Personal Profile


ABOUT CHUA KERN

Chua Kern practises in the areas of corporate finance, securities and capital markets and mergers and acquisitions. His area of expertise encompasses initial public offerings, private equity investment, cross border acquisition of businesses, assets and shares, local and regional joint ventures and corporate restructuring. He also regularly advises on regulatory compliance including Singapore Exchange post-listing compliance and corporate governance issues.

Chua Kern advises Singapore main board and Catalist listed companies in respect of their corporate finance activities and major corporate actions, such as acquisitions and take-overs, rights issue, private equity placement exercise and debt issuance.

He also provides general corporate advisory services to corporations in respect of companies and securities laws and regulations in Singapore.

EDUCATION

  • LLB (Hons) University of Bristol, UK (1995)

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Singapore Law, National University of Singapore (1996)

BAR ADMISSIONS

  • Law Society of Singapore (1997)

LIST OF SELECTED TRANSACTIONS

Initial Public Offerings / Reverse Takeovers

  • Lead solicitor to issue manager/underwriter in the initial public offering of NauticAWT Limited

  • Lead solicitor to the financial adviser to EMS Energy Limited in respect of its acquisition of the Koastal group of companies

  • Lead solicitor to issue manager/underwriter in a proposed secondary listing by a China coal company on the SGX-ST

  • Lead solicitor to issue manager/underwriter in the initial public offering of Geo Energy Resources Limited

Capital Markets / Securities / Corporate Finance

  • Advised and represented Elektromotive Group Limited in its share placement exercise

  • Lead solicitor to Zagro Asia Ltd in its delisting and the exit offer by Offeror

  • Advised and represented Elektromotive Group Limited in its rights issue

  • Lead solicitor to Offeror in exit offer and delisting of China Powerplus Limited

  • Lead solicitor to Second Chance Properties Ltd in its bonus warrant issue

  • Lead solicitor to Min Aik Technology Co Ltd as offeror on its exit offer and delisting of MAP Technology Holdings Limited

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Lead solicitor to Fuxing Group Limited in its divestment of a subsidiary and related assets

  • Lead solicitor to Guangdong Golden Glass Technologies Ltd in the conduct of legal due diligence for the acquisition of Onwards Media Group

  • Lead solicitor to Neo Group Limited in its acquisition of CT Vegetables & Fruits group of companies

  • Lead solicitor to NauticAWT Limited in its acquisition of Marine Engineering Services Pte. Ltd.

  • Lead solicitor to XMH Holdings Ltd in its acquisition of Z-Power Automation Pte. Ltd.

  • Lead solicitor to Second Chance Properties Ltd in its disposal of properties

  • Lead solicitor to Offeror in the partial offer for shares in Fu Yu Corporation Ltd

Corporate Actions of Singapore listed issuers

  • Advised and represented several SGX-ST listed companies in seeking shareholders' approval for:

    • share consolidation exercise

    • share buyback mandates and specific or general mandate for interested person transactions

    • proposed capital reorganization and amendments to bye-laws

  • Adoption of employee stock option schemes and renewal of the share purchase mandates

 

Contact Information

DID    (65) 6236 9353

EMAIL    chua.kern@chanceryllc.com

AREAS OF PRACTICE