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Edmond Pereira

Executive Director

Edmond graduated from the University of Singapore in 1976 with an LLB (Hons). His illustrious legal career spans almost 3 decades and includes experience in the Singapore Legal Service as well as in criminal practice. He is a former Deputy Public Prosecutor and State Counsel in the Attorney General’s Chambers. He was also a District Judge in the Subordinate Courts. In legal practice since 1988, he is a senior member of the criminal bar. He was a Council Member of the Law Society of Singapore. He has served as Chairman of the Law Society’s Criminal Practice Committee from 2000 – 2005 and was a member of the Inquiry Panel from 2001 till July 2004. He was a member of the Board of Legal Education from 2006 to September 2008. 

AWARDS

The Law Society of Singapore 
- The 1st Legal Eagle Award winner in 1998 

Asian Legal Business
Legal Who’s Who Singapore 2003
- Nominated as one of the Top Criminal Lawyer

Professional Background

  • Graduate of the University of Singapore, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) 1976

  • Joined the Singapore Legal Service in 1976

  • Legal Officer in the Ministry of Defence (1976 – 1978)

  • Called to the Bar in October 1979

  • Deputy Public Prosecutor and State Counsel in the Attorney-General’s Chambers (1979 – 1986)

  • Magistrate, Subordinate Courts (April 1986 – December 1986)

  • District Judge, Subordinate Courts (January 1987 – July 1988)

  • Partner, Messrs Assomull Pereira & Partners (August 1988 – April 1992)

  • Managing Partner, Messrs Edmond Pereira & Partners (May 1992 – 30 Sept 2012)

  • Executive Director, Messrs Edmond Pereira Law Corporation (1 Oct 2012 – present)

Other Appointments

  • Notary Public and Commissioner For Oaths

  • Maj (NS) in the Singapore Armed Forces

  • Aide-De-Camp to the President of Republic of Singapore (1991 – 1993)

  • Tutor, Law Faculty, National University of Singapore (1984 – 1986)

  • Lecturer on Criminal Procedure at the Post Graduate Law Course, Board of Legal Education (1987 – 2010)

  • Senior Teaching Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education (2011)

  • Judge-Advocate, Singapore Armed Forces Military Court Martial (1991 – 1993)

  • Member of the Advisory Committee – Publication, Ministry of Information and The Arts (1993)

  • Chairman, Criminal Practice Committee, The Law Society of Singapore (2000 – 2005)

  • Chairman, The Sports Law Seminar “The Business Of Sport”, The Law Society of Singapore (2001)

  • Chairman, Board of Management, St. Patrick’s School (1998 – 2000)

  • Chairman, The Street-Kids Task Force, Youth Challenge (1998)

  • Legal Advisor, Youth Challenge

  • President, Patrician Society (1990 – 1994)

  • President, Flash Athletic Club

  • Member, Board of Trustees, IT Services Co-operative Ltd (2000 – 2002)

  • Member, Inquiry Panel, The Law Society of Singapore (2001 – 2004)

  • Member, Disciplinary Committee, The Law Society of Singapore (2002 – 2004)

  • Member, Council Member, The Law Society of Singapore (2005 to 2006)

  • Member, Board of Legal Education (2006 to September 2008)

  • Member, Institutional Review Board, Republic Polytechnic (2009 – present)

  • Member, Singapore High Performance Sports (HPS) Steering Committee (Present)

Public Lectures

Lecturer at the University of Singapore, Law Faculty (1984 – 1986)

“Law and Sleep Disorders”
at the 8th Singapore General Hospital – Stanford University Medical Centre Joint Update, Singapore (August 17-18, 2001)

“Offences against Person”
at the Housing Development Board - Annual Legal Seminar, Singapore (September 27, 2001)

“Pleading Guilty”
at The Law Society of Singapore - A Criminal Procedure Evening Seminar, Singapore (October 10, 2003)

“Criminal Law & Procedure”
at the Lexis Nexis – Practical Legal Skills Series, Singapore (December 12, 2003)

“Epilepsy and the Law”
at The Singapore Epilepsy Foundation – Symposium for People with Epilepsy and their Careers, Singapore (July 7, 2007)

Conference on "Drugs & the Death Penalty in South East Asia"
at Melbourne Law School (October 15, 2013)

Personal Library

In 1991 to 1992, involved in a highly published case concerning the suspension of a National Athlete which raised issues in administrative law in Sports tribunal hearings.

Appointed by the Supreme Court to conduct the Defence involving a Dutch National in Drug Trafficking in 1993.

Appointed by the Supreme Court to conduct the Defence of a British National, who was charged for the murder of a South African National in Singapore. “The Body Parts” murder case. The case attracted wide publicity in Singapore and Worldwide.

In 1995, acted for an Australian International footballer in a widely published criminal case.

Later that year, represented a World Body Building Champion in an IBF hearing in Montreal, Canada, on allegation on consumption of prohibited drugs at World Championships.

In the same year, successfully defended another World Body Building Champion (Mr. Universe) on a false evidence charge.

In 1996, acted in the Defence of the Master of vessel under the Merchant Shipping Act, for negligence while navigating in Singapore waters, resulting in oil pollution in Singapore waters.

In 2002 to 2004, acted for member of the Royal Family of the Kingdom of Cambodia in a successful litigation in Bangkok against the Bangkok Post.

In 2004, involved in the Defence of the biggest bank fraud case in Singapore.

In the local cases, Mr. Pereira has been involved in several high profile civil and criminal cases.