Pen Pictures of LSC Members

Justice Andrew Phang

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Justice Andrew Phang received his LLB from the University of Singapore in 1982, and both his LLM and SJD from Harvard University in 1984 and 1988, respectively.  In 1990, he was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore.

​Justice Phang taught at the Law Faculty of the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) from 1982 to 2000 and was appointed Professor of Law in 1999.  In 2000, he was appointed Professor of Law at the Singapore Management University (SMU).  He was made the Chair of the Department of Law at the SMU’s Business School the following year.  His extensive publications include the local edition of Cheshire, Fifoot and Furmston’s Law of Contract and (together with Prof Goh Yihan) Contract Law in Singapore (Wolters Kluwer Law and Business, 2012). He is also General Editor of, as well as a contributor to, The Law of Contract in Singapore (Academy Publishing, 2012).

​Justice Phang was appointed Senior Counsel in 2004.  He was appointed Judicial Commissioner on 3 Jan 2005, appointed Judge on 8 Dec 2005 and appointed Judge of Appeal on 28 Feb 2006 and Vice-President of the Court of Appeal on 28 Sep 2017.

Justice Steven Chong

Justice StevenChongJustice Steven Chong graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the NUS in 1982. He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1983 and entered legal practice that same year with one of Singapore’s top law firms (Drew & Napier). He became its Joint Managing Partner at the end of 1997. He joined another leading Singapore law firm (Rajah & Tann) in 1998 and was appointed Senior Partner and thereafter Managing Partner. He was also appointed Senior Counsel in 1998.

Justice Chong was a leading commercial lawyer and was involved in numerous landmark cases. He was also a senior member of the Singapore arbitration community and participated in various arbitrations both as counsel as well as arbitrator.

Justice Chong was appointed to the Supreme Court Bench on 1 Oct 2009 as a Judicial Commissioner and later appointed (on 1 Jun 2010) a Judge of the Supreme Court.

Justice Chong assumed office as the Attorney-General of the Republic of Singapore on 25 Jun 2012 for a two-year term. In his capacity as Public Prosecutor, he introduced several initiatives to enhance the administration of criminal justice and strengthen the working relationship between stakeholders in the criminal justice process. He also took steps to engage the public in explaining the work and significant decisions of the Public Prosecutor by establishing the Media Relation Unit and launching the Public Prosecution Outreach Programme. In addition, under his leadership, the AGC played an instrumental role in the successful conclusion of key international treaties, including the European Union-Singapore Partnership and Cooperation Agreement. It enhanced legal representation and support for statutory boards through the enactment of the Attorney-General (Additional Functions) Act in 2014 and embarked on an exercise to make Singapore legislation more accessible.

Justice Chong was re-appointed to the Supreme Court Bench on 25 Jun 2014 and re-appointed a Member of the LSC wef the same date.

Justice Chong was appointed Judge of Appeal wef 1 Apr 2017.

Justice Lee Seiu Kin

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Justice Lee Seiu Kin was appointed a Member of the LSC on 19 April 2006.

 Justice Lee graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from the University of Adelaide in 1976.  He worked as an engineer in the Public Works Department from 1977 to 1984.  He obtained a Masters of Science from the NUS in 1982 and an MBA (with Distinction) from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France in 1983.

​Justice Lee went on to complete his law degree at the NUS in 1986 and an LLM at the University of Cambridge in 1987.  He joined the Singapore Legal Service in 1987 and was posted to the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) and appointed a State Counsel.  He was the Deputy Head of both the Civil Division and the International Affairs Division of the AGC (prior to his elevation to the Supreme Court in 1997).

​​Justice Lee was appointed a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court from 15 Oct 1997 to 14 Oct 2002.  He was concurrently the President of the Industrial Arbitration Court from 1 Sep 1999 to 14 Oct 2002.  He was thereafter appointed the Second Solicitor-General at the Attorney-General’s Chambers on 15 Oct 2002.  He was appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court on 11 Apr 2006.

​​Justice Lee chaired the Legal Service Personnel Management Review Panel which undertook a comprehensive review of the HR framework and practices in the Legal Service in 2006.  He also chaired the Legal Service Remuneration Review in 2007.

 

Mr Gautam Banerjee

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Mr Gautam Banerjee is the Senior Managing Director and the Chairman of Blackstone Singapore. Mr Banerjee was with professional services firm, PricewaterhouseCoopers ("PwC") Singapore, for over 30 years, including as its Executive Chairman for Singapore and in various leadership positions within the firm in India and the Asia Pacific region. He retired from PwC Singapore on 31 Dec 2012.

​Mr Banerjee serves, apart from his executive role in Blackstone, as the Chairman of raiSE and Listings Advisory Committee of the Singapore Exchange. He is a Board Member/Director of Piramal Enterprises Limited, India; The Indian Hotels Company Limited; the Singapore Telecommunications Limited; the EDBI Pte Ltd; the GIC Private Limited; and the Defence Science and Technology Agency. He served on the Corporate Governance Council of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the Companies Act Reform Steering Committee and the Economic Strategies Committee chaired by the Finance Minister of Singapore from 2009 to 2010.

​Mr Banerjee was a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore between 2007 and 2009. He was in 2014 awarded the Public Service Medal by the Singapore Government and also an Honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of Warwick, England.

