Our Team

Chia Boon Teck

Chia Boon Teck

Co-Managing Partner

Advocate & Solicitor
Commissioner for Oaths
Notary Public
Barrister-At-Law (United Kingdom)

DID: (65) 6345 0002
chiaboonteck@chiawongllp.com

Chia Boon Teck graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, in 1993 as its top foreign student and amongst the top 5% in the Faculty of Law, and awarded the Herbert Smith Prize in Commercial Law.

 

Mr Chia was called to the English Bar (Lincoln’s Inn, United Kingdom) as a Barrister-At-Law in 1994, and he was admitted to the Singapore Bar as an Advocate & Solicitor in 1995. Mr Chia is a Litigator and his areas of practice include administrative law, banking & finance matters, civil & commercial litigation, company law, construction litigation, corporate debt recovery, corporate litigation, criminal litigation, defamation, directors & shareholders’ disputes, employment law, immigration matters, insolvency, landlord & tenant disputes, matrimonial matters, medical negligence claims, military court martials, partnership disputes, property disputes, Strata Titles matters, and vehicle & industrial accident claims.

 

In practice for the past 21 years, Mr Chia has been involved in many high-profile cases.

 

Mr Chia co-chaired a Law Society committee in 2005 that liaised with the Ministry of Law and Ministry of Home Affairs to improve the criminal justice system, particularly, in respect of accused persons’ treatment and access to defense counsel whilst in police custody as well as the prosecution’s disclosure of documents in criminal trials. In 2006, Mr Chia again co-chaired another Law Society committee to liaise with the Ministry of Law and the Attorney-General’s Chambers to address the relevance and scope of capital punishment in contemporary Singapore which led to landmark changes in the law in 2012. In 2007, Mr Chia was also a member of a Law Society ad hoc committee that presented a submission to the Ministry of Law and Ministry of Home Affairs in response to the Government’s proposed changes to the Penal Code which resulted in the passing of the new Penal Code in 2011.

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn) UK (1994)

  • Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore (1995)

  • Commissioner for Oaths (2005)

  • Notary Public (2011)

EDUCATION

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL. B. Hons), University of Sheffield (1993)

  • Awarded The Herbert Smith Prize in Commercial Law (1993)

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Administrative Law

  • Banking & Finance Matters

  • Civil & Commercial Litigation

  • Company Law

  • Construction Litigation

  • Corporate Debt Recovery

  • Corporate Litigation

  • Criminal Litigation

  • Defamation

  • Directors & Shareholders’ Disputes

  • Employment Law

  • Immigration Matters

  • Insolvency

  • Landlord & Tenant Disputes

  • Matrimonial Matters

  • MCST Matters

  • Medical Negligence Claims

  • Military Court Martials

  • Partnership Disputes

  • Property Disputes

  • Strata Developments Litigation

  • Vehicle & Industrial Accident Claims

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Council of The Law Society of Singapore (2002–2007)

  • Member, Executive Committee, The Law Society of Singapore (2003–2006)

  • Vice Chairman, Criminal Practice Committee, The Law Society of Singapore (2002–2006)

  • Member, Criminal Practice Committee, The Law Society of Singapore
    (2007–2016)
  • Chairman, Small Law Firms Committee, The Law Society of Singapore (2005)

  • Member, Complaints Committee, The Law Society of Singapore (2002–2005)

  • Council Representative, Criminal Legal Aid Scheme, The Law Society of
    Singapore (2003–2005)
  • Council Representative, International Relations Committee, The Law Society of Singapore (2002–2003)

  • Council Representative, Family Law Practice Committee, The Law Society of Singapore (2016–2017)

  • Council Representative, Admissions Committee, The Law Society of Singapore (2017)

  • Member, Anti-Money Laundering Committee, The Law Society of Singapore (2016–2017)

  • Member, Civil Practice Committee, The Law Society of Singapore (2016–2017)

  • Member, Practising Certificate and Accountants’ Reports Committee, The Law Society of Singapore (2017)

  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law (1995–2016)

  • Member, Social and Welfare Committee, Singapore Academy of Law (2005)

  • Member, Professional Affairs Committee, Singapore Academy of Law (2006)

  • Member, Lincoln’s Inn, England (1993–2016)

  • Member, Complaints and Disciplinary Panel of The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (2005–2008)

  • Founding Member, Police-Law Society Liaison Committee (2007–2016)

  • Member, Asean Law Association (2006–2016)

  • Member, Singapore Mediation Centre Resource Panel (2007–2016)

  • List of Attorneys, United States Embassy (2010–2016)

COMMUNITY / BUSINESS AFFILIATIONS

  • Chairman, Fengshan Tanah Merah Neighbourhood Committee (2004–2006)

  • Assistant Secretary, Fengshan Community Club Management Committee (2004)

  • Member, Fengshan Citizen’s Consultative Committee (2004)

  • Vice Chairman, Riverina Neighbourhood Committee (2015-2016)

  • 1st Vice Chairman, The Tanamera Condominium Council MCST (2000–2001)

  • Member, Tanjong Katong Primary School Advisory Committee (2005–2006)

  • Vice Chairman, The Esparis Council MCST (2009–2010)

  • Secretary, The Esparis Council MCST (2012)

  • Member, Business China, Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce &
    Industry (2009–2016)
  • Director, Britam Asia Pte Ltd (2007–2011)

  • Director, Corstone Pte Ltd (2007–2016)

  • Director, Corstone Management Pte Ltd (2008–2016)

  • Director, Volt Service Corporation Pte Ltd (2008–2011)

  • Director, SSA Fund (Singapore) Pte Ltd (2008–2011)

  • Director, Mega Sino Enterprises Limited (2010–2011)

  • Director, Sin Cheng Holdings Pte Ltd (2011)

  • Director, Future Energy Trading Pte Ltd (2011)

  • Director, Hermes GPE LLP (2011)

  • Agent, Escada Textilvertrieb GMBH (2008)

  • Agent, ICF SH&E Limited (2011)

  • Agent, Global Experience Specialists, Inc. (2011)

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