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Kin San is Co-head of the Corporate Real Estate practice group. He has a broad range of experience in corporate real estate work in relation to the establishment of real estate investment trusts, asset securitisation, the direct and indirect acquisitions and divestments of real estate as well as built-to-suit and sale and master lease-back transactions. He also advises on property joint ventures, property joint development and development projects.

His clients include real estate investment trusts, private equity property funds, government-linked companies, co-operative societies, statutory boards, management corporations, real estate developers and property investors in respect of retail malls, office complexes, industrial buildings, hotels, serviced apartments and healthcare buildings, both in Singapore and overseas.

Chambers Asia-Pacific notes that Kin San “is described by peers as an ‘admirable opponent’” and has “earns praise for his deft handling of corporate real estate issues”, “a prominent reputation for REIT work” and “is good at thinking outside the box”. In addition, he was recommended for his involvement in Real Estate and Construction in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Kin San graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LLB (Hons) degree in 1987, and took a Masters in Law specialising in Commercial and Corporate Law from King's College, London in 1991. He is a contributor to the Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore chapter on Land and a member of the Singapore Bar since 1988.

Work Highlights

  • Acted in the divestment of Jurong Point mall for S$2.2 billion by way of seven inter-conditional sale and purchase agreements. 
  • Acted in the divestment of Mapletree Investments Pte. Ltd. leasehold interest in an office tower and three business park blocks at Mapletree Business City via a put and call option agreement, through its wholly owned subsidiary, with the trustee of Mapletree Commercial Trust, at a transaction value of S$1.78 billion.
  • Acted in the S$651.5 million divestment of a portfolio of properties comprises over 80 commercial units and 52 HDB units including 31 supermarkets which were completed in two phases.

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