WOON Cheong Ming, Walter, S.C.


LL.M. (Cambridge), LL.B. (NUS) Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

Senior Counsel
Dean, Singapore Institute of Legal Education
David Marshall Professor
Deputy Chairman, Centre for International Law
Honorary Fellow, Singapore Institute of Directors
Email Address:
Office Tel: (65) 6516-3269 
Office Fax: (65) 6779-0979 
Office Address

FED #02-25
Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Eu Tong Sen Building
469G Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259776
Research Interests

Company Law
Criminal Law
International Law

Subjects Taught

Company Law
Criminal Law

Brief Biodata

Professor Walter Woon's research interests are in Criminal Law, Company Law and International Law. A graduate of NUS Law's class of '81, he was Sub-Dean and Vice-Dean of the Faculty from 1988-1991. He later became a Nominated Member of Parliament from 1992-1996, and was Legal Adviser to the President and Council of Presidential Advisers 1995-1997. Professor Woon was also Ambassador of Singapore between 1998 and 2006 in Germany, Greece, the European Union, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the Vatican.

Upon returning to Singapore, he was Solicitor-General from 2006-2008 and Attorney-General from 2008 - 2010. He was appointed a Senior Counsel of the Supreme Court in 2006. Currently, Professor Woon is Dean of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education, Chairman of regional law firm RHTLaw Taylor Wessing LLP, Honorary Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Directors and Chairman of the Society of International Law Singapore. Professor Woon was also awarded the University Teaching Excellence Award in 2014 and 2015.

Representative Publications

1. Company Law (1st Ed Longman Singapore 1988; 2nd Ed Pearson Professional Singapore1997; 3rd Ed Sweet & Maxwell Singapore, 2009 edited by Tan Cheng Han)

2. Woon & Hicks, The Companies Act of Singapore - an Annotation (2nd Ed Butterworths Singapore 1994, supplements to 2003); now Woon's Corporations Law (Lexis Nexis Singapore, looseleaf)

3. Woon & Hicks, The Companies Act of Malaysia - an Annotation (Butterworths Singapore 1995, supplements to 2004)

4. The Singapore Legal System (Editor) (Longman Singapore 1989)

5. Towards a Rules-Based Community: An ASEAN Legal Service (Cambridge University Press, England 2014; with Jean-Claude Piris)

6. The ASEAN Charter: A Commentary (NUS Press Singapore, 2015)

Publication List