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. Commonwealth Scholarship 1982-83. LL.M (1st Class Hons), St Johnís College Cambridge. Sub-Dean and Vice-Dean, Law Faculty 1988-1991. 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. Grand Cross of the Order of St Gregory the Great 2006. Solicitor-General 2006-2008. Chairman, Singapore International Law Society 2006 to date. Member of the High Level Task Force to draft the ASEAN Charter 2007. Appointed Senior Counsel 2007. Judge Advocate General 2007 to 2010. Attorney-General 2008-2010. Member of the Board of Directors, Monetary Authority of Singapore 2008-2010. Member, Presidential Council for Minority Rights 2008-2010. Dean, Singapore Institute of Legal Education 2010 to date. President, Goethe Institute Singapore, 2010 to date.

Representative Publications

1. Company Law (1st Ed Longman Singapore 1988; 2nd Ed Pearson Professional Singapore1997)

2. Woon & Hicks, The Companies Act of Singapore - an Annotation (2nd Ed Butterworths Singapore 1994, supplements to 2003)

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. Basic Business Law (Simon & Schuster Singapore 1994)

6. The Commercial Law of Singapore (Woodhead-Faulkner Cambridge 1986)

Publication List