Shawn began his career in one of the largest, and most prestigious corporate law firms in Singapore, where he specialized in mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and corporate governance.
He was involved in some of the largest and most complex M&A transactions, some of which helped to earn legal excellence awards for his firm. He was also the lead counsel on a high profile shareholder dispute involving a listed company. This led to his authorship of articles relating to corporate governance and entrepreneurship.
Shawn has worked with listed companies, sovereign wealth funds, the Monetary Authority of Singapore, various statutory boards, regulatory bodies and government agencies. He also has extensive experience dealing with the press and advocacy groups such as Securities Investors Association (Singapore) on behalf of his clients.
For several years, Shawn provided strategic advice and guidance to companies involved in logistics and securities, healthcare and internet search. In addition, he was a Senior Consultant for an New York investment firm, where he actively raised capital, formed management teams and advised on restructuring. He has worked in Singapore, New York, Washington DC and Tokyo.
He also speaks French, German and Malay.
LLB (Hons) (London)
Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore
Barrister at Law (Gray’s Inn)
Attorney at Law (New York)