Chuan Wei Kong advises borrowers and lenders on banking transactions across Southeast Asia and India.

Mr. Kong helps private equity funds, portfolio companies, corporate borrowers, banks, credit funds, and other alternative credit providers navigate a range of transactions, including:

  • Acquisition finance
  • General corporate lending
  • Special situations
  • Mezzanine finance
  • Margin lending 

He draws on a firm grasp of the Southeast Asian markets to offer clients a seamless and responsive service across a broad range of financing transactions. 

Mr. Kong also serves as a member of the Asia Pacific Loan Market Association (APLMA) Singapore Young Leaders Committee. 

Mr. Kong’s experience includes advising:

Acquisition Finance

  • SATS Ltd. on the €2.25 billion financing to acquire Worldwide Flight Services, the world’s largest air cargo handling firm
  • TPG on a term-loan facility in connection with acquiring Gribbles Pathology (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Quest Laboratories Vietnam Co., Ltd., and certain assets of Quest Laboratories Pte Ltd, providers of diagnostic laboratory services
  • Adani, through Endeavor Trade and Investment Ltd, a special purpose vehicle, on the US$4.5 billion financing to acquire Ambuja Cements Ltd and ACC Ltd., two of India’s leading cement companies
  • A consortium comprising TPG Capital, Sumitomo Life Insurance Company, and others on a senior facility and a bridge-to-bond financing for a transaction to combine SingLife with global insurance company Aviva plc’s Singapore life insurance business, Aviva Ltd
  • Several subsidiaries of the PAH Group, a TPG healthcare services portfolio group, on their term-loan facility jointly arranged by CIMB Bank Berhad and Maybank Investment Bank Berhad
  • PT Semen Indonesia (Persero) Tbk on a US$1.3 billion term-loan facility to acquire PT Holcim Indonesia Tbk, an Indonesian-based producer and distributor of cement, ready-mixed concrete, and aggregates
  • San Miguel Corporation on a US$2.1 billion term-loan facility for the proposed acquisition of Holcim Philippines, a Philippines-based cement manufacturer
  • Warburg Pincus on the financing to acquire a portfolio of real estate assets in Singapore
  • TPG on a term-loan facility to acquire Columbia Asia Healthcare Pte. Ltd., a healthcare services provider
  • TPG, as a co-investor with Northstar, on the financing to acquire a majority stake in Greenfields Dairy, a Singapore-based agriculture company

General Corporate Lending

  • Hongkong United Ascend Limited, a provider of assembly and test services for semiconductor chips, on a US$500 million term loan and US$45 million revolving credit facility
  • Loka Holdings, an Indonesian-based online travel company, on a US$300 million term-loan facility from a syndicate of leading private capital lenders
  • Ola, India’s largest mobility platform and one of the world’s largest ride-hailing companies, in an US$500 million term loan B debt financing from marquee international institutional investors
  • MyRepublic Group, a telecommunications provider in Asia-Pacific, on refinancing its SG$74.2 million term loan
  • MyRepublic Holdings Ltd in the S$105 million term-loan facility incurred for refinancing purposes 
  • StorHub Singapore Investment Pte. Ltd., a portfolio of self-storage real estate companies in Singapore, and certain of its subsidiaries, on a term to (i) refinance in full its existing financial indebtedness and (ii) finance/reimburse the acquisition of certain properties in Singapore to add to the group’s existing property portfolio
  • EMP Bentu Limited, a subsidiary of PT Energi Mega Persada Tbk, on its term-loan facility from Deutsche Bank AG, Singapore Branch, for refinancing purposes
  • MCO Nominee One Limited, a subsidiary of Melco Resorts & Entertainments Limited, an operator of integrated resorts with entertainment and casino gaming facilities, on a HK$14.8 billion revolving credit facility

Other Representative Experience

  • Adani Hybrid Energy Jaisalmer One Limited, a 1.69-GW hybrid portfolio of solar and wind renewable projects in India, on a US$1.35 billion term-loan facility
  • Pentagreen Capital on an up to US$100 million term-loan facility for Citicore Renewable Energy Corporation to finance the development of solar power projects in the Philippines
  • Vingroup on selling a stake in Vinhomes Joint Stock Company, a Vietnam-based real estate developer, to a consortium led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
  • Asian Development Bank, JBIC, NEXI, and a consortium of commercial bank lenders in the US$701 million project financing of the 98.4-MW Rantau Dedap Geothermal Power Project in South Sumatra, Indonesia
  • PT Pertamina EP Cepu on the US$1.8 billion financing to develop the Jambaran Tiung Biru oil and gas field
  • The underwriters on Star Energy Geothermal’s issuance of US$580 million 6.75% senior secured notes due 2033, which garnered recognition from The Asset Asian Awards as the 2018 Best Green Bond (Indonesia)

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)


  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice, The College of Law, 2011
  • Bachelor of Laws, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English