Su Yin was called to the Singapore bar in 1996 and started her career as a civil litigation lawyer. In subsequent years, her main practice areas were corporate and finance law and she eventually specialised in non-contentious banking work. She spent a short stint in-house as head of a foreign bank's legal and compliance unit.
She advised financial institutions, government-linked companies, statutory boards, corporations and individuals on a wide variety of banking transactions before focussing on advisory work, cross-border general banking and trade finance matters and, most recently, professional support services.
Su Yin's transactional experience includes acting as counsel to:
- a member of a syndicate of lenders in relation to facilities totaling US$1.5 billion to the government of a South East Asian country;
- 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;
- the lenders in relation to a US$50 million structured bilateral term loan facility to P.T. Pamapersada Nusantara, Indonesia;
- a Chinese bank in relation to a US$100 million uncommitted trade finance facility to a group of companies headquartered in Switzerland;
- the lenders in relation to a EUR 40 million syndicated uncommitted trade finance facility to Singapore-incorporated and foreign borrowers;
- various local and foreign banks in relation to receivables purchase transactions and general banking transactions involving obligors in various jurisdictions; and
- various 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 England & Wales
- Member, Law Society of Singapore