Alvin Yeo honoured at the Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2017

Alvin Yeo

Alumnus Alvin Yeo (LLB Law, 1986), has been honoured with an ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession’ award at the Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2017. The prestigious award has only two recipients each year, and is given in recognition of exceptional work in legal fields, outstanding contribution to the Asian legal arena and significant and lasting impact on the market.

Mr Yeo is a world-leading lawyer in the field of investor-state disputes and international commercial arbitration, working with international clients in cross-border disputes and multi-jurisdictional proceedings.

Chambers Asia-Pacific described Mr Yeo as ‘an excellent strategist as well as a first-rate litigator’ who is a ‘deeply impressive and extremely capable individual’.

Mr Yeo said: ‘I am deeply honoured to receive this award. This would not have been possible without the unwavering support of our clients and my colleagues over the past 25 years.’

Mr Yeo, who is recognised as a leading litigation and arbitration counsel in international legal directories such as The Legal 500: Asia Pacific, IFLR1000, Chambers Global and Chambers Asia-Pacific, was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1988, just two years after graduating from his Bachelor’s degree at King’s. Mr Yeo still holds the record for the youngest lawyer to be appointed as Senior Counsel in Singapore, at just 37 years of age in the year 2000.

Mr Yeo is also a philanthropist, and founded the Singapore Scholarship Fund at King’s in 2013. The scholarship was established to provide opportunities for students who reside in Singapore or the UK to study at King’s. Mr Yeo’s gift helps to support students who are in need of financial assistance to undertake an undergraduate or postgraduate taught programme at King’s within the faculties of Law, Natural & Mathematical Sciences, Arts & Humanities and Social Science & Public Policy.

The scholarship is intended to help support students with the cost of studying, and scholarships with a value of up to £20,000 are offered to both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Read more on the Singapore Scholarship Programme, and maybe find yourself inspired to return to King’s in the future.

King’s offers Mr Yeo many congratulations on his prestigious award.