Yuen Law is proud to welcome Kevin Chua, a new Director on its legal team in January 2021 as the firm augments its Corporate Practice. Kevin heads Yuen Law’s Financial Regulatory and Compliance team under our Corporate Practice Group. Our clients can now benefit from this law veteran’s depth and breadth of expertise in corporate and commercial law.
During his distinguished career of over 20 years in both public service and private practice, Kevin has developed a special focus on regulatory laws and compliance.
His public sector record saw him serving in the Attorney-General’s Chambers, the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He had a critical role in the team (secretariat) overseeing the 2003 amendments to the Companies Act, among other legislation administered by ACRA, where he held management positions in the Compliance Division and the Registration Division.
Kevin later joined MAS, and became one of its Assistant General Counsels. Advising on a spectrum of legal issues, his responsibilities centred particularly on investment agreements, commercial contracts, and government tenders.
With diverse experience in the private sector, Kevin is also steeped in in on-the-ground legalities that impact to clients at every level of business – from solopreneurs and startups, to SMEs and MNCs.
He brings to the table practical counsel gleaned from stints in a Big Four law firm WongPartnership, as in-house counsel in an MNC, and as Head of Regulatory Practice in a boutique law firm, ranked in The Legal 500 for its work in financial services regulation.
Yuen Law’s clients can now leverage his extensive experience in payment services and digital tokens such as in cryptocurrency and blockchain services; AML/CFT (anti-money laundering / countering financing of terrorism); as well as full-suite corporate and commercial legal services with regards to mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, investment agreements, government tenders, commercial contracts etc.
“My mantra is to help clients achieve their business goals and stay out of trouble,” says Kevin, who adds that getting the basics and fundamentals right sets the foundation for sustained growth and success.
Part of a Fast-Rising Practice
Kevin joins the Corporate Practices Group, which has this year earned a spot on three prestigious legal rankings:
- The globally esteemed Chambers and Partners’ 2021 directory, in the practice area of Startups and Emerging Companies
- Asialaw Profiles 2021, as a Notable firm in the practice area of Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions
- Singapore’s Best Law Firms 2021 by The Straits Times, with four-star ratings for Commercial Law and Intellectual Property Law
“We warmly welcome Kevin to the Yuen Law family. He is a highly experienced and astute legal practitioner with many years of practical experience in both the public and private sectors and he will amplify our firm’s efforts and capabilities as we work hard and work smart in serving our clients. I believe having Kevin on board will benefit not just clients, but the rest of the team as iron sharpens iron,” says Samuel Yuen, Managing Director.