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Mei Yen Tan
Director (Head, Restructuring and Insolvency)
Ascendant Legal LLC
9 Straits View
Marina One West Tower, #09-09
Singapore Singapore, 018937
T: +65 6309 5304
F: +65 6224 5758

Professional Bio:

 Mei Yen’s main areas of practice include cross-border disputes, consensual and non-consensual insolvency and restructuring, corporate fraud and investigations. She has acted for and advised individuals, multi-national corporations, court-appointed administrators, distressed and special situations funds and banks in Singapore and abroad.

Mei Yen is recommended in The Legal 500: Asia Pacific – The Client's Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession for the area of Restructuring & Insolvency, where she is declared a "talent". In the 2018 edition of IFLR1000 – The Guide to the World's Leading Financial Law Firms, she has been described as one who is "very responsive and highly meticulous to detail; offers practical and commercial advice in litigious situations; a person you would like to have on your team." The publication also highlighted that "her strengths include her knowledge of cross-border issues, her responsiveness and her commercial awareness" and lauded her as "an essential part of the broader, global team assembled to protect the interests of clients across multiple jurisdictions."

Mei Yen is the first woman to lead a restructuring and insolvency legal practice in Singapore.

Mei Yen graduated from the University of Warwick. She is admitted to the Singapore Bar, Malaysian Bar, the Roll of Solicitors of England & Wales and qualified as a Barrister-at-Law (Middle Temple). She is one of the founding members of the Singapore Network of the International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC) and is currently the Co-Chairperson of the Singapore Network. She recently spearheaded the establishment of IWIRC Malaysia together with members of the insolvency and restructuring practice area in Malaysia.

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