Karen YEOH is a Partner in the Capital Markets Practice. Her main areas of practice are capital markets, securities offerings and general corporate law.

She also has experience as legal counsel of an investment bank in Singapore where she worked mainly on capital markets transactions.

Karen graduated from the National University of Singapore and is admitted to the Singapore Bar.

Significant transactions that Karen has been involved in include advising / acting for the following:

  • IHH Healthcare Berhad in its initial public offering under Rule 144A and Regulation S and dual-listing on Bursa Malaysia and the main board of the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited.
  • Global Logistic Properties Limited in its initial public offering on the main board of Singapore Exchange, which was awarded the Equity Capital Markets "Singapore Deal of the Year" by ALB SE Asia Law Awards.
  • Tiger Airways Holdings Limited in its initial public offering on the main board of Singapore Exchange, which was awarded "Best Mid-Cap Equity Deal" by FinanceAsia Awards for Achievement.
  • Linc Energy Ltd. in its concurrent delisting from the Australian Securities Exchange and its Rule 144A/Reg S offering and new listing on the Singapore Exchange.
  • Keppel REIT Management Limited (formally known as K-REIT Asia), as Manager and representative of Keppel REIT, in Keppel REIT's fully underwritten rights issue in connection with the acquisition of approximately 87.5% equity interest of Ocean Properties Pte. Limited for a period of 99 years.
  • Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited, as Manager of Ascott Real Estate Investment Trust, in its equity fund-raising exercise comprising a private placement and a non-renounceable preferential offering in connection with, among others, the acquisition of its portfolio in Europe.

Related Practices

  • Capital Markets

Karen is recommended as a leading lawyer in the area of Capital Markets in Chambers Asia-Pacific – Asia-Pacific’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2012 and Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business since 2013. She is also recognised as a notable practitioner in Capital Markets by IFLR1000 - The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, 2018. Karen has been recognised as a Rising Star for Capital Markets in Singapore in the Expert Guides – LMG Rising Stars since 2015.

Chambers Asia-Pacific – Asia-Pacific's Leading Lawyers 2018 has praised her, for her good quality of advice, and for being "hands on and flexible" in her approach. She has also been described as a "strong negotiator" in The Legal 500: Asia Pacific – The Client’s Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession. Chambers Asia-Pacific – Asia-Pacific’s Leading Lawyers has noted her "sensible and constructive approach to negotiations, and her grasp of her banking clients' goals and requirements" and the global edition adds that clients note that she is "very proactive" and appreciate her "timely responses". In The Legal 500: Asia Pacific – The Client’s Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession, she has also been recommended for her "determination" and "high level of business acumen".