Christopher Y. Chan

EVP of Legal and Government Affairs at Lazada Group

Christopher Y. Chan is an EVP of legal and government affairs of the Lazada Group (part of Alibaba) and a director of the ACC Singapore Chapter. For Lazada, he manages over a dozen attorneys and the Tech/Product/Marketplace/Marketing portfolios along with the businesses in Singapore, India, and Thailand.  

Chan unconventionally left his prestigious US Federal Circuit clerkship in 2014 to backpack around SE Asia.  While traveling, he served as GC and angel investor in a Silicon Valley startup, DoxIQ.  DoxIQ later successfully exited and Chan joined RedMart shortly after they closed Series B funding to be its first lawyer and head of government affairs. In 2016, Chan later led the M&A to sell RedMart to the Lazada Group.

Chan has been honored with the Association of Corporate Counsel's 2018 Top 10 30-Somethings award, South East Asia's In-house Lawyer of the Year 2017, NAPABA Best Under 40 2015, and his law school's Distinguished Recent Alumni of the Year.

Currently, he can be found after-hours at an indoor rock-climbing gym or cruising around in his sailboat. He is also a frequent tour guide for those visiting Singapore and loves sharing his favorite food products from RedMart.

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