Antony Lee

Director of Strategic Engagements

Antony is dedicated to driving SIMC’s strategic business development. He has more than 38 years’ experience in legal practice and as an in-house lawyer. He is well-versed in seeing both the legal and commercial perspectives in any issue.

Before joining SIMC, Antony was in HSBC for 18.5 years as the General Counsel for HSBC Singapore and Deputy General Counsel, Asia Pacific for HSBC, a regional role. As HSBC Singapore GC, Antony has managed a department of 36 persons that is responsible for the management of legal and regulatory matters for all HSBC entities in Singapore. As Deputy GC Asia Pacific, Antony looked after legal teams from 7 Asia-Pacific countries. Antony sat on various committees and work groups within the global HSBC legal function where he had the opportunity to work with persons from diverse backgrounds, geographies and legal systems.

Before HSBC, Antony has worked in various capacities in the banking sector and in private legal practice as a financial services and commercial lawyer (both contentious and non-contentious).

Antony has been active in various professional and industry bodies including the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA). In 2022, SCCA recognised Antony’s contributions to the in-house legal community and presented him with the Chief Legal Officer’s Award for the Year in the MNC category.

Antony is an accredited mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre and the Singapore International Mediation Centre. He has mediated a range of commercial and civil disputes. Antony actively promoted mediation while he was GC as he saw its benefits as a cost-efficient and sustainable dispute resolution mechanism. He has, therefore, seen the benefits of mediation as a mediator and a user.

Antony is also involved with a number of non-profit community organisations to promote and support charitable and humanitarian causes both in and out of Singapore aimed at helping disadvantaged persons live more meaningful and independent lives so that they too may have opportunities for sustainable relationships.