Bernard is a partner at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and also a director at Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC, a Singapore law corporation affiliated with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.
With more than 25 years of experience, Bernard Lui focuses on mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate finance, including initial public offerings (IPO) and placements, as well as post-IPO corporate governance and compliance issues. A registered professional with the Singapore Exchange (SGX), he also supervises companies listed on the Catalist (the sponsor-supervised board of the SGX).
Bernard has managed a number of significant M&A and corporate finance transactions across a broad spectrum of sectors. In line with these transactions, he has developed a strong reputation as a deal-maker who can deliver clients’ objectives in an innovative style regardless of complexitíes. His deal work has been recognized by Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, IFLR1000, and Asialaw Leading Lawyers. IFLR1000 (2014) described him as a “key ‘go to’ guy” for when “strong intellectual input and creative problem solving” is required. Chambers Global (2014) said that Bernard has “very good commercial sense” and “makes his clients feel very comfortable” during transactions. The Legal 500 (2009) acknowledged him as a “quick-thinking” and “outstanding industry expert.”
Bernard is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors’ Professional Development Committee.
National University of Singapore, 1991, LLB, Hons
Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
Awards and Affiliations
Leading Individual, Capital Markets: Local Firms, Singapore, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2019)
Recommended, Capital Markets: Local Firms; Shipping: Local Firms, Singapore, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2018)
Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate Guide (2018, 2019)
Ranked, Capital Markets: Domestic, Singapore, Chambers Global (2012–2019)
Ranked, Capital Markets: Domestic, Singapore, Chambers Asia-Pacific (2012–2019)
Recognized, Singapore, Capital Markets Law, Best Lawyers (2015–2016)