific Limited on its acquisition of the sales and distribution businesses in Singapore, Hong Kong and Macau of jewelry and related accessories under the “PANDORA” brand from the existing distributor.

Real Estate

  • Acted for Gaw Capital on its SGD 203 million acquisition of Big Hotel, a 308-room property in Singapore.
  • Acted for Homax Development in the acquisition of a property holding company owning a commercial building in Singapore.
  • Acted for M&L Hospitality Trust on the disposal of Ibis Singapore Novena and the hotel operating business to Alpha Investment Partners.
  • Acted for Park Hotel on the sale of Park Hotel Clarke Quay to the Ascendas Hospitality Real Estate Investment Trust, and advised on a 10-year master lease agreement to lease the hotel.
  • Acted for Fine Grain Properties on a 25-year build to suit and hotel management agreement with the Whitbread Group with performance guarantees.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • The Singapore Academy of Law - Member
  • The Law Society of Singapore - Member

Admissions

  • Singapore (2007)

Education

  • University of Nottingham (LLB) (2005)

Languages

  • English