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 was previously an associate with Wong & Partners (Baker McKenzie's member firm in Kuala Lumpur) and has also worked with Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners (Baker McKenzie's member firm in Jakarta).

Practice Focus

Kah Chin has extensive experience in banking and finance across a wide range of sectors and jurisdictions. She regularly advises financial institutions, sponsors and borrowers in financing transactions, including syndicated and bilateral bank loans, leveraged loans, real property financing and project financing.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acted for the syndicate lenders in the USD1.2 billion syndicated secured term loan facility to Binariang GSM Sdn. Bhd. for the refinancing of the privatisation of Maxis Group in Malaysia.
  • Acted for the mandated lead arrangers in the GBP270 million secured syndicated multi-credit facilities to Lotus Cars Limited involving assets in Malaysia, United Kingdom and USA.
  • Acted for Asian Development Bank in the USD200 million term loan facility to an Indonesian financial institution using the A/B Loan structure.
  • Acted for the mandated lead arrangers in the USD1.5 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 USD200 million acquisition finance facilities to New Britain Palm Oil Limited for the acquisition of palm oil estates and related assets in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands.
  • Acted for the mandated lead arrangers in the GBP628 million commercial term loan facility and murabaha facility to Jersey SPVs of Permodalan Nasional Berhad (The Malaysian National Asset Management Fund) for the acquisition of premier Grade A commercial properties at One Exchange Square, 90 High Holborn and One Silk Street.
  • Acted for the mandated lead arrangers in the GBP225 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.
  • Acted for the mandated lead arrangers in the GBP790.2 million long term development financing for Phase 1 of the Battersea Power Station, the iconic decommissioned coal-fired power station located at the south bank of the River Thames in London. The Battersea development is regarded as one of the city’s most important and high profile. This transaction was the winner of "Best Cross-Border Investment by an Asian Investor" by Real Estate Investment World Asia Awards for Excellence 2013.
  • Acted for the mandated lead arrangers in the GBP1.35 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 GBP1,100,630,000 acquisition and development financing for phase 2 Embassy Gardens, phase 2 London City Island and Arrowhead Quay in London.

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

  • Kuala Lumpur