Graduating with first class honours from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, Ryan spent over three years as Deputy Public Prosecutor and State Counsel with the Attorney-General’s Chambers before being called to the bar in 2017. Prior to joining IRB, he was a senior associate at one of Singapore’s “Big Four” law firms.
Ryan is a general disputes lawyer who counsels and advises individuals and organisations on a wide range of problems, with a focus on crime, private client work and IP / technology. Patient and empathetic, he is committed to achieving good outcomes for his clients.
First, Ryan is a seasoned criminal litigator, having acted for both sides of the bar at the trial and appellate level. He has defended clients in a wide variety of criminal matters both white-collar and blue-collar, including corruption, murder, forgery, drug offences and sexual offences. He also regularly advises individuals and organisations on regulatory and compliance matters.
Second, Ryan has specialist experience in private client and trust work, having assisted many high net worth clients with their wealth and succession plans via through trusts, wills, LPAs and the set-up of family offices. He also regularly handles deputyship applications and estate disputes.
Third, Ryan is well-versed in intellectual property and technology matters. He holds a Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property from NUS. During his time in the Legal Service, he spent a rotation at IPOS and was and was part of a cross-divisional technology crime division at the Attorney-General’s Chambers, where he prosecuted the first cases under the Protection from Harassment Act and the Remote Gambling Act.
Working Languages:English, Chinese