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Karen graduated from the University College London in 2001. She continued to pursue a joint masters in law program at the same institution in conjunction with Kings College London and the London School of Economics.
Following her return to Singapore, Karen started pupillage with the equity capital markets department of one of the largest local law firm in Singapore, specialising in IPOs and other listed companies matters. She subsequently expanded her practice into mergers & acquisitions work and other corporate work in both the domestic and the international market.
Karen’s early practice at DLA Piper Singapore was focused on telecommunications law, where she advised and supported Motorola’s corporate department and assisted on bid submissions and contract negotiations with major telecommunication companies. She was later recruited by the then-Managing Partner of DLA Piper Singapore, in his move to set up the Singapore office for Eversheds LLP. She continued to build on her mergers & acquisitions and telecommunications practice as a senior associate at Eversheds LLP.
Karen has also been acting for numerous charitable foundations and institutions, including the City Harvest Church and an independent Singapore based theatre production company on their corporate related matters and advising them on their ongoing compliance obligations. Her current practice at JLC Advisors LLP includes mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures and corporate finance.
Karen is currently an Independent Director of ecoWise Holdings Limited, a renewable energy company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange and an Independent Non-Executive Director of Zheng Li Holdings Limited, a leading automotive service provider listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Aside from work, Karen is also an avid cyclist and runner, loves travelling and enjoys her food and drinks (sometimes a bit too much).
LL.B (Hons), University College London
LL.M, University College London
Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School
Graduate Diploma in Singapore Law, National University of Singapore
Postgraduate Practical Law Course, Board of Legal Education
Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
Solicitor, England & Wales