Osborne Clarke continues to expand its Singapore office, OC Queen Street, with the arrival of senior lawyer Sern Yang LIU who joins as Special Counsel on 1 April 2022.
Sern Yang is a regulatory lawyer with substantial experience as an in house counsel in the labour, energy and air transport sectors. Joining from the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, he has also gathered broad regulatory experience in his previous roles as a prosecutor with the Ministry of Manpower, Singapore's workforce regulator and as a Director of the Legal Division in the Energy Market Authority (EMA), Singapore's energy regulator.
He has broad regulatory experience advising parties on IT, IP, technology and data projects, as well as on regulatory and compliance matters, including matters involving licensing, enforcement, competition law and data protection issues.
Having advised EMA on smart and renewable energy test bedding projects previously, Sern Yang has a practice interest in environmental, social and governance (ESG) compliance as well as climate/diversity related disclosure, and will join Osborne Clarke's international multidisciplinary ESG team.
Sern Yang holds a Master of Laws (Competition Law) from King’s College London and a Certificate in ESG Investing awarded by the CFA Institute.
Chia-Ling Koh, Director of OC Queen Street, said: "We're thrilled to welcome Sern Yang to our growing team who brings outstanding experience to support our clients across IT, data protection and regulatory compliance."
The OC Queen Street team comprises a leading team of technology, media and communications lawyers with expertise in corporate/M&A, venture capital, investment funds, fintech, data protection, cryptocurrency, competition, regulatory, IT, intellectual property and disputes.
OC Queen Street is particularly recognised for its expertise in technology and FinTech, the team was shortlisted for the TMT Team of the Year category at the Legal 500 Southeast Asia Awards in 2020 and it was ranked in The Straits Times Singapore’s Best Law Firms 2021 for the area of intellectual property.