Ms Yvonne Chu > Hassans > Gibraltar, Gibraltar > Lawyer Profile

Hassans
Madison Building
Midtown
Queensway
GX11 1AA
Gibraltar

Work Department

Financial Services, Funds, Shipping.

Position

Yvonne Chu became a partner in Hassans’ Financial Services and Banking Team in July 2005.

Yvonne commenced her practice at Hassans in commercial litigation back in 1993. She then joined the Financial Services and Banking Team in 2000, specialising in corporate banking and structured finance.

Yvonne has extensive legal experience in corporate lending transactions and has developed significant experience in all related aspects of banking and finance, having advised on secured and unsecured syndicated loans, international securities offerings and structured capital market transactions, including repackaging and securitisation for major financial institutions.

Yvonne is also an insurance lawyer, having advised on lending and security structures for Gibraltar insurers. She has led on mergers and acquisitions transactions involving insurance companies and advises on licensing, regulatory and legal requirements of these companies. She is also the appointed Gibraltar General Representative for Lloyd’s.

The other areas of growth in the financial sectors that Yvonne is responsible for are collective investment schemes. She has set up numerous experienced investor funds since its inception in 2005 using both the limited partnership structures and protected cell companies.

Yvonne frequently advises on cross border collective investment schemes and securities offerings and is familiar with capital market work, having frequently been instructed to advise financial institutions, including prime brokers on the enforceability of derivative transactions documented under ISDA, FOA and GMSLA Master Agreements and the applicability of netting and set-off provisions of these agreements under Gibraltar law.

Yvonne is an FSC approved director and sits on the board of a private equity fund and also the board of a Gibraltar insurance company.

Yvonne is the partner responsible for shipping finance and advises regularly on maritime related security transactions.

Languages

English, Bahasa Malaysian, Cantonese, Hokkian (Dialect), Mandarin.

Lawyer Rankings

Gibraltar > Shipping

Hassans is a ‘go-to firm’ for shipping issues, advising on yacht registration, vessel finance and admiralty work. The group has a track record of advising on sensitive and high-profile issues, including the seizure of the tanker Grace 1 in 2019. Lewis Baglietto QC, who led the team in the matter, is noted for his advocacy, while Yvonne Chu advises on financing and security transactions related to the maritime industry.