Su Yin has a broad range of experience, having started her career as a civil litigation lawyer and, thereafter, practicing as a solicitor involved in corporate, banking and finance work, before specializing in banking and finance work. She also spent a short stint in-house, as head of the legal and compliance unit at the Singapore branch of a foreign bank.
She has advised banks and other financial institutions, government-linked companies, statutory boards, corporations and individuals on a wide variety of banking and finance transactions. The focus of her practice since 2005 has been advisory work, cross-border banking transactions and general banking work, with greater focus in recent years on trade finance.
- Acted as counsel to a member of a syndicate of lenders in relation to facilities totalling US$1.5 billion to the government of a South East Asian country.
- Acted as counsel to the lenders in relation to a US$29.56 million bill discounting facility involving the lease purchase of helicopters by agencies of the government of a South East Asian country.
- Acted as counsel to the lenders in relation to a US$50 million structured bilateral term loan facility to P.T. Pamapersada Nusantara, Indonesia (this deal was the first of its kind since the Asian financial crisis and won the “Trade Finance Deal of the Year 2004”accolade).
- Acted as counsel to a Chinese bank in relation to a US$100 million uncommitted trade finance facility to a group of companies headquartered in Switzerland.
- Acted as counsel to the lenders in relation to a EUR 40 million syndicated uncommitted trade finance facility to Singapore-incorporated and foreign borrowers.
- Acted as counsel to a European bank in relation to bilateral trade finance facilities of up to US$15 million to a Singapore-incorporated borrower.
- Acted as counsel to various banks in relation to receivables purchase transactions involving obligors in various jurisdictions.
- Acted as counsel to the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore in aspects of the privatisation of Singapore Changi Airport.
- Acted as Singapore counsel to the disappearing legal entity in the merger of two European banks.
- Acted as counsel to a co-operative insurance society in relation to its capital guaranteed insurance-linked product.
- Acted as counsel to a government-linked company on its investment portfolio and electronic banking agreements.
- Acted as counsel to three foreign banks on matters relating to SWIFT’s Trade Services Utility and Bank Payment Obligations and ESS-Databridge™.
Memberships / Directorships
- Member, Singapore Academy of Law
- Member, Law Society of Singapore
- Member, Law Society of England & Wales
- Edited the Singapore chapter of the CCH publication ‘Doing Business in Asia’.