sarah yen

senior solicitor

mobile: +65 8195 8307

s[email protected]

specialties

capital raising, m&a, governance

about sarah

Sarah has previously worked at a top tier national law firm in NZ, during which time she was seconded to an in-house legal team of a major bank. Prior to that, she was an intern at major international law firms in Singapore and Hong Kong.

Sarah works primarily on corporate transactions, including capital raising and m&a. She also advises on corporate governance. Her previous experience in banking and financial services law has given her a strong commercial background and understanding of company law.

Her recent work includes:

  • acting on series A and B capital raising transactions for various Singapore companies, including assisting with drafting of deal documents
  • carrying out due diligence for investments by global VC funds into Singapore e-commerce entities
  • acting as virtual company secretary for a NZ tech company, including advising on governance matters, attending the company’s board meetings, and preparing board documentation

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