Mr Chan Jia Hui > WongPartnership LLP > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

WongPartnership LLP
12 MARINA BOULEVARD, LEVEL 28
MARINA BAY FINANCIAL CENTRE TOWER 3
SINGAPORE 018982
Singapore

Work Department

Antitrust & Competition, Corporate Regulatory & Licensing, and Financial Services Regulatory

Position

Partner – Antitrust & Competition, Corporate Regulatory & Licensing, and Financial Services Regulatory Practices.

Career

He  advises on all substantive prohibitions under the Competition Act, including anti-competitive agreements and arrangements, abuse of dominance and merger control issues. He has also coordinated multijurisdictional reviews of regulatory and merger control issues arising from cross-border transactions, as well as the preparation and submission of the requisite filings.

Significant transactions that Jia Hui has been involved in include advising / acting for the following:

  • CapitaLand Ltd. on the merger control and regulatory aspects of its S$11 billion proposal to acquire the Ascendas-Singbridge group of companies.
  • LOGOS China Investments Limited (“LOGOS”) on both the financial services regulatory aspects, as well as the merger notification filed with the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore, arising from ARA’s acquisition of LOGOS.
  • Various clients, including SembWaste Pte. Ltd, Japan Pulp and Paper Company Limited and Mars Incorporated, in successfully obtaining a Phase 1 clearance from the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore for their respective merger notifications.
  • Singapore regulatory counsel to the Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited in its acquisition of a major German bank’s Global Trust Solutions business, which also involved the establishment of a licensed trust company in Singapore.
  • A leading local payments infrastructure provider on the drafting of the settlement and default rules of its payment systems.
  • Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited, Singapore Branch on the statutory voluntary transfer of its retail and wealth management business in Singapore to DBS Bank Ltd pursuant to the Banking Act.                                                                                                                                                                                                             Awards & Accolades: Jia Hui is recognised in various major legal publications for both of his specialities. He is listed as one of the Next Generation Partners for Antitrust and Competition in The Legal 500: Asia Pacific – The Client’s Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession 2022, being described as “stand[ing] out for his ability to provide practical and clear advice even when involving complex issues.” He was also praised for his “good knowledge of merger control regimes in other major jurisdictions as well as in regional countries which makes it easy to get guidance on merger filing requirements quickly.”On the financial services front, Jia Hui is recognised as a Notable Practitioner in IFLR1000: Financial & Corporate 2022 – The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms and is also a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500: Asia Pacific – The Client’s Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession 2022 for Financial Services Regulatory in Singapore. He is singled out for being “pragmatic and practical in his approach and for his understanding of the local market”.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Publications & Legal Updates:
  • Lexology Getting the Deal Through – Banking Regulation 2020, 2021 and 2022
  • Butterworths Journal of International Banking & Financial Law – Digital Disruption in Singapore: The new digital bank licensing framework 2019
  • Chambers & Partners Legal Practice Guide – Competition/Antitrust: Merger Control, Singapore Chapter 2016

Languages

English

Education

National University of Singapore (LL.B., Hons.)

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Antitrust and competition: local firms

(Next Generation Partners)

Chan Jia HuiWongPartnership LLP

WongPartnership LLP continues to make an impression in merger and cartel matters, also leading appeals to the Competition Appeal Board. Its sectoral strength includes the transport, fast moving consumer goods and oil and gas industries, and the group represents an impressive range of Singapore, regional and international clients. Ameera Ashraf leads the antitrust and competition practice, has an extensive record in the transport and food sectors, and impresses in mergers, cartels and market studies engagements. Chan Jia Hui is an emerging talent in merger control cases. Both partners led the team that advised JPMorgan on the antitrust aspects of its joint venture with DBS and Temasek to create a new blockchain-based platform for payments, trade and foreign exchange settlements.