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Allen & Gledhill LLP

ONE MARINA BOULEVARD, #28-00, SINGAPORE 018989, SINGAPORE
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Work +65 6890 7188
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Fax +65 6327 3800
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www.allenandgledhill.com
Singapore, Yangon

Chee Wai Kok

Tel:
Work +65 6890 7724
Email:
Allen & Gledhill LLP

Work Department

Banking & Finance, Energy, Infrastructure & Projects.

Position

Co-Head of the Financial Services Department and separately, Co-Head of Allen & Gledhill’s regional Energy, Infrastructure & Projects Practice, and Co-Head of the Firm’s Banking & Finance Practice.

Career

Chee Wai has broad and deep experience in domestic and international financing. His general banking and finance practice includes acting for lenders and major corporates on domestic and cross-border syndicated loans, structured and acquisition financing and debt restructuring.

He also regularly acts for banks and sponsors on limited recourse project financing in various sectors and has acted in many of the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) and other infrastructure projects in Singapore and in the region.

Languages

English, written Malay, conversational Chinese.

Education

Chee Wai graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LLB (Hons) degree.


Singapore: Banking and finance

Banking and finance – Local firms

Within: Leading individuals

Kok Chee Wai - Allen & Gledhill LLP

Within: Banking and finance – Local firms

Allen & Gledhill LLP continues to operate at the forefront of real estate finance; recent work has involved loans to REITs, real estate developers and other real estate players. The firm is also strong in PPP financings and bilateral and syndicated loans. The practice's client base has typically skewed towards banks, though instruction from non-bank lender and borrower clients has grown. It advised CapitaLand Commercial Trust on the S$1.42bn financing of its acquisition of Asia Square Tower. Clients highlight the team's 'strength in depth', 'industry knowledge', 'value for money', 'constructive advice' and its 'accessibility and responsiveness'. Kok Chee Wai is 'commercially savvy enough to make sure his clients' interests are protected'. Other key figures include Mark Hudspeth, Aloysius Ng who is noted for his record in PPP financings, Jafe Ng, who is a key name for real estate finance, and Lim Wei Ting, who is 'a well-rounded counsel with a strong ability to forge consensus'. Yeo Wico is also recommended.

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Singapore: Projects and energy

Projects and energy – Local firms

Within: Leading individuals

Kok Chee Wai - Allen & Gledhill LLP

Within: Projects and energy – Local firms

Allen & Gledhill LLP has worked on a series of iconic deals, including landmark transport infrastructure projects and recent public private partnership (PPP) projects in Singapore. It advised the Land Transport Authority of Singapore on agreements with SBST Transit and SMRT Buses for 11 bus packages under the bus contracting model. The firm is also active in oil and gas projects (including petrochemical projects). Myanmar is an increasingly important jurisdiction for the practice. The firm is primarily focused on the sponsor side, though is increasingly engaged by regional banks. Kok Chee Wai and Kelvin Wong are recommended for project finance and project development respectively.

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