Daphne holds an LLB from the University of Tasmania, where she was a Tasmanian International Scholar (2007-2010) and recipient of the Vice-Chancellor’s Leadership Award (2010). She also holds an LLM from the University of Melbourne (2014), with First Class Honours in Corporate Governance and Directors’ Duties and Corporate and White Collar Criminal Law (among others) and Second Class (Upper) Honours in US Corporate Law (among others). She has been qualified to practice in Australia since 2012. Daphne has also been involved in academia as a graduate researcher and research associate with Monash University since 2014, where she is a member of the Faculty of Law’s Finance, Investments, and Taxation research cluster within the Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies, and a research assistant with the Department of Business Law and Taxation at the Faculty of Business and Economics. Her PhD thesis examines the intersection between behavioural economics and the regulation of financial investment advisers in Australia post-crisis.
Prior to joining the firm, she practiced in Australia as a commercial and litigation solicitor for a number of years. Before that Daphne worked in Singapore as legal executive and, subsequently, registered foreign law practitioner in civil litigation and commercial and corporate practice. She is working towards her admission to the Singapore Bar.
Daphne is conversant in Bahasa and Mandarin.