WOON Cheong Ming, Walter, S.C.


LL.M. (Cambridge), LL.B. (NUS) Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

Senior Counsel
Dean, Singapore Institute of Legal Education
David Marshall Professor
Deputy Chairman, Centre for International Law
Honorary Fellow, Singapore Institute of Directors
Email Address:
Office Tel: (65) 6516-3269 
Office Fax: (65) 6779-0979 
Office Address

FED #02-25
Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
Research Interests

Company Law
Criminal Law
International Law

Subjects Taught

Company Law
Criminal Law

Brief Biodata

DBS Scholarship 1977-81. LL.B (1st Class Hons) NUS 1981, awarded Adrian Clark Memorial Gold Medal (1981, top student), Leow Chia Heng Prize (1981), External Examiners Special Cash Prize (1981), Law Society Book Prize (1978, 1979, 1980). Postgraduate Practice Law Course 1981, awarded Aw Boon Haw & Aw Boon Par Memorial Prize (top student), Tan Ah Tah Book Prize. Commonwealth Scholarship 1982-83. LL.M (1st Class Hons), St Johnís College Cambridge, awarded Whytehead Scholarship, Wright Prize. Appointed Senior Counsel 2007, Honorary Fellow, Singapore Institute of Directors 2011. Dean, Singapore Institute of Legal Education from 2010. Chairman, RHT Law Taylor Wessing LLP, from 2015. Patron, Gunong Sayang Association from 2015. Chairman, Singapore International Law Society from 2006. Member, Market Surveillance & Compliance Panel supervising National Energy Market of Singapore from 2016. Special Counsel, Steering Committee for Re-writing the Taiwan Company Act 2016. Attorney-General 2008-2010. Solicitor-General 2006-2008. Member of the High Level Task Force to draft the ASEAN Charter 2007. Judge Advocate General 2007 to 2010. Member of the Board of Directors, Monetary Authority of Singapore 2008-2010. Chairman, Steering Committee for the Review of the Companies Act 2007-2011. Member, Presidential Council for Minority Rights 2008-2010. Nominated Member of Parliament 1992-1996. Legal Adviser to President and Council of Presidential Advisers 1995-1997. Director, Intraco Ltd 1989-2000, Natsteel Ltd 1997-2001. Between 1998 and 2006 Ambassador to Germany, Greece, the European Union, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the Vatican. Awarded Grand Cross of the Order of St Gregory the Great 2006 by the Holy See. Faculty Teaching Award (2013, 2014, 2015). University Teaching Excellence Award (2014, 2015).

Representative Publications

1. Company Law (1st Ed Longman Singapore 1988; 2nd Ed Pearson Professional Singapore1997; 3rd Ed Sweet & Maxwell Singapore, 2009 edited by Tan Cheng Han)

2. Woon & Hicks, The Companies Act of Singapore - an Annotation (2nd Ed Butterworths Singapore 1994, supplements to 2003); now Woon's Corporations Law (Lexis Nexis Singapore, looseleaf)

3. Woon & Hicks, The Companies Act of Malaysia - an Annotation (Butterworths Singapore 1995, supplements to 2004)

4. The Singapore Legal System (Editor) (Longman Singapore 1989)

5. Towards a Rules-Based Community: An ASEAN Legal Service (Cambridge University Press, England 2014; with Jean-Claude Piris)

6. The ASEAN Charter: A Commentary (NUS Press Singapore, 2015)

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