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Huay Yee Kwan

T: +65 6622 9678 Email Huay Yee | Vcard Office: Singapore

Awards

Singapore's 70 Most Influential Lawyers aged 40 and under

Singapore's 70 Most Influential Lawyers aged 40 and under

Recommended Lawyer for Asset finance: Foreign firms/ Shipping: Foreign firms

Recommended Lawyer for Asset finance: Foreign firms/ Shipping: Foreign firms

Huay Yee Kwan Partner

Contact details

Huay Yee Kwan

Huay Yee Kwan
Partner

T: +65 6622 9678 Email Huay Yee | Vcard Office: Singapore

Huay Yee Kwan is a partner in our Singapore office. She has a long track record of advising on high value and complex transactions for clients. Her experience encompasses a wide range of asset classes including offshore assets and maritime containers.
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Since joining Stephenson Harwood in 2007, Huay Yee has become a key member of the team and has been at the forefront in executing some of our most high profile transactions. She is a dynamic and effective lawyer and has developed a strong reputation with clients as being technically knowledgeable and commercial in her approach.

During her career she has represented lenders, owners, private equity houses and lessees, advising them on international financing transactions including export credit supported financings and tax-leveraged leasing structures. Additionally, she has also advised clients on international security enforcement actions and restructurings, particularly those arising from insolvency and corporate rehabilitation proceedings.

  • Ship and offshore finance

Vale S.A.

Advising in the sale to Polaris Shipping Co., Ltd. and leaseback of ten 400,000 dwt very large ore carriers, which involved a US$600 million financing package by a syndicate of Korean banks and private equity funds. This resulted in the launch of Polaris to the world's largest VLOC owner and was Marine Money's Project Finance Deal of the Year 2012.

Bank of China

Advising Bank of China on a US$517 million pre and post-delivery financing to Pacific International Lines to finance 14 container ships being built in China. This was the first ship financing backed by Sinosure lease insurance policies withTrade Finance magazine describing the deal as “landmark for ship finance”.

Syndicate of international shipping banks

Advising a syndicate of banks in relation to twelve year syndicated loan facilities for 16 newbuilding vessels of US$510 million in total. The vessels are to be chartered by a major Korean shipowner to the world’s largest pulp and paper company.

Singapore-based international shipping bank

Advising an international shipping bank in relation to enforcement proceedings over defaults of mortgage payments.

More: Ship and offshore finance

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German-based international shipping bank

Advising a German-based international shipping bank as agent for a syndicate of lenders in the US$488 million debt restructuring of a Singapore-listed shipping trust.

China-based shipping container owner and operator

Advising a Chinese shipping container owner and operator in the revolving credit facility provided by a Singapore-based international bank to refinance part of its portfolio of shipping containers.

Chinese finance leasing company

Advising on the financing with support by the Korea Trade Insurance Corporation by a syndicate of international lenders of three Korean-built boxships, which at 19,224 teu each, are currently the world's largest container ships.

Loan restructuring

Acting for a European bank on restructuring a loan facility made to a Singapore company which is a wholly owned subsidiary of a Thai listed entity (which also acts as guarantor). The original facility was advanced to finance the acquisition costs of three Singapore flagged bulk carriers and the restructuring involved, in addition to amending the repayment profile and LTV coverage, adding two further Singapore flagged bulk carriers as collateral security. 

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Bank of China

Advising Bank of China on a US$517 million pre and post-delivery financing to Pacific International Lines to finance 14 container ships being built in China. This was the first ship financing backed by Sinosure lease insurance policies with Trade Finance magazine describing the deal as “landmark for ship finance”.

Syndicate of international shipping banks

Advising a syndicate of banks in relation to twelve year syndicated loan facilities for 16 newbuilding vessels of US$510 million in total. The vessels are to be chartered by a major Korean shipowner to the world’s largest pulp and paper company.

German-based international shipping bank

Advising a German-based international shipping bank as agent for a syndicate of lenders in the US$488 million debt restructuring of a Singapore-listed shipping trust.

More: Banks and banking
  • China

Top-tier PRC lessor

Advising on the sale and leaseback of up to 32 newbuild tankers for commodities giant Trafigura with deal value of US$1.35 billion.

Top-tier PRC lessor

Advising on the sale and leaseback of 11 container vessels involving French, Maltese, UK and Panama flag with CMA CGM as sellers and incoming charterers.

Top-tier PRC lessor 

Advising on a US$120 million term loan facility for the sale and leaseback of two container box vessels ultimately chartered to a major European shipping company. 

Chinese finance leasing company

Advising on the financing with support by the Korea Trade Insurance Corporation by a syndicate of international lenders of three Korean-built boxships, which at 19,224 teu each, are at the time of writing the world's largest container ships.

Major PRC lessor

Advising on the purchase of 8 fully containerised vessels from German asset and investment manager MPC Capital AG and the subsequent charter of the vessels to Maersk Line A/S.

Major PRC lessor

Advising on the sale and leaseback of a newly-built vehicle carrier ultimately beneficially owned by a major Norwegian car carrier company.

Minsheng Financial Leasing

Advising on the sale and leaseback of eleven tankers to be ultimately chartered by a multinational commodities giant. 

More: China

Awards

Singapore's 70 Most Influential Lawyers aged 40 and under

Singapore's 70 Most Influential Lawyers aged 40 and under

Recommended Lawyer for Asset finance: Foreign firms/ Shipping: Foreign firms

Recommended Lawyer for Asset finance: Foreign firms/ Shipping: Foreign firms

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