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Mayer Brown

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Banking & Finance.


Angelia Chia is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Singapore office and a member of Mayer Brown’s Global Finance Practice Group. Angelia has close to 20 years of experience in Trade and Trade Finance spanning the globe including from (i) the sale and purchase of goods (including commodities) and services across various industry segments; (ii) the financing of trade using a variety of financing products from traditional (or documentary trade) to open account (including supply chain finance techniques) and (iii) the mitigation or distribution of risks arising from trade (where her in-depth knowledge of trade finance products and processing ensures the organisation complies with its obligations set out in the distribution agreements). Angelia has a wealth of experience in different jurisdictions and how jurisdictional aspects impact industry rules (e.g., UCP600, URR725, URDG758 and ISP98), laws on assignment of financial assets, laws pertaining to negotiable instruments and enforcement over security. She has also been involved and resolved disputes (pre-litigation) deploying practical strategies in day-to-day issues faced by financial institutions.

Angelia’s unique advisory capability stems from her in-house experience in Cargill, JPMorgan and most recently Standard Chartered Bank where she was global head of legal for trade, ensuring she can provide comprehensive end-to-end advice covering the myriad of issues faced by clients as they manage the interplay of laws, regulations, industry rules, systems and policies in the confines of the organisation’s operational requirements. Angelia is an active member of the ICC Legal and BAFT Committees, is internationally recognised for her trade advisory experience and speaks English and Mandarin.


Admitted in Singapore and Middle Temple.


English and Mandarin.


University of London, Bachelor of Law (Honours); Board of Legal Education, Singapore, Postgraduate Practical Law Course.