Evelyn Wee > Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

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Deputy Head, Corporate and Transactional Practice
Head, Capital Markets
Senior Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions


Evelyn Wee is the Deputy Head of the Corporate and Transactional Group. She also heads the Capital Markets practice and is a senior partner with the Mergers & Acquisitions practice. She has more than 25 years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity/venture capital investments and capital markets transactions, including initial public offerings. She regularly advises, inter alia, listed vehicles on their corporate/compliance matters and clients on cross border transactions, which include investments in, and divestments of, businesses and assets in South Asia, South East Asia, the United Kingdom and South America.

Evelyn has been recognised as a leading /recommended lawyer in major ranking publications such as Chambers Asia Pacific – Capital Markets: Domestic and Chambers Global, IFLR1000 in Capital Markets and M&A, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific in the Corporate and M&A practice, Best Lawyers International and Who’s Who Legal. Clients have commended her as “a very detailed lawyer who puts in a lot of care for her clients”, appreciating her for “consistently making an extra effort on transactions”. In addition, she is said to be “valued by clients for her dedication and commerciality” and described as “excellent”. 

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Corporate and M&A: local firms

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP has maintained a steady pipeline of M&A deals, including a marked increase in take privates and has made an impression in REIT mergers. Its strong regional presence has led to an impressive number of deals involving Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia especially. The firm is also active in deals involving Singapore businesses investing in Europe, Africa and Latin America. Key sectors include insurance, healthcare, banking and real estate. Chia Kim Huat leads the corporate and transactional group, which includes Abdul Jabbar Bin Karam Din, Evelyn WeeLawrence Tan, Lim Wee Hann and the highly rated Sandy Foo, who is recognised for handling big-ticket transactions.

Singapore > Capital markets: equity and debt: local firms

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP has a substantial capital markets team that has achieved deep penetration of the ECM and DCM segments. It has a significant market share of Singapore listings and Hong Kong IPOs by Singapore issuers. Moreover, it has advised on recent Nasdaq offerings and the first catastrophe bond in the market. Chia Kim Huat leads the corporate and transactional group and is an experienced capital markets practitioner. Evelyn Wee leads the capital markets team, while Danny Lim and Lee Xin Mei are also noteworthy practitioners. Eugene Lee has joined from Prolegis LLC to reinforce the firm’s regional practice and standing in high-yield debt.