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Yvonne Lam

Principal, Sydney Direct: +61 2 8240 8014

Yvonne is the Head of Corporate Insurance & Insurtech. She specialises in advising on corporate and regulatory matters for the insurance industry, with expertise across each stage of the business life cycle from establishment of operations, regulatory licensing and distribution, corporate governance and restructures, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory investigations.

Yvonne has a depth of experience in the Australian insurance and insurtech sector as it has evolved over the past decade. She advises a range of domestic and international insurers, reinsurers and insurance intermediaries on the highly regulated Australian environment in relation to financial services licensing requirements and obligations, product development, distribution and agency agreements, compliance frameworks and portfolio transfers.

She has represented clients in a number of regulatory investigations and inquiries conducted by Australian regulators such as ASIC, APRA and the landmark Financial Services Royal Commission, assisting clients with navigating the regulations and strategic responses to regulator inquiries.

Yvonne takes a commercial and collaborative approach to working with clients to achieve their strategic objectives.

She has been recognised as a recommended lawyer in the Legal 500 Asia Pacific for Insurance and for Regulatory Investigations and Compliance. She was also a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly Women in Law Awards for Special Counsel of the Year and in the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards for Commercial Law.  Most recently, Yvonne was awarded the inaugural Susan Gin Scholarship to attend the William Ah Ket Leadership Program at ANU’s Centre for Asian-Australian Leadership in Canberra.