LEE Ching Ling, Yvonne

Adjunct Associate Professor

LL.M. (Michigan), LL.B. (NUS), Attorney & Counsellor (New York State), Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

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Research Interests

Corporations Law
Corporate & Financial Regulations
Administrative & Constitutional Law

Subjects Taught

Government Regulations: Law, Policy & Practice

Brief Biodata

Yvonne Lee has a unique blend and wealth of private, government, in-house and academic experience of more than 20 years. She presently leads a legal team supporting a group of companies having Internet communications related businesses and operations in a few countries. She is also an adjunct associate professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, teaches Government Regulation: Law, Policy & Practice in areas such as government procurement, healthcare, financial markets and real property; and Constitutional and Administrative Law. She previously led the legal department of a Singapore government agency. As a former Director of a mid-sized law firm, she spearheaded its financial regulatory and compliance practice, in addition to her real estate & project development portfolio. She was an in-house counsel at Temasek Holdings and Singapore Power Limited, and a full-time law academic at the National University of Singapore.

Yvonne CL Lee's adjunct teaching portfolio has comprised The Regulatory State: Selected Topics (e.g., sovereign wealth funds, financial markets, healthcare and real property regulations), and Administrative and Constitutional Law, since she left NUS full time academia (Company Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, and the Regulatory State & Sovereign Wealth Funds) in mid-2010. She previously headed the financial regulatory and compliance practice in addition to her real estate & project development portfolio, as Director of TSMP Law Corporation. She was an in-house legal counsel at a Temasek-linked company advising on financing and regulatory matters, and having oversight of the legal issues arising out of its Australian businesses. She also served as an in-house legal counsel at Temasek Holdings for several years, and practised corporate law in Singapore.

Representative Publications

1. "Sovereign Development Funds" Invited Panelist (Singapore, Global Government Finance Summit, Sep 2010); "The Governance of Contemporary Sovereign Wealth Funds", Invited Speaker at Sovereign Wealth Funds - Regulation and Governance, Asian Society of International Law (Singapore, NUS Faculty of Law Sep. 9-11, 2009) and published by Hastings Business Law Journal (2010 6(1), 197); "A Reversal of Neo-Colonialism: The Pitfalls and Prospects of Sovereign Wealth Funds", Invited Speaker at The Politics of International Economic Law: The Next Four Years, American Society of International Law, George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C (Nov. 13-15, 2008) and Invited Speaker, Sovereign Wealth Funds Symposium by Georgetown Journal of International Law (GJIL), Georgetown Law Center (Mar. 30, 2009), published by GJIL (Vol. 40, 2009 p. 1103).

2. "The Politics of Sovereign Wealth Funds: Benign Investors or Smoking Guns" in The Politics of International Economic Law Amy Porges & Tomer Broude eds (United Kingdom, Cambridge University Press, 2011).

3. "Constitutional Supremacy: Still A Little Dicey?" in Thio Li-ann & Kevin Tan eds., EVOLUTION OF A REVOLUTION: 40 YEARS OF THE SINGAPORE CONSTITUTION (Routledge-Cavendish, 2008) (co-authored).

4. "Under Lock and Key: The Evolving Role of the Elected President as a Fiscal Guardian", [2007] Sing. JLS 290 (An analysis of the nature and scope of the Presidentís fiscal powers, particularly the flow of monies within the Government, the statutory boards and government companies).

5. "The Corporate Rule of Law: Singapore's Securities Regulators", (2007) 3(2) The Corporate Governance Law Review 225.

6. "The Elusive Concept of 'Materiality' under US Federal Securities Law", 40 Willamette L. Rev. 661 (2004)

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