Yu-En Ong

Head of Singapore
Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP

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

Yu-En Ong

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Biography

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.

Through his 30-year career, Yu-En has advised on many of South East Asia's landmark banking and finance deals. He is renowned for his work on award-winning and market-first structured finance deals in the region.

Yu-En has extensive international legal experience, having spent over two decades practicing in the London, Hong Kong and Singapore offices of Norton Rose Fulbright. He was previously a lawyer in one of Singapore's largest national law firms.

Yu-En is the recipient of multiple awards and accolades from leading publications including Euromoney, Law.com's Asian Lawyer, Global Trade Review and Trade Finance Magazine. He was awarded Finance Lawyer of the Year, Asia, at the Asia Legal Awards 2018.

He is consistently recognised as a leading lawyer by clients in leading legal directories, including Chambers Asia Pacific, Legal 500 Asia Pacific and IFLR. Clients have described him as a "an incredibly steady pair of hands, solution-focused and backed by huge experience in the market" and "the first person to call for a highly complex transaction involving multiple jurisdictions."

Qualified in Singapore, Hong Kong and England & Wales, Yu-En is also a Fellow at the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He is a member of the Finance Capital Advisory Panel to the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and a member of the Green Finance Industry Taskforce (GFIT), and is active with the Community Justice Centre, a legal and social charity. He sits as a panel assessor for the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020, assisting on determinations relating to the (non-) performance of contracts due to the pandemic.


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

Knowledge

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