Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Foo Cheow Ming
LL.B (Hons)(NUS) 2nd Upper
LL.M (London) Merit
Advocate and Solicitor (Supreme Court of Singapore)
List of Counsel International Criminal Court
Director, TEMPLARS LAW LLC
29 Mayo Street #01-02 Singapore 208315
www.templarslaw.sg
Contact:-  mobile 65-9-656-3319 (also sms/text/whatsapp)
                office  65-6-2991141
                fax      65-6-221-6346
                email   foocheowming@templarslaw.sg
                             foocheowming@mail.com
Mr Foo is a dedicated criminal defence lawyer with almost a quarter Century's practice experience first as a Deputy Public Prosecutor and State Counsel, then as Defence Counsel. 

Foo Cheow Ming started his career in the Legal Service where between 1989-1999 he served firstly as Assistant Registrar of Supreme Court, and then as Deputy Public Prosecutor in the Attorney-General's Chambers. Upon joining private practice in 1999 he worked in partnership with prominent criminal defender Mr Sant Singh Senior Counsel for 5 years. For 7 years he then carried out a fulltime dedicated criminal defence practice in KhattarWong LLP, one of Singapore's biggest firm. During his time in KhattarWong he also collaborated and worked closely with Mr Subhas Anandan, another prominent expert criminal defence lawyer well known in Singapore and abroad.

Mr Foo is appointed to the List of Counsel for the Cour Penale Internationale (International Criminal Court, ''ICC'') in The Hague, Netherlands. The ICC is an independent, permanent court instituted under UN auspices that tries persons accused of the most heinous crimes of international concern, namely genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes. He is believed to be the first counsel from Singapore, as well as amongst the first appointed from the countries of SE Asia and East Asia, who has been so honoured.

Mr Foo today commands 20+ years of experience acting as both defence and prosecuting counsel in cases involving every description of white-collar, traffic, technical as well as violent crime offences including cheating, maid abuse, causing hurt and outraging of modesty, corruption, firearms offences, murder, bank robbery, Companies Act offences, road traffic, medical or industrial accident cases involving complex technical issues of accident reconstruction and contest of expert engineering, medical or psychiatric opinions, Factories Act offences, Computer Misuse Act offences, illegal money lending/laundering, harbouring and employment of immigration offenders and foreign workers, drug consumption and trafficking, and departmental summonses. Mr Foo has represented/advised major companies (Singapore Technologies Marine, AsiaLink Marine), banks as well as statutory boards (such as Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, Energy Market Authority, Maritime Port Authority, Council for Private Education, just to mention a few) in the course of his work.


Mr Foo is one of the co-founders of Sant Singh Partnership and Templars Law LLC.  

Mr Foo's Appointments and Memberships (both current and historical) include:-
  • Counsel, International Criminal Court
  • Member, International Criminal Defence Attorneys Association
  • Law Society's Criminal Practice Committee - helping the professionreview and carry out best practices in criminal law and practice
  • Member, Law Society's Ad Hoc Committee to Review the 2007 Penal CodeAmendments.
  • Volunteer, Law Society's Pro Bono Free Legal Clinic as well as Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) program, which provides legal representation for those persons charged with criminal offences but who cannot otherwise afford legal defence.
  • Member, Law Society's Working Sub-committee to Review the 2008 Criminal Procedure Code Amendments
  • Member, International Criminal Bar (since 2009)
  • Member, Executive Committee, Association of Criminal Lawyers of Singapore (ACLS)

Publications:-

Mr Foo has contributed written articles which has been pu blished in the Malayan Law Journal, AsiaLaw, Pro Bono (the official journal of the Association of Criminal Lawyers of Singapore) and Inter Se (Singapore Academy of Law's newsletter).

Mr Foo, who is also effectively bilingual in English and Mandarin, is also frequently consulted and quoted in the local Chinese daily newspapers such as Lian He Zao Bao (where he contributes to a regular legal column in ''Xin Hui Dian''), Lian He Wan Bao and Shin Min Daily News.

