Associate Director

Marissa is an Associate Director in Global Counsel’s Singapore office. She was previously a writer at Preqin, where she produced data-driven insights on the alternative assets industry. Prior to that, she was a journalist at Singapore Press Holdings for six years, first as a government and economy reporter and later as a companies and markets correspondent.

Recent examples of her work include:

  • Analysing trends in climate and sustainability policy for clients in Asia
  • Supporting clients in political and regulatory due diligence work on targets in Asia, including in China’s tech and real estate sectors
  • Advising clients on key macroeconomic and political developments in Southeast Asia

Latest Insights by Marissa Lee

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Corporates must learn to navigate carbon markets' quality issues


Carbon credits have a credibility problem. The value of carbon credits backed by avoided deforestation projects was called into question last month when the Guardian claimed that 94 per cent of credits verified by leading standards body Verra do not represent real emissions reductions, and could be “phantom credits”.

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Southeast Asia’s emerging super apps: key regulatory trends to watch

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Indonesia’s two most valuable homegrown tech companies announced on May 17th that they are merging, marking an important turning point in the growth of Southeast Asia’s digital economy. Ride-hailing decacorn Gojek and e-commerce leader Tokopedia will be combining their businesses into a new entity called GoTo. At an expected valuation of at least $18 bn, GoTo will be the…

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Restructuring the media, Singapore style


The ongoing restructuring of Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), one of Singapore’s two legacy media organisations and the sole publisher of English, Malay, Tamil and Chinese language newspapers in the country, has revived questions about the merits of state support for local news production and the price that should be paid for it. Newsrooms across the world have been in…

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