Jerald Foo



Jerald Foo is a Director in the Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution Practice Group of Selvam LLC.

Jerald is a “common guy” with an uncommon drive to achieve results for his clients, be it through commercial litigation, arbitration, mediation and other avenues.

As a practitioner and as a former judicial officer, Jerald has vast experience of complex commercial disputes and challenging criminal matters. His areas of practice include cross-border disputes, company law, banking law, equity and trust, joint venture and shareholder disputes, restructuring and insolvency, fraud and asset recovery, employment, international trade, oil and gas.

He is a respected advocate for various financial institutions in banking and other disputes. In project and infrastructure matters, Jerald is a trusted advisor to several of the world’s biggest global conglomerates. Jerald is also fortunate to count some of Singapore's most successful listed companies as his clients. At the other end, Jerald has been a steadfast defender of private individuals in criminal, extradition and public law proceedings.

Jerald has tirelessly delivered results for his clients before the Court of Appeal, High Court and State Courts, including the Singapore International Commercial Court. He has also successfully represented his clients in arbitrations on an ad hoc basis and under institutional rules (SIAC, ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA). Jerald is also often called upon to represent these same clients in court proceedings in support of the wider arbitral proceedings.

Jerald graduated with a Bachelor of Civil Law degree (Distinction) from Mansfield College, University of Oxford in 2010 as well as a Bachelor of Law degree (First-Class Honours) from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2009.

Jerald is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Areas of Practice

  • General Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution


  • Singapore


  • Mansfield College, University of Oxford, BCL (Distinction), 2010
  • London School of Economics and Political Science, LLB (First-Class Honours), 2009


  • Selvam LLC
    - Director, 2022 - present

  • Oon & Bazul LLP
    - Partner, 2021 - 2022

  • Clifford Chance Asia
    - Senior Associate, 2017 – 2021

    - Associate, 2012 - 2017

  • Wong Partnership
    - Trainee, 2012

Professional Activities

  • Member, Law Society of Singapore Civil Practice Committee (from January 2022)
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law’s Law Reform Committee (2012 to 2016)
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law Sub-Committee on the Law of Harassment (2013)
  • Junior assisting counsel, Supreme Court Legal Aid Scheme for Capital Offences (2014)
  • Young Amicus Curiae, Supreme Court of Singapore's Young Amicus Curiae Scheme (2015/2016 and 2016/2017)
  • Fellow, Blackstone Legal Fellowship, administered by the Alliance Defending Freedom organisation (2010 - present)
  • Member of the Asean Law Association (Singapore Chapter) (2014 - present)

Civic and Charitable Activities

    Jerald has been privileged to be appointed amicus curiae on various significant matters before the Singapore Courts:

  • In Chan Chung Hong v Public Prosecutor [2016] 3 SLR 465, which involved the first ever prosecution of commercial sex tourism in Singapore, the Chief Justice of Singapore praised Jerald’s research and submissions for being “thorough and of great assistance”.
  • In Sim Yeow Kee v Public Prosecutor [2016] 5 SLR 936, a rare 3-man High Court (presided by the Chief Justice) thanked Jerald for his “very comprehensive and cogent written and oral submissions” regarding the corrective training regime in Singapore and “for the diligence and care with which he applied himself as officer of the court”.
  • In Abdul Ghani Bin Tahir v Public Prosecutor [2017] 4 SLR 1153, which involved the novel issue of when a director should receive a custodial sentence for breach of his director’s duties, Chan Seng Onn J commended Jerald for his “comprehensive research, analysis and clear written submissions which were instrumental in helping the Court arrive at its decision”.

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