“ Clients trust me to find creative financing solutions and execute deals efficiently with a dynamic and highly responsive team.
Yemi has over 18 years of experience advising clients on the full spectrum of financings including domestic and cross-border acquisition and leveraged finance, public to private takeovers, real estate finance, debt restructuring, margin loans, syndicated lending and subscription line financing.
She has represented clients on their significant transactions in Singapore, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, India, Hong Kong, mainland China, the U.S. and across Europe. Her practice spans various sectors including: private equity, technology and telecoms, banks and financial institutions, education, energy and real estate.
Yemi brings deep transactional experience to the table, regularly advising on big-ticket mandates. Her clients include banks and financial institutions, private equity sponsors, multi-national corporations, alternative financiers such as credit funds, hedge funds and asset managers and emerging growth, mid-cap, and large public and privately held companies.
Praised by clients as a “strong partner” who is “very reliable, and never puts a step wrong” and whose “expertise blew everyone's socks away," Yemi is also described as “methodical in her work process”, “amazingly responsive” and “a very safe pair of hands” whose “solid work” clients describe as not having “to look over her shoulder, there’s a lot of trust.”
Yemi has been ranked as a leading lawyer for Banking and Finance by Chambers Global and Chambers Asia Pacific since 2011. She is highly regarded for her exceptional legal work including being recognized by IFLR1000, Legal 500 Asia Pacific and by the Best Lawyers, Singapore since 2014.
Yemi also plays an active role in recruiting, developing, and retaining diverse lawyers at MoFo and is a member of the firm’s Global Diversity Strategy Committee. She is also part of the global MoFoNext Task Force, responsible for identifying new strategic initiatives and investments for the firm. Additionally, she plays a significant role in mentoring and training our young associates. Outside of MoFo, Yemi is a member of the Singapore branch of the APLMA Documentation Committee.
Prior to moving to Singapore in 2012, Yemi worked for several years in London and Tokyo. She is also a fluent French speaker.
Chambers Global 2021
Chambers Asia Pacific 2021
Chambers Global 2021
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021
Best Lawyers, Singapore 2020