With the increase in activity in the Mergers and Acquisitions (“M&A”) space, Oon & Bazul LLP (“Oon & Bazul”), Singapore’s leading commercial legal practice today announces the hire of Ng Yi Wayn, aged 32, as Partner of the firm’s Corporate Practice.
In her previous firm, Yi Wayn rose the ranks from Associate to Partner, where she regularly advised clients on domestic and cross-border acquisitions; and disposal of shares and assets, divestitures, takeover and mergers, corporate and commercial contracts, corporate restructuring exercises and equity capital market transactions across the globe. She has advised on transactions of various sizes, from seed investments up to deals with transactional values of approximately US$300 million. Across industries, Yi Wayn has represented global and regional clients in TMC (technology, media and communications), education and healthcare.
In 2018, Yi Wayn was named Singapore Business Review’s ‘Singapore’s 20 Most Promising Legal Luminaries Aged 40 And Under’. The accolade was conferred based on Yi Wayn being an influential lawyer aged 40 and under. The 20 lawyers, considered luminaries at the top of their fields, were selected from hundreds of nominees specialising in a gamut of practices ranging from dispute resolution and litigation, mergers and acquisitions, finance, and construction, to intellectual property, copyright, media and family law, and energy.
Yi Wayn spent three years in the United Kingdom where she obtained her LLB Law Honours degree from the University of Manchester; before being admitted and qualified as an advocate and solicitor of the Singapore Bar. Yi Wayn is also a contributing author for the Lexis®Library’s International Corporate Procedures for Singapore (2017 to 2020) and has assisted in the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Law Corporate Deals programme (2018 to 2020). She has also spoken at accredited CPD workshops on “Advance Contract Law” and “Risk Mitigation and Allocation” that were attended by legal practitioners, business owners, as well as regulators.
Bazul Ashhab, Managing Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution, “We were simply not going to miss out on the opportunity to hire a driven and committed individual like Yi Wayn. We are certain that Singapore will continue to work very hard to overcome the unprecedented difficulty of dealing with the virus, and will continue to maintain its stature as a safe place to do business. Our confidence level is enhanced by the enquires we have received in our Private Wealth Practice on the prospect of acquiring cash-strapped companies.”