Corporate lawyer Michelle Chan, associate director at Singapore law firm Yuen Law LLC

We go beyond the documentation and seek to understand our client's interests and intention, and the context of the transaction. We appreciate the nuances that may shape or influence the transaction by asking the right questions.

Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore

LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore, Class of 2011

Michelle Chan’s sharp lawyering astuteness is balanced by outstanding interpersonal skills. She confidently provides clients with innovative solutions to complex issues. Michelle is recognised by Asia Law Profiles for client service excellence in the category of private equity.


  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Regulatory & Compliance
  • Financial Regulatory Services
  • Data Protection
  • Labour & Employment
  • Competition

We go beyond the documentation and seek to understand our client's interests and intention, and the context of the transaction. We appreciate the nuances that may shape or influence the transaction by asking the right questions.

Language Proficiency

English, Mandarin

Ranked in Chambers

Michelle Chan, Associate Director, joined Yuen Law in May 2017.

Michelle deals with corporate and commercial matters of the firm. She advises clients on the firm regularly on joint ventures and investments, including structuring investments, advising on shareholder rights, drafting and negotiating of commercial contracts such as shareholders’ agreements, sale and purchase agreements and loan agreements.

With Yuen Law, Michelle services clients across a gamut of sectors, from tech to retail and F&B, and she regularly advises new startups on the setting up of a company in Singapore, employment matters, structuring of investments, and regulatory issues.

Michelle also has prior experience with asset and wealth management matters, primarily advising on a wide range of matters relating to the establishment of funds as well as licensing and regulatory compliance matters. She is now further establishing a forte in payment services, helping clients in the fintech, automation and digital space navigate the relatively new regulations and ensuring continuous compliance.

Michelle believes in continuously seeking out learning and growth is as a lawyer, both knowledge acquisition and client management know-how.

In her free time, you can find her either in the outdoors, exploring nature or seeking out the next trendy coffee joint.

  • Acted and negotiated for a family-held company in accepting investment of US$300 million for property development in Laos from a private equities firm
  • Advised a fintech start-up on accepting investment funding of US$36 million from a leading fintech company headquartered in China
  • Acted for a private equities firm on restructuring of companies in consideration for SGX listing
  • Acted for a medical evacuation company on accepting investment of up to S$3 million from a private equities firm
  • Acted for a business intelligence company with a focus in the agriculture industry on accepting investment from a private equities firm
  • Acted for an investment holding company investing into an educational content creator/distributor based on Hong Kong
  • Regularly advised clients on their funding rounds

Download Michelle Chan's CV (PDF)

News about Michelle Chan

Yuen Law ranked Notable by Asialaw Profiles for second year running

It gives us great pleasure to share that Yuen Law LLC has been recognised as a Notable firm by asialaw Profiles 2022 for Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A). This is the second year that our firm has made it to this prestigious ranking. “Despite the challenges during these pandemic times, we did our utmost

Yuen Law Named in the Asialaw Client Service Excellence 2021 Awards

We are pleased to share a double win that’s close to our hearts: Yuen Law and our Associate Director Michelle Chan were named the highest-rated to work with in Private Equity matters in the asialaw Client Service Excellence 2021 awards. This year, 13 firms and 9 lawyers in Singapore were recognised for quality service by

When we get to grow and flourish with clients and their business, it is heartening to know that we have been part of their growth.

Articles by Michelle Chan

Yuen Law Testimonial

Great service by Michelle. She gives you the best effort in her own way and abilities to explain and provides examples. Layman needs simple terms to understand legal issues, and she apprehended this issue well.

Patrick Teh
July 2021
Yuen Law Testimonial

We knew that we had little knowledge of the legal issues surrounding setting up an office, hiring employees and complying with all aspects of Singapore law. Yuen Law performed excellent work for us and gave us good and practical advice.

Yuen Law Testimonial

Responsiveness, detail-oriented. Able to understand the issue at hand quickly.

Client Feedback in the Asialaw Profiles Research Survey
Yuen Law Testimonial

Michelle Chan has been particularly responsive and available in addressing our requests and enquiries – providing us with excellent and timely advice and in setting out options available to us. For these reasons we would be more than happy to recommend Yuen Law to any company or individual seeking legal advice and support.

Christina Keilthy, Godmama Peranakan Restaurant
July 2020
Yuen Law Testimonial

Yuen Law represented us in our acquisition for F&B businesses. The acquisition process had some unexpected complications and team handled it professionally. The team worked closely with the sellers to ensure that all legal requirements were satisfied and the acquisition went smoothly. They addressed & responded to all of our needs and questions promptly. We would like to thank the Yuen Law team for their dedication and professionalism.

Ronald Wee, CEO
Weroc Group Pte Ltd
18 February 2019
Yuen Law Testimonial

Yuen Law is prompt and professional. They provide good quality legal advice and services. I would recommend Yuen Law without any hesitation as the firm is very sincere and small business friendly and takes a great deal of interest in understanding a company’s problems and provides direct solutions to problems. Samuel and his team as a whole are a bunch of rock stars and work together closely to solve a our problems in a timely and professional manner.

Aditya Haripurkar, Founder,
HitPay Payment Solutions Pte Ltd
27 January 2017
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