Mrs Lee Suet Fern
Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC
Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Chair, International Leadership Team, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Suet-Fern LEE is the Managing Partner of Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC (previously Stamford Law Corporation, a leading Singapore-based regional law firm which she founded), which has won numerous professional awards. Suet-Fern currently is a member of the Board of Morgan Lewis (the largest law firm in the United States) and is also a member of the Morgan Lewis’ International Leadership Team.
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 with listings in Singapore, Hong Kong, New Zealand and elsewhere, and on various board committees including as audit committee chair. Currently amongst others, she sit on the board of global insurance giant AXA and global healthcare company, Sanofi, as well as Macquarie International Infrastructure Fund Ltd. She also sits on the board of the World Justice Project, an independent multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law around the world. She is the Chairman of the Asian Civilisations Museum Board in Singapore, a member of the Executive Committee of the Senate of the Singapore Academy of Law where she also chairs the Committee on Legal Education and Studies, Convergence of Transnational Commercial Laws Committee and 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 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 Asian Legal Business Life Time Achievement Award, Euromoney Asia Women Business Law Awards for mergers and acquisitions and private equity and has been named 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) and qualified as a Barrister-at-Law at Gray's Inn London in 1981 (where she also won the prize for International Trade). 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.