Chen Guan Feng

Partner, Withers KhattarWong*

Withers KhattarWong LLP is a Singapore law practice, affiliated with Withers LLP.

Guan Feng is a partner in the banking and finance team.

Guan Feng has more than 25 years of experience in successfully executing complex cross-border financings and private corporate debt restructurings. He has worked on numerous high-profile and ground-breaking deals, many of which were market firsts in Asia. His deep regional knowledge of the legal industry in Asia, along with his international experience, enables him to help clients navigate complicated multijurisdictional transactions, implementing structures that balance innovation and practicality.

Guan Feng regularly represents lenders as well as borrowers in secured and unsecured bilateral, club and syndicated domestic and cross-border financing transactions in a variety of industry sectors. He has particular expertise in cross-border financing matters involving Indonesia and Malaysia. He has acted for most leading Singapore and Singapore-based international banks and financial institutions. He also represents multinationals and SME borrowers in the negotiation of their credit facilities and documentation with their lenders.

Guan Feng has been recognized as a leading lawyer for Singapore banking and finance by numerous independent legal directories, including Chambers Asia-Pacific and IFLR1000, and as a leading lawyer for Indonesia banking and finance by Chambers Asia-Pacific. He was also praised for his negotiation skills in the publication, with a client describing him as "a very strong lawyer who is able to persuade the other party." Chambers also notes, “Chen Guan Feng is well respected for handling cross-border lending and debt restructuring mandates for clients across the region.” He was also recognized as one of Singapore’s Top 100 Lawyers by Asia Business Law Journal.

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Advised a consortium of Saudi Arabian and Qatari investors on a secured financing by CIMB for the acquisition of the franchise rights for 390 McDonald’s restaurants in Singapore and Malaysia. The transfer of the McDonald’s business to a developmental license model was such transfer implemented in Asia.

Advised an Indonesian gold mining company on a refinancing consisting of a $275 million conventional and a $125 million murabahah facility.

Advised the mandated lead arrangers, agent, and security agent on $500 million in guaranteed and secured revolving credit facilities to Indorama Corporation Pte. Ltd. Indorama, headquartered in Indonesia, is a global manufacturer of polyethylene, polypropylene, polyester fiber, and filament as well as spun yarns, fabrics, and medical gloves, and is one of the largest producers of polyolefins.

Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore, 1994

England & Wales (Solicitor), 1997

Law Society of Singapore

Me in a minute

I am a die-hard supporter of the England Rugby team

Passionate about my work and practice and the clients that I serve and their businesses.

I am also passionate about sports and I am a die-hard supporter of England Rugby team, Liverpool football club, Boston Celtics and Green Bay Packers.

Education


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  • Chinese
  • English

Dates


Joined

2021

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