Alvin Cheng

Associate Professor Alvin Cheng

Associate Professor, Law Programmes

School of Law

Tel: +65 6248 0424

Email: YWx2aW5jaGVuZ3NjQHN1c3MuZWR1LnNn

Educational Qualifications


LLM, University of London


LLB (Hons), University of London

Academic and Professional Experience

2022 - Present
Associate Professor, School of Law, Singapore University of Social Sciences

2017 - 2021
Senior Lecturer, School of Law, Singapore University of Social Sciences

2017 - Present
Consultant, Aequitas Law LLP

2015 - Present
Associate Trainer, Singapore Academy of Law

2014 - 2016
Partner, Aequitas Law LLP

2011 - Present
Teaching Fellow, Singapore Institute of Legal Education\

2011 - Present
Senior Trainer, Adjunct Training Faculty, Singapore Mediation Centre

2009 - Present
Senior Advocacy Trainer, Law Society Advocacy Committee

2009 - 2011
Tutor, Practical Skills, Board of Legal Education

2002 - 2014
Partner, Chris Chong & CT Ho Partnership

1995 - 2002
Associate / Team Leader, William Lai & Alan Wong

Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore

Barrister-at-Law, England and Wales (Lincoln’s Inn)

Joel Lee, Marcus Lim & Alvin Cheng eds – Contemporary Issues in Mediation vol. 6 (Singapore International Mediation Institute, 2021), World Scientific Publishing

Practical Guidance, Singapore: Commercial Module – Trading with a Company in Financial Difficulty; Individual Insolvency (2016), LexisNexis

Practical Law – Multi-jurisdictional Guide: Data Protection in Singapore 2015/2016, Thomas Reuters Publishers

  • Accredited Mediator, Singapore Mediation Centre
  • Accredited Mediator, Regent’s University (School of Psychology), London
  • Court Volunteer Mediator, State Courts’ Centre for Dispute Resolution
  • Senior Mediator, Law Society Mediation Scheme
  • Mediator/Arbitrator, Law Society Cost Dispute Resolve Scheme
  • Mediator, Inadequate Professional Services (Section 75B Legal Profession Act)
  • Employment Mediator, Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Resolution
  • Healthcare Mediator, Healthcare Mediation Scheme
  • Private Education Mediator, Committee for Private Education Mediation Scheme
  • Member, Panel of Collaborative Family Practice Lawyers, Singapore Mediation Centre
  • Member, Inquiry Panel (Section 84 Legal Profession Act)
  • Member, Asia Pacific Institute of Experts
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Founding Member, Society of Mediation Professionals (Singapore)

Civil and commercial litigation, including alternative dispute resolution. Advised and acted for private individuals, SMEs, banks, private and listed corporations, and insurance companies in diverse matters – including international arbitration, credit control and risk management, debt recovery and enforcement, corporate insolvency and bankruptcy, insurance claims and recovery, injunctions to restrain the dissipation of assets, breach of directors’ duties and shareholders’ disputes, employment disputes, real estate and tenancy disputes, as well as matrimonial and family law (including collaborative family practice).

  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Litigation and Dispute Resolution
  • Mediation Advocacy, Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Trial Advocacy
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