Lee Suet-Fern advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital markets, and corporate finance. Her work also includes counseling companies and board of directors. She is the managing partner of Morgan Lewis Stamford, is part of Morgan Lewis’ International Leadership team and a member of the board of Morgan Lewis, a global law firm which is also the largest law firm in the United States.
The international business community and international media recognize Suet-Fern as a business leader and pioneer. Legal publications and directories have consistently praised her work and acknowledged her as a leading lawyer in the practice areas of banking, capital markets, corporate finance, and mergers and acquisitions. Asian Legal Business awarded Suet-Fern its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. Euromoney honored her with its Asia Women Business Law Awards for mergers and acquisitions and private equity in 2012 and 2013 and Best Lawyers Mergers & Acquisitions named her Lawyer of the Year in those years.
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. Currently amongst others, she sit on the board of global insurance giant, AXA, global healthcare company, Sanofi, and Macquarie International Infrastructure Fund Ltd. She is also a director of the World Justice Project, an independent multidisciplinary organization working to advance the rule of law. She is the Chairman of the Asian Civilisations Museum Board, 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 SGX and the Advisory Board to the Law School at SMU, where she also chairs the Expert Panel of Centre of Cross-Border Commercial Law in Asia and a trustee for NTU. She is a former President of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, an international association of business lawyers interested in the Asia- Pacific.
Suet Fern graduated with a double first in law from Cambridge University in 1980, winning various academic prizes.