Yuen Law

Singapore

Address:
50 South Bridge Road
#02-00/#03-00/ #03-00 / #04-00
Singapore, 058682
Singapore

+65 6536 6037


Key contacts:

Managing Director, Head of Corporate (Corporate and M&A, Private Equity, Labour and Employment): Samuel Yuen
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Senior Director, Corporate (Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Regulatory, Investment Funds): Kevin Chua
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Director, Head of Dispute Resolution (Construction, Dispute Resolution): Amos Cai
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Associate Director, Head of Integrated Property (Restructuring & Insolvency, Intellectual Property): Tris Xavier
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Director, Head of Family (Family & Matrimonial) : Lim Fung Peen
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Quick facts:

Number of Lawyers: 16
Number of Partners: 8
Languages: English, Chinese
Network Memberships: Law Society of Singapore; Singapore Academy of Law; Singapore Fintech Association; Business Network International


Yuen Law LLC is a highly accoladed and reputable Singapore law practice established in 2012. Our practitioners are highly experienced in their chosen fields of the law and they are ably supported by a team of approachable and effective executives recruited from a spectrum of disciplines.

Our firm has been recognised as one of the best law firms in Singapore by a variety of industry watchers such as asialaw, IFLR1000, Benchmark Litigation, Chamber & Partners, and Asian Legal Business (ALB).

We have a reputation for delivering sound, practical and cost-effective legal advice on corporate, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, financial services regulations, dispute resolution, construction, family and matrimonial, insolvency, real estate, and intellectual property matters. Our practitioners are also well known for providing best-in-class and cost-effective legal advice and services to discerning clients.

The four values of integrity, honesty, compassion and excellence shape our firm culture, practice and guide our interactions with clients.

Our global client base encompasses key jurisdictions such as Singapore, ASEAN, the United States of America, India, China, Hong Kong, Russia, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Israel, France, South America, and Morocco.

We take pride in assisting our clients in establishing or redomiciling operations in Singapore, as well as to take advantage of Singapore’s unique position as the gateway and strategic centre of Southeast Asia and the greater region.

Why Choose Us?

1. Our knowledge and experience are yours

With Yuen Law, you gain the advantage of working with a team of highly skilled and seasoned practitioners who will empower you with insights and knowledge necessary to make informed decisions, to navigate transactions and legal proceedings with confidence.

2. We establish proactive lines of communication

Trust is the bedrock of all successful partnerships. We build this by ensuring clients feel genuinely understood and supported. Our team stands ever-ready to listen, ensures ongoing dialogue, and provides timely updates throughout your legal proceedings.

3. We collaborate as part of your team

We go beyond transactional interactions. We immerse ourselves in your goals, to provide legal solutions that align with your needs and budget. Our practitioners collaborate closely with you, functioning as an extension of your own team.

  • Banking and finance
  • Capital markets
  • Competition/antitrust
  • Construction
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution
  • Regulatory
  • Intellectual property
  • Labour and employment
  • Investment funds
  • Private equity
  • Restructuring and insolvency

  • Banking and financial services
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Industrials and manufacturing
  • Infrastructure
  • Materials
  • Media and entertainment
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharmaceuticals and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Technology and telecommunications

*Case Highlights*

Corporate Practice Group

  • Represented Pine Venture Partners in leading a USD25 million Series B fundraise for United States based virtual reality developer Spatial Systems Inc under the client’s Pine Metaverse Fund.
  • Acted for a financial institution – whose shareholder is a listed company in China – in various matters, including its application to the Monetary Authority of Singapore for a Major Payments Institution licence.
  • Acted as legal counsel for Cap Vista during its investment into Transcelestial, a startup that is developing high-speed internet via a space-based laser network, in a USD9.6 million Series A funding round. Cap Vista is the strategic investment arm of the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), a statutory board under Singapore’s Ministry of Defence.

