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Alvin CHEN

Partner, General Counsel, Chief Knowledge Officer

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Alvin is a Partner with RHTLaw Asia with a rich experience of working in both the public and private sectors and a strength for working in legal advisory work. His significant professional interests include public policy and extend to new economy sectors such as artificial intelligence and data analytics.

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Background Information

Alvin has extensive experience in regulatory matters pertaining to the legal profession, including professional ethics and risk management and compliance. He was also a Deputy Public Prosecutor and a Deputy Senior State Counsel of the Attorney-General’s Chambers, as well as the Chief Legal Officer of the Law Society of Singapore. In addition, he has been actively involved in several legislative drafting and law reform projects, one of which was for a public sector client.

Alvin was called to the Singapore Bar in 2004 and subsequently in 2009, he was conferred two Master of Laws degrees by New York University and the National University of Singapore.

Alvin has spoken at keynote conferences and seminars locally and internationally on a wide range of topics. In addition to authoring articles for law journals and the Singapore Law Gazette, he has published books and book chapters on professional regulation and ethics with Lexis-Nexis, Sweet & Maxwell, and Hart Publishing.

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) – National University of Singapore (2000)
  • Master of Laws (Law and the Global Economy) – New York University (2009)
  • Master of Laws (International and Comparative Law) – National University of Singapore (2009)
  • Obtained a Certificate in Artificial Intelligence from the Singapore Management University (2020)
  • Obtained a Professional Certificate in Public Policy and Administration from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (2021)

Career Highlights

  • Former Deputy Public Prosecutor and a Deputy Senior State Counsel of the Attorney-General’s Chambers

  • Former Chief Legal Officer of the Law Society of Singapore

Awards & Accolades

  • Awarded Best Feature Article in Singapore Law Gazette Awards 2017

  • Received commendations for feature articles in Singapore Law Gazette Awards 2014 and 2015

Thought Leadership

Co-Author, “What Court of Appeal’s judgment on POFMA may mean for FICA”, The Straits Times (15 October 2021)

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