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Appointment of Of Counsel Alexander Woon

Alexander is a Singapore-qualified lawyer whose practice focuses on criminal law and legal innovation. He is currently a Lecturer at the Singapore University of Social Sciences, School of Law. In addition, he is the Programme Director for Singapore Management University (SMU) Academy’s Graduate Certificate in Law and Technology.

Alexander was previously a Deputy Public Prosecutor/State Counsel with the Attorney-General’s Chambers (“AGC”), Financial and Technology Crime Division, concurrently appointed to the Technology Crime Unit. He prosecuted a wide variety of crimes including corruption, white collar crime, technology crime, maid abuse, intellectual property crime, and homicide. He also advised the Government on a variety of legal issues related to criminal law. He specialises in white collar and technology crime, having received specialised training in these fields, including training by legal experts and INTERPOL.

Alexander has appeared as lead counsel in the State Courts, and High Court, and as assisting counsel in the Court of Appeal. He worked on several landmark criminal cases, including PP v P Mageswaran [2019] SGCA 22, in which the Court of Appeal considered sentencing principles for homicide offences, and PP v Tay Wee Kiat & Chia Yun Ling [2018] SGHC 42, in which the High Court set out sentencing benchmarks for maid abuse cases. He was also part of the AGC team that led evidence before the Committee of Inquiry into the SingHealth Cyberattack in 2018.

Subsequently, as Deputy Director of the Office of Transformation and Innovation (Judiciary), Alexander was part of the team overseeing transformation efforts across Singapore’s judiciary, comprising the Supreme Court, State Courts and Family Justice Courts. In such capacity, he was involved in legal strategy and law reform initiatives, culture and capacity building for legal innovation, and development of LegalTech products – including the Authentic Court Orders website, the SG Courts mobile app, and the new Singapore Courts integrated website.

Alexander was called to the Singapore Bar in 2020. He holds a Master of Laws degree (Distinction, Dean’s List) from Georgetown University Law Center and a Bachelor of Arts in Law (Honours) from the University of Cambridge, where he read law on a President’s Scholarship.