Ben Chester is an Of Counsel in the Financial Services (Regulatory) practice at RHTLaw Asia, where he advises on financial services regulatory and compliance matters that govern financial institutions. Ben Chester has prior experience as an associate attorney in the Singapore office of an international law firm where he focused his practice on cross-border banking & finance and international capital markets. Ben Chester is concurrently a Lecturer in Law at the School of Law, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), Singapore’s third law school. At SUSS, he is the course leader for Law of Business Organisations, a compulsory module covering partnership and company law. He also lectures in Contract Law, Legal Methods & Singapore Legal System and Mediation Advocacy. Ben Chester has been selected to receive the university-level Teaching Excellence Award in 2022 and has received the Teaching Excellence Award (Honourable Mention) in 2021.
Prior to entering legal academia, Ben Chester has worked with various stakeholders, including financial institutions, on cross-border banking and finance transactions, equity and debt offerings and exchange listings, and international debt restructurings and liability management. Ben Chester has published peer-reviewed papers in International Company and Commercial Law Review (published by Sweet & Maxwell), International Cybersecurity Law Review (published by Springer Nature), Company Lawyer (published by Sweet & Maxwell), SN Social Sciences (published by Springer Nature) and the Singapore Academy of Law Journal (published by Academy Publishing). His opinion-editorials have appeared in The Straits Times, The Business Times, and Singapore Policy Journal. Ben Chester has also published in the Singapore Law Gazette, Singapore Institute of Directors (SID) Bulletin, TODAY, Oxford Business Law Blog, Singapore Law Blog, and Post-Pandemic University. Ben Chester holds a Master’s degree in Law from the University of Cambridge, a Bachelor’s degree in Law (with 1st class honours) from the University of Exeter, and placed 3rd out of 664 candidates (3 distinctions) in the Singapore Bar Examinations (Part B). Ben Chester is dual-qualified to practice law as an Advocate and Solicitor in Singapore and as a Solicitor in England & Wales. He is also an accredited mediator with the Singapore International Mediation Institute.