Private: Lian Seng Yap

Managing Director
ZICO Insights Law LLC
d.+65 6443 4930f.+65 6443 4921


Yap Lian Seng has had more than 24 years of professional experience.

His practice encompasses mergers and acquisition (including schemes of arrangements, takeovers, competitive sale processes and acquisition/disposal of shares and assets), corporate finance, and restructuring work.  Lian Seng is recognised for his strong deal-making skills and has demonstrated client skills and technical ability on a number of major transactions in Singapore.

In terms of Reverse-Takeovers, Lian Seng has been involved in probably the highest number of successful RTOs in Singapore.  He has also successfully pioneered other transaction structures to achieve similar outcomes in the Singapore market.

Lian Seng was named a Leading Lawyer in the Capital markets and Corporate Finance areas in publications such as AsiaLaw Leading Lawyers and was a lead counsel in the restructuring of China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corporation Limited which won the “Singapore Restructuring Deal of the Year” award at the Asian Legal Business Awards.


  • Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore, 1994
  • Barrister-at-law, Lincoln’s Inn, London, 1993
  • King’s College London, United Kingdom, LL.B. (Hons), 1992


On 1 December 2022, KPMG and ZICO Law entered into an agreement under which a number of law firms and teams from the ZICO Law network have joined the KPMG network of firms.

The deal will see more than 275 lawyers join over 2,900 legal professionals in the KPMG global organization, creating a significant legal footprint across Asia. It will offer legal services and solutions, a globally connected legal services platform, and specialists who work with leading technology providers to modernize legal functions across organizations. The strategic combination increases the total number of legal professionals in the KPMG network to close to 3,200 across 84 jurisdictions. You may read the press release here.

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