Qualifications

  • LL.B (Hons), National University of Singapore (2006)
  • Admitted to the Singapore Bar (2008)

Yuet Min graduated with First Class Honours from the National University of Singapore in 2006. Prior to joining Drew & Napier in 2008, Yuet Min was a Justices’ Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Singapore. She was also appointed to the Supreme Court’s Young Amicus Curiae Scheme in 2010 and 2011.

Yuet Min advises clients mainly on civil disputes relating to a wide range of commercial contracts, with the aim of achieving commercially-viable solutions for clients. She has been described by a client as “very skilled” and “extremely dedicated to the needs of the client”.

Besides maintaining an active litigation practice, many of Yuet Min’s matters involve SIAC and ICC arbitrations as well as arbitration-related Court proceedings. She has particular experience and interest in dealing with multi-lingual proceedings and has conducted a bilingual international arbitration under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules.

Some of the matters which Yuet Min has acted in include:

1. Successfully represented an international group of companies in the oil and gas industry to recover more than $20 million under a series of medium to long-term contracts with a Middle Eastern party, worth several hundred million US Dollars. The dispute related to the deployment and operation of high value offshore equipment. The proceedings also involved evidence being given in a number of different languages and translated simultaneously into English.

2. Successfully represented an international sports marketing, media and event management group in defending against a contractual claim for over US$130 million. The dispute arose in the context of a billion-dollar-project and involved international broadcasting rights for a major sports event. As part of the arbitration proceedings, Yuet Min successfully argued against a challenge to jurisdiction.

3. Acted for a manufacturing group of companies in a private equity dispute involving technical aspects of investment valuation, achieving a favourable result for the client. The amount in dispute was over US$60 million.

4. Successfully represented the Respondent contractor, CRW, in the landmark Singapore Court of Appeal decision in PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero) TBK v CRW Joint Operation [2015] SGCA 30. The case, which was closely watched internationally, concerned the enforcement of Dispute Adjudication Board (DAB) decisions under the widely-used FIDIC Contracts and was a significant decision on the enforceability of interim arbitral awards in Singapore. The decision took runner-up position for “Most important published decision of the past year” at the GAR Awards 2016.

The Asia Pacific Legal 500
International Arbitration 2019 – Recommended lawyer for 2 consecutive years

‘Foo Yuet Min is making an impression’

Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders Edition 2019
Recognised as one of Singapore’s foremost arbitration practitioners under the age of 45 for 3 consecutive years

Identified by Asian Legal Business as one of 40 bright legal minds in the region under the age of 40 – “40 Under 40 list” (October 2016 issue)

India Business Law Journal
In the India Business Law Journal (June 2015 issue), a client that engaged the firm on an international arbitration matter described Yuet Min as “very skilled and extremely dedicated to the needs of the client”.

Singapore Business Review
Singapore’s 40 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under in 2015 – Listed lawyer

  • Steering Committee Member, Young MCIA (Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration) (2019 to 2021)
  • Committee Member, YSIAC (2014 to 2018)
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Adjunct Faculty, Singapore Management University (instructor for a course on International Arbitration Practice)
  • Mentor, Yale-NUS/Law Double Degree Program Fellowship
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Public and International Law Committee of the Law Society of Singapore (2011/2012)
  • Honorary Treasurer, Society of International Law, Singapore (2007 to 2015)
  • Director, BABSEACLE 
  • Director, T.H.E. Dance Company Ltd