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Wai Cheong Yeong

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Drew & Napier LLC

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Real Estate


Director, Real Estate


Wai Cheong has extensive experience in real estate and banking and finance, both as a practicing lawyer and as an in-house legal counsel.

As a practicing lawyer, he has represented different parties in many financing transactions, including syndicated and bilateral financing transactions and operating and finance leases, both domestic and cross-border. His financing transactions involved different asset classes as collateral, ranging from real estate to commodities to ships. Wai Cheong has also represented various Singapore banks in transactions which involve the financing of acquisition of shares in Singapore companies listed on the Singapore Exchange in connection with the take-over and acquisition of such companies. He has also advised on derivatives transactions, foreign exchange transactions and margin trading.

Wai Cheong also has extensive real estate experience and had represented purchasers and vendors for the sale and purchase and financing of residential, commercial and industrial properties in Singapore and Hong Kong, developers in connection with the purchase, development and financing of land for both residential and commercial purposes and landlords and tenants in connection with leases of residential, industrial and commercial property and industrial property owners in sales and leasebacks.

Wai Cheong was previously the General Counsel for Asia as well as the Head of Legal for Singapore for an European bank. Before that, he was the Head of Capital Markets Legal for South Asia as well the Head of Legal for Singapore for another European bank.


English and Mandarin.


  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law


  • LL.B. (Hons), National University of Singapore (1990)
  • Admitted to the Singapore Bar (1991)
  • Admitted to the Hong Kong Roll of Solicitors (1997)

Singapore: Real estate

Real estate – Local firms

Within: Real estate – Local firms

Led by Geraldine Ong, the team at Drew & Napier LLC 'delivers on time and propose practical solutions'. It assists leading developers, corporate groups and financial institutions with sales, acquisitions and leasing transactions involving residential, commercial and industrial properties. Recent work includes acting for Sims Urban Oasis on its first prime residential development in the Sims area, a project that would provide housing, amenities and a commercial component. Yeong Wai Cheong is noted for his 'depth of knowledge in the real estate area' and 'incredibly organised' approach.

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