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Singapore corporate boutique BTPLaw has hired Lynn Ariele Soh (L) and Leeza Lee as partners. Soh was most recently a director at Eng & Co, the Singapore member firm of PwC Legal, while Lee was a managing associate at Linklaters’ Hong Kong office.

With more than 14 years of experience as a corporate lawyer, Soh’s practice areas include M&A, fundraising for start-ups, venture capital, employment law and general corporate advisory. Before joining Eng & Co in 2019, she was vice president legal at Fullerton Health, and worked at Allen & Overy and WongPartnership prior to that. Soh was named as one of the ALB Asia 40 Under 40 in 2020.  

Meanwhile, Lee specialises in equity and debt capital markets. She has over eight years of international financing experience advising on a broad range of debt and equity products, including convertible and exchangeable bonds, corporate hybrids, private and pre-initial fundraising, loans and liability management transactions. Before moving to Hong Kong in 2017 to join Linklaters, she was also at WongPartnership.

“I’ve known Lynn and Leeza since I started my professional career in December 2013. Both of them are highly qualified legal practitioners and will each add a new dimension to the firm’s service offerings,” Brandon Tee, managing director of BTPLaw, told ALB.

“Their addition is a huge step forward for the firm and a vote of confidence in terms of the direction that the firm is moving in,” added Tee.

Established in 2020, BTP Law is one of the few boutique corporate firms in Singapore with a British Virgin Islands (BVI) law offering. Counsel Stephen Adams is a former Singapore managing partner of offshore law firms Collas Crill and Bedell Cristin.   

The firm now has seven lawyers, with one more potential hire currently being discussed, according to Tee.

 

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