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Steven Chong

Steven Chong
At the ground-breaking ceremony for the new School of Law building of Singapore Management University on 20 January 2014
Attorney-General of Singapore
In office
25 June 2012 – 24 June 2014
Preceded by Sundaresh Menon
Succeeded by V. K. Rajah
Judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore
In office
1 June 2010 – 21 June 2012
Judicial Commissioner of Singapore
In office
1 October 2009 – 31 May 2010
Personal details
Born 1957 or 1958
Nationality Singaporean
Alma mater National University of Singapore

Steven Chong Horng Siong (simplified Chinese: 庄泓翔; traditional Chinese: 莊泓翔; pinyin: Zhuāng Hóngxiáng) was the Attorney-General of Singapore from 25 June 2012 to 25 June 2014. Having previously been a judge in the Supreme Court, he returned to the Bench following the end of his tenure as Attorney-General.

Chong obtained his Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law in 1982. In that same year, he, together with Davinder Singh, V K Rajah and Jimmy Yim, won the Philip C. Jessup Cup. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1983. He was appointed Senior Counsel in January 1998, Judicial Commissioner in October 2009 and Supreme Court Judge in June 2010.

Chong started his legal practice at Drew & Napier, where he spent 14 years and built up his legal career from an associate to the joint Managing Partner. He then spent 12 years in Rajah & Tann and was its Senior Partner and then Managing Partner until his appointment to the Supreme Court Bench. He was a leading commercial lawyer during his practice and argued many cases in court. He was also a senior member of the Singapore arbitration community and participated in arbitration as both a counsel as well as an arbitrator. He is an accredited Arbitrator of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration. Chong was also Iceland's Honorary Consul to Singapore from 2003 to 2009.

Chong was appointed Attorney-General on 25 June 2012, succeeding Sundaresh Menon. In April 2014 it was announced that he would return to Singapore's High Court at the conclusion of his two-year term, to be succeeded by Judge of Appeal V. K. Rajah.[1]

References

  1. ^ , 'Straits Times', 28 April 2014Justice V. K. Rajah to take over as A-G in June.

External links

  • Attorney-General's Chambers factsheet on the appointment of Justice Steven Chong as Attorney-General
  • Steven Chong's profile at Rajah & Tann LLP
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