Low Cheong Yeow
Low Cheong Yeow received his legal education at the National University of Singapore and went on to earn a Master of Laws in Commercial and Corporate Laws from the University of London in the United Kingdom. Cheong Yeow is one of Tito Isaac & Co LLP most experienced litigators.
Former Deputy Public Prosecutor and State Counsel
Prior to entering private practice, Cheong Yeow served as a Deputy Public Prosecutor (DPP) and State Counsel with the Attorney-General’s Chambers of Singapore from 1993 to 2007. Between 2005 and 2007, Cheong Yeow 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 in relation to a wide-range of regulatory and compliance-related matters.
Cheong Yeow has vast experience acting as both defence and prosecuting counsel in cases involving Penal Code offences (such as causing hurt, cheating, maid abuse and outraging of modesty), 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. Since entering private practice, 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.
Throughout the years, Cheong Yeow has also been a member of the Law Society of Singapore, Singapore Academy of Law and the Association of Criminal Lawyers of Singapore.
Notable CasesSome of the high-profile cases that Cheong Yeow has handled include the following: -
- Acted for an ex-broker from UOB Kay Hian and successfully argued for a fine to be imposed in respect of a market rigging offence under the Securities and Futures Act (SFA).
- JEL Corporation (Holdings) Ltd case: Acted for the former Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director of JEL, a company listed on the SGX Main Board, in relation to a failure to make corporate disclosure under the SFA.
- Citiraya Industries Ltd case: Prosecution of securities offences under the SFA.