Famous Lawyers from Singapore

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 (born 1966) is a lawyer and author from Singapore. He is best known as the writer of the fiction novels The Teenage Textbook (1988) and The Teenage Workbook (1989), which were bestsellers in Singapore in the late-1980s. Tan wrote the two novels while he was an undergraduate student at the National University of Singapore (NUS). The two books sold over 50,000 copies. In 1998, The Teenage Textbook was made into a film (The Teenage Textbook Movie) starring Melody Chen and Caleb Goh, which topped the box office in Singapore for four weeks. It was also made into a stage play by The Necessary Stage, starring Hossan Leong and Mark Richmond. While at university, Tan represented NUS as a debater in international competitions and on televised debates in Singapore. More recently, he has appeared as a guest judge on the International Emmy Award-nominated debate TV show The Arena on Mediacorp Channel 5, and as a regular judge on the debate show Bridging Asia on Channel NewsAsia. Tan is currently a partner with TSMP Law Corporation in Singapore, specialising in intellectual property, information technology and property law. He was previously with Stamford Law (now known as Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC) and Drew & Napier. In 2015, The Teenage Textbook was selected by The Business Times as one of the Top 10 English Singapore books from 1965–2015, alongside titles by Arthur Yap and Daren Shiau.
  • Alvin Yeo
    Age: 61
    • Birthplace: Singapore
    Alvin Yeo Khirn Hai (born 28 March 1962) is a Singaporean lawyer and former politician.
  • Belinda Ang Saw Ean (born 24 April 1954) is a Singaporean judge of the Supreme Court. Ang received her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth in 1976 and her Master of Laws (with distinction) from the University College London. She was first appointed Judicial Commissioner in February 2002, and Judge of the Supreme Court in January 2003. Prior to these appointments, she joined Godwin & Co in 1980 and was made junior partner in 1983. She founded Ang & Partners in 1985, and was appointed Senior Counsel in 1998. She is a member of the Senate and Executive Committee of the Singapore Academy of Law, and chairperson of the Singapore Mediation Centre.
  • Cavinder Bull is a Singaporean lawyer and the chief executive officer of the law firm Drew & Napier. He has an active practice in complex litigation and international arbitration.
    • Birthplace: Ipoh, Malaysia
    Dato' Seri Chan Sek Keong (born 5 November 1937) is a Singaporean former judge who served as the country's third Chief Justice from 11 April 2006 until his retirement on 6 November 2012. He had previously served as Attorney-General from 1992 to 2006.
    • Birthplace: Singapore
    Chao Hick Tin (born 27 September 1942) is a former appellate judge in the Supreme Court of Singapore and former Attorney-General of Singapore.