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Marshall is an experienced criminal lawyer who practises in the areas of criminal defence, commercial investigations, and asset recovery. Before entering private practice, he served as a Deputy Public Prosecutor and Deputy Senior State Counsel with the Attorney-General’s Chambers.

Practice AreaArbitrationCriminal LawFinancial Crime, Compliance & InvestigationsFinancial DisputesLitigation & Dispute Resolution

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Marshall conducts cases in both trial and appellate courts and represents clients across a broad range of blue- and white-collar offences. He also represents clients undergoing criminal investigations and prosecutions by the major investigative agencies including the Singapore Police Force, Corrupt Practices and Investigations Bureau and Commercial Affairs Department.

He can also be instructed to represent entities and persons subject to SGX RegCo’s investigations for breaches of SGX Rules. He has advised listcos on responding to queries by SGX RegCo, especially in matters pertaining to directors’ wrongdoing resulting in investigations by enforcement agencies.

Marshall also practises civil litigation and specialises in asset recovery work where he represents clients in recovering assets lost or misappropriated through fraud or other forms of corporate misconduct. He can also be instructed by companies requiring sensitive internal investigation work pertaining to employee misconduct, proposal of remediation plans, and the design and enhancement of misconduct detection frameworks.

He has also led and prosecuted a wide range of criminal and regulatory offences in trial and appellate matters. He also regularly engaged with governmental stakeholders including ministries, statutory boards, and enforcement agencies to provide legal advice on policy and regulatory matters. He subsequently entered private practice and was a Director and Head of Criminal Practice at a specialist criminal law firm before joining RHTLaw Asia in 2021.

Marshall is a guest trainer for the SAF Defending Officer’s Course and SAF Advanced Defending Officer’s Course, as well as a faculty member for the Criminal Litigation Practice module of the Preparatory Course Leading to Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations. He also regularly delivers legal talks organised by the Law Society Pro Bono Services and holds an appointment to the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) Pro Bono Panel, where he represents servicemen charged in military court.

In 2016, Marshall was awarded the Legal Service Commission Postgraduate Scholarship in Law, after which he pursued postgraduate studies at Columbia Law School in New York, where he graduated with a Master of Laws with a recognition as a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar as a testament to his academic performance.

Marshall is fluent in English and Mandarin Chinese.

Education

  • Master of Laws (LL.M.), Columbia Law School, Columbia University in the City of New York, 2017
  • Master in Public Policy (MPP), Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, 2012
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.)(Hons), Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore, 2012

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