Samuel Yuen

Yuen Law LLC | 源凯法律事务所 | Website

  • 50 South Bridge Road #03-00, Singapore 058682
  • Office Hours:

    9-6pm

About

Samuel is the founding director of Yuen Law. Samuel has a strong reputation for being able to proficiently straddle both the complexities of commercial transaction and the intricacies of intellectual property laws. His sharp business acumen has allowed him to provide innovative and cost effective solutions to his clients.

Samuel previously practiced in the corporate and securities law departments of a large local firm and boutique law practices. He enjoyed a fruitful stint as a head of department and group legal counsel of an internationally renowned conglomerate headquartered in Kuala Lumpur. Samuel has represented clients from diverse and specialized sectors that included banks, venture capitalist, manufacturers, biotech, pharmaceuticals, medical clinics, F&B chains, retailers, online businesses, fintech, and social enterprises.

Samuel is the honorary legal counsel for the Institute of Public Relations of Singapore. In his spare time, Samuel volunteers with Law Society, the Guide Dogs Association of the Blind and serves in his local church. Samuel’s idea of fun is playing with his baby girl and building jigsaw puzzles.

Samuel and his team of dedicated legal practitioners place professionalism and service excellence as a fundamental value within the heart of our firm and practice, serving clients with integrity and professionalism. Every client is intently understood with utmost empathy of their unique legal needs. Yuen Law looks to serve their clients with dedication as a cohesive team, working to meet a well communicated goal.

 Legal Expertise

  • Protection and Commercialisation of Brands and IP
  • Investment transactions
  • Sale and Purchase of Assets, Businesses and Companies
  • Shareholders’ relations
  • Seed and series funding
  • Due Diligence

Awards

  • Fast Emerging Boutique Law Firm of the Year in Singapore (Global Law Experts 2016)
  • Boutique Private Client Law Firm of the Year in Singapore (Global Law Experts 2016)
  • Boutique Private Client Law Firm of the Year in Singapore (Corporate INTL Global Awards Winner 2016)
  • Boutique Private Client Law Firm of the Year in Singapore (Corporate INTL Global Awards Winner 2015)
  • Fast Emerging Boutique Law Firm of the Year in Singapore (Corporate INTL Global Awards Winner 2015)
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Reviews (21)

I have known Samuel as a lawyer and friend for a few years. During this time, Samuel has provided me and my companies with invaluable advice and guidance for various commercial transactions. Samuel is also one of the most authentic people you will ever hope to meet in the market place. He takes the extra effort to explain various considerations simply (without legal jargon). Samuel gives very practical and commercially-savvy legal advice. This gave me the confidence we needed to move ahead with our transactions. With his help and the support of his team, I successfully re-acquired the HSR Group for S$1. Not only is Samuel and his team highly competent and knowledgeable, I know they care for me and are attentive to my concerns and are constantly looking out for my interests and legal rights. I have been doing business for more than 25 over years, and I dare say that it is sometimes difficult to find like-minded business people and entrepreneurs, which is why I value our relationship with Yuen Law greatly.

Dr Patrick Liew, Entrepreneur of the Year for Social Contributions, Managing Director, Global Enterprise Exchange,

We have been working with Yuen Law since organizing our first ever event in Singapore in 2016 that was an international investor-startup conference of 2,000 people. Samuel and his team helped us with contracts and agreements, and gave plenty of consultation on matters big and small. There was no question we couldn’t ask them and no matter too big for them to resolve. Samuel and his team felt right away the right persons to work with – they understood very well the challenges of a small non-profit and were able to read well the startup mentality we had.

We highly appreciated the friendly and helping attitude of the whole team. We worked closely with Samuel and Jennifer who are rock solid professionals and were able to give us great advice – and they do everything with a customer-first approach. I can highly recommend Yuen Law to companies big and small, especially to startups that are looking for a legal partner that understands what a startup is going through.

Anna Ratala, Head of Slush Singapore,

I have worked twice with Yuen Law, first when the firm helped establish Foundation Chinese Opera, a non-profit organisation and later when it managed the registration process of Passerelles numériques, a French non-profit wishing to establish a Singapore base. In both cases Yuen Law proved to be a knowledgeable counsellor and I was also impressed by the follow-up work done. Equally important, charges of Yuen Law have always been very reasonable. Working with Samuel has been a pleasure.

Ferdinand de Bakker, Managing Director, La Croisette Pte Ltd,

I needed help in legal aspects of setting up an eco-enterprise and Yuen Law being known to the social enterprise scene was my obvious choice. Yuen Law is upfront about what they propose and flexible in their dealings. I really love how Samuel and the team are so understanding and compassionate towards issues small enterprises face. The team is always quick to help out in any way possible, especially when times got hard. I am grateful for the human side of Yuen Law. Samuel has always been the cheerful and personable one, never once rejecting my need to see him. Cheryl takes great effort to stay in touch and reply promptly! I would definitely recommend Yuen Law because they are very approachable and would never leave anyone hanging.

Kathy Xu, The Dorsal Effect,
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Media & Publications

Publications
LegaleSE: A Legal Handbook for Social Enterprises (first edition)
LegaleSE: A Legal Handbook for Community Organisation (second edition)
Singapore Business Review: What you need to known when buying a business in Singapore
The New Savvy: Funding Options Available for Companies

Media
Adrian Tan: Interview with Legal Entrepreneur, Samuel Yuen
Asia Law Network: Lawyer Feature- Samuel Yuen

Talks
Brands and Influencers | PR and Legal Perspectives organised by  IPRS (21 Jul 17)
SME & The Law, organised by e2i and SeraphCorp (29 Jun 17)
Overview of IP and Advanced IP Strategies, organised by Ideas Inc NTU (27 May 17)
Legal Aspects of Contract Negotiations by Managers organsised by Redshift (9 May 17)
Contracting in a freelance agreement – dos and don’ts organised by NTUC (5 May 17)
Starting a Business in Singapore organised by Boardman (24 Mar 17)
IP Issues Faced by PR and Creative Professionals organised by IPRS (27 Oct 16)
Fundraising in Singapore organised by Global Exchange Enterprise (25 Jul 16)
Legal Structures for VWO organised by NCSS (26 Jan 16)

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