About Pengee Adrian CHAN
Adrian is Head of the Corporate Department and a Senior Partner at Lee & Lee. He joined Lee & Lee in 1989.
He is recommended as a Leading Individual for Corporate/M&A in Singapore by Chambers Global in The Client’s Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, which describes him as a “heavyweight [who is] a great favourite with his many corporate clients” and who is “a serious lawyer doing an excellent job”. Chambers Asia Pacific in its Guide to Asia’s Leading Lawyers for Business classifies him as a Leading Individual who is “excellent and experienced” and is described by his peers as “a very focused individual who has much technical expertise”.
He has also been described by The Asia Pacific Legal 500 in its Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firms as “a terrific corporate lawyer with an impressive track record in the market” and has been recommended in the same publication as a Leading Individual in the field of Capital Markets. In addition, Who’s Who Legal has described him as “a first-class corporate lawyer” who is “serious and respected”. He has separately been named by the World Legal Forum in its Guide to Law Firms Around the Globe as part of the “impressive next generation” of top corporate lawyers in Singapore.
He is a director of Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee, the joint law venture between Lee & Lee and the international law firm, Hogan Lovells. He is an independent director on the Boards of AEM Holdings Ltd, United Pulp & Paper Company Limited, Isetan (Singapore) Limited, Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd, Global Investments Limited and Biosensors International Group, Ltd, all of which are listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX).
He serves as Vice-Chairman of the Singapore Institute of Directors and sits on the Corporate Governance and Regulations Committee of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce. He has served for about fifteen years on the Corporate Practice Committee of the Law Society of Singapore.
He has been appointed to the Corporate Governance and Directors’ Duties Working Group of the Steering Committee that has been established by the Ministry of Finance to review and rewrite the Companies Act of Singapore. He has also co-authored Singapore’s first “Annotated Code of Corporate Governance” for Lexis-Nexis that is published in Woon’s Corporations Law.
He was appointed to the Audit Committee Guidance Committee, established by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (“ACRA”) and the SGX to develop practical guidance for audit committees of SGX-listed companies and raise corporate governance standards. In addition, he has served on the Lemon Law Taskforce set up by the Ministry of Trade & Industry and CASE to make recommendations to the government on the scope and form of lemon laws in Singapore. He has also served on the Taxpayers Feedback Panel of the Inland Revenue of Singapore.
He has been elected to and serves on the Executive Council of the Association of Small and Medium Enterprises as its Honorary Secretary. In addition, he has been appointed the Honorary Legal Advisor to the Singapore Institute of Engineering Technologists and the Singapore Optometrist Association. He currently serves on the Pro-Enterprise Panel, chaired by the Head of Civil Service and supported by the Ministry of Trade & Industry, which addresses feedback from the private sector on unnecessary or outdated government rules that hinder businesses and stifle entrepreneurship with a view to eliminating red-tape.
For the Singapore Institute of Legal Education, he lectures on “Corporate Governance”, is an Examiner for the Corporate and Commercial Practice paper for the Bar Admissions and Examinations and is the Principal Examiner for Company Law for the Foreign Practitioner Examinations. As part of his pro-bono work, he conducts training for ACRA’s Director Proficiency Programme for errant directors.
He has spoken at the King's College London/NUS Masters degree course, the Post-Graduate Diploma Programme at the Ong Teng Cheong Institute of Labour Studies and regularly conducts the Singapore Management University-SID Executive Certificate in Directorship. He has also spoken at the NUS-run Singapore-Commonwealth Seminar for Chief Executives and the Nanyang Technological University MBA course. He has participated in formal legal study missions with the Law Society of Singapore to Myanmar and the People’s Republic of China.
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