Ms Bella Chai Yee Chu > Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
LEVEL 6, MENARA 1 DUTAMAS, SOLARIS DUTAMAS
NO. 1, JALAN DUTAMAS 1
50480 KUALA LUMPUR
Malaysia
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Work Department

Corporate

Position

Partner (Financial Services, M&A, Real Estate)

Career

Bella was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2010. She started her practice with the dispute resolution department of the firm focusing on banking litigation and high value recovery work before her transition to the firm’s mergers & acquisitions (M&A) practice.

She has worked on a variety of M&A matters, with a focus on real estate transactions. She advises on direct and indirect acquisitions and disposals, joint ventures, restructurings and development projects. Her clients include real estate developers and listed corporations.

She also regularly acts for clients ranging from financial institutions to investment funds on cross border and mezzanine financing. Bella also advises on general corporate and commercial law.

Bella was recently recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 ranking.

Languages

English, Malay, Mandarin

Education

LLB (Hons) University of London 
Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Banking and finance

With a specialist focus on real estate and construction, Weng Hwee Tay directs the banking and finance offering at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill. The team handles work for major lenders and covers areas such as: syndicated loans, club deals, project finance, bankruptcy and restructuring. Led by the ‘knowledgeable and efficient Weng Hwee Tay, it also includes cross-border expert Bella Chai Yee Chu, a partner with substantive experience in the real estate industry. A recent  case concerns its work for Hang Seng Bank in respect of a USD150 million facility agreement made available to Citychamp Watch & Jewellery Group Limited. Notably, Eu Jin Ong departed for Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership in February 2020.

Malaysia > Capital markets

Led by the ‘knowledgeable and efficientTay Hwee the capital markets team at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill handles a broad spectrum of sector issues. Specifically, this includes: major debt offerings, (both conventional and Islamic), bond offerings, medium term note programs and sukuk issuances. A recent standout case is its work for Sabah Credit Corporation on amendments to its Islamic Commercial Papers and Medium-Term Notes Programmes. The offering is complemented by the skills of Megat Hizaini Hassan, a renowned expert in Islamic finance as well as the ‘knowledgeable and efficient‘ partners Tay Weng Hwee  and Bella Chai Yee Chu.