Samuel Yuen

Yuen Law LLC | 源凯法律事务所 | Website

  • 50 South Bridge Road #03-00, Singapore 058682
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Samuel Yuen is the Managing Director of Yuen Law LLC and the Head of its Corporate and Business Practice Team. Ranked as one of the leading legal practitioners in Singapore, Samuel is recognised for his work in corporate mergers & acquisitions, fund raising and matters relating to start-ups and emerging companies, by industry watchers such as Chambers and Partners, IFLR1000 and Asialaw.

Samuel is a commercially savvy lawyer who has a reputation for providing practical legal advice that aligns closely with his clients’ business objectives at every stage of their growth. Samuel comes from a line of business owners in Singapore, who have variously and successfully navigated the crises of their generation. He is also highly sought after for his business acumen which has also benefited many of Samuel’s clients.

He founded Yuen Law in 2012 after a fruitful career in corporate and securities law, including a three-year stint as a department head in a leading Malaysian IP Agency.

Samuel is a published author, with “Funding for Start-ups — A Guide to Fundraising” launched in February 2020. This book draws on his extensive experience, having advised numerous startups and tech/fintech companies in their capital raises, as well as investors including venture capital firms and institutional investors.

Samuel is the honorary legal counsel for the Institute of Public Relations of Singapore and help found Guide Dogs Singapore Ltd, a registered charity with Institute of Public Character status. He is also a member of the School Advisory Committee for Tanjong Katong Secondary School.

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Reviews (26)

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, Hit Pay,

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,
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Media & Publications

Funding for Start-ups: A Guide to Fundraising
LegaleSE: A Legal Handbook for Social Enterprises (first and second edition)
Singapore Business Review: What you need to known when buying a business in Singapore
The New Savvy: Funding Options Available for Companies

Money and Me: Fundraising for Start-ups (18 May 2020)
Adrian Tan: Interview with Legal Entrepreneur, Samuel Yuen
Asia Law Network: Lawyer Feature- Samuel Yuen

Startup Law Academy: Partnership Agreements and Exit Strategies (Asia Law Network, General Assembly, e27 and WeWork)
Brands and Influencers | PR and Legal Perspective (Institute of Public Relations of Singapore)
IP Issues Faced by PR and Creative Professionals (Institute of Public Relations of Singapore)
SME & The Law (E2i and SeraphCorp)
Overview of IP and Advanced IP Strategies (Ideas Inc NTU)
Contracting in a freelance agreement – dos and don’ts (NTUC)
Legal Aspects of Contract Negotiations by Managers (Redshift)
Starting a Business in Singapore (Boardman)
Fundraising in Singapore organised (Global Exchange Enterprise)
Legal Structures for VWO (National Council of Social Services)
Charities Lean Forward: Transitioning of Legal Entity – incorporating into a Company Limited by Guarantee (Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth)
Chairities Lean Forward: Fundraising and Digital Protection (Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth)
The Ultimate Guide to Starting A Freelancing Arts Business (National Arts Council)

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