 

Mr Adrian Chan Pengee

LSC_Mr ChanMr Adrian Chan is the Head of the Corporate Department and a Senior Partner at Lee & Lee. He graduated from the NUS with an LLB (Hons), was called to the Singapore Bar in 1990 and has been in corporate practice at Lee & Lee since then.

Mr Chan is a Board Member of the Accounting & Corporate Regulatory Authority of Singapore (the ACRA) and chairs its Panel of the Institute of Corporate Law. He is the lead independent director of Yoma Strategic Holdings, AEM Holdings and Global Investments and an independent director of Ascendas Funds Management (manager of Ascendas REIT), Best World International and Hong Fok Corporation, all of which are listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange (the SGX). He also serves as a Director of Astrea III, Astrea IV and Azalea Asset Management, which are wholly-owned subsidiaries of Temasek Holdings. In addition, the SGX has appointed him to the Catalist Advisory Panel to review Catalist Sponsor and Registered Professional applications.

Mr Chan was the First Vice-Chairman of the Singapore Institute of Directors and currently serves as the Deputy Chairman of its Advocacy and Research Committee. He is a Council Member of the Law Society of Singapore and chairs its Corporate Practice Committee. He serves as the Honorary Secretary of the Association of Small & Medium Enterprises and sits on the Corporate Governance & Regulations Committee of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Shared Services for Charities Limited, which is a not-for-profit charitable organisation and an Institution of a Public Character, and on the Ethics Review Committee of the Singapore Polytechnic.

Mr Chan has been appointed to the Corporate Governance and Directors’ Duties Working Group of the Steering Committee that was established by the Ministry of Finance to review and rewrite the Companies Act of Singapore. He has also co-authored Singapore’s first “Annotated Code of Corporate Governance” for Lexis-Nexis that is published in Woon’s Corporations Law.

Mr Chan currently serves on the Pro-Enterprise Panel, chaired by the Head of the Civil Service and supported by the Ministry of Trade & Industry (the MTI), which addresses feedback from the private sector on unnecessary or outdated Government rules that hinder businesses and stifle entrepreneurship with a view to eliminating red-tape.

Mr Chan was appointed to the Audit Committee Guidance Committee, established by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (the MAS), the ACRA and the SGX to develop practical guidance for audit committees of SGX-listed companies and raise corporate governance standards.  He was also appointed by the Corporate Governance Oversight Committee (comprising the MAS, the ACRA, the SGX and the Commercial Affairs Department) to the Working Group to review and update the Guidebook for Audit Committees in view of the 2012 iteration of the Code of Corporate Governance.

Mr Chan served on the SPRING/CPIB Working Group to develop the ISO 37001 Standard on Anti-Bribery Management Systems and on the Working Group and Steering Committee that developed the Singapore Stewardship Principles for Responsible Investors.

In addition, Mr Chan has served on the Lemon Law Taskforce set up by the MTI and the Consumers Association of Singapore to make recommendations to the Government on the scope and form of lemon laws in Singapore. He has also served on the Taxpayers Feedback Panel of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.
 
For the Singapore Institute of Legal Education, Mr Chan lectures on “Corporate Governance”, is an Examiner for the Corporate and Commercial Practice paper for the Bar Admissions and Examinations and is the Principal Examiner for Company Law for the Foreign Practitioner Examinations. As part of his pro-bono work, he conducts training for the ACRA’s Director Compliance Programme for errant directors.

Ms Goh Swee Chen

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Ms Goh Swee Chen has been the Chairperson of Shell companies in Singapore since 1 Oct 2014 and concurrently (since 2017) the Global Vice President (City Solutions, New Energies) of Shell. 

Ms Goh graduated in 1982 from the Victoria University of Wellington (in New Zealand) with a Bachelor of Science in Information Science.  She was awarded a Master of Business Administration in 2003 by the Booth School of Business (of the University of Chicago). 

Ms Goh joined Shell in 2003 as the Chief Information Officer with scope covering Singapore, the Asia Pacific, Oceania and the Middle East.  She also led various: services/operations in the Netherlands; global business improvement teams/globalisation of business processes from Singapore; and businesses covering the Asia Pacific and the Middle East/Pakistan from Beijing, China. 

Ms Goh had, prior to joining Shell, worked in various portfolios at: IBM Australia and IBM USA (Austin, Texas); and Procter & Gamble (Malaysia, Japan, Singapore and Asia Pacific). 

Ms Goh has been: a Trustee of the Singapore University of Technology & Design (since 11 Aug 2015); the Chairperson of the Institute for Human Resource Professionals Limited (since 9 Aug 2016); a Vice President of the Singapore National Employers Federation (since 1 Feb 2016); the President of Global Compact Network Singapore (since 1 Jan 2017); a Director of the Human Capital Leadership Institute Pte Ltd (from 1 Jul 2017); and a Director of CapitaLand Ltd (from 1 Sep 2017).

Ms Goh was appointed a Justice of the Peace in Apr 2018.  She was awarded in 2018 a Distinguished Alumni Award by the University of Chicago.

Ms Goh’s prior Board appointments include: a Director of the Civil Service College (2010 – 2012); the Deputy Chair of Al Jomaih Shell Lubricating Oil Company, Saudi Arabia (2011 – 2014); a Director of Hankook Shell Oil Company (2011 – 2013); the Chairman of Shell Tongyi (Beijing) Petroleum Chemical Co. Ltd (2011 – 2016); and a Director of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce (2014 – 2017).