Areas of Practice:
Corporate and Commercial Law
Barrister-at-Law (Gray’s Inn) UK - 1983
Advocate and Solicitor (Singapore) - 1984
Memberships and Appointments
- Accredited Mediator, Singapore Mediation Centre
- Accredited Mediator, State Courts of Singapore
- Mediator, Law Society Mediation Scheme
- Volunteer Mediator, Small Claims Tribunal
- Member, Law Society of Singapore
- Member, Singapore Academy of Law
Tongel Yeo qualified as a barrister-at-law in England in 1983 and was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1984.
From 1984 to 2005, he was in private practice and was a founding partner of the legal firm of Messrs Chong Yeo & Partners. Whilst in private practice, he handled a wide range of both contentious and non-contentious corporate work. He has considerable experience in civil commercial litigation and arbitration (both domestic and international) in the areas of contract and tort, construction, international trade, shipping and insurance, shareholders’ disputes, banking, landlord and tenant, oppression of minority shareholders, employment, enforcement proceedings and debt collection. In non-contentious matters, he handled the drafting of general commercial documents and agreements, eg joint-venture agreements, shareholders’ agreements, employment contracts, tenancy agreements, agency and distributorship agreements, licensing agreements, trust deeds and due diligence engagements. He was appointed a Commissioner for Oaths (1989-2005), a member of the Supreme Court Library Sub-Committee (1995-2005) and a member of the Criminal Law Advisory Committee (1992-2006).
He left private practice in 2005 and was appointed the Asia-Pacific Legal Counsel of IMS Health Inc, a listed US company which supports the health-care industry. At IMS, he was in charge of all legal-related matters in 17 countries and supported the various business functions in the Singapore corporate office eg, Human Resource, global intellectual property protection, out-sourcing, licensing, litigation….etc.
From 2008 to 2012, he was the Legal Director of the Amanresorts group of companies, a hospitality company known internationally for its luxurious resorts and hotels. He provided legal support for both its Singapore corporate office, the 25 Hotels under Aman management and was part of its senior management team.
He returned to private practice in 2015.