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Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC

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Wai Ming Yap

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Work Department

Project Finance; Equity and Debt Capital Markets; Gaming and Leisure; Mergers & Acquisitions.


Wai Ming is admitted to both the Singapore and Malaysian bar. He counsels corporate clients on merger and acquisition transactions, project finance, and equity and debt capital markets (including Islamic finance), as well as gaming and leisure. Wai Ming’s experience spans more than 25 years of managing sophisticated corporate transactions in Singapore and Malaysia. He also acts as a sponsor to issuers on Catalist, the sponsor-supervised board of The Singapore Exchange (SGX). Wai Ming is the author of several articles on corporate law, as well as gaming-related papers. He sits on the editorial board of Gaming Law Review and Economics and is the editor of Asian Gaming Lawyer: Gambling Legal Developments in Asia Pacific. He also serves on the boards of a number of charities in Singapore, namely Ren Ci Hospital, the SingHealth Foundation, and Tan Tock Seng Hospital Community Charity Fund.


Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore, 1987; Advocate & Solicitor, High Court of Malaya, 1993.


He is the immediate past Secretary-General of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association and the Singapore member of the International Masters of Gaming Law.


National University of Singapore, LL.B. (Hons), 1986.

Singapore: Banking and finance

Banking and finance – Local firms

Within: Banking and finance – Local firms

Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC is noted for corporate loans and acquisition finance. Leveraging the firm's international network, the Singapore office handles local law and cross-border mandates, including Islamic finance transactions. Suet-Fern Lee, Sin Teck Lim and Wai Ming Yap are key figures in the practice.

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Singapore: Corporate and M&A

Corporate and M&A – Local firms

Within: Leading individuals

Wai Ming Yap - Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC

Within: Corporate and M&A – Local firms

Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC's team, which is 'always responsive with deep industrial knowledge', is growing its ranks of foreign-qualified lawyers, and is increasing its share of cross-border and multinational deals. It advised IndoSpace on the formation of a joint venture with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) to focus on acquiring modern logistics facilities in India. The Singapore team is developing a strong connection to the firm's offices in Boston, Silicon Valley, Hong Kong and Shanghai, and has experienced strong deal inflow from the US and high levels of activity related to indonesia, Malaysia and India. Other highlights included advising Uber Technologies on its proposed strategic alliance with ComfortDelGro.  Suet-Fern Lee has an outstanding international reputation, as does Wai Ming Yap, while Daniel Yong  and Edward Bennett are recommended for private equity and financial sponsor-driven deals.

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