Yanguang is an associate at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and also an associate director at Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC, a Singapore law corporation affiliated with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius.
Yanguang Ker represents individual and corporate clients in commercial disputes, financial regulatory investigations and white-collar criminal litigation. He focuses on high-value commercial litigation, with particular experience in shareholder disputes, asset freezing claims and professional negligence lawsuits against consultants and other professionals. He also regularly advises companies subject to government regulatory investigations and individuals in white collar criminal proceedings under anticorruption and money-laundering legislation. He is part of the “bench of strong young lawyers” in the Morgan Lewis litigation team recognised by Legal 500: Asia Pacific 2018.
Yanguang provides legal advice and representation with an emphasis on achieving the best outcome for the client with the most cost-effective litigation strategy.
He specialises in complex financial disputes and has acted for plaintiffs and defendants in high-value claims for breach of contract, minority oppression, restitution and the enforcement of international arbitral awards in Singapore. Previous clients include private equity funds, foreign corporate groups, high net worth individuals and listed companies. He also has substantial experience in defending professional consultants in professional negligence and breach of contract claims.
Outside Court work, Yanguang advises corporate clients on their rights and obligations in investigations being carried out by financial regulators for offences under the Securities and Futures Act, such as market manipulation. He also has experience advising and acting for clients being investigated under the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act on their legal rights and obligations in respect of frozen assets.
Yanguang is recommended in the area of Labour and Employment in Singapore and was quoted as a "rising star in the realm of investigations" by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021.
Believing in access to justice for all, Yanguang is an active volunteer with the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme in Singapore to provide pro bono legal advice and representation to accused persons for various criminal offences. As junior counsel, he has also represented accused persons facing capital punishment under the Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences run by the Supreme Court of Singapore.