Leon Yee is the chairman and the managing director of Duane Morris & Selvam LLP. He serves as the firm’s global head of corporate and leads the firm’s banking & finance and energy practice Groups. He is also heads the firm’s China practice group. Mr Yee has extensive corporate law experience and regularly advises ultra-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 governance, corporate restructurings and joint ventures. He has also advised banks and project companies on complex financing transactions and has a particular focus on Korea, Indonesia and PRC-related deals. He takes a keen personal interest in advising, coaching and mentoring the boards of startup companies.
Mr Yee is consistently recognised as a highly regarded lawyer by the IFLR1000 and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific for banking and finance, corporate and M&A and projects and energy. He was included in Asialaw in various categories such as banking and finance, corporate and M&A and corporate governance. He was included in Asia's Brightest Young Legal Minds – Top 40 Under 40 – Asia Legal Business 2015.
Mr Yee read Law at Christ's College, Cambridge University, on a Cambridge Commonwealth Trust scholarship where he graduated with honours. He is an advocate & solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and a solicitor of England and Wales.