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Chua See Hua


Practice Area:

Restructuring & Insolvency
Mergers & Acquisitions
General Corporate Commercial

LLM, University of Cambridge
LLB, East London University
Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya
Solicitor, Supreme Court of Hong Kong
Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales

T +603 2273 1919

See Hua co-heads Christopher & Lee Ong’s Restructuring & Insolvency Practice Group and has been in legal practice for over 30 years.

During her eight-year stint in Hong Kong with Ernst & Young and Simmons & Simmons in the 1990s, See Hua was involved in some major insolvency and liquidation work.

See Hua has led a number of notable restructuring and insolvency deals, from the Asian Financial Crisis to the 2008 Financial Crisis, where she advised and worked with borrowers, lenders and administrators on the corporate and debt restructuring of a huge portfolio of Malaysian public listed groups.

Her practice extends to advising major corporations on transactions involving acquisitions and divestments of companies (both public and private).

See Hua is a member of the Insolvency Practice Committee of the Malaysian Association of Certified Public Accountants.

See Hua has been quoted in Chambers Asia-Pacific as "an effective negotiator, especially when there are numerous interests to reconcile". She has also been praised by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific on her level of service for capital markets and M&A work. She has also been recognised by IFLR1000, the Asian Counsel and PLC Which Lawyer for her work in the field of restructuring and insolvency.

  • Acting for a group of sukuk holders (US$500 million issuance) of Serba Dinamik Holdings Berhad in its debt restructuring.
  • Acting for two creditors of the Sapura Energy Berhad group of companies in their debt restructuring.
  • Debt restructuring of a Malaysia-based upstream oil and gas service provider, Perisai Petroleum TeknologiBerhad.
  • The Lion Group corporate and debt restructuring comprising seven listed vehicles and over 180 operating and investment companies in Malaysia and China.
  • The administration of one of the first stock broking companies and listed companies falling into administration under the national asset management regime set up under the Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Berhad Act, 1998.
  • Numerous bilateral corporate and debt restructuring coordinated by the Corporate Debt Restructuring Committee of the Central Bank of Malaysia.
  • The first court sanctioned Eurobond conversion into equity (cited by the International Financial Law Review as a leading transaction in Asia).
  • Restructuring of RM 160 million Sukuk Al Ijarah.
  • Restructuring of RM 262 million debt of the concessionaire of the Seremban to Port Dickson highway.
  • Advised investors for the purchase of Malaysia’s first and second tender for the distressed assets and non-performing loans offered by Malayan Banking Berhad and CIMB Bank Berhad.
  • The demerger leading to the listing of the Parkson Group.
  • Numerous oil and gas and shipping related acquisitions / disposals for Wah Seong Corporation Berhad and Sumatec Corporation Berhad.
  • Advised the lead managers on the US$300 million exchangeable bonds issued out of Labuan by the YTL Group.
  • Advised the investors on the proposed acquisition of two financial institutions by investors.
  • Advised on the debt restructuring of Sumatec Resources Berhad.
  • Advised on the debt restructuring of Hytex Integrated Berhad.
  • Advised on the debt restructuring of Metroplex Berhad.
  • Advised on the debt restructuring of a Malaysian timber concessionaire.
Memberships / Directorships
  • Member, Insolvency Practice Committee, Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“MICPA”)
  • Member, Disciplinary Committee, MICPA
  • Independent Director, Petron Malaysia Refining & Marketing Berhad and Matrix Concept Holdings Berhad