CHIA Shengyou, Edwin



Accolades and Testimonials

  • Singapore Business Review 2020
    "Singapore's 21 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under"
    Singapore Business Review 2020
  • A client
    “[Edwin’s] professionalism in this area of work is really outstanding. … [I]t was a great pleasure to work with CNP and I will definitely be recommending you if my friends happen to require any legal assistance.”
    A client
  • A client
    “[Edwin] picked out the main issues very well and explained them to me clearly. His work product … was in my opinion, top notch. …[H]is attitude, professionalism and results were all commendable.”
    A client


Edwin is in the firm’s Dispute Resolution and Private Clients Practice Groups. He has experience in civil litigation and arbitration proceedings, in areas such as disputes between shareholders / joint venture partners, equity and trusts, disciplinary proceedings, contentious probate and employment matters. He has been involved in matters before and/or acted as lead counsel at all levels of the Singapore Courts (including the Court of Appeal / Appellate Division of the High Court), and before disciplinary tribunals (as prosecuting counsel).

He regularly advises clients on matters relating to wills and probate, as well as Lasting Power of Attorney. Effectively bilingual, Edwin has been invited by various organisations to deliver seminars and webinars (in English or Mandarin) on issues ranging from debt recovery to estate planning.

Edwin was named as one of “Singapore’s 21 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under in 2020” by the Singapore Business Review. Edwin was also one of the “SAF NSmen of the Year” in 2022.



  • Successfully acted for client in seeking a declaration that she was the lawful wife of the deceased, pursuant to section 181 of the Women’s Charter (Wong Swee Hor v Tan Jip Seng and others [2015] 1 SLR 929).
  • Successfully acted for clients in defending a claim involving allegations of misrepresentation, breach of fiduciary duties, breach of trust, constructive trust, resulting trust, common intention constructive trust, non-est factum, undue influence, conspiracy by unlawful means, and minority oppression under Section 216 of the Companies Act. The High Court’s decision was subsequently upheld by the Court of Appeal (Ong Bee Dee (executor of the estate of Ong Tuan Seng, deceased) v Ong Bee Chew and others [2017] 3 SLR 579).
  • Acted for an Indonesian businessman in a complex dispute with Asia’s leading oil and gas logistics company in multiple Suits involving 9 sets of solicitors, involving allegations of breach of fiduciary duties, conspiracy, knowing receipt and dishonest assistance.
  • Acted for a US company in a claim against a company listed in the Republic of China, for payment of commission due under an agreement.
  • Acting for a Hong Kong company in various Court proceedings (including applications for injunction and stay of Court proceedings in favour of arbitration) and arbitration proceedings against subsidiaries of a Singapore listed company, concerning breaches of a joint venture agreement.
  • Acting in disputes over ownership of properties, involving allegations relating to the validity of Wills, resulting trust, common intention constructive trust and wrongful lodgement of caveat.
  • Acting for a former Chief Executive Officer against his former employer for unpaid salary, bonuses and expenses.
  • Acting for the Singapore Medical Council and Singapore Dental Council in proceedings against their members, including Steven Ang Kiam Hau and Clarence Teo Shun Jie.