Qualifications

  • LL.B. (Hons), National University of Singapore, 2004
  • Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore (2005)

Chern Yang is a banking and commercial matters litigator and also has extensive experience as a mediator.

Chern Yang has expertise in secured and unsecured facilities, debt recovery, bankruptcy and insolvency. Aside from banking litigation, Chern Yang has advised on a wide spectrum of issues such as defamation, contractual claims, medical and other professional misconduct or negligence, and landlord-tenant disputes. He also has experience in corporate commercial matters such as breach of fiduciary duty and shareholder disputes.

Chern Yang has also advised and acted for clients on issues pertaining to divorce, annulment and judicial separation and other ancillary matters such as custody, care and control of children, maintenance and division of assets.

He has also advised clients on data protection matters arising out of the application of the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) both in Singapore and as part of a global policy. He conducts training workshops, both in-house for clients as well as public workshops with the Singapore Academy of Law, to equip Data Protection Officers and other participants with the knowledge and skills for compliance with the PDPA.

Chern Yang is a proficient mediator and was one of the youngest to be appointed as a Principal Mediator and Fellow of the Singapore Mediation Centre. He regularly teaches mediation and has done so for the Judiciary in Brunei, Thailand and Myanmar.

Some of the matters in which Chern Yang has acted include:
  1. Lead counsel in successfully defending a client in dismissing an application for Committal against the client and related proceedings (UNE v UNF [2019] SGHCF 9; [2018] SGHCF 15)

  2. Lead counsel in the Singapore International Commercial Court for an international coloration specialist and textile solution provider in a minority oppression dispute and a claim against its directors for breaches of fiduciary duties (DyStar Global Holdings (Singapore) Pte Ltd v Kiri Industries Limited & Ors [2018] 5 SLR 1).

  3. Lead counsel in the Singapore High Court and the Court of Appeal in an application for access to and inspection of documents of a company pursuant to s 199 of the Companies Act (Mukherjee Amitava v DyStar Global Holdings (Singapore) Pte Ltd [2018] 2 SLR 1054 / [2018] 5 SLR 256.

The Asia Pacific Legal 500 
Dispute Resolution 2019 –  Recommended Lawyer

'a good team player' and 'strategic thinker'

Recognised as an Outstanding Court Volunteer (Advocate and Solicitor) 2015 by the State Courts of Singapore

  • International Mediator, Singapore International Mediation Centre
  • Council Member, Law Society of Singapore (2013 - 2014)
  • International Mediation Institute (IMI) and Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI) Certified Mediator
  • Principal Mediator & Fellow, Singapore Mediation Centre
  • Vice-Chairperson, Honorary Treasurer and ExCo member, Society of Mediation Professionals (Singapore)
  • Member, SMEC Singapore Business Federation