Sui Yi Siong

Sui Yi Siong

Senior Associate
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Yi Siong is a Senior Associate in our Litigation and Dispute Management Team. He specializes in criminal litigation, both as defence counsel as well as prosecuting counsel on behalf of professional bodies like the Singapore Medical Council and Singapore Dental Council. As defence counsel, he has appeared in all levels of the Singapore courts (including the Court of Appeal) as lead counsel.

His case experience includes:

  • Acting for the Singapore Medical Council in various appeals before the Court of 3 Judges: Singapore Medical Council v Wong Him Choon [2016] 4 SLR 1086; Chia Fong Lin v Singapore Medical Council [2017] 5 SLR 334; Lam Kwok Tai Leslie v Singapore Medical Council [2017] 5 SLR 1168; Wong Meng Hang v Singapore Medical Council [2019] 3 SLR 526; and Foo Chee Boon Edward v Singapore Medical Council [2020] SGHC 24.
  • Being appointed as Young Amicus Curiae by the High Court in Cheong Wei Chang v Lee Hsien Loong [2019] 3 SLR 326, which involved the novel question of a court’s inherent powers to restrain vexatious litigants. The Court thanked Yi Siong for his “most helpful assistance”.
  • Acting as lead counsel in Public Prosecutor v Soh Chee Wen [2020] 3 SLR 1435, which addressed whether litigation privilege can be invoked by the Prosecution over communications between prosecutors/investigators and witnesses. The Court thanked parties for their written and oral arguments.

In August 2019, Yi Siong was conferred the prestigious Joseph Grimberg Outstanding Young Advocate Award by the Singapore Academy of Law. Named after a highly-regarded former Judicial Commissioner and Senior Counsel, the award recognizes young lawyers in good standing who exhibit professional excellence, service to the profession and the bar, and service to the community. Earlier in December 2016, Yi Siong was at 27 the youngest male lawyer named by the Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore’s “Most Influential Lawyers aged 40 and under in 2016”.

Yi Siong served as a Council member of the Law Society of Singapore from January 2017 to December 2018. During the course of his 2-year term, he was described by Law Society President Gregory Vijayendran SC as having “played a vital role in drafting law reform papers for Council” (President’s Message, Singapore Law Gazette, August 2018). At the conclusion of his term on Council, Law Society CEO Delphine Loo Tan expressed the Law Society’s “deepest appreciation … for his tireless and dedicated service to the work of the Law Society” (CEO’s Message, Singapore Law Gazette, January 2019).

Yi Siong graduated magna cum laude from Singapore Management University in 2014, placing on the Dean’s List in his final year, and was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2015. He is also an international moot court coach with his alma mater, having coached teams for the Price Media Law Moot Court Competition in Oxford, UK, the Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Moot in Hong Kong, and the Nuremberg Moot Court in Nuremberg, Germany. As an undergraduate, he was 4th Best Oralist at the 2013 Price Moot, and Best Oralist of the 2014 Red Cross Moot.

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