Ben Chester CHEONG

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Ben Chester Cheong is an Of Counsel in the Financial Services (Regulatory) practice at RHTLaw Asia. Ben is concurrently a full-time Lecturer of Law at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), where he is the course convenor for Law of Business Organisations.

Practice AreaBanking & FinanceBanking & Securities LawFinancial Services (Regulatory)

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Background Information

At SUSS, Ben also lectures in Contract Law, Legal Methods & Singapore Legal System, and Mediation Advocacy. He has been selected to receive the university-level Teaching Excellence Award in 2022. Ben has forthcoming peer-reviewed papers in the Company Lawyer, International Company and Commercial Law Review (ICCLR), and Singapore Policy Journal.

Ben has also published in the Singapore Academy of Law Journal (SAcLJ), SN Social Sciences, Singapore Law Gazette, The Straits Times, The Business Times, TODAY, Oxford Business Law Blog, Singapore Law Blog, and Post-Pandemic University.


He holds degrees in law from the universities of Cambridge and Exeter (with first class honours) and placed third out of 664 candidates in Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations 2016. He is dual-qualified to practise law in Singapore and England & Wales.

Career Highlights

  • Ben was previously a finance lawyer at US-law firm Baker McKenzie

Awards & Accolades

  • The university-level Teaching Excellence Award, 2022

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