International
Mr Foo is one of the most respected criminal defence counsel as recognized by Whos Who Legal.
http://whoswholegal.com/news/analysis/article/468/most-highly-regarded-firms-singapore-2007-business-crime-defence/

Mr Foo is a Contributing Expert to World Justice Project Rule of Law Index Annual Report Singapore Section - giving professional and independent assessment on the state of the Rule of Law and Justice in Singapore 

http://worldjusticeproject.org/rule-of-law-index


符兆明大律师手提电话:(65) 9656 3319
经验丰富, 中英贯通, 前检察官

腾达法
律社
电话:       (65) 6299 1141
传真:       (65) 6221 6346


梅奥街29号门牌01-02新加坡208315



符 兆明律师在刑事领域(包括起诉和辩护)拥有将近二十五年丰富的专业经验(包括7年检察官), 处理过从白领、科技型犯罪到暴力型犯罪的各类案件,包括违反刑事法典(如欺诈、虐待女佣、伤害、侵犯隐私等);违反交通法案;以及涉及复杂事故重现技术问 题的医疗事故和工业事故;医疗和精神病意见;违反工厂法案;违反计算机滥用法案;非法借贷;收容和雇佣非法入境者;使用和买卖毒品;贪污;违反武器条例; 谋杀;抢劫银行;违反公司法案;内部传唤及公司欺诈案件。
符兆明律师的客户包括个人、公司、政联企业及法定机构。他曾处理过新加坡初级法院和高等法院的许多案件。
符律师也被列入荷兰海牙国际刑事法庭的律师名录。国际刑事法庭是一个独立的永久的审理国际关注的最严重罪行的法庭,包括种族灭绝罪、反人类罪和战争罪。相信符律师是第一位列入该律师名录的来自新加坡以及东南亚的律师。

符律师是山星律师楼和腾达法律社的创办人之一

其他重要案件
  • 为新加坡民航总局提供一般法律意见并代理其进行诉讼
  • 代表能源市场管理局(Energy Market Authority)进行诉讼,能源市场管理局的职责是管理电力和天然气行业以及指定地区的制冷服务 
  • 为海事港务局(Maritime and Port Authority)制定内部政策和进行诉讼,海事港务局的职责是将新加坡发展成为全球重要港口和国际海事中心并捍卫新加坡的海事 战略利益
  • 代表Singapore Technologies Marine,一家大型船厂(民事及国防)进行诉讼
  • 为卫生科学局(Health Science Authority)提供一般法律意见和进行诉讼
  • 为国家艺术理事会(National Arts Council)提供一般法律咨询意见 
  • 为一起重大商业欺诈案件的刑事部分提供咨询意见,该案件涉及一家因中航油丑闻而遭受巨额损失的大型银行
  • 为一家上市公司董事间的纠纷提供刑事和公司法方面的咨询意见 
  • 为两家新加坡证券交易所上市公司的审计委员会提供关于董事内部纠纷的法律意见
  • 为两家新加坡证券交易所上市公司的审计委员会提供关于董事内部纠纷的法律意见
  • 代理一位因涉嫌跨国欺诈、伪造和诈骗行为而遭受新加坡商业事务局调查的客户
  • 代理一起滥用计算机法令下重大的刑事案件,该案件涉及上百项指控
委任和会员资格
  • 国际刑事法院律师
  • 国际刑事辩护律师协会会员
  • 新加坡律师公会刑法委员会会员 – 协助进行专业审查并执行刑事法最佳行为准则
  • 新加坡律师公会临时委员会(审查刑事法典2007年修正案)会员,关于“侵犯隐私和性侵犯”、“年龄误解之辩护”、“同意的推断”、“敲诈勒索”、“诈骗”和“加刑”等工作小组的报告员兼秘书  
  • 新加坡律师公会法律援助志愿者 
  • 新加坡律师公会审查刑事诉讼法典2008年修正案工作委员会会员
  • 国际刑事律师协会,会员(自2009年起)
符兆明是我国其中一位最德高望重的刑事律师之一: http://whoswholegal.com/news/analysis/article/468/most-highly-regarded-firms-singapore-2007-business-crime-defence/


符兆明是''世界正义工程''法治指数年报新加坡国家报告的专家顾问
http://worldjusticeproject.org/rule-of-law-index