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Dacheng Wong Alliance has hired Yang Yen Thaw, an India qualified corporate lawyer to co-head its India Practice in its Singapore office. Prior to joining Dacheng Wong, he was resident partner at boutique law firm Lexygen in Singapore.
Yen Thaw has over 18 years of experience and specializes in international transactions and investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and intellectual property. He has experience in advising and assisting blue chip companies and private equity and venture capital investors while practicing in the jurisdictions of India, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Speaking to Bar & Bench on the reason to leave Lexygen Yen Thaw said, “I accomplished what I had to for Lexygen and specifically I wanted a wider, international platform which works very well with Dacheng Wong and also because my objective was to do a lot of India-China cross investments related work”.
Talking about his area of focus Yen Thaw said, “My focus earlier used to be foreign investments into India. Now my added focus would be to take Indian investments overseas whether they invest in and around or through Singapore or in China. Also, added to that would be helping the Chinese companies to invest in India. So, essentially I am bridging India and China. Being an India qualified lawyer and of Chinese origin helps too”.
Aloysius Wee, India Practice Managing Principal in a statement said, “We are committed to bridging the India-China-ASEAN space and with Yen Thaw on board, we will be better placed to do this”.
With Yen Thaw’s addition to Dacheng Wong, the total number of lawyers in the India Practice has gone up to four. Managing Principal, Aloysius Wee, currently heads the India practice. Yen Thaw will be the co-head and the rest of the team comprises of Senior Associates Rahul Singh Talwar and Richa Chaturvedi.
Prior to joining Lexygen, Yen Thaw was heading his own boutique law firm called Yang Lawyers. Before that he was associated with various law firms including working with a corporate law firm in Tokyo, Japan, legal consultancy in Hong Kong and corporate law firms in India including Remfry & Sagar and JSA.