Jennifer Chia

Jennifer Chia

Partner

Expertise

  • Banking and Finance
  • Corporate Real Estate

WSG Practice Industries

Activity

WSG Leadership

Banking & Finance Group
Member
Real Estate Group
Member
Women's Professional Forum Group
Member

TSMP Law Corporation
Singapore

Profile
Money never sleeps, perhaps to keep up with Jennifer, who answers 5AM emails almost immediately. Naturally, she heads the Banking & Finance, Corporate Real Estate, and Regulatory, Compliance & Crisis Management practices, and co-heads the Private Wealth & Trust Advisory desk. Jennifer's clients include banks, financial institutions, multinational corporates and high net-worth individuals. They value her for how she embraces every transactional brief and makes their problems her own.

Even more remarkable than Jennifer's ability to function in two timezones is her ability to be at two places at once, driving out to feed her kids at lunch, while remaining dedicated and thorough with all her clients. Now that her kids have grown, she applies her motherly instincts to young associates at TSMP, splitting that with time spent volunteering at Boys Town and IC2 PrepHouse, both deserving children's charities.

Bar Admissions

Singapore

Education

LL.B. (HONS) (NUS)
Areas of Practice

Banking and Finance | Corporate Real Estate

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Acted for Khua Kian Keong and property investment firm Pacific Star in the sale of 50 per cent of shares of Bintan Lagoon Resort, located on 312-hectare plot of land valued at more than S$100 million.

Acted for the Singapore subsidiary of Cosco Pacific, a HKSE-listed shipping giant and container terminal operator in its joint venture with the Port of Singapore Authority to invest in three new container berths for an investment amount of S$340 million.

Acted for LOGOS SE Asia, the Singapore subsidiary of the Australia-based LOGOS property group in its US$150-million joint venture with Yang Kee Logistics to jointly acquire a 6.6-hectare plot of JTC land for the construction and development of a five-level ramp-up warehouse and in the lease of the property from LOGOS SE Asia to Yang Kee Logistics under a master lease.

Advising and acting for the Singapore subsidiaries and related entities of the Australia-based property development group LOGOS in (i) an acquisition of 21 Tuas West Drive, a building and JTC land in Tuas, Singapore and (ii) a joint venture with a major player in the food production, import and distribution sectors, to jointly acquire and develop a S$79-million modern food processing and warehouse facility on the property.

Acted as Singapore counsel for the bank in connection with an A$150 million facility to a sub-trust of a Singapore Mainboard-listed company in the construction and property development business, for the construction of a purpose-built student accommodation development in Australia.

Acted as Singapore counsel to the National Highways Authority of India in the issuance of INR-denominated bonds with a principal amount of issue of US$800 million maturing in 2027 and dual-listing on the SGX and the London Stock Exchange.

Singapore counsel for the INEOS Group in the refinancing of its outstanding 5.875% Dollar-Denominated Senior Notes aggregating a principal amount of US$590 million and its 5.750% Euro-Denominated Senior Notes aggregating a principal amount of €600 million, both due in 2019.

Represented Oxley Holdings in its proposed purchase of Chevron House from Deka Singapore, a unit of Germany’s DekaBank Group, in a S$660-million deal.
Articles

Mixed-Use Developments: Boon or Bane?
TSMP Law Corporation, April 2020

Integrated projects are pointing to the future of land use in increasingly crowded Singapore, but will they become white elephants as technology brings us (virtually) closer together than before? As an Alpha+ world city, Singapore sits alongside commercial powerhouses like Beijing, Paris and Sydney as one of the world’s most globalised cities...

Reading the Tea Leaves for 2020
TSMP Law Corporation, January 2020

Oh what a year it has been. 2019 has been a rollercoaster ride: Trump accelerates and then suddenly slams on the brakes on his tit-for-tat trade war with China. Hong Kong, hitherto the paradigm of pragmatism, lies smouldering as months of pro-democracy protests see no end. A Swedish girl (celebrating her 17th birthday just last Friday) becomes the unlikely face of environmentalism, shaming Boomers for doing nothing about climate change in front of the UN...

Death of a Residential Property Market
TSMP Law Corporation, August 2018

Cooling measures in the form of increased ABSD and tighter LTV limits may be frosting the recent recovery in our property market. Friday July 6:After a few years of drought in the residential property market, the heavens opened a few months back and rained en bloc sales, to the excitement of a market that had been turning frigid from inactivity...