Jean Foo 符娟娟
Corporate finance lawyer with expertise in capital market advisory, mergers and acquisitions and funds (including Variable Capital Companies)
Jean has a broad range of legal expertise. She previously worked in a big four Singapore firm, where she was actively involved in the initial public offering (IPO) of real estate investment trusts (REITs) and business trusts, as well as secondary offerings on the mainboard of Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX). She was also seconded to Citibank Singapore Limited, where she worked on a wide array of significant banking transactions, including ISDA agreements. Subsequently, she joined a Wall Street law firm, where she assisted in exempt offerings in equity, high yield and investment grade debt securities, as well as debt restructuring and liability management, such as exchange offers and consent solicitations.
Apart from the above, Jean has experience in advising fund structures including variable capital companies (VCC), financial technology (Fintech) companies, joint ventures, franchises, sale and purchase of businesses, business restructuring and refinancing, and general corporate and compliance advisory work. She is also a Commissioner for Oaths.
As an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Jean also provides effective solutions to clients who wish to preserve and enhance their wealth and manage it over several generations.
Jean sits on the Board of Trustees for Friends of University of Warwick Foundation, which offers Singaporeans fully paid bond-free scholarships to pursue any undergraduate degree of their interest at the University of Warwick in the UK.
Besides being a corporate finance lawyer, Jean is also a founding partner and director in a number of food and beverage companies in Singapore, Taiwan and Philippines.
Jean graduated from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB, Hons) and Master of Laws in U.S. Securities Regulations from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She also has a post-graduate diploma in Singapore Law from the National University of Singapore.