Extensive courtroom experience, from drug fraud to murder cases.
As one of Tito Isaac & Co LLP’s experienced litigators, Cheong Yeow has vast experience acting as both defence and prosecuting counsel in cases involving Penal Code offences, illegal money lending, Immigration Act offences, drug consumption and trafficking, corruption, firearms offences, murder, Companies Act offences, and departmental summonses. He has also handled cases involving securities fraud, insider trading and commercial fraud.
After receiving his legal education from the National University of Singapore, Cheong Yeow went on to earn a Masters Degree in Commercial and Corporate Laws from the University of London. Prior to entering the private practice sphere, Cheong Yeow served as a Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) and State Counsel with the Attorney General’s Chambers of Singapore. Between 2005 and 2007, he was attached to the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD) of the Singapore Police Force, advising CAD investigators on money-laundering, prosecutorial and investigative matters. Furthermore, during his stint as a DPP he was called upon to advise the Monetary Authority of Singapore on a wide-range of regulatory and compliance-related matters.
Representing local and expatriate clients
In recent years, Cheong Yeow has acted for many expatriate clients accused of committing criminal offences and has successfully secured withdrawal of charges after representations were made on his clients’ behalf to the Attorney General’s Chambers of Singapore.
Notable Work & Accolades
Cheong Yeow's legal career includes stints with the Attorney General's Chambers and the Commercial Affairs Department.