Sant Singh, SC


Criminal Law

T: +65 6539 1655


LLB (Hons) (London), Barrister-at-law (Middle Temple)


English and Malay

Sant Singh joined Tan Rajah & Cheah in 2008 after being in practice for more than 35 years in partnership with others as well as on his own. Prior to being called to the Singapore Bar, Sant Singh was a Police Investigator. He has considerable experience as he has been a Deputy Public Prosecutor and a Defence Counsel. He was appointed a Senior Counsel in January 2007.

Sant practises at the criminal bar and specialises in white-collar criminal work. He has been involved in major white-collar and corruption cases in Singapore since 1986.

Professional Experience 

Prior to entering practice, Mr Singh was an Inspector of Police, Singapore Police Force, from 1966 where he held the position of Investigating Officer. In 1973 he was transferred to the Singapore Legal Service and inter-alia was a Deputy Public Prosecutor in the Attorney-General’s Chambers, Singapore. He has been in private practice since 1978.

He was also the editor of the Halsbury’s Law of Singapore on Criminal Law, Volume 8, 2008 issue and authored a chapter on criminal advocacy for the book ‘Modern Advocacy: Perspectives from Singapore’, published by the Singapore Academy of Law in 2008.

Notable Transactions:

  • In 2006, Mr Singh represented the previous CEO of a major charity organization in a widely publicized case for submitting false statements with an intent to deceive his principal

  • In 2008, Mr Singh acted for a trader from a major Japanese oil company charged with fraudulent trading resulting in losses of US$81 million

  • In 2010, Mr Singh successfully appealed the conviction of a senior immigration officer on four charges of accepting bribes to extend the social visit passes of foreign nationals

  • In 2014/2015, Mr Singh represented applicant in a Criminal Reference to the Court of Appeal on a point of Law of Public Interest

Appointments / Memberships 

  • Criminal Legal Aid Scheme of the Law Society of Singapore where he was a chairman from 2004 – 2005

  • The Criminal Practice Committee of the Law Society of Singapore where he was a chairman from 2008 to 2009

  • Advocacy Committee of the Law Society of Singapore.

  • Singapore Academy of Law