Yin Chuin is Co-Head of the Maritime & Aviation Practice. He is dual-qualified in Singapore and Malaysia, and has extensive experience advising on a range of transactions involving maritime and other movable assets, including loan and lease financings, asset sales, debt restructuring and enforcement. He also advises on general banking transactions, including bilateral and syndicated loans, structured lending and asset-backed financings. His clients include lenders, bondholders, private capital providers, trusts, corporate borrowers, owners and lessees.

Yin Chuin is ranked as a Leading Lawyer in Shipping by Chambers Global/Asia-Pacific and is cited by clients for being “very experienced and committed”. A client commented that he “continues to develop a reputation as an adviser on complex matters concerning shipping-related leasing and loan transactions”, is “bright and fast,” appreciating the “knowledge he has acquired” and his “service-oriented approach”. He was also recommended for his experience in ship financing by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific. In IFLR1000, Yin Chuin is noted for being “prompt, commercial and helpful”.

Yin Chuin was awarded the NUS-ASEAN Undergraduate Scholarship to the National University of Singapore, where he completed his LL.B. (Hons) degree in 2003. He joined Allen & Gledhill as an Associate after completing his pupillage. In 2009, he was seconded to the London office of Linklaters LLP. He was called to the Singapore Bar in 2004 and to the Malaysian Bar in 2015.

Work Highlights

  • Advised the senior secured lender class on the senior debt restructuring of PT Berlian Laju Tanker Tbk in respect of debts amounting to more than US$2 billion. This deal was awarded by IFLR Asia Awards 2016 under the category Restructuring Deal of the Year in Banking & Finance.
  • Advised a Singapore container shipping company on a US$170 million senior term facilities to refinance its existing loans from Singapore banks. The facilities were secured by a fleet of 18 Singapore-flagged vessels and a portfolio of shares in a Hong Kong listed company.
  • Acted as transaction counsel for an Australian bank in relation to a limited recourse uncommitted term facility of up to US$50 million to certain subsidiaries of a prominent Singapore-listed trading company, to finance its acquisition of four Singapore-flagged vessels.