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Withers KhattarWong LLP
UOB PLAZA 1, #25-01

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Partner, Corporate


Daniel specialises in investment funds and cross-border private equity and M&A transactions. He represents private fund managers, sovereign wealth funds, family offices and corporate clients specialising in the real estate, venture capital, financial services and energy industries. Daniel routinely advises on regulatory and licensing issues affecting fund managers and capital markets intermediaries in Singapore and manages complex fund formation and cross-border investment mandates in the Asia-Pacific region, including India and China.

Daniel started practising law as a State Counsel and Deputy Public Prosecutor with the Attorney General’s Chambers in Singapore. He has been in private practice for more than 17 years with leading international firms and has been instrumental in establishing and growing an investment funds practice in these firms. His expertise in investment funds has been recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific.




Singapore Academy of Law


Cambridge University, 2001, LLM, Pegasus Scholar
National University of Singapore, 1996, LLB, Hons, Deans List

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Investment funds: local firms

Withers KhattarWong LLP has attained a solid position in the market, handling impressive funds formation, regulatory and licensing engagements on a regular basis. The fund team has been able to build on the firm’s celebrated private wealth and tax platform, working with colleagues that have strong connections to institutional clients, including key partners in Tokyo such as Eric Roose. The group’s client base now includes clients in the family office, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, data centre and venture capital sectors. Daniel Yong is a recognised investment funds specialist.

Singapore > Fintech and financial services regulatory: local firms

(Firms to watch)

Withers KhattarWong LLP offers a wide range of services to fintech clients, with a particular focus on venture capital, financings, investment funds, M&A and other corporate transactions. Led by Daniel Yong, the team is able to help clients navigate local and regional regulations affecting the financial services sector.




Singapore > Start-up and venture capital – Local firms

Representing investors, start-ups, emerging companies and venture capitals, Withers KhattarWong LLP has experience across the funding lifecycle. The firm has strengths in series A and series B funding, as well as venture debt, M&A and bridge financings. Technology transfers and university spin-outs are also notable areas of activity for the group. Joel Shen , the team head specialises in advising corporate and venture capital clients in cross-border investments, acquisitions, and joint ventures. Daniel Yong is a name to note; he is a specialist in investment funds and cross-border private equity and M&A transactions.

Singapore > Corporate and M&A: local firms

Withers KhattarWong LLP is integrated with the wider Withersworldwide network, rendering it an ideal for both domestic and cross-border affairs. The team undertakes an array of M&A, buyout, takeover, joint venture, corporate governance and commercial deal mandates and is especially acclaimed for its activities within the private capital field. Practice head Daniel Yong  caters to corporates, private fund managers, sovereign wealth funds and family offices, often acting on multijurisdictional investment mandates in India and China, among other APAC jurisdictions.