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.
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 currently serves as the leader of the firm’s Singapore corporate and business transactions practice.
With 30 years of experience, 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. Chambers Asia Pacific (2019) said that Bernard is appreciated by clients for his “good awareness of the key drivers from the commercial perspective and providing clear advice.” The Legal 500 described him as a “quick-thinking” and “outstanding industry expert” who has a “very keen grasp of commercial drivers backed by solid technical legal knowledge.”
Bernard is a member of the Singapore Institute of Directors’ Professional Development Committee and Regulatory Affairs Committees.
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Capital Markets Law, The Best Lawyers in Singapore (2022)
Highly Regarded, IFLR1000 Financial and Corporate (2018–2021)
Leading Individual, Capital Markets: Equity and Debt: Local Firms, Singapore, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2020, 2021)
Leading Individual, Capital Markets: Local Firms, Singapore, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2019)
Recommended, Corporate and M&A: Local Firms, Singapore, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2020, 2021)
Recommended, Restructuring and Insolvency: Local Firms, Singapore, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2020, 2021)
Recommended, Capital Markets: Local Firms; Shipping: Local Firms, Singapore, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2018)
Ranked, Capital Markets: Domestic, Singapore, Chambers Global (2012–2021)
Ranked, Capital Markets: Domestic, Singapore, Chambers Asia-Pacific (2012–2021)