Family law is a practice that goes beyond technicalities – it is a humane one, driven by compassion and empathy. It’s about understanding a client’s perspective and concerns, and providing guidance and tailored solutions in their best interests.Nancy Thio, Affiliate Principal Senior Associate, Family Practice Group, Yuen Law LLC
Nancy began her legal career at some of Singapore’s most prominent law firms, where she specialised in corporate and commercial law, particularly in corporate finance, public listings, and general corporate matters. She has worked as an in-house legal counsel for American Express Bank, Tyco International, and Shell Singapore. Through her exposure to complex business transactions and operations in large corporations, she gained a broader perspective on stakeholder goals, standards, and risk management.
In 2018, Nancy shifted her focus to family law, with a particular emphasis on matrimonial cases, probate matters, and wills and trusts for legacy planning. Her empathetic and pragmatic approach helps her clients navigate the complexities of family dynamics, legal principles, and procedures. She has also represented clients in criminal defence cases, including plead-guilty mentions, plea mitigation, and trials against government agencies.
In addition to her legal career, Nancy is passionate about giving back to the community and sits on the board of two charities with Institution of Public Character (IPC) status: Wicare Support Group and the Children’s Cancer Foundation. She also volunteers her time and legal expertise to various pro bono initiatives and helms the legal clinic at her MP’s constituency’s Meet-the-People Sessions.
“Thrilled to be starting a new journey with Yuen Law,” says Nancy. “I am eager to apply my legal acumen, leverage my experience and together with Yuen Law’s exceptional team, wholeheartedly commit to client success as we grow the firm together.”
Adds Samuel Yuen, Yuen Law’s Managing Director and Head of its Corporate Practice Group: “Nancy’s legal background and track record make her an excellent addition to our team, and we look forward to working alongside her to provide our clients with the highest level of legal services and support.”