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Kaylee KWOK

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Kaylee is one of the founding members of RHTLaw Asia and is the lead Partner of our Private Wealth industry group. She is also Chairman of ONERHT Foundation Ltd, through which she leads the Firm’s philanthropic activities for purposeful growth.

Practice AreaBanking & FinanceBanking & Securities LawBanking Industry ServicesCapital MarketsCorporateCorporate & Capital MarketsEmployee Share Options & Performance Award SchemesEmploymentEmployment & Industrial RelationsEmployment LawFinancial Services (Regulatory)Private Client
Industry GroupFinancial Institutions & TechnologyPrivate Wealth

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Background Information

Qualified as a lawyer in both Singapore and Hong Kong, Kaylee's areas of practice include general corporate, mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate secretarial, project financing, asset securitisation, real estate, corporate and private banking, and China related matters.

She is currently the Company Secretary of various companies including Lee Kuan Yew Exchange Fellowship, Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship Fund, Dr Goh Keng Swee Scholarship Fund, KidSTART Singapore Ltd, and INSEAD. She also serves as a Board Director of Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation (Singapore) Limited.

A strong proponent of spearheading thought-leadership initiatives, Kaylee is dedicated to developing comprehensive and updated know-how resources for her chosen practice areas. She is one of the writers of ONERHT Foundation’s eldercare guidebook called ‘As You Are, Now’, as well as ‘LegaleSE’ and ‘Advocates for the Arts’ – both publications of the Law Society of Singapore’s Pro Bono Services Office.

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) – National University of Singapore
  • Master of Laws – National University of Singapore

Career Highlights

  • Advised United Engineers Limited (UEL) in its sale and purchase agreement with Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited (OCBC), pursuant to which the transaction for OCBC’s wholly own subsidiary to purchase 100% issued share capital and shareholder’s loans of UEL’s special purpose vehicles UE Orchard Pte Ltd and UE Somerset Pte Ltd (SPVs) for an aggregate cash consideration of approximately S$ 196,000 and S$ 353,000,000 respectively was completed on 30 September 2014. The SPVs are the developers of the redevelopment project on the former Specialists Centre and Hotel Phoenix site located at 277 Orchard Road and which is now known as orchardgateway.
  • Acted for United Engineers Developments Pte Ltd (UED) in the tender of the land parcel at Bendemeer Road / Whampoa East, advising both UED and its appointed developer UE Development (Bendemeer) Pte Ltd (UED Bendemeer) on the building agreement and state lease in respect of the said land parcel, with a tender price of S$ 543,000,888. In addition, Kaylee also acted for UED Bendemeer (as borrower) and UED (as sponsor) in the syndicated loan financing comprising loan facilities amounting to S$ 556,000,000 granted by OCBC, Maybank, UOB and to partly finance the payment of tender price for the said land parcel and related construction costs for the development project.
  • Acted for an international bank in the grant of banking facilities for the construction of a luxury resort and spa development project in Lijiang County, Yunnan Province of PRC.
  • Acted for a local bank in the grant of S$75,000,000 banking facilities to finance the renovation works of a luxury beach resort on Sentosa Island, Singapore.
  • Acted as lead counsel for a major US bicycle brand in the multi-jurisdictional project relating to the launch of e-commerce in 10 jurisdictions namely Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, Australia and New Zealand.
  • Acting as legal adviser to various charities and non-profit organisations such as National Council of Social Service (including its fundraising arm Community Chest), Singapore Cancer Society, National Gallery Singapore and Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation (Singapore) Limited.

Memberships & Associations

Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore; Solicitor, Hong Kong SAR

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