Legal Committee

Legal Committee


The Legal Committee champions the proper adoption of good legal practices in the asset management industry by educating and sharing on legal matters within the industry through forums for discussion. Where relevant, the Legal Committee will also provide guidance and develop guidelines on matters of legal development.

 



Chairman
Tricia Feng
Chief Legal Counsel, Wealth and Asset Management Asia, Manulife Investment Management
Tricia Feng
Chief Legal Counsel, Wealth and Asset Management Asia, Manulife Investment Management

Based in Singapore, Tricia oversees the legal teams responsible for supporting Manulife’s Wealth and Asset Management's Asia businesses and sits on the Asian Management Committee.

Tricia is an experienced financial services lawyer who qualified in Singapore in 1999. Prior to joining Manulife Investment Management, she spent 13 years at Schroders Investment Management where she was most recently Head of Legal for Southeast Asia. Earlier in her career, Tricia was a lawyer with Allen & Gledhill in Singapore before taking up legal roles in OCBC Bank and AIA insurance.

Tricia graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LLB (Hons) in 1998.

Member
Lim Hon Yi
Deputy Head of Legal, Asia Pacific, Aberdeen Standard Investments
Lim Hon Yi
Deputy Head of Legal, Asia Pacific, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Hon Yi is the Deputy Head of Legal - Asia Pacific at Aberdeen Standard Investments. Hon Yi is responsible for working together with the rest of the Legal Asia team to deliver legal support for the Asia Pacific business. Hon Yi joined Aberdeen Asset Management in 2014 from WongPartnership LLP, one of the largest law firms in Singapore, where she was a partner. Her practice areas included mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and corporate governance. Hon Yi was also previously transactions legal counsel at UBS.

Member
Lai Shieh Lin
Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP
Lai Shieh Lin
Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP

Shieh Lin is a partner at Allen & Gledhill LLP and her principal area of practice covers investment funds, with retail offerings in Singapore being her area of specialty.

Shieh Lin has substantial experience in relation to advising on the structuring, establishment, authorisation and recognition of local and offshore collective investment schemes for both retail and restricted offers in Singapore. In addition, she provides advice on agreements relating to offers of collective investment schemes including investment management agreements and distribution agreements as well as on general compliance matters such as advice relating to the marketing and advertising of collective investment schemes. She also advises fund managers in the listing of their collective investment schemes as exchange traded funds on the Singapore Exchange.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific notes that “Shieh Lin is always helpful and strives to keep the client informed of the status and expected time delivery. She is very practical and always thinks one step ahead”. She is “‘very experienced’ in retail offerings” and is praised for her attention to “ongoing regulatory requirements” and “excellent review of fund offering documents”.

Member
Chow Ken-Lunn
Director and Head of Legal, Amundi Singapore Limited
Chow Ken-Lunn
Director and Head of Legal, Amundi Singapore Limited

Chow Ken Lunn holds the position of Director, Head of Legal for Amundi Singapore Limited, and is responsible for the legal function in the South Asian entities of the Amundi Group in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, as well as for overseeing trading and market documentation for Amundi’s Hong Kong and Taiwan offices.

Prior to joining Amundi in 2014, Ken Lunn had worked in the investment funds practices of Rajah & Tann and DLA Piper Hong Kong, and started his career in the financial services department of Allen & Gledhill.

Ken Lunn holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Melbourne, and is a qualified solicitor in Singapore and Victoria, Australia.

Tricia Feng
Chief Legal Counsel, Wealth and Asset Management Asia, Manulife Investment Management

Based in Singapore, Tricia oversees the legal teams responsible for supporting Manulife’s Wealth and Asset Management's Asia businesses and sits on the Asian Management Committee.

Tricia is an experienced financial services lawyer who qualified in Singapore in 1999. Prior to joining Manulife Investment Management, she spent 13 years at Schroders Investment Management where she was most recently Head of Legal for Southeast Asia. Earlier in her career, Tricia was a lawyer with Allen & Gledhill in Singapore before taking up legal roles in OCBC Bank and AIA insurance.

Tricia graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LLB (Hons) in 1998.

