Asia Director

Andrew leads Global Counsel’s Asia practice and is head of GC's Singapore office. He was previously a founding member of the Strategic Planning Office at the Singapore Exchange Regulation, where he worked on capital markets regulatory strategy and stakeholder engagement. He has prior policy research and public affairs experience at Finsbury and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, where he was the researcher for the S R Nathan Fellowship for the Study of Singapore.

At Global Counsel, Andrew works with international corporates and investors to navigate policymaking in Asia, and coordinates with international colleagues to scale Asian businesses abroad. He also works with startups and is an advisor to Thryft, a sustainable e-commerce platform in Asia and a Singapore director to Qumata, an insurtech business with a footprint across Asia and Europe.

Recent examples of his work include: 

  • Advising a global insurer and asset manager on political developments and policy implications to their business across Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.
  • Mapping key political, public and private sector stakeholders for a multi-billion-dollar global family office looking to establish an office in Singapore.
  • Working with a European insurtech platform on a regulatory and compliance roadmap for their market entry into South Korea.

Latest Insights by Andrew Yeo

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The Singapore model: how can regulators balance investor protection and support for innovation?

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Singapore’s standing as a global financial hub got a boost over the last year as more foreign capital flowed into the country, even as the pandemic and political turmoil diminished investors’ confidence in other regional economies. While investors have come to trust the Singapore model for the robustness of its legal frameworks, recent news that homegrown unicorn Grab is…

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Investing trends in a post-covid era

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Global Counsel convened a webinar, bringing together senior investment professionals across three continents to reflect on the critical issues shaping investment post-covid. The session was chaired by Ying Staton, GC’s advisor in Singapore and our previous Head of Asia, and featured:

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Southeast Asia in 2021: three political themes to watch

General Politics

In politics, this year is superficially set to be relatively uneventful for Southeast Asia, since there are no major national elections formally scheduled. However, domestic political uncertainties in key markets present a challenge for both political stability and social cohesion and could, as is the case in Malaysia, result in early elections. On the international stage…

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Southeast Asia in 2021: three economic themes to watch

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There is no country in Southeast Asia that has escaped the impact of covid-19 unscathed, although the intensity of the pandemic’s disruption and individual countries’ abilities to adapt have varied significantly. Early government intervention to restrict international travel and the implementation of strict lockdown measures meant that in terms of covid-19 cases,…

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