Yap Lian Seng

Managing Director

Emaillianseng.yap@insightslaw.sgPhone+65 6727 6188


Lian Seng has more than 24 years of professional experience. He has been recognised as a leading lawyer in the areas of capital markets and corporate finance in legal publications such as AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers. He was also the founding partner of Stamford Law Corporation, now known as “Morgan Lewis Stamford” (a Singapore law corporation affiliated with Morgan Lewis & Bockius).

Lian Seng is primarily involved in mergers and acquisitions (including schemes of arrangements, takeovers, competitive sale processes and acquisitions/disposals of shares and assets), corporate finance and corporate restructuring exercises. He also has extensive experience in reverse takeovers (RTOs).

Noteworthy transactions

  • The restructuring of the largest aviation transportation logistics service provider in China, China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corporation Limited.
  • The merger of one of the largest land transport companies in Asia, ComfortDelGro Corporation.
  • The disposal of an oil and gas logistics service provider, American Eagle Tankers Limited.
  • The takeover of a food and beverage and publishing company, Fraser and Neave Limited Singapore by Thai Beverage Public Company Limited and OUE Limited.
  • The delisting and exit offer of a telecommunications and electronic products manufacturing company, Huan Hsin Holdings Ltd.
  • The disposal of assets and as offeree counsel for a shipbuilding and trading company, AVIC International Maritime Holdings Ltd.


  • Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore, 1994
  • Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln’s Inn, London, 1993
  • LL.B. (Hons), King’s College London, 1992

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