Peter

Ong Lip Cheng

PARTNER

 

“Peter is one of those very few lawyers that I know of, who does not walk on air. He keeps his feet on the ground, is sincere and humble.”

 

P.C.

OVERVIEW

Peter graduated from the University of London in 1994. He was admitted as Barrister-at-Law at England and Wales by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple on 23 November 1995. Upon completion of his 6 months pupillage under the guidance of prominent criminal lawyer, Mr Edmond Pereira, he left Singapore to complete his 9 months pupillage in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. He was Called to the Malaysian Bar as Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 24 May 1997 and practised as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in Johor Bahru for about a year.

He was Called to the Bar as Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore on 21 March 1998.

Peter has handled cases in the areas of Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law, Debt Recovery, Hire Purchase, Defamation and Interlocutory applications under various Orders of the Rules of Court, appeared before the Strata Title Board, appeared before the Appeals Board under the Land Acquisition Act, Construction Claim and Alternate Dispute Resolution. He has also acted for both private and public listed companies and has worked very closely with the companies’ in-house legal counsel.

He has secured more than 70 acquittals for his clients.

In the course of his career, Peter has handled many criminal cases involving murder, drug trafficking, sexual offences such as outrage of modesty and rape, robbery, housebreaking, assaults, criminal intimidation, road traffic and criminal breach of trust among others.

He has argued criminal motions and cases in the High Court, Magistrate’s Appeal and Criminal Appeal to the Court of Criminal Appeal of Singapore. He is an assigned Counsel under the Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences (LASCO), Singapore.

On 13 September 2011, Peter was admitted as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). On 3 November 2011, Peter was admitted as a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (FSIArb). He was admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) on 5 December 2011.

Peter is a Committee Member of the Malaysian Association in Singapore.

“Peter is one of those very few lawyers that I know of, who does not walk on air. He keeps his feet on the ground, is sincere and humble.”

P.C.

OVERVIEW

Peter graduated from the University of London in 1994. He was admitted as Barrister-at-Law at England and Wales by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple on 23 November 1995. Upon completion of his 6 months pupillage under the guidance of prominent criminal lawyer, Mr Edmond Pereira, he left Singapore to complete his 9 months pupillage in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. He was Called to the Malaysian Bar as Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya on 24 May 1997 and practised as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in Johor Bahru for about a year.

He was Called to the Bar as Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore on 21 March 1998.

Peter has handled cases in the areas of Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law, Debt Recovery, Hire Purchase, Defamation and Interlocutory applications under various Orders of the Rules of Court, appeared before the Strata Title Board, appeared before the Appeals Board under the Land Acquisition Act, Construction Claim and Alternate Dispute Resolution. He has also acted for both private and public listed companies and has worked very closely with the companies’ in-house legal counsel.

He has secured more than 70 acquittals for his clients.

In the course of his career, Peter has handled many criminal cases involving murder, drug trafficking, sexual offences such as outrage of modesty and rape, robbery, housebreaking, assaults, criminal intimidation, road traffic and criminal breach of trust among others.

He has argued criminal motions and cases in the High Court, Magistrate’s Appeal and Criminal Appeal to the Court of Criminal Appeal of Singapore. He is an assigned Counsel under the Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences (LASCO), Singapore.

On 13 September 2011, Peter was admitted as a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb). On 3 November 2011, Peter was admitted as a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (FSIArb). He was admitted as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) on 5 December 2011.

Peter is a Committee Member of the Malaysian Association in Singapore.

  • LL.B. (Hons) (London)

  • Barrister-at-Law (Inner Temple)

  • Advocate and Solicitor (High Court of Malaya)

  • Advocate and Solicitor (Supreme Court of Singapore)

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

  • Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (FSIArb)

  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators President’s Prize for the best paper in Drafting and Award-Writing module of GCIA course

  • English
  • Malay
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese
  • Fujian