Lim Hon Yi
Deputy Head of Legal, Asia Pacific, Aberdeen Standard Investments

Hon Yi is the Deputy Head of Legal - Asia Pacific at Aberdeen Standard Investments. Hon Yi is responsible for working together with the rest of the Legal Asia team to deliver legal support for the Asia Pacific business. Hon Yi joined Aberdeen Asset Management in 2014 from WongPartnership LLP, one of the largest law firms in Singapore, where she was a partner. Her practice areas included mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and corporate governance. Hon Yi was also previously transactions legal counsel at UBS.

Lai Shieh Lin
Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP

Shieh Lin is a partner at Allen & Gledhill LLP and her principal area of practice covers investment funds, with retail offerings in Singapore being her area of specialty.

Shieh Lin has substantial experience in relation to advising on the structuring, establishment, authorisation and recognition of local and offshore collective investment schemes for both retail and restricted offers in Singapore. In addition, she provides advice on agreements relating to offers of collective investment schemes including investment management agreements and distribution agreements as well as on general compliance matters such as advice relating to the marketing and advertising of collective investment schemes. She also advises fund managers in the listing of their collective investment schemes as exchange traded funds on the Singapore Exchange.

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific notes that “Shieh Lin is always helpful and strives to keep the client informed of the status and expected time delivery. She is very practical and always thinks one step ahead”. She is “‘very experienced’ in retail offerings” and is praised for her attention to “ongoing regulatory requirements” and “excellent review of fund offering documents”.

Chow Ken-Lunn
Director and Head of Legal, Amundi Singapore Limited

Chow Ken Lunn holds the position of Director, Head of Legal for Amundi Singapore Limited, and is responsible for the legal function in the South Asian entities of the Amundi Group in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand, as well as for overseeing trading and market documentation for Amundi’s Hong Kong and Taiwan offices.

Prior to joining Amundi in 2014, Ken Lunn had worked in the investment funds practices of Rajah & Tann and DLA Piper Hong Kong, and started his career in the financial services department of Allen & Gledhill.

Ken Lunn holds an LLB (Hons) from the University of Melbourne, and is a qualified solicitor in Singapore and Victoria, Australia.

Member
Peter Heng
Senior Vice President and Head of Legal, Fullerton Fund Management
Peter Heng
Senior Vice President and Head of Legal, Fullerton Fund Management

Peter is Senior Vice President and Head of Legal at Fullerton Fund Management, responsible for the firm’s legal and corporate secretarial affairs.

He has over 15 years of experience in the legal services sector and in the asset and wealth management industry.

Member
Jo-Anne Tan
Executive Director, Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Asset Management
Jo-Anne Tan
Executive Director, Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Asset Management

Jo-Anne Tan is Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Asset Management. Joining JPMorgan in 2015, Jo-Anne supports the Singapore and South East Asia Asset Management business. She handles a range of investment fund matters, including reviewing investment management and fund distribution agreements, advising on cross border issues and associated fund offering regulatory matters.

She has private practice and in-house experience spanning more than 15 years in the financial services sector, with particular focus on the investment management industry. Jo-Anne has advised banks, insurers, fund managers and other financial institutions on a variety of financial services regulatory matters while in private practice and prior to joining JPMorgan, she was legal counsel for Credit Suisse Asset Management covering a similar role.

Member
Don Wang
Head of Legal, Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited
Don Wang
Head of Legal, Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited

Don is the Head of Legal for Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited. He heads and oversees the legal function for Singapore and Hong Kong and supports the Nikko Asset Management Group on legal, regulatory and corporate governance matters. Don has over 10 years of regional experience and managing the legal function.

Prior to his time at Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited, Don was a solicitor specialising in asset management and corporate work with experience in mergers and acquisitions and listings.

Don graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Liverpool and was called to the Singapore Bar in 2007.

Member
Marc Mok
Head of Legal, NN Investment Partners (Singapore) Ltd
Marc Mok
Head of Legal, NN Investment Partners (Singapore) Ltd

Marc is the Head of Legal at NN Investment Partners (Singapore) Ltd. Prior to joining NN Investment Partners in 2014, Marc was also a legal counsel at Fullerton Fund Management, Legg Mason and Schroders. Marc started his legal career as a para-legal at Rodyk & Davidson LLP before working as a legal associate at ASG Law Corporation and Chang See Hiang & Partners. Marc’s experience as a lawyer in private practice covered asset management, mergers and acquisition, civil and criminal litigation, family and shipping. Before transitioning to an in-house role, Marc enjoyed a brief foray into project management with a firm providing e-learning solutions.

