Aik Hui Chua’s experience covers advising shipowners and financial institutions on financing, re-financing and lease of assets such as vessels and maritime containers, as well as the sale and purchase of newbuild and second-hand vessels. She has also advised on matters relating to trade credit financing and enforcement issues arising out of insolvency proceedings.
Aik Hui is also adept at handling transactions with cross-jurisdictional elements. She has advised clients based in the People's Republic of China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan, Australia and the UK on both contentious and non-contentious matters.
Having previously worked as an in-house legal counsel at a maritime regulatory authority, Aik Hui has a strong understanding of the regulatory framework of the shipping industry.
Recently, she completed a six-month secondment at a leading international banking group in Singapore as a member of the bank’s Corporate Finance team. During her secondment, she provided various business teams with appropriate support and advice to ensure that agreements and transactions with third parties comply with the bank’s internal policies and are valid and enforceable under the laws of all relevant jurisdictions. She also assisted various deal teams in identifying and mitigating legal and other risks relating to new transactions or changes to existing ones, escalating, mitigating and resolving risks, conduct and compliance matters.