Nik Yeo is a renowned litigator, well known for his first-class work in tech, finance and fintech disputes.
Nik is described by clients as “An excellent advocate, he has a sharp mind and provides intelligent insight on every matter he is involved with”. An experienced trial and appellate advocate in litigation and arbitration, Nik is adept in factually or legally complex cases, whether involving unusual contract, tort, or choice of law or jurisdiction issues, fraud, structured finance, or financial regulatory exposure.
He has particular experience in fintech / cryptocurrency / smart contract litigation. Recent cases in that area include the market-leading B2C2 v Quoine cryptocurrency case in the Singapore International Court of Appeal; representing a market leading cryptocurrency exchange platform in various proceedings; and advising a start-up alternative DLT platform. He has been described as someone who “Combines technical excellence with a real talent for strategy.”
As a former solicitor with Slaughter and May, Nik appreciates the requirements and demands of corporates and entrepreneurs. He works seamlessly as part of a larger legal and commercial team, but is also frequently instructed (without a QC) to lead the dispute resolution team, guiding the broader litigation strategy. Awarded Professional Negligence Junior of the Year - 2016 Chambers & Partners Awards, Nik is ranked as a Leading Junior in Banking & Finance (Who’s Who Legal; Chambers & Partners; Legal 500), Professional Negligence (Chambers & Partners; Legal 500) and Financial Services (Legal 500).
Nik is also an authority on legal professional privilege, being a co-author of the leading text Thanki (ed) The Law of Privilege (3rd edition) and is regularly briefed to advise on and litigate privilege issues.