Yvette has been with Deutsche Bank since 2006 and is currently the Head of Global Capital Markets Legal for Asia Pacific. She also chairs Deutsche Bank’s APAC Legal Diversity & Inclusion Council. She first joined Deutsche Bank in New York in 2006 and moved to Hong Kong in 2012.
As the Head of the APAC Capital Markets practice, Yvette is responsible for advising DB on a broad range of debt and equity capital markets and M&A transactions for corporate and sovereign Asia-based clients. She has advised on a number of landmark transactions, including Alibaba’s US IPO (2014), Vietjet’s IPO, the first international IPO in Vietnam (2016), Kaisa Group’s first liability management exercise and return to the capital markets following its two-year trading suspension (2017), Qingdao Haier’s IPO on CEINEX in Germany, the first for an A-share listed company (2018) and Ant Financial’s USD 14 billion dollar series C equity financing (2018).
She actively participates in industry groups within Hong Kong and speaks on industry panels. She is currently co-chair of the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) Institute on Corporate & Securities Law in Hong Kong, an annual key gathering of legal practitioners, government regulators and investment bank professionals from Asia, the U.S and the U.K. She represents Deutsche Bank as a member of the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA) equity capital markets committee and the International Capital Markets Association (ICMA) debt capital markets committee. In 2018 she received the ILFR In-House Contribution Award.
Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, she worked from White & Case in New York from 1999-2005. She is also a Philippines qualified lawyer and worked from Romulo from 1996-1998.