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Shuhui Kwok

Partner

Singapore

Kwok Shuhui
Shuhui Kwok

Partner

Singapore

Shuhui regularly advises banks, insurers, payment service providers, financial advisers, trading and clearing platforms and capital markets intermediaries on a spectrum of regulatory matters, including business establishment, business conduct regulatory compliance, transaction and change of control advice, as well as the drafting of their respective terms of businesses.

She has advised on a broad range of financial products and services, including securities dealing, OTC and exchange traded derivatives trading and regulatory issues relating to custody and collateral arrangements as well as payment systems.

Shuhui also has a experience in a wide range of corporate matters and transactions including mergers and acquisitions (private), joint ventures, divestments, share buybacks, capital reductions and general corporate, data protection and employment law advice across various industry sectors.

Prior to joining A&O, Shuhui trained and qualified as an advocate & solicitor at a leading local law firm.

Other noteworthy experience includes advising:

  • FWD Group, the pan-Asian insurance business of Pacific Century Group, on its USD290m acquisition of PT Commonwealth Life, the Indonesian life insurer, from Commonwealth Bank of Australia and its local partners.
  • Barings Private Equity Asia, in its acquisition of a majority stake in the Vistra group, and assisting in the obtaining of the MAS approvals.
  • A global financial services firm in the establishment of a financial technology platform in South East Asia. The platform is intended to partner with local financial institution ecosystems to distribute financial products and services.
  • A consortium of investors on the restructuring of PT Bank Muamalat Indonesia Tbk through a series of transactions including: the sale of NPLs; a rights issue; dealing with OJK (capital markets and banking) on the issues of a controlling shareholder; an MTO; and the fit and proper test 
  • Deutsche Bank on the disposal of its trust business in Singapore to the Butterfield Bank and advising on the regulatory and approvals regime in respect of such disposal.
  • DBS Bank Limited in their application for, and approval to act as an “approved bank” for the Capitavoucher programme, the voucher programme operated by CapitaMalls for all the malls owned or operated by Capitaland Malls. In addition, we were also involved in the negotiation and preparation of all the documentation between DBS and Capitaland Malls. This was a novel and unusual matter, as the Capitavoucher programme was one of less than 5 ""widely accepted stored value facilities"" in Singapore, and the first widely-accepted stored value voucher scheme.
  • China’s largest digital payment and diversified fintech company on the establishment of a new, novel blockchain remittance network which allowed for real time transfers of cash between individuals in different jurisdictions across APAC. The network was hubbed out of Singapore and we were involved in obtaining the regulatory clearances for the operator of the network in order to provide the services.
  • ESR Cayman Limited on its formation of a Korean focused development platform in Singapore with Dutch pension asset manager APG Asset Management N.V. and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board as its initial investors. The platform will be initially capitalized with equity commitments totalling USD1bn, with two options to upsize the platform to a total capitalization of USD2bn.
  • Jollibee on its shareholder arrangements re and investment into International Coffee & Tea, LLC. which owns and operates the “Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf” international chain of coffee stores and franchises.
  • Ninja Van, the technology-enabled last-mile logistics platform operating in South East Asia, on its Series C and Series D fundraisings.
 

News & insights

buildings sky

Publications: 29 OCTOBER 2021

Greenwashing - key risks and issues in financial services

As appetite in the market for “green” and ESG badged products grows and grows, so too grows the number of legislative and regulatory initiatives intended to prevent or mitigate the risk of…

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Publications: 20 SEPTEMBER 2021

Why more private capital fund managers are domiciling in Asia

Pragmatic fund structures and attractive tax and setup incentives are convincing an increasing number of private capital fund managers to domicile in Hong Kong and Singapore.

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Glass panels

Publications: 07 JUNE 2021

Singapore’s Proposal to Mandate Reference Checks and Misconduct Reporting

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued a Consultation Paper on Proposals to Mandate Reference Checks. 

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Publications: 02 APRIL 2021

Foreign Branches of Singapore FIs May Offer Cross-Border Services under a Business Arrangement Subject to Ex-Post Notification

Foreign Branches of Singapore FIs May Offer Cross-Border Services under a Business Arrangement Subject to Ex-Post Notification.

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Office

Singapore

Allen & Overy LLP
50 Collyer Quay, #09-01 OUE Bayfront
Singapore
049321

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as advocate and solicitor, Singapore, 2008

Academic

LLB, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2005

Diploma in Singapore law, National University of Singapore, 2006

LLM, Cornell University, 2007 

Experience highlights

Pro-bono experience:

  • Contributing author to the Law Society of Singapore’s Pro Bono Services “Advocates for the Arts” legal handbook 
  • Practice mentor providing guidance on practice related issues on the Law Society of Singapore’s PracMentor Scheme 
  • Volunteer on the Law Society of Singapore’s Community Legal Clinics 

Recognition