Yin Chuin is Co-Head of the Maritime & Aviation Practice and Head of Maritime Finance. He is admitted to practice in England & Wales, Singapore and Malaysia, and has wide-ranging experience advising on a range of transactions involving maritime and other movable assets, including loan and lease financings, green/sustainable financings, asset sales, debt restructuring and enforcement. In addition, his practice also encompasses general banking transactions, including bilateral and syndicated loans, structured and limited recourse financings, and asset and share-backed financings. His clients include banks and financial institutions, private capital providers, trusts, sponsors, 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 syndicate lenders in connection with a US$685 million refinancing facility to an Indonesian chemical tanker company, secured by a fleet of 43 vessels.
  • Advised the senior secured creditors in the US$3.3 billion restructuring of Pacific International Lines, involving one of the largest schemes of arrangement to be sanctioned by the Singapore court.
  • 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.