Cephas Yee

Partner, Dispute Resolution

About Cephas Yee

Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

Cephas specialises in joint venture and investment related disputes. He counsels and advises clients on matters including shareholder oppression, derivative actions, and investment fraud.

Some of the career highlights of Cephas are:-

  • Tan Eck Hong v Maxz Universal Development Group Pte Ltd and others [2019] 3 SLR 161; [2017] SGHC 309. This was a shareholder dispute in relation to a SGD 200 million hotel in Sentosa, Singapore;
  • Power Solar System Co Ltd (in liquidation) v Suntech Power Investment Pte Ltd [2018] SGHC This was a action for a recovery of USD 193m worth of funds that a rogue director had transferred through the Suntech group of companies, one of the largest solar panel conglomerates with subsidiaries all over the world.
  • Acted for the liquidators for one of the largest bunker trading companies in Singapore pursuant to a failed joint venture, which include arbitration proceedings and parallel proceedings in Malaysia courts (unreported);
  • Acted for the Singapore subsidiary of one of the largest ball bearing producing companies in the world in an action for breach of fiduciary duties and diversion of corporate opportunities (unreported);

Cephas graduated Magna Cum Laude from Singapore Management University where he was placed on the Dean’s Lists numerous times. Cephas was awarded the winner of the Yong Pung How Bursary in 2013. Cephas was also ranked in the top few positions in the Singapore Bar Examinations for his year. Cephas enjoys advocacy, and has appeared before the Supreme Court and the State Courts. Cephas finished runner up in the Essex Courts Chambers – Singapore Academy of Law International Mooting Competition in 2016.

Cephas began his career with a highly ranked boutique law firm specializing in insolvency and restructuring. He joined Aquinas Law Alliance as a partner in May 2019.

Expertise

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Debt Recovery
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Education

LL.B (Hons), Singapore Management University

Contact Information

Phone: +65 6950 5322

E-mail: cephas.yee@aquinaslaw.sg