LLB (Hons), NUS Class of 2000
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore
Kevin Chua is a senior director at Yuen Law. He heads Yuen Law’s Financial Regulatory and Compliance team under our Corporate Practice Group. Kevin has a 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 task forceteam (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.
After a period of time in private practice in a large Singapore law practice, Kevin rose the ranks of 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 regulatory.
Kevin has an 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, and commercial contracts.
Kevin has a vast array of personal interests which he fits into his professional life, because he has a child-like curiosity about everything that can never be satiated.