WongPartnership deepens its Senior Counsel Strength with the addition of Professor Tan Cheng Han SC

04 Oct 2023

SINGAPORE, 4 OCTOBER 2023 – WongPartnership LLP warmly welcomes Professor Tan Cheng Han SC to the Firm as a Senior Consultant. An outstanding legal academic and a leading counsel in the area of dispute resolution and international arbitration, Professor Tan brings with him extensive experience as counsel and arbitrator. Professor Tan joins WongPartnership as its fourth Senior Counsel, solidifying the Firm’s market leading position in dispute resolution and international arbitration.


Said Chou Sean Yu, Deputy Managing Partner and Group Head of WongPartnership’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group, “Professor Tan’s deep knowledge of the law and expertise as a leading counsel and arbitrator is known to many in the field and his reputation as a legal stalwart precedes him. With his intellectual prowess, Professor Tan will be an invaluable asset to both our lawyers and clients and we look forward to working closely with him.”


In addition to being a Professor of Law and Chief Strategy Officer at NUS law school, Professor Tan is the first appointed and current Chairman of SGX RegCo. Arising from his position as the Chairman of SGX RegCo, Professor Tan will not be involved in any SGX-matters in his role with WongPartnership. Prior to his appointment as the Chairman of SGX RegCo, he was a Director of several listed entities, including Chuan Hup Holdings Ltd (as Board Chair) and Keppel REIT. He was also a Director of ST Aerospace Ltd, ST Marine Ltd, and NTUC Income. He had also served as the Dean of the City University of Hong Kong School of Law and the Chair Professor of Commercial Law. Before moving to Hong Kong, Professor Tan was Dean of the NUS law school from 2001 to 2011. He obtained his Master of Laws from the University of Cambridge in 1990 and was appointed Senior Counsel at the age of 39, becoming the first academic with an active counsel practice to be so appointed. Professor Tan has also over the years been active in public service including being Chairman of the Public Accountants Oversight Committee, the Media Literacy Council, NTUC First Campus and Caritas Singapore. He has also served as Deputy Chairman of Sport Singapore and the Singapore Exchange’s Listing Advisory Committee, and on the boards of the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore and the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority. His other public appointments include that as a member of the Military Court of Appeal and as a Specialist Judge.


“Professor Tan is a wonderful addition to the WongPartnership team. As a distinguished individual and a leading advocate of good corporate governance, Professor Tan’s knowledge and expertise will undoubtedly elevate our legal offerings and our value propositions to our clients. His addition reaffirms our position as a leading law firm and our unwavering commitment to our clients. We are pleased to welcome him to the Firm and look forward to his contributions as we grow from strength to strength,” said Ng Wai King, Chairman and Managing Partner of WongPartnership.

To read more about Professor Tan Cheng Han SC, click here.




Headquartered in Singapore, WongPartnership is a market leader and one of the largest law firms in the country. We offer our clients access to our vast network spanning our office in China, practices in India, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, and WPG, a regional law network of member firms in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Philippines. Together, WPG offers the expertise of over 400 professionals to meet the needs of our clients throughout the region.



WPG brings together a group of prominent law firms across six countries in a collaboration to provide clients with legal services in ASEAN, China and the Middle East. The network includes our Singapore headquarters and office in China as well as our member firms in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Together, clients can expect the best legal advice across ASEAN, China and the Middle East.


WPG. Winning Partnerships. Leading Excellence.


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