Yam Wern-Jhien

Yam Wern-Jhien

Yam Wern-Jhien is a Director and Co-Founder of Setia Law LLC. Wern-Jhien’s practice focuses on tech, banking and financial services disputes. In recent years, Wern-Jhien has been at the forefront of blockchain and cryptocurrency related litigation in Singapore. He successfully represented a blockchain and cryptocurrency advisory company in a dispute relating to the design and development of a blockchain-based marketplace for NFTs and digital collectibles, has acted for a prominent cryptocurrency investor in a dispute arising from the acquisition of a cryptocurrency exchange, and has also acted for the liquidators of a major cryptocurrency investment e-platform. Wern-Jhien also has particular expertise in the fraud and asset recovery space and has represented clients in numerous disputes involving fraudulent e-commerce transactions, financing fraud, payment processing fraud and cryptocurrency fraud. He has led and successfully obtained multiple freezing and proprietary injunctions in aid of cross-border asset recovery efforts, including the first known instance of the grant of a proprietary injunction over cryptocurrencies in Singapore.

Publications

Cryptoassets | 1mo

Chapter: Singapore

This first edition of the Cryptoassets Law Over Borders Comparative Guide gives a practical overview of the law regulating cryptoassets in key jurisdictions around the world. It covers issues such as licensing and anti-money laundering requirements, the regulation of cryptoasset promotion, rules gov...

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