Chen Yan Wang

Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP

T:+65 6309 5442
T:+65 6309 5442
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.

Chen Yan's experience extends across a wide range of regulatory investigations and compliance matters, including anti-bribery and corruption, financial fraud, whistleblowing, 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, 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 and the Singapore Exchange Regulation (SGX RegCo).


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 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
  • 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 global services corporation - in internal investigations in relation to payment and procurement irregularities uncovered by the Singapore Auditor-General's Office that were subject to criminal investigation, and advised on potential legal recourse and liability under various contracts
  • A former director of a construction company - in relation to criminal charges brought under the Singapore Penal Code for alleged falsification of invoices and other documents
  • 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
  • A construction company charged under the Singapore Workplace Safety and Health Act - in relation to a workplace fatality
  • A major financial institution - in response to unauthorised disclosures of highly confidential customer information by an ex-employee/financial adviser to third parties
  • A Singapore Exchange-listed company - in responding to SGX RegCo's investigation into potential breaches of the Listing Rules in relation to share buybacks and disclosure obligations for financial statements
  • A non-executive director of a Singapore Exchange-listed company - in response to SGX RegCo's investigation into potential breaches of disclosure obligations and obligations with regard to internal controls and risk management systems. 
  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Japanese


Government Investigations in Singapore 2023

Publication | September 07, 2022