Biow Chuan graduated with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1988. He was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1989 and has been in legal practice since then. He is both a Commissioner for Oaths and a Notary Public.
Biow Chuan started the firm Derrick Wong & Lim BC LLP with Derrick Wong in 2008. He had started his legal career in 1989 at Ong Tan & Nair and then at Khattar Wong & Partners before starting his own law firm – Tan Lim & Wong in 1994.
Below is a snapshot of the matters he typically handles:
Handled contract disputes, claim for goods sold and delivered, accident claims, criminal litigation, civil litigation and other commercial litigation.
Family and Matrimonial Litigation / Probate and Wills
Practised family law involving divorces and ancillary disputes; estate planning, probate and administration, drafted wills, power of attorneys, lasting power of attorneys, deed polls etc.
Conveyancing & Tenancies
Specialised in conveyancing and other property transactions; represented individuals and companies to buy and sell residential and commercial properties; represented all the 3 local banks (DBS Bank, OCBC Ltd and UOB Ltd), HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, ABN AMRO, Hong Leong Finance Ltd and Maybank in banking transactions;
Acted for developers in the sale of properties in several developments including corporate financing transactions;
Acted for companies in the sale of their factories to REITs;
Drafted commercial tenancies for Ngee Ann City, Clarke Quay and Little India.
Drafted residential tenancies;
Drafted contracts, settlement deeds, distributorship agreements, joint-venture agreements, agency agreements, commission agreements, extended warranty agreements, acquisition of companies agreements, employment contracts etc
Company Incorporation & Corporate Secretarial Work
Handled incorporation of companies and company secretarial work.
Biow Chuan is the Member of Parliament (MP) for Mountbatten SMC. He was first elected as MP for Marine Parade GRC in April 2006 and was re-elected as Member of Parliament for Mountbatten SMC in May 2011 and in September 2015. He was elected Deputy Speaker of Parliament in 2016.
He is currently the Chairman of Marine Parade Town Council, a post which he has held since 2010. In addition, he serves as the President of the Consumers Association of Singapore (CASE).
He sits as a Director for the Financial Industry Disputes Resolution Centre Pte Ltd (FIDREC) which was set up to adjudicate on financial disputes between consumers and financial institutions. He is also a director for Marine Parade Leadership Foundation – a foundation set up to identify future community leaders.
He was awarded the Public Service Medal (PBM) in 2001 for community service.