HUI Choon Yuen is the Head of the Debt Capital Markets and Insurance Practices. He is a Partner in the Financial Services Regulatory and Private Wealth Practices.

His main practice areas are debt capital markets, securitisations, insurance and financial services regulatory compliance.

Significant transactions that Choon Yuen has been involved in include advising / acting for the following:

  • Banyan Tree Holdings Limited in its renounceable and non-underwritten rights issue of $50 million in aggregate principal amount of 7.5 per cent convertible bonds.
  • Pacific International Lines on the restructuring of the approximately US$3.3 billion in aggregate of debts and liabilities of the shipping group via a consensual debt re-profiling exercise with its creditors in Singapore.
  • Olam International Limited on its liability management exercise comprising an exchange offer and consent solicitation which involved Singapore dollar and U.S. dollar-denominated senior notes and perpetual securities. This is in connection Olam International Limited's business reorganisation.
  • KKR Credit Advisors (US) LLC and its affiliates in connection with the debt and equity financing of 8S Capital Holdings Pte. Ltd., being the offeror in the voluntary conditional cash offer for all the issued and paid-up ordinary shares of 800 Super Holdings Limited.
  • Arranger (DBS Bank Ltd.) and programme dealers (DBS Bank Ltd., Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited and United Overseas Bank Limited) in the establishment of Singapore Airlines Limited's S$2 billion Medium Term Bond Programme (the "Programme"), where bonds under the Programme may be issued under the exempt bond issuer framework or the seasoning framework to retail investors, and the issuance of S$750 million 3.03% bonds due 2024 under the exempt bond issuer framework.
  • DBS Bank Ltd., The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC Bank) and Standard Chartered Bank in a commercial mortgaged back securitisation of receivables from Raffles City complex. The transaction comprised the issuing of US$645 million secured floating rate notes out of an existing S$10 billion medium term note programme and the granting of separate term loan and revolving credit facilities. This deal won the IFR Asia Awards - Securitisation Deal of the Year 2011 and IFR Global Awards – Asia Pacific Securitisation of the Year 2011.

Related Practices

  • Debt Capital Markets
  • Financial Services Regulatory
  • Insurance
  • Private Wealth
  • Special Situations Advisory
  • Euromoney Emerging Markets Handbook 2012/2013
  • Butterworths Journal of International Financial Law 2012

Choon Yuen is recommended as a leading lawyer by independent publications such as asialaw Leading Lawyers – The Guide to Asia Pacific's Leading Lawyers in 2023, Expert Guides – Guide to the World's Leading Capital Lawyers in 2011 and Chambers Asia Pacific – Asia Pacific's Leading Lawyers for Business since 2011. He is recognised as a Highly Regarded Lawyer for his expertise in Capital Markets by IFLR1000 - Financial & Corporate – The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms. Choon Yuen is also recognised as a Global Leader for Debt & Equity Guide and a National Leader for Southeast Asia Capital Markets Guide in Who’s Who Legal 2023.

Chambers Asia Pacific 2020 described Choon Yuen as a "textbook when it comes to DCM" and a "treasure trove of pricing information and structuring abilities". The 2019 edition highlighted that his "mastery of DCM allows for unique structuring to overcome complex legal issues", whilst the 2016 edition commended his "experience on securities matters". The 2014 edition praised Choon Yuen for his "very good bedside manner", with clients adding that "he has a very solid foundation in his advice, and couples that with practical knowledge of what the realities of the transactions are". He is also recommended by Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business 2013 for his "impressive turnaround time on deals".