Managing Partner - Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC Singapore
Suet-Fern LEE is the Managing Partner of Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC. She is a member of the Board and International Leadership Team of Morgan Lewis & Bockius, one of the largest global law firms.
Her extensive professional work experience has been focused on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital markets, and corporate finance. She has been involved in many significant corporate transactions in Singapore and the region. Suet-Fern has been named a leading practitioner in numerous global professional publications.
Over the past 20 years, she has served on the boards of public listed companies in Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand and elsewhere. Currently, amongst others, she sits on the board of AXA and Sanofi. She also is a board member of the World Justice Project, an independent multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law around the world. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Senate of the Singapore Academy of Law where she also chairs the Legal Education Cluster, a member of the Diversity Action Committee of Singapore Exchange Limited, a member of the Advisory Board to the Law School at Singapore Management University, where she also chairs the Expert Panel of Centre of Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia and is a trustee for Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She is a former President of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, an international association of business lawyers interested in the Asia- Pacific.
She has been awarded the Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific Life-time Achievement award (becoming the first ever woman recipient), the Asian Legal Business Life Time Achievement Award, Euromoney Asia Women Business Law Awards for mergers and acquisitions and private equity and Best Lawyers Mergers & Acquisitions “Lawyer of the Year”.
Suet Fern graduated with a double first in law from Cambridge University in 1980 (where she was a senior scholar at her college and won various book prizes). She qualified as a Barrister-at-Law at Gray’s Inn London in 1981 (where she was one of the top candidates). She was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1982 winning the Memorial Prize for top candidates at the Singapore Bar examinations and the Prize for Professional Ethics.