Karen Lee

Senior Associate

Karen practises in the area of corporate law, with particular focus on capital markets, venture capital and private M&A deals across Asia.

Areas of FocusCorporateInsurance
Professional QualificationsSolicitor of the High Court of Hong Kong


  • Advised Lanvin Group Holdings Limited on the deSPAC transaction on New York Stock Exchange involving its subsidiary focusing on luxury fashion.
  • Advised various multinational clients on their global reorganisation / restructuring including Marsh & McLennan Companies, a renowned insurance intermediary group, in their global post-acquisition integration (with the former Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group) on various APAC jurisdictions including Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia and General Electric. 
  • Advised Industrious, the flexible workspace company backed by CBRE Group, on its acquisition of co-working space operator The Great Room.
  • Advised Swedish investment group Storskogen on their investments in Singapore, including the acquisition of Xodbox.
  • Advised Widodo Makmur Perkasa, the holding company of Widodo Makmur Group on its initial public offering (IPO) of 4.4bn shares on the Indonesia Stock Exchange.
  • Advises Exacta Asia Investment in Series A financing of esports gaming company Mineski Global.
  • Advised Baltimore-based and Nasdaq listed Laureate Education (NASDAQ:LAUR), the world’s largest global network of higher education institutions on the sale of its global network institution in Malaysia – INTI University and Colleges to HOPE Education Group (Hong Kong) Company Limited.
  • Advised ZASH Global Media and Entertainment Corporation on the acquisition of Lomotif Private Limited, a Singapore-based video application developer.
  • Advised Mizuho Asia Partners Pte. Ltd. on various VC deals in Southeast Asia including their minority investment in Mineski Global and their disposal of Kitchen City.
  • Advised an Indonesian media conglomerate PT MNC on a de-SPAC transaction (aborted).
  • Advised a Hong Kong-based private equity fund on their PIPE investments in various US-listed SPACs.
  • English
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Chinese (Cantonese)
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong (PCLL), 2017 
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong (LL.B.), 2016

Pro Bono

  • Pro Bono Coordinator, Singapore
  • Iris Representative, Singapore

Memberships and Affiliations

  • The Law Society of Hong Kong 



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(Work, Singapore)
+65 6512 9500
(Fax, Singapore)