Ken Chia

Country: Singapore
Sector: Law
Job title: Partner
Subject of study: Law, Finance and Management
Year of graduation: 2000
Type/Level of study: Postgraduate Taught, Undergraduate

Current Employer/Organisation Name

CNPLaw LLP

What have you been doing since leaving Exeter, and what are you doing now?

I am a partner in a top-10 Singapore law firm (with around 50 lawyers) and I am the head of the Corporate Advisory team (comprising around 10 lawyers) at the firm. I am also a part-owner of the firm.

Why did you choose this career? And what do you enjoy most about your work?

To put food on the table. I enjoy the negotiations (i.e., legal and intellectual fencing) with lawyers across the table.

Please tell us if you were a member of any societies, groups or sports clubs?

Ski & Snowboard Club

What did you enjoy most about your programme and what was the biggest highlight?

Lectures and tutors.

Why did you choose to study at Exeter?

Because the law school was recognised by the Singapore Ministry of Law.

What skills and experiences have been most useful for your career?

Exposure to cultures markedly different from Asian cultures. My LLB has of course contributed to the little success I have career-wise.Exposure to cultures markedly different from Asian cultures. My LLB has of course contributed to the little success I have career-wise.

 

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