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Yin Mei Lock



Lock Yin Mei
Yin Mei Lock



Yin Mei's practice includes advising on capital raising, mergers & acquisitions, investment funds as well as regulatory issues for private and public companies, financial institutions and other intermediaries. She has acted on some of the largest and most complex public equity, debt and hybrid fund raising, takeovers, M&A and privatisation transactions. She regularly advises sponsors and fund managers in the establishment and syndication of private funds.

Yin Mei has been recognised by clients and key industry publications as a leader in her area of practice. Chambers highlights Yin Mei has been described by clients as “my go-to lawyer” and “combines local knowledge with international legal judgement.” Her team is praised for their ability to tackle complex transactions. One client explains: “It was not an easy deal, it was unprecedented in many ways. They helped us navigate that very well and generally they were very responsive getting it done in a challenging timeframe.”

Yin Mei's leading capital markets practice includes advising on initial public offerings, Rule 144A/ Regulation S offerings, private placements and follow-on offerings. She also has extensive experience advising on cross-border transactions, mergers & acquisitions, investment funds as well as regulatory issues for financial institutions, listed companies and other intermediaries.

News & insights

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Publications: 08 JULY 2021

Dramatic pause in global Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) clouds the outlook

The extraordinary boom in U.S. SPAC formations continued in Q1 but declined steeply from April onwards. Few believe the trend is over, but a period of greater uncertainty seems likely. SPACs are now…

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Advocate General Opinion on the Sisal – Magellan Robotech Case

Publications: 31 MARCH 2021

SGX to Open Up Listings to Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs)

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) and SGX Regco announced on 31st March 2021 a consultation on the amendment of the Listing Rules to allow for Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs) to be listed on…

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Great Fund Insights podcast: spotlight on opportunities in Alternative Investments in South East Asia

Publications: 26 NOVEMBER 2020

Great Fund Insights podcast: Spotlight on opportunities in alternative investments in South East Asia

This timely discussion is part of a series of Allen & Overy conversations on opportunities in alternative investments across our global funds network. 

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Publications: 16 SEPTEMBER 2020

The Variable Capital Company (VCC): a new corporate structure for funds in Singapore

The Variable Capital Company (VCC) is a new corporate entity structure under which several collective investment schemes (whether open-end or closed-end) may be gathered under the umbrella of a single…

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Admitted as advocate and solicitor, Singapore, 1992

Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales, 2000

Admitted to the bar, State of New York, USA, 2012


LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore

LLM, Jesus College, Cambridge University