Ying Yi Liew

Ying Yi Liew

Local Principal
Baker McKenzie

Ying Yi is a Local Principal in the Financial Services Practice Group of Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow in Singapore. Ying Yi advises the wide gamut of financial institutions, e.g. banks, insurers, capital markets intermediaries including brokers, fund managers, financial advisers and commodity traders, payments providers and e-commerce platforms. She specialises in Fintech regulatory matters, and her expertise is sought to navigate regulatory complexities when introducing novel business models or technology solutions. She regularly advises clients with their regulatory and compliance matters across the board from the setting up of operations in Singapore, structuring their operations around licensing requirements, applying for and securing licenses, approvals, notifications and/ or exemptions with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) to assisting them with putting in place their compliance framework (including on AML, technology risk management and business continuity), customer facing documentation and contractual agreements with third parties, as well as advising on ongoing conduct of business requirements and regulatory issues relating to misconduct and investigations. She is ranked Next Generation Partner for Fintech and Financial Services Regulatory: Local Firms by Legal 500, Up and Coming for Banking and Finance: Regulatory in Singapore by Chambers Asia Pacific and Band 3 for Fintech Legal in Singapore by Chambers Fintech. She is described as an "outstanding lawyer" who is "praised for being in touch with market developments and going the extra mile to understand client needs" by Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Chambers Asia Pacific cites her strengths as "responsive and genuinely cares about her clients and their business goals. She is very well connected and tuned into the latest regulatory developments, especially in the fintech, digital payments and blockchain space".