Yong Yong, Chia

Lawyer CHIA YONG YONG LAW

Private Equity and Venture Capital , Innovation and New Ventures , Real Estate , Retail, Consumer and F&B

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Industry

Private Equity and Venture Capital

Innovation and New Ventures

Real Estate

Retail, Consumer and F&B


Jurisdiction

Singapore


Expertise

Banking and Finance

Capital Markets and Securities

Commissioner of Oaths

Contract And Tort

Conveyancing and Real Estate

Employment Law

Financial Services and Securities

Financial Services Regulatory

General Corporate

Intellectual Property

Investment Funds

Mergers and Acquisitions

Notary Public

Real Estate

Venture Capital and Equity Funds

Wills, Probates, Trust


Customer Type

Individuals & Companies


Affiliation

NA

  Education

Education

Bachelor of Laws degree with Honours at the National University of Singapore in 1985, and was admitted to the Singapore Bar as an advocate and solicitor in 1986


Certification

LLB(Hons); Dip in Compliance


Year First Admitted To Bar

1986


Languages Spoken

English (GB)


Languages Written

English (GB)

Mandarin

   About Me

Legal career Chia is a corporate lawyer in Singapore. In 2013, she joined the Singapore law firm, Yusarn Audrey as a consultant. In an interview with The Straits Times, Chia said of her passion for the law: “I love my work. I love that I am challenged to think about issues that I've not thought of before and putting deals together”. Chia is also a Notary Public and a member of the Council of the Law Society's panel of approved Mediators and Investigative Tribunal. Social Service Chia has been the President of the Society of the Physically Disabled (SPD), a voluntary welfare organisation focusing on supporting persons with disabilities. Chia has served since 1995 as the legal advisor and company secretary of Very Special Arts Ltd, a charity organisation launched in September 1993 to provide persons with disabilities with opportunities to access the arts for rehabilitation and social integration. Chia is also a member of the REACH Supervisory Panel since September 2012, board member of SG Enable in 2014, member of National Council of Social Service' ("NCSS") Advocacy and Research Advisory Panel, and was appointed to the 26-member committee overseeing Our Singapore Conversation Committee in 2013. She also served as member of the Prisons Welfare Committee from 1986 to 1987. In June 2015, Chia was involved as a member of the Singapore Government's delegation to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Conference of the State Parties, serving as speaker at the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) Forum on Disability and Development, jointly organised by the UNDESA and the Republic of Singapore, and as moderator at the forum "Women with Disabilities", organised by the Republic of Korea. In recognition of her dedication and continued efforts in the public and social services sectors, Chia was awarded the President's Social Service Award (Individual Category) in 2011, and the Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masyarakat) in 2013 by the President of the Republic of Singapore. She is also the recipient of the Social Innovation Park Fellow Award 2014, and the winner of the Women’s Weekly Great Women of Our Times 2014 in the Education and Public Service category. Nominated Member of Parliament In August 2014, Chia was one of 9 individuals selected out of 36 candidates by a parliamentary committee to take on the role of Nominated Members of Parliament in Singapore. She is the first wheelchair user who has a seat in Singapore Parliament. She is now in her second term as Nominated Member of Parliament.