Marc graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in 1995. Marc has been called to the Bar of England & Wales and the Singapore Bar to practise as a barrister and an advocate and solicitor respectively.

Peter Heng
Senior Vice President and Head of Legal, Fullerton Fund Management

Peter is Senior Vice President and Head of Legal at Fullerton Fund Management, responsible for the firm’s legal and corporate secretarial affairs.

He has over 15 years of experience in the legal services sector and in the asset and wealth management industry.

Jo-Anne Tan
Executive Director, Assistant General Counsel, JPMorgan Asset Management

Jo-Anne Tan is Assistant General Counsel at JPMorgan Asset Management. Joining JPMorgan in 2015, Jo-Anne supports the Singapore and South East Asia Asset Management business. She handles a range of investment fund matters, including reviewing investment management and fund distribution agreements, advising on cross border issues and associated fund offering regulatory matters.

She has private practice and in-house experience spanning more than 15 years in the financial services sector, with particular focus on the investment management industry. Jo-Anne has advised banks, insurers, fund managers and other financial institutions on a variety of financial services regulatory matters while in private practice and prior to joining JPMorgan, she was legal counsel for Credit Suisse Asset Management covering a similar role.

Don Wang
Head of Legal, Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited

Don is the Head of Legal for Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited. He heads and oversees the legal function for Singapore and Hong Kong and supports the Nikko Asset Management Group on legal, regulatory and corporate governance matters. Don has over 10 years of regional experience and managing the legal function.

Prior to his time at Nikko Asset Management Asia Limited, Don was a solicitor specialising in asset management and corporate work with experience in mergers and acquisitions and listings.

Don graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Liverpool and was called to the Singapore Bar in 2007.

Marc Mok
Head of Legal, NN Investment Partners (Singapore) Ltd

Marc is the Head of Legal at NN Investment Partners (Singapore) Ltd. Prior to joining NN Investment Partners in 2014, Marc was also a legal counsel at Fullerton Fund Management, Legg Mason and Schroders. Marc started his legal career as a para-legal at Rodyk & Davidson LLP before working as a legal associate at ASG Law Corporation and Chang See Hiang & Partners. Marc’s experience as a lawyer in private practice covered asset management, mergers and acquisition, civil and criminal litigation, family and shipping. Before transitioning to an in-house role, Marc enjoyed a brief foray into project management with a firm providing e-learning solutions.

Marc graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in 1995. Marc has been called to the Bar of England & Wales and the Singapore Bar to practise as a barrister and an advocate and solicitor respectively.

Member
Carmen Lee
Partner, Funds & Investment Management Group, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
Carmen Lee
Partner, Funds & Investment Management Group, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Carmen is a Partner in the Funds & Investment Management Group at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, one of the largest full service law firms in Singapore and part of the Rajah & Tann Asia network.

Carmen has more than a decade’s experience specializing in investment funds and assisting local and offshore fund management companies with the establishment/formation, authorisation, recognition, structuring and restructuring of onshore and offshore public collective investment schemes. She also regularly advises on the formation and restructuring of private investment funds, provides advice on all aspects of Singapore fund management licensing, business conduct and regulatory matters and assists with the structuring, drafting and negotiation of various fund management related agreements and documentation.

Carmen Lee
Partner, Funds & Investment Management Group, Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Carmen is a Partner in the Funds & Investment Management Group at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, one of the largest full service law firms in Singapore and part of the Rajah & Tann Asia network.

Carmen has more than a decade’s experience specializing in investment funds and assisting local and offshore fund management companies with the establishment/formation, authorisation, recognition, structuring and restructuring of onshore and offshore public collective investment schemes. She also regularly advises on the formation and restructuring of private investment funds, provides advice on all aspects of Singapore fund management licensing, business conduct and regulatory matters and assists with the structuring, drafting and negotiation of various fund management related agreements and documentation.

The Legal Committee is working on creating a set of model investment management agreement terms which the industry could take reference from. In addition, the Legal Committee has also contributed a problem statement to the IMAS Digital Accelerator Programme (DAP) 2021, where it hopes to harness fintech to find an efficient solution for the industry to transmit the required fund information to MAS.
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