Attorneys Famous Lawyers from Singapore

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List of notable or famous lawyers from Singapore, with bios and photos, including the top lawyers born in Singapore and even some popular lawyers who immigrated to Singapore. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Singaporean lawyers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These lawyers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known lawyer from Singapore is included when available.

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Adrian Tan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Lawyers from Singapore
Adrian Tan is a lawyer and author from Singapore. He is best known as the writer of the fiction novels The Teenage Textbook and The Teenage Workbook, which were bestsellers in Singapore in the ...more

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Alvin Yeo is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lawyers from Singapore
age 56
Alvin Yeo Khirn Hai, is a Singaporean politician and lawyer. Yeo obtained his LLB from King's College London. A member of the country's governing People's Action Party, Yeo was a Member of ...more

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Belinda Ang is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lawyers from Singapore
Belinda Ang Saw Ean is a Singaporean judge in the Supreme Court. Ang was first appointed Judicial Commissioner in February 2002, and Judge in January 2003. Prior to these appointments, she was a ...more

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Cavinder Bull is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Lawyers from Singapore
Cavinder Bull, SC, is a lawyer and director of the Singapore law firm Drew & Napier. Bull graduated with First Class Honours from Trinity College, Oxford University in 1992, and was called ...more

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Chan Sek Keong is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Lawyers from Singapore
age 81
Chan Sek Keong, DUBC DUT was the third Chief Justice of Singapore, succeeding Chief Justice Yong Pung How on 11 April 2006 and holding office until 6 November 2012. Chan had earlier served as ...more

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Chao Hick Tin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Lawyers from Singapore
age 77
Chao Hick Tin, DUBC, DUBC, is an appellate judge in the Supreme Court of Singapore and former Attorney-General of Singapore. He was born in Singapore and studied at Catholic High School. He ...more

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Chen Show Mao is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Lawyers from Singapore
age 58
Chen Show Mao, JD, is a Singaporean politician and lawyer. He is a member of the opposition Workers' Party, and has been a member of parliament for the Aljunied Group Representation Constituency ...more

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Chiam See Tong is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Lawyers from Singapore
age 83
Chiam See Tong is a Singaporean politician and lawyer. He is the country's longest-serving opposition Member of Parliament, having represented the constituency of Potong Pasir in Parliament from ...more

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Claire Wong is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Lawyers from Singapore
Claire Wong is an actress.

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David Marshall is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Lawyers from Singapore
Dec. at 87 (1908-1995)
David Saul Marshall was a politician and lawyer from Singapore who served as Singapore's first Chief Minister from 1955 to 1956. He was the founder of Workers' Party of Singapore, one of the two ...more

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Davinder Singh is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Lawyers from Singapore
age 61
Davinder Singh Sachdev, SC, is one of Singapore's foremost trial and appellate lawyer, having attained the title of Senior Counsel in 1997, and having been described by Asia Pacific Legal 500 ...more

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Edmund Sim is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Lawyers from Singapore
age 53
Edmund Walter Sim is an international trade attorney and regular editorial contributor to the Singapore Straits Times and OpinionAsia on trade and diplomacy in ASEAN., as well as editing the ...more

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Eleanor Wong is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Lawyers from Singapore
Eleanor Wong is a playwright and poet in Singapore. Her plays have been produced in Singapore and regionally. She is best known for Invitation to Treat, her trilogy of plays centred on the ...more

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Francis Seow is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Lawyers from Singapore
age 91
Francis Seow is a Singapore-born American writer, political dissident and former lawyer. He is living in exile from Singapore after facing lawsuits from Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first Prime ...more

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Glenn Knight is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Lawyers from Singapore
Glenn Knight age 74
Glenn Jeyasingam Knight is a Singaporean lawyer. He was the first Director of the Commercial Affairs Department when it was founded in 1984. He lost his post in 1991 after being convicted of ...more

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Hri Kumar Nair is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Lawyers from Singapore
age 52
Hri Kumar Nair, SC, is a Singaporean politician and lawyer. He is a Member of Parliament representing the Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC. Nair studied in National Junior College and graduated from the ...more

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Indranee Rajah is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Lawyers from Singapore
age 55
Indranee Thurai Rajah, SC, is a Singaporean politician and lawyer. A member of the governing People's Action Party, she has been a Member of Parliament representing the Tanjong Pagar Group ...more

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J. B. Jeyaretnam is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Lawyers from Singapore
Dec. at 82 (1926-2008)
Joshua Benjamin Jeyaretnam was a Singaporean politician and lawyer. He was the leader of the Workers' Party from 1971 to 2001. In 1981, he became the first opposition politician since ...more

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John Laycock is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Lawyers from Singapore
Christopher John Laycock, was a British lawyer, the founder of one of Singapore's earliest law firms, Laycock and Ong. It was in this firm that the man who would subsequently become Singapore's ...more

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Kwa Geok Choo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Lawyers from Singapore
Kwa Geok Choo Dec. at 90 (1920-2010)
Kwa Geok Choo was most widely known as the wife of Singapore's former Minister Mentor and former Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew, and one of the partners in the law firm Lee & Lee. Kwa is also ...more

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Lai Kew Chai is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Lawyers from Singapore
Dec. at 65 (1941-2006)
Lai Kew Chai was a Malaysia-born Singaporean judge and the longest-serving member of the Supreme Court Bench, having served for almost 25 years as a Judge. Born in Tanjung Malim, Perak, he ...more

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Lawrence Ang is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Lawyers from Singapore
Lawrence Ang
Lawrence Ang Boon Kong is a Singaporean lawyer who was Director of the Commercial Affairs Department from 1991 to 1999. He replaced Glenn Knight after the latter came under investigation by the ...more

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Lee Kuan Yew is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Lawyers from Singapore
age 95
Lee Kuan Yew, GCMG, CH, informally known by his initials LKY, was the first Prime Minister of Singapore, governing for more than three decades from 1959 to 1990, including through Singapore's ...more

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Lim Biow Chuan is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Lawyers from Singapore
Lim Biow Chuan age 55
Lim Biow Chuan is a Singaporean Member of Parliament who represents Mountbatten SMC. Lim first became an MP after the 2006 general elections, where his party, the PAP, was awarded a walkover as ...more

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Mary W. S. Wong is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Lawyers from Singapore
Mary W. S. Wong
Mary Wong is a Senior Policy Director at ICANN. Prior to taking up a full-time position with ICANN she was the Founding Director of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property and a ...more