Disputes Practice Group

  • Successfully secured an award of over RM3 million in equitable compensation for our client, in a lawsuit concerning a breach of trust deed in relation to shares of a Malaysian Company. An appeal filed by the defendant in the High Court was subsequently dismissed. Eller, Urs v Cheong Kiat Wah [2021] SGHC 253, [2020] SGHC 106
  • Presented a compelling defence for our client, who was one of several parties sued by a party to a joint venture. The claimant sought indemnity and damages, alleging that the defendants breached an exit agreement by failing to service a loan. The dispute involved issues regarding contract formation. The Court found that the claimant failed to prove that our client was a party to the exit agreement. Choong Cher Siong Ronnie v Florensia Leovanny Liong and others, [2022] SGDC 286
  • Successfully defended two out of three defendants named in a claim for relief against minority oppression initiated by their investor. The claimant alleged that he had been excluded from conduct of the company’s affairs and that his shares were wrongfully diluted. The Court found that there was no unfair dilution of shares. Lim Tong Zhen Kevryn v Cheo Jean Sheng and others [2022] SGHC 315
  • Represented the appellant in an appeal against the Disciplinary Tribunal's decision in Singapore Medical Council v Dr. Ho Tze Woon [2023]. Argued that the Tribunal applied a sentencing framework designed for a different disciplinary offense from which the appellant was convicted of. Secured a reduction in the appellant's suspension from nine months to three months.

Family Practice Group

  • Represented a wife in divorce proceedings and successfully defended an appeal filed by the husband in the High Court. Our client obtained judgment in her favour in this highly contentious case, securing custody, sole care and control of the children, and the matrimonial property. VDF v VDG [2019] SGFC 135
  • Acted for a deputyship applicant whose brother objected to the application. Successfully secured a settlement where the other deputy was required to repay an outstanding debt owed to the patient’s estate.
  • Represented the applicants in a complex adoption application involving the Ministry of Social and Family Development and third-party complainants who opposed the adoption application. We successfully defended the allegations made against our clients, and obtained a Court Order granting the adoption.

Integrated Property Practice Group

  • Represented Italian luxury brand, Furla in legal action against transhipment firm Megastar Shipping, the consignee of a container of counterfeit goods detained by Singapore customs en route to Batam.
  • Successfully acted in the restoration of a technology firm that had been struck off, for the purposes of pursuing a debt owed to it by another company.
  • Acted for a notable international hospitality brand in conveying its S$30 million office building to an intragroup company.

 

*Recent Accolades:*

The Legal500:
Firms To Watch: Fintech And Financial Services Regulatory: Local Firms (2024)

Asian Legal Business (ALB) Pan Asian Regulatory Summit Awards:
Finalist for Regulatory Law Firm of the Year (2023)

Chambers and Partners:
Band 4 in Startups and Emerging Companies (2023, 2024)
Band 3 in Startups and Emerging Companies (2022, 2021)

IFLR1000:
Notable Firm in M&A (2023, 2022, 2021)

Benchmark Litigation:
Notable Firm in Disputes Resolution (2023)

asialaw Profiles:
Recognised Firm in Corporate and M&A (2024)
Notable Firm in Dispute Resolution (2024, 2023)
Notable Firm in Private Equity (2024, 2023)
Notable Firm in Corporate and M&A (2022, 2021)

asialaw Client Service Excellence:
Highest-rated Firm in Private Equity (2021)

The Straits Times:
Singapore’s Best Law Firms for Commercial Law (2024, 2023, 2022, 2021)
Singapore’s Best Law Firms for Inheritance & Succession (2024, 2023, 2022, 2021)
Singapore’s Best Law Firms for Family Law (2024, 2023, 2022, 2021)
Singapore’s Best Law Firms for Conveyancing (2024, 2023, 2022)
Singapore’s Best Law Firms for Mergers & Acquisitions (2024, 2023)
Singapore’s Best Law Firms for Investment Funds (2024)
Singapore’s Best Law Firms for Intellectual Property Law (2021)

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