Yvonne Lee

Yvonne Lee




Yvonne Lee has a unique blend and wealth of private, government, in-house and academic experience of more than 20 years. She presently leads a legal team supporting a group of companies having Internet communications related businesses and operations in a few countries. She is also an adjunct associate professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, teaches Government Regulation: Law, Policy & Practice in areas such as government procurement, healthcare, financial markets and real property; and Constitutional and Administrative Law. She previously led the legal department of a Singapore government agency. As a former Director of a mid-sized law firm, she spearheaded its financial regulatory and compliance practice, in addition to her real estate & project development portfolio. She was an in-house counsel at Temasek Holdings and Singapore Power Limited, and a full-time law academic at the National University of Singapore.


Ms Lee’s experience includes international and domestic procurement laws; lawful access and interception; product liability and product recall obligations; consumer protection; controlled goods; licensing requirements for regulated activities such as insurance, dealing in securities, fund management and provision of financial advisory services; regulatory-compliant protocols for anti-money laundering, bribery, suspicious transactions, and other technology and outsourcing risk management; and efficient protocols governing optimal compliance with laws relating to competition, cyber and data security, privacy and personal data protection, and spam.


Her transactional experience includes project financing such as Singapore cross island tunnel project; establishment of medium term notes programmes; cross border hotel acquisitions and financing, syndicated financing and structuring of pari passu sharing of financial institutions’ loans; sales of shares and assets; commercial and residential real property sales and leases.


  • Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore

  • Attorney and Counselor at Law, New York State, U.S.


  • LLB (Hons) (2nd Upper, Dean’s List) (Singapore)

  • LLM (Michigan, US)


  • “Singapore Chapter” in Paul Dickson of Slaughter & May ed., Asset Management Review (Law Business Research Ltd, 2015) (co-authored).

  • “The Politics of Sovereign Wealth Funds: Benign Investors or Smoking Guns” in The Politics of International Economic Law, Amy Porges & Tomer Broude eds (United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press, 2011).

  • “The Corporate Rule of Law: Singapore’s Securities Regulators”, (2007) 3(2) The Corporate Governance Law Review 225.

  • “Under Lock and Key: The Evolving Role of the Elected President as a Fiscal Guardian”, [2007] Sing. JLS 290 (An analysis of the nature and scope of the President’s fiscal powers, particularly the flow of monies within the Government, the statutory boards and government companies).

  • “The Elusive Concept of ‘Materiality’ under US Federal Securities Law”, 40 Willamette L. Rev. 661 (2004) (An examination of the materiality provisions in the European Union, Australia and Hong Kong compared to the US approach (effect of the relevant corporate information on the price of securities vs the investment decisions of the reasonable investor)).