Chen Yan Wang

Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP

T:+65 63095442
T:+65 63095442
Chen Yan Wang

Chen Yan Wang



Chen Yan, Wang is a litigation and disputes lawyer based in Singapore. She focuses on regulatory compliance and investigations, and employment law.

Chen Yan's experience extends across a wide range of regulatory investigations and compliance matters, including anti-bribery and corruption, financial fraud, whistleblowing, workplace harassment and employee misconduct. She has advised on matters relating to the Singapore Prevention of Corruption Act and the Singapore Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act. She also advises on regulatory compliance matters, including corporate governance, employment policies and practices, cybersecurity and data protection.

Chen Yan has represented and advised clients on commercial disputes as well as investigations and/or enforcement action brought by various authorities and regulators in Singapore including the Singapore Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau, the Commercial Affairs Department of the Singapore Police Force, the Singapore Ministry of Manpower, the Singapore Personal Data Protection Commission, and the Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo).

Chen Yan is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.  

Professional experience

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Law degree, National University of Singapore (placed on the Dean's List for the final year)

  • Advocate & Solicitor (Supreme Court of Singapore, practising under section 36E of the Legal Profession Act)


·     A NASDAQ-listed global technology company - on a significant cross-border investigation involving sales employees, business partners and end customers relating to issues of bribery and corruption, operation of slush funds, fraud, falsification of documents, and violation of policies and procedures in various countries including US, China, and Singapore

·     A NASDAQ-listed F&B company - on its internal investigation into whistleblower allegations of corruption and fraud involving operations in China, including questionable consultancy arrangements and the procurement of items for potentially improper purposes, and allegations of evidence tampering and cover-up

·     A listed technology company - on a ransomware attack by sophisticated threat actors, including acting as breach coach, conducting data impact assessment, and navigating the responses to the incident vis-à-vis key internal and external stakeholders and relevant authorities

·     A multinational storage company - in relation to a cyber incident involving a sophisticated group of cyber criminals that allegedly accessed the company’s network and exfiltrated personal data and business sensitive information

·     A major multinational food and beverage nutrition company - on an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment, intimidation and bullying at the workplace

·     A business consulting and services firm - in relation to potential criminal, administrative and civil penalties in respect of allegedly underpaid Central Provident Fund contributions to ex-employees

·     A global distributor company - on a dispute arising from the employment of individuals from a competitor involving (amongst other issues) the enforceability of restrictive covenants, allegations of inducement of breach of contract, wrongful interference with trade, breach of confidentiality and misuse of trade secrets

·     A Singapore Exchange-listed company - with internal investigations into anti-bribery and corruption concerns over unusual contracting and payment arrangements involving third party agents and advised on potential contraventions, breach of internal policies and/or controls, public disclosure obligations, legal issues arising from the potentially tainted agreements and payments, disciplinary action and remediation

·     Former minority shareholders and investors - in a high-value international arbitration against a company offering investments in cryptocurrencies, Web3 and decentralised financial services and its majority shareholders and directors, for remedies arising out of fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of contract

·     A major auditing firm - in a multi-party, multi-million dollar, cross-border dispute in which concurrent claims for professional negligence, contribution and/or indemnity were brought against it in connection with its statutory audit of a marine fuel company, which was alleged to have engaged in purportedly high-risk trading activities concealed by fraud of its shareholders and officers

·     A multinational company operating in Singapore and China - with an investigation into whistle-blower allegations of illicit hush monies and non-declaration of conflicts of interest by a senior officer

·     A large Chinese real estate developer - in internal investigations into concerns regarding potential bid rigging, breach of internal policies and/or controls, and non-compliance with Chinese court orders

·     A Singapore subsidiary of a world-leading oil trader - whose former employee pleaded guilty to offences under US law for involvement in a multi-million dollar bribery and money-laundering scheme with government officials to secure contracts

·     A multinational corporation - in conducting internal investigations regarding a top senior officer's alleged misconduct (including allegations of workplace sexual harassment), and in conducting a formal due inquiry prior to dismissal

·     A Singapore company - in conducting a formal due inquiry against employees, who had allegedly assaulted each other in the workplace, prior to dismissal

  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Japanese