Senior Associate
Funds & Financial Regulations

Selena Teng


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Before pursuing a career in law, Selena was practising as a hospital pharmacist. In the course of optimising medication use and offering medication counselling, she grew to appreciate how adaptability and a personal touch are indispensable ingredients for any prescription.

This is an appreciation that Selena has carried over to her corporate practice, with her main area of focus being advising on regulatory and compliance matters within the financial services sector. Recognising that the financial industry is rapidly evolving and is at the cutting edge of innovation, she understands that the lines between the various fields involved are becoming increasingly blurred and endeavours to provide legal advice that is calibrated to meet modern commercial practicalities.

Having spent some time living in Seoul, Selena has since taken a keen interest in the Korean culture and is currently able to read and converse in Korean on an intermediate level.

Not one to bow down in the face of adversity, Selena is remarkably pliable when gracing a yoga mat. A typical day for her begins with handstands and various stretches to awaken the body and mind. This routine helps centre her and puts her in a much better position to help her clients.

Deal Highlights

Funds and Financial Regulatory

• Advised a digital asset financial services firm on the structure of its global holdings, its contracts with institutional clients, and its application to the Monetary Authority of Singapore under the Payment Services Act

• Advised a robo-advisor on the establishment of a collective investment scheme investing in web3 assets

• Advised a global start-up platform on the integration of web3 systems into its worldwide ecosystem and for alignment with financial regulations

• Advised a web3 derivative products firm on compliance of its business model with prevailing and anticipated legislation

• Advised a Singapore multi-family office on the launch of 3 separate funds covering diverse investment strategies, and the regulatory implications under the Securities and Futures Act and Financial Advisers Act in respect of their proposed business activities

• Advised a Singapore fund manager on the launch of its venture capital fund specialising in Chinese and South Asian markets

• Acted for a Singapore fund manager in its successful application for a capital markets services licence to operate as a venture capital fund manager, and on the launch of its venture capital fund with particular focus on investments integrating sustainable technology into traditional infrastructure projects

• Advised a Singapore fund manager on the regulatory implications of its business and consequent licence application to Monetary Authority of Singapore

• Advised a web3 asset exchange on the regulatory compliance of the digital assets listed on its platform

• Advised a web3 game developer on the launch of its metaverse based fantasy role-playing game