Remy Choo Zheng Xi 10 wins IBA Award

Mr Remy Choo Zheng Xi ’10 speaking at NUS Law’s 2016 Freshmen Inauguration Ceremony

Congratulations to NUS Law alumnus Mr Remy Choo Zheng Xi ’10 on receiving a global award in recognition of his work in human rights litigation!

Mr Choo, a director at Peter Low LLC, is the first Singaporean to receive the International Bar Association’s (IBA) Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award. He was presented with his prize at the association’s annual conference in Washington, DC on 19 September 2016.

The award is open to all lawyers under the age of 35 and recognises the honorees for their professional excellence, ethical reputation and service to the community.

In a Facebook post, he wrote that he hoped this award will encourage other young lawyers to see that doing good and doing well are not mutually exclusive, and mixing both can be a formula to a fulfilling and sustainable legal practice experience.

Mr Choo was also named the civil society advocate of the year at the Singapore Advocacy Awards last year.

An alumnus of NUS Law, he continues to be actively engaged with the faculty. Most recently he was the guest-of-honour at NUS Law’s 2016 Freshmen Inauguration Ceremony.

Mr Remy Choo Zheng Xi’s Facebook post after his win in Washington, DC

From left: Associate Professor Eleanor Wong, Vice Dean (Student Affairs), Mr Remy Choo Zheng Xi and Professor Simon Chesterman, Dean of NUS Law, at the 2016 Freshman Inauguration Ceremony