• Master of Studies in Legal Research (Distinction) University of Oxford
  • LL.B. (Hons), University of Bristol
  • Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore

Eu-Yen is a business law specialist with extensive experience as legal advisor, entrepreneur, operator, and investor within the entertainment, hospitality, and lifestyle spaces.

Eu-Yen’s experience spans across a wide and varied spectrum of work in relation to different entertainment, hospitality, and lifestyle businesses. These range broadly from nightlife, F&B, events, travel, luxury, retail, films and concerts to online content and digital services. Her work covers exciting innovative spaces like automation, food science, online media, virtual entertainment, legal technology, and alternative investments.

She has first-hand business management experience, which places her in a unique position when advising businesses. She understands the intricacies of business operations and the myriad of concerns from the client’s perspective. She works hard to learn about each client’s business before providing practical legal solutions. Her practice covers contracts, business planning, regulatory advice, commercial dispute resolution and business crimes.

In the area of contracts, Eu-Yen specializes in commercial transactions such as early-stage investing, joint ventures, franchises, sale and purchase, management, and representation. She also assists clients with commercial projects on a “project basis” where she advises on, plans and prepares all contracts required for a given project scope.

With regards to business planning, Eu-Yen advises on shareholders’ structures and legal risks associated with climate change. To complement her business law expertise, Eu-Yen has an Advanced Certificate in Sustainability and Sustainable Businesses as well as a Certificate in Sustainability Reporting in accordance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) standards.

Eu-Yen further advises on regulatory frameworks affecting businesses dealing with public entertainment, online entertainment, gaming, music copyright, food and the environment. On that front, she annotated the Remote Gambling Act (now repealed and replaced by the Gambling Control Act) and the Public Entertainments Act for the Lexis Nexis Annotated Statutes of Singapore.

She is a strong proponent of helping the entertainment, hospitality and lifestyle sectors grow. She is legal advisor to, and sits on the management committee of, the Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS). She is also legal advisor to the Singapore Nightlife Business Association (SNBA). She is on the recommended panel of lawyers for both trade associations, as well as for Singapore Tenants United for Fairness Society (SGTUFF).

Eu-Yen is appointed to the advisory board of Asia Law Network (legal technology) and Innovate 360 (food science incubator). At Innovate 360, she is also a mentor of the incubated food science start-ups.

Eu-Yen won The Peak Magazine’s Power List 2021 award for her work in the hospitality sector, being one of only ten “next generation” women to be invited to accept this prestigious award.

Eu-Yen has worked on a wide range of business-related matters. Below is a snapshot of the spectrum of work that she handles:

  • Advised on and prepared contracts for a coffee robotics company, Crown Technologies, to negotiate and close a pre-Series A funding with two significant strategic investors, subsidiaries of East Japan Railway Company and SMRT Corporation, respectively.
  • Advised on and prepared SAFE notes for an online media publication, Jom, raising seed funds.
  • Advised Laifabar, well-known for its wanton noodles, on a franchise agreement with Michelin-starred restaurant group, Les Amis.
  • Prepared agreements required for an F&B holding company, Three Eats, to enter into a joint venture and franchise agreement with listed company subsidiary Minor Food Group for the establishment of Small Tables, Asian café.
  • Advised on agreements relating to the sale of Bedrock Trust, a fund management and advisory services firm, to Chainup Financial.

The Peak Magazine's Power List (2021) 

  • Eu-Yen won The Peak Magazine’s Power List 2021 award for her work in the hospitality sector, being one of only ten “next generation” women to be invited to accept this prestigious award.
  • Legal advisor and management committee member, Restaurant Association of Singapore
  • Legal advisor, Singapore Nightlife Business Association
  • Advisory board member, Asia Law Network
  • Advisory board member and start-up mentor, Innovate 360
  • Chairperson, Public and International Law Committee, Law Society of Singapore
  • Events Sub-Committee Lead, Women-in-Practice Committee, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Assessor, Panel of Assessors under Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act
  • “Novel Foods: Updates on Safety Assessments”, published 4 October 2022, Client Update
  • “The Fair Tenancy Code of Conduct: Key Terms for New Leases”, published 10 August 2022, Client Update
  • “The Nutri-Grade Regulations”, published 22 July 2022, Client Update
  • “The New Gambling Regulatory Regime”, published 9 March 2022, Client Update
  • “Unvaccinated employees: guidelines for dismissing them”, published 15 January 2022, Two Bars Blog
  • “Music copyright: the new right and how businesses can savvy-up”, published 15 October 2021, Two Bars Blog
  • Dathena v Justco: a glimpse of hope for pandemic frustration of leases”, published 12 October 2021, Two Bars Blog
  • “Home-based food businesses: are they Covid safe?”, published 11 September 2021, Two Bars Blog
  • “Fair tenancy: what retail tenants should know”, published 3 September 2021, Two Bars Blog
  • “Food delivery platforms: is it time to face commission caps?”, published 27 August 2021, Two Bars Blog
  • “The need for regulation of home-based business”, published 16 August 2021, The Business Times
  • “Lexis Nexis Annotated Laws of Singapore: Remote Gambling Act, Public Entertainments Act”, published October 2021, Lexis Advance
  • “Weathering unprecedented times”, published 22 August 2020, The Birthday Book, republished by The Straits Times and Mothership.SG
  • “Collective management of musical copyright in a self-regulated regime: Singapore’s copyright review and the hope for transparency”, published 23 June 2020, Singapore Academy of Law Journal
  • “Frustration, not fortitude, the restaurant business”, published 9 June 2020, The Business Times
  • “Frustration, not fortitude: the case for applying the doctrine of frustration to leases affected by Covid-19”, published 8 June 2020, Social Sciences Research Network, Legal Scholarship Network
  • “Business law for the night entertainment entrepreneur”, book 1st edition published 2012, Thomas Reuters’ Sweet & Maxwell
  • “The new International Arbitration Bill – A broader framework for interim relief or just a tune up?”, published March 2010, Singapore Academy of Law Journal
  • “Murder beyond reasonable doubt?”, published October 2008, Singapore Law Gazette
  •  “Legitimacy and effectiveness of Security Council peace enforcement”, published July 2004, University of Oxford, Bodleian Library Thesis Collection
  • Moderator, Women Changemakers, Leveraging Transitions, 19 November 2022
  • Speaker, PrimeTime Business and Professional Women’s Association, Law Special Interest Group, Talk on Legal Tips for Start-Ups and Running your own Business, 13 September 2022
  • Speaker, Innovate 360 and TUV SUD, Talk on food Safety and Good Manufacturing Practices, 13 July 2022
  • Moderator, Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS), Webinar on Fair Tenancy Code of Conduct, 31 March 2021
  • Speaker, Club Managers Association Singapore, Seminar on Corporate Sustainability for Clubs, 24 February 2021
  • Speaker, Singapore Nightlife Business Association (SNBA), Seminar on Exit from Nightlife Businesses, 30 November 2020
  • Speaker, Restaurant Association of Singapore (RAS), Webinar on Covid-19 Rental Relief Framework, 30 September 2020
  • Speaker, Licensing Executives Society International (LESI) Webinar on copyright and collective management organisations, 20 August 2020