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.