Senior Associate
Corporate & Commercial
Mergers & Acquisitions

Xenia Yau


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As Seneca once said, “We should not, like sheep, follow the herd of creatures in front of us, making our way where others go, not where we ought to go."

These are words that guide Xenia as an independent thinker, and it is what led her off the beaten path toward a legal education. No, really. It was a conscious decision to pursue a legal career and she revels in the dynamic, uncertain nature of the practice that keeps her mind sharp.

Her involvement in funds and financial services regulatory work is motivated by a desire to be part of an evolving fund ecosystem in Singapore. It is the latest “skill” she is honing, having already gained exposure to other areas of practice (including general corporate law, data protection, tax and wealth management, family law and general litigation). She also cultivates a keen interest in other fields (particularly, ethics, psychology, philosophy and artificial intelligence).

Deal Highlights

Funds and Financial Regulatory

• Assisted in advising a digital asset financial services firm on the regulatory implications under the Securities and Futures Act and the Payment Services Act in respect of its business activities of the dealing of various digital tokens

• Assisted in advising a Singapore multi-family office on the applicability of the tax incentive scheme to the proposed business activities of an offshore company

• Assisted in the drafting of the relevant fund documents for a Singapore fund manager for the launch of its venture capital fund focusing on investments integrating sustainable technology into traditional infrastructure projects    

Corporate Advisory

• Advised and acted for a private company that was acquired by a Singapore listed company in an M&A deal

• Advised and acted for the Singapore subsidiary of a Nasdaq listed company in a cross-border M&A deal  

• Advised various Singapore private companies on employment matters