Yvette is a highly experienced litigation and arbitration counsel. Yvette will lead OCQS's international commercial arbitration/litigation and employment practice. She will also support its growing regulatory, competition, crisis and anti-bribery practice.
She joins OCQS as Counsel having previously been at Braddell Brothers and Clifford Chance. Yvette specialises in technology and employment related disputes, and has also handled a broad range of matters including shareholder and constructive trust related disputes and professional negligence. Yvette has also advised large financial institutions on regulatory matters. She regularly appears as counsel in hearings, trials and appeals before the Singapore courts, as well as in international arbitration.
Yvette has expertise in international investment disputes (ISDS), having spent time working with a Queen’s Counsel on bilateral investment treaty disputes at the NUS Centre for International Law.
Yvette is a panel arbitrator at the Beihai Asia International Arbitration Centre and serves on the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Business Outreach Committee, as well as the Public International Law and Advocacy Committees of the Law Society of Singapore. She has taught trial advocacy to undergraduates at the NUS Faculty of Law and also teaches advocacy to aspiring lawyers as part of the Singapore Bar Examination course.
Yvette brings strong client relationship skills to OCQS. Her experience in international law and investment treaty protection will complement OCQS's strengths and focus on data protection.
Simon will join OCQS as Counsel. His recruitment will add depth to OC Queen Street's Corporate practice. Simon advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital markets, and corporate finance. In addition, he has advised on shareholder and joint venture agreements and general corporate and regulatory matters. His clients include listed companies, private equity funds and financial institutions. Simon was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2012.
Chia-Ling Koh, Managing Director of OC Queen Street, said: "We are very pleased to welcome Yvette and Simon. Their appointment is part of a series of strategic appointments we are making to build on our successful digital business practice."
OC Queen Street’s expertise encompasses FinTech, Cryptocurrency, Payments, IT, Data Protection, Financial Services, Regulatory, Intellectual Property, Competition, Telecoms, Media, Dispute Resolution, Investigations, Employment, Banking & Finance, and M&A.
OC Queen Street is particularly recognised for its expertise in Digital Businesses and FinTech. At the beginning of the year, the firm was shortlisted for “TMT Team of the Year” by The Legal 500 for their inaugural South East Asia Legal Awards 2020, putting them among the best nine law firms in the region with only four from Singapore.