Leon Yee

Attorney in Singapore, Singapore
Leon Yee is Head of Duane Morris & Selvam's Banking & Finance and Energy Law Practice Groups. He is also Head of the Firm's China Practice Group. Mr. Yee has extensive corporate law expertise and regularly advises high net worth individuals, private equity funds, investment banks, listed and private companies on corporate finance, venture capital, capital markets, takeovers, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and joint ventures. He has also advised banks and project companies on complex financing transactions and has a particular focus on Indonesia and PRC related deals.

Mr. Yee is regarded as one of Asia Pacific's Leading Lawyers by the International Financial Law Review 1000. He was also recognised as an AsiaLaw Leading Lawyer in the area of Corporate Governance. He serves as an Independent Director of SGX-listed Federal International (2000) Ltd where he is the Chairman of both the Nominating Committee and the Remuneration Committee.

He is a member of the Tan Kah Kee International Society and a Visiting Professor of Law at Jimei University, China. He is also the Honorary Legal Adviser to the Char Yong (Dabu) Clan Association. Further, he sits as the Chair and is also a Council fellow of Cambridge Alliance Centre. Mr. Yee also founded and chaired the Cambridge University Asian Lawyers Association.

Mr. Yee read Law at Christ's College, Cambridge on a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust scholarship where he graduated with Honours. He previously worked with a leading international law firm in their London & Singapore offices.

He is an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and a Solicitor of England and Wales.

•Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, Selvam LLC
•Herbert Smith


Leon Yee demonstrates tireless effort - Legal 500 2013 Edn.

Banking & Finance Practice head Leon Yee is recommended - Legal 500 2012 Edn.

Leon Yee handles complex capital markets transactions - Legal 500 2012 Edn.

Legal 500 2010/2011 Edn. commends Leon Yee's sharp business acumen and collaborative approach

Leon Yee has strong corporate experience - Legal 500 2013 Edn.

Leading Lawyer (Banking & Finance) - IFLR 2014

Leading Lawyer (Corporate Governance) - Asialaw 2013

Recommended Lawyer (Corporate & M&A, Projects & Energy) - Legal 500 2013

Selected Publications
•Co-author of The Code of Corporate Governance chapter in Woon's Corporations Law
•Singapore contributor for Getting the Deal Through - Corporate Governance

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Admission Details

Admitted in Singapore
England and Wales

University Attended

University of Cambridge
Hons., Law

University of Cambridge

Associations & Memberships

Professional Activities
•Past member of the Singapore Law Society Committee for Mergers & Acquisitions and Insolvency, Corporate Commercial Matters and Listing Matters ... More

Representative Cases

Representative Matters: Banking and Finance; Advised Morgan Stanley as financial adviser to OUB on the competing $5 billion bids by UOB and DBS as part of the consolidation of the Singapore banking market.; Advised Asian Development Bank as senior lender in connection with the US$268 million equivalent Tala-Delhi Transmission project in India, the ... More

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