Rachel Eng to leave WongPartnership for PwC role

MS RACHEL ENG
MS RACHEL ENG

Legal eagle Rachel Eng is quitting WongPartnership to take up a new role with a Singapore law firm that is part of PwC's global legal network.

Ms Eng will stand down as partner and deputy chairman of WongPartnership with effect from Aug 31 after more than 23 years with the firm.

Over that period, she has been involved in several initial public offerings on the Singapore Exchange, including the listing of Sasseur Reit, the first outlet mall real estate investment trust to go public in Asia.

Ms Eng said: "I am proud to be part of the team that has driven the growth of WongPartnership. After so many fulfilling years with the firm, this is an opportune time for me to pursue a new challenge and I am excited to be able to provide adjacent legal services to PwC's clients.

"I wish WongPartnership and its partners all the very best."

WongPartnership managing partner Ng Wai King said: "We are grateful to Rachel for her many contributions to the firm over the years. Rachel will be missed, but we can understand her desire to explore other opportunities outside WongPartnership. We wish her well in her new role."

Chairman and senior partner Alvin Yeo said: "We have a strong working relationship with PwC Singapore and have been involved in many of their initiatives, including the merger of Pricewaterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand in 1998.

NEW CHALLENGE

After so many fulfilling years with the firm, this is an opportune time for me to pursue a new challenge...

MS RACHEL ENG, on her move to PwC after more than 23 years with WongPartnership.

"We are sad to see Rachel leave us but we are happy to have her join an institution that has been a friend of WongPartnership for many years."

PwC Singapore executive chairman Yeoh Oon Jin said: "We are pleased to welcome Rachel to our PwC global legal network firm, which focuses primarily on legal services adjacent to PwC's core services."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 13, 2018, with the headline 'Rachel Eng to leave WongPartnership for PwC role'. Print Edition | Subscribe