KCChu

Kah Chin Chu

Associate Principal
Baker & McKenzie
Not admitted to practice law in this jurisdiction

Biography

Kah Chin Chu is a principal in the Finance and Projects Practice Group of Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow in Singapore. She has worked in the Firm's offices in Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong. Kah Chin has extensive experience in banking and finance in a wide range of sectors, industries and jurisdictions.

Kah Chin is recognised as a Next Generation Partner for Banking & Finance in Singapore by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020. She is also recognised as a notable practitioner in Banking & Finance: Singapore by IFLR1000 2019 and 2020.

Practice Focus

Kah Chin regularly advises financial institutions, sponsors and borrowers in financing transactions, including syndicated and bilateral bank loans, structured financing, leveraged loans, acquisition financing, real property financing and project financing.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted as the lead counsel and English counsel to the mandated lead arrangers — MUFG, Rabobank, ANZ, Barclays, DBS, First Abu Dhabi Bank, JP Morgan and Societe Generale — and to more than 20 primary syndicate lenders on a USD 3 billion syndicated acquisition financing facility to UPL Corporation Limited for the acquisition of Arysta LifeScience Inc. from Platform Specialty Products Corporation. This deal is the largest outbound M&A by an Indian company since the 2008 global financial crisis.

  • Advised the borrower on a USD 1.62 billion syndicated term loan and revolving credit facilities to PT Perusahaan Listrik Negara (Persero). This deal was the first large-scale syndicated offshore financing for the Indonesian state-owned power company.

  • Advised the mandated lead arrangers on a syndicated term loan facility of USD 1 billion to the Government of Sri Lanka granted by a syndicate of 19 banks and financial institutions.

  • Acted for Asian Development Bank in the USD 200 million term loan facility to an Indonesian financial institution using the A/B Loan structure.

  • Advised China CITIC Bank on its HKD 6.6 billion bridge and term loan facility to finance part of the equity contributions for the acquisition and privatization of Belle International, in what is considered one of Asia’s largest consumer buyouts.

  • Acted for the mandated lead arrangers in the USD 2.5 billion bridge facility to ONGC Videsh Limited guaranteed by Oil and Natural Gas Corporation for the acquisition of the participating interest in the Rovuma Area 1 Offshore Block located in Mozambique.

  • Acted for the mandated lead arrangers in the USD 1.01 billion acquisition financing facility for the acquisition of Outfit7 Investment Limited and its IP rights and platform.

  • Acted for the mandated lead arrangers in the USD 550 million bridge facility to Cipla (EU) Limited for the acquisition of all the share capital of InvaGen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Exelan Pharmaceuticals Inc. The transaction was named "Deal of the Year" in 2016 by India Business Law Journal.

  • Acted for the mandated lead arrangers in the GBP 1.35 billion commercial credit facilities and Islamic credit facilities for the development of Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the Battersea Power Station. This transaction was named as one of the “Deals of the Year 2014” by ASIAN MENA COUNSEL and was named “Innovations in Islamic Finance 2015” by Euromoney Awards.

  • Acted for the mandated lead arrangers in the GBP 225 million murabaha facility to Jersey SPVs and Jersey Trust of Lembaga Tabung Haji (The Malaysian Haj Pilgrims Fund Board) for the acquisition of premier Grade A central London commercial properties at 10 Queen Street Place and 151 Buckingham Palace Road. The transaction was named the "UK Deal of the Year" by IFN in 2013. 

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
  • Malaysian Bar
  • Kuala Lumpur Bar
  • Middle Temple Inn of Court
  • Law Society of England & Wales

Admissions

  • Malaysia (2004)
  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2003)

Education

  • Nottingham University (LLB with Honors)
  • University of Warwick (Master of Laws LL.M. Merit)

Languages

  • English
  • Malay
  • Mandarin

Previous Offices

  • Hong Kong
  • Jakarta
  • Kuala Lumpur