Yu-En Ong

Head of Singapore
Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP

T:+65 6309 5328
T:+65 6309 5328
Yu-En Ong

Yu-En Ong



Yu-En Ong is a banking and finance lawyer and Head of our Singapore practice. His practice includes all aspects of structured finance such as acquisition finance, asset finance, structured trade and commodities finance, telecoms finance and cross border real estate finance.

Yu-En Ong won the Finance Lawyer of the Year, Asia, award at the Asia Legal Awards 2018.

"Yu-En Ong is part of the 'strong and forward-thinking team' at Norton Rose Fulbright, praised for its 'excellent industry knowledge and quality of service'." The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017

Clients highlight his "strong practical advice and drafting," as well as his "fast turnaround times."  Chambers Asia-Pacific

Chambers Asia Pacific 2012 ranks Yu-En as a leading lawyer in Banking & Finance and clients were “most impressed by his eye for commercial implications”, remarking that “he is good at highlighting all our options, and this is where you see the difference between good and bad lawyers, being able to tell us what we need to focus on, helping us with the deal instead of just giving legal advice.”

Yu-En has had experience dealing with Asian, European and Middle Eastern transactions and was the lead partner on various deals awarded Euromoney Deal of the Year 2010 and Deal of the Year 2008/2009 by Trade Finance Magazine, Global Trade Review and Trade & Forfaiting Review Magazine, culminating in our practice being awarded Best Trade Law Firm Asia 2009-2014 as voted by readers of Trade Finance Magazine.

Along with English law, Yu-En is qualified to practice Singapore law and Hong Kong law.

Professional experience

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  • Advocate & Solicitor (Supreme Court of Singapore, practising under section 36E of the Legal Profession Act)
  • Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales
  • Solicitor, qualified in Hong Kong


IBOR transition

Publication | November 13, 2020

Singapore: COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 introduced

Publication | April 07, 2020

Restructuring your business: The Asian perspective

Update | April 01, 2020