Kenneth Szeto

Partner, Withers KhattarWong* | Singapore

*Withers KhattarWong is a Formal Law Alliance between Withers LLP and KhattarWong LLP. Kenneth Szeto is from KhattarWong LLP.

Kenneth is a partner in our Banking, Finance and Property team.

His practice focuses on banking, finance and corporate transactions specialising in the real estate industry.

He acts for lenders, borrowers in onshore and offshore financings, with a focus on real estate and asset-backed financing transactions. He also represents corporate and individual clients on acquisition and disposals of real estate, collective sale and purchases, sale and leasebacks, commercial leasing and structured real estate investment transactions across the commercial, industrial and residential property sectors.

His clients include banks and leading financial institutions, property developers, multinationals, SME businesses, family offices and high net-worth private clients.

Kenneth has been recognised in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 (2017 and 2016 editions) as a "Recommended Lawyer for Banking and Finance", and Asia Pacific Legal 500 2015 edition as a "Recommended Lawyer for Banking and Finance as well as Real Estate and Construction". He was named by the Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore’s 40 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under in 2015.

Track record

Admissions

Memberships

Acted in a series of 12 industrial building acquisitions, disposals, sale and leaseback, surrenders and financings in 2016.

Acted for OCBC in the S$216 million secured and guaranteed term loan facility for a subsidiary of Fragrance Group Limited to partially finance its acquisition of "Tower 15" and "Klapsons the boutique hotel", a prime district office and hotel building.

Acted as lender’s counsel to BNP Paribas as mandated lead arranger of a S$305 million land loan facility for a leading property developer to partially finance the acquisition of a 583 unit residential development in Singapore.

Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of Singapore, 2005

Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, 2009

Law Society of Singapore Singapore Academy of Law

Law Society of England and Wales

Education


Languages


  • English

Singapore

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