Kevin Chua is a senior director at Yuen Law. He heads Yuen Law’s Regulatory and Compliance team under our Corporate Practice Group. Kevin has a depth and breadth of expertise in corporate and commercial law.
During his distinguished career of over 20 years in both public service and private practice, Kevin has developed a special focus on regulatory laws and compliance.
His public sector record saw him serving in the Attorney-General’s Chambers, the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He had a critical role in the team (secretariat) overseeing the 2003 amendments to the Companies Act, among other legislation administered by ACRA, where he held management positions in the Compliance Division and the Registration Division.
Kevin later joined MAS, and became one of its Assistant General Counsels. Advising on a spectrum of legal issues, his responsibilities centred particularly on investment agreements, commercial contracts, and government tenders.
With diverse experience in the private sector, Kevin is also steeped in on-the-ground legalities that impact to clients at every level of business – from solopreneurs and startups, to SMEs and MNCs.
He brings to the table practical counsel gleaned from stints in a Big Four law firm WongPartnership, as in-house counsel in an MNC, and as Head of Regulatory Practice in a boutique law firm, ranked in The Legal 500 for its work in financial services regulation.
Kevin has an extensive experience in payment services and digital tokens such as in cryptocurrency and blockchain services; AML/CFT (anti-money laundering / countering financing of terrorism); as well as full- suite corporate and commercial legal services with regards to mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures, investment agreements, government tenders, and commercial contracts.
Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Advisory
We advise issuers of digital tokens, ICO advisors, fintech businesses on regulatory and compliance issues on a wide range of business activities, including utilisation of blockchain to enable business applications, dealings and offers of digital tokens, setting up cryptocurrency exchanges, and application of the Payment Institution Licence under the Payment Services Act.
We advise on appropriate structures for the family office, setting up of the corporate entity, compliance with regulations including issuing of legal opinion on single family office status, seeking exemption from registration or licensing from the Monetary Authority of Singapore, assisting in migration and re-domiciliation matters, liaising with tax advisers on obtaining tax incentives.
Variable Capital Companies
We assist with the incorporation of Variable Capital Companies (“VCC”), lodgement of sub-funds with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority, drafting and reviewing of fund management documents including the information memorandum, subscription and redemption documents, investment management agreement between the VCC and fund manager.
Services & Fees
We believe in being transparent about our pricing, we offer fixed fee costs for project basis or monthly retainers.
- Privacy / Data Compliance Review (PDPA)
- Contract Review
- CMS and Financial Advisor Licence Applications
- Sale and Purchase of Business
- RFMC and VCFM Registration
- AML/CFT Compliance
- Drafting Contracts
- Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Advisory
- Family Offices
- Setting up a business
- Variable Capital Companies
- MAS Regulatory Sandbox