Responsive, forward-thinking, solutions-oriented and innovative.
These are some of the qualities clients most appreciate in our partners and associates.
At Chua Associates, we select people with integrity, passion, intelligence and the ambition to make the difference in the services we provide.
“we select people with integrity, passion, intelligence and the ambition to make a difference...”
Our partner have acted for key parties in major corporate exercises in various industries like oil & gas, steel, finance, real estate and retail.
Chua See Hua is an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya, a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, the Supreme Court of Hong Kong and of Singapore. She holds a Master’s Degree in Law from Cambridge University where she specialized in Companies & Securities Law and International Law.
See Hua spent 8 years in Hong Kong where she worked with the English international legal firm of Simmons & Simmons and the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young, where she was principally involved in corporate and commercial advisory work, restructuring and insolvency work and estate and tax planning respectively.
See Hua has built up extensive experience in corporate restructuring & recovery, the distress assets and debt capital market, conventional and Islamic financing, Malaysian and Labuan bond issuance, local and cross-border transactions, private equity funds, foreign investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and property development.
Notably, following the economic downturn in the late 1990s, See Hua led the corporate and debt restructuring of no less than 18 major public listed companies valued at over RM11 billion including one of Malaysia’s first restructuring of Islamic Securities. She was also involved in advising potential buyers in the recent sale of non- performing loans by financial institutions.
The clients she has worked with include local and international investment banks, foreign hedge funds, international accounting firms, public listed companies in the business of steel, oil and gas, manufacturing, retail and property development.
See Hua is a member of the Insolvency Practice Committee of the Malaysian Association of Certified Public Accountants.
See Hua sits on the board of Petron Malaysia Refining & Marketing Berhad as an independent director.
Our associate lawyers are experienced in real estate, banking and corporate law and have helped solve legal issues for Malaysian clients in these areas.
Fiona was called to the Malaysian Bar as an Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in October 1993 and has been in general practice since then, concentrating mainly on property and real estate law, retail and corporate banking work.
Fiona’s main area of practice is also in conventional and Islamic financing where she has advised on a RM95 million financing transaction pursuant to the Islamic principles of Ijarah, a RM950 million Bai al Inah revolving credit facility granted to a public listed company and a Murabahah facility of RM6 million granted by a local bank.
Fiona’s experience includes acting for private individuals, public listed and private companies, property developers and financial institutions. She does general advisory work for wills and probate matters and has represented landlords and tenants in tenancies and leases for both residential and commercial properties.
Melanie attained a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of London (External) in 2008 and was admitted as a Barrister in England and Wales in 2009. Subsequently, she obtained a Master of Laws majoring in Commercial Law from Northumbria University in 2010. She was admitted to practice in the High Court of Malaya in May 2011.
During her studies in the Bar Vocational Course in Northumbria University, Melanie obtained her first exposure to legal practice in the University’s Student Law Office by offering pro-bono advice to the public particularly in the area of Employment Law.
Prior to joining Chua Associates, Melanie worked in the Conveyancing and Corporate departments in a local law firm and was exposed to a variety of work not just in areas of general corporate and conveyancing laws and procedures but also in trust, wills and probate and family laws.
Melanie is now part of the corporate department which scope includes corporate reorganisations, restructuring, mergers & acquisitions, schemes of arrangement, loans and financing, and other general corporate and commercial law work as well as general advisory work including the areas of employment law, property development and insolvency and companies’ winding-up.