Mr Aaron Lee > Allen & Gledhill LLP > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Allen & Gledhill LLP
ONE MARINA BOULEVARD
#28-00
SINGAPORE 018989
Singapore

Work Department

Banking & Finance; Corporate Regulatory & Compliance; Employment, Health & Safety; Financial Regulatory & Compliance; International Arbitration; Litigation; White Collar & Investigations

Position

Co-Head of the Firm’s White Collar & Investigations Practice

Career

Aaron is a commercial litigator with a particular expertise on employment, white-collar, regulatory and compliance and corporate governance matters.

Aaron is Co-Head of the Firm’s White Collar & Investigations Practice, and has an active practice in matters involving fraud, insider trading, money-laundering, corruption, securities, market misconduct, sanctions, import/export and mutual legal assistance matters. He also regularly advises on corporate investigations and inquiries relating to employee misconduct, fraud and corporate governance-related issues.

Aaron also regularly acts in major corporate and commercial disputes for private and public listed companies as well as major financial institutions.

For employment-related matters, Aaron often advises on and acts in contentious employment cases and investigations by the authorities involving misconduct and fraud. Being a criminal and civil litigator, he has handled a wide range of contentious employment matters. These include advising on internal disciplinary proceedings and actions, defending unfair dismissal claims, pursuing criminal recourse against errant employees and commencing legal proceedings to obtain injunctive remedies or compensation against former employees. Aaron also regularly advises on internal policies and procedures to detect, mitigate and address employee misconduct.

Languages

English.

Education

Graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LL.B. (Hons) degree in 2001 with a number of academic awards.

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Fintech and financial services regulatory: local firms

Rated for its ‘depth of institutional knowledge of regulatory matters and strong relationship with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)‘, Allen & Gledhill LLP is seasoned in the full array of financial services laws and regulations. Its diverse client roster – which features leading domestic and international financial institutions  – recurrently turns to the team for advice on the financial regulatory aspects of transactions, licensing issues and conduct of business requirements for banking, money lending, exchanges, trading platforms and commodity trading, to name a few. The practice often takes on an active role in consultation processes for new regulations and legislation in this space, and showcases further strength in contentious regulatory matters, compliance and investigations. Co-heads Francis Mok and Karen Tiah specialise in regulatory issues affecting the financial services industry. Commercial litigator Aaron Lee leads on investigations involving money-laundering, market misconduct and corporate governance. The firm is also recognised for its ‘ability to address a wide range of legal issues in the fintech space‘, ranging from venture capital investments, data protection, intellectual property and litigation. Highly regarded partner Adrian Ang, who possesses in-depth knowledge of financial regulatory matters, oversees fintech-related work with Alexander Yap, who is regularly retained by venture capitalists, emerging fintech companies, start-ups, blockchain firms and tech service providers.

Singapore > White-collar crime - Local firms

(Leading individuals)

Aaron LeeAllen & Gledhill LLP

With over three decades of experience in this space, Allen & Gledhill LLP has a strong reputation among financial institutions, public listed companies and high-profile individuals, who rely on its expertise in the full range of white-collar crime cases and investigations. The team, which comprises former prosecutors, judicial officers and criminal defence lawyers, is well versed on a wide range of ‘criminal investigations, regulatory reporting obligations, and trainings on dealing with unannounced government visits‘. Its sanctions practice, which has been particularly active in Russia-related matters, is also noteworthy, as are the firm’s market-leading financial and corporate regulatory and compliance teams, which are often called upon to provide ancillary expertise in the most complex investigations. Jason Chan, SC, who was appointed Senior Counsel of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2020, focuses on regulatory and white-collar criminal cases, including market misconduct, regulatory breaches, corporate fraud and corruption. He oversees the team alongside commercial litigator Aaron Lee, a contact for matters related to fraud, insider trading, corruption, and employee misconduct, among other areas, and Bik Wei Lee, who specialises in civil and commercial disputes. Widely recommended by clients, Vincent Leow regularly acts for financial institutions, investors, and regulators on contentious issues and investigations, while Lee May Ling is noted for assisting clients in conducting internal investigations into fraud, harassment and employee misconduct.