Yvonne Lee

Yvonne Lee

Consultant

 

yvonnelee@chiawongllp.com

Yvonne Lee has a unique blend and wealth of private practice, government, in-house and academic experience of 20 years. She advises on a varied range of corporate and regulatory matters.  

 

Ms Lee’s regulatory experience includes international and domestic procurement laws; establishment of multi-jurisdictional public safety office (for lawful access); product liability; 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.

 

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 spearheaded various projects, as the head and/or key lead of legal teams of previous entities, such as an all services’ social media platform in various countries, a Singapore government technology agency, Temasek Holdings and Singapore Power Limited.  She was formerly a law academic at the National University of Singapore, whose teaching and research portfolios included Government Regulation: Law, Policy & Practice (procurement, healthcare, financial markets and real property), Constitutional and Administrative Law.  

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore

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

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

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

  • LLM (Michigan, US)

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Managing Service Providers and Contracts: GDPR and PDPA”, Singapore Academy of Law (28 March 2019)

  • “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)).