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Peiying Chua Heikes

Counsel, Singapore


Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore


Peiying is a Counsel in Linklaters’ Financial Regulation Group. She has over a decade of experience specialising in Singapore financial services regulations, in private practice and as a senior in-house lawyer.

Peiying has a wide range of experience advising banks, investment managers, broker-dealers, commodity houses, market operators, insurance companies, financial advisers, payment services providers and other financial institutions on various issues, including:

  • offering of financial products such as derivatives and investment funds in Singapore;
  • structuring of client servicing models, documentation and policies to comply with regulatory rules;
  • licensing applications and other regulatory filings such as change in control;
  • corporate M&A in the financial services sector; and
  • regulatory change projects.

She also advises on regulatory investigations relating to regulatory compliance, such as failings in internal controls and insider dealing. Her expertise includes advising on derivatives, and she works closely with the firm’s derivatives and structured products team in this area.

Professional experience

2016 to date - Counsel, Linklaters Singapore
014 - 2016 Managing Associate, Financial Regulation Group, Linklaters Singapore
2014 - Secondment, Managing Associate, Financial Regulation Group, Linklaters Hong Kong
2010 - 2014 Director and Assistant General Counsel, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, acting as Singapore regulatory counsel and Asia-Pacific credit and banking counsel for its private bank
2009 - 2010 Secondments to Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch
2005 - Secondments to Credit Suisse, Lehman Brothers and Linklaters
2004 - 2010 Senior Associate; Associate; Trainee Solicitor, Financial Regulatory & Compliance, Allen & Gledhill, Singapore


2004 - National University of Singapore, Bachelor of Laws
2003 - Osgoode Hall Law School, York University


English, Mandarin