Through his 30-year career, Yu-En has advised on many of South East Asia’s landmark banking and finance deals. He is renowned for his work on award-winning and market-first structured finance deals in the region.
Yu-En has extensive international legal experience, having spent over two decades practicing in the London, Hong Kong and Singapore offices of Norton Rose Fulbright. He was previously a lawyer in one of Singapore’s largest national law firms.
Yu-En is the recipient of multiple awards and accolades from leading publications including Euromoney, Law.com’s Asian Lawyer, Global Trade Review and Trade Finance Magazine. He was awarded Finance Lawyer of the Year, Asia, at the Asia Legal Awards 2018.
He is consistently recognised as a leading lawyer by clients in leading legal directories, including Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500 Asia Pacific and IFLR. Clients have described him as a “an incredibly steady pair of hands, solution-focused and backed by huge experience in the market” and “the first person to call for a highly complex transaction involving multiple jurisdictions.”
Qualified in Singapore, Hong Kong and England & Wales, Yu-En is also a Fellow at the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He is a member of Monetary Authority of Singapore’s Green Finance Industry Taskforce and active with the Community Justice Centre, a legal and social charity. He sits as a panel assessor for the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020, assisting on determinations relating to the (non-) performance of contracts due to the pandemic.