Chris Muessel is one of the most experienced US lawyers regarding the corporate/commercial laws of countries in Southeast Asia (SEA) and head of YK Law’s SEA practice. Over a 22 year period, Chris has developed an expertise in cross-border M&A (incl. PE funds & family offices), project finance (energy and mining), compliance (incl. FCPA), real estate, intellectual property and trade (treaties and anti-dumping claims). He has in-country experience in Cambodia (1998-1999), Japan (2000-2001), Vietnam (2001-2007) and Singapore (2007-2014), and has continued to advise clients in all these countries (and most of the other SEA countries) since transferring his international practice to the US in 2014.
Chris has served on several boards of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), including AmCham Vietnam (Chairman 2007) and AmCham Singapore (Governor 2008-2011), which has allowed him to stay abreast of all major legal and business issues facing foreign investors and companies in SEA.