A lawyer qualified in both England & Wales and Singapore, Yi-Ling’s areas of practice are media and entertainment law, and intellectual property law. She works closely with independent producers, directors and media creatives, and has experience in advising and consulting on a range of transactions and matters in respect of screenwriting, audio recording and music composition, rights acquisition and clearance, content development, talent management, print publication, production-related releases and technical services.
On the academic front, Yi-Ling has taught media law, copyright law, entertainment business law and media ethics at a number of diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes; namely Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s School of Film & Media Studies, New York University Tisch School of the Arts Asia, LaSalle College of the Arts Puttnam School of Film, Chapman University Singapore and the University of Newcastle, Sydney.
Alongside her academic function at some of these schools, she has worked with management in developing intellectual property policies, and has provided legal guidance in respect of film, documentary, advertising, audio, print media and transmedia projects. She has spoken and presented papers on legal issues affecting the media, at international media conferences organised by the Asian Media Information and Communication Centre (AMIC) and the Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision (CILECT). Yi-Ling is the author of the book entitled "Media Law in Singapore", which is published by Sweet & Maxwell Asia.
Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Liverpool, England (1995)
Master of Laws (cum laude), Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, USA (2006)
Barrister-at-Law of England and Wales, Middle Temple (1996)
Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore (1998)