SINGAPORE: Singapore President Tony Tan has appointed Senior Counsel Lionel Yee Woon Chin as a Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court with effect from February 1, 2013.
A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office on Tuesday said the appointment is for one year.
Mr Lionel Yee, 46, is the Second Solicitor—General at the Attorney—General’s Chambers.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Law degree from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom in 1988 on a Public Service Commission Overseas Merit Scholarship. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1993.
In 1999, he obtained a Master of Laws (International Legal Studies) degree from New York University, USA on a Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship.
Mr Yee started his legal career as a State Counsel in the Civil Division of the Attorney—General’s Chambers (AGC) in May 1991 and joined the International Affairs Division of the AGC in July 1995.
From May 1997 to August 1998, he served concurrently as the Deputy Director (Legal) in the Ministry of Law and from December 2000 to March 2001, he was attached to the Singapore’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York as its Legal Advisor.
He also served as a Deputy Public Prosecutor from August 2005 to July 2006.
He was the Director—General of the International Affairs Division of the AGC from July 2008 to May 2012 and was appointed the Second Solicitor—General on January 1, 2011. On January 4, 2013, he was appointed Senior Counsel.
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