In a news story published by the Straits Times on 25 January 2019 on former NUS law dean Tan Cheng Han’s move to head the law school at the City University of Hong Kong, Stefanie Yuen Thio said: “Cheng Han is a top legal brain, who is also blessed with sound commercial nous and the ability to communicate complex concepts clearly. These strengths made him a strong litigator and an outstanding academic, his twin professional passions. As dean of NUS Law Faculty, Cheng Han was instrumental in putting the law school on the international academic map, where we are currently ranked 15th in the world. Cheng Han’s deanship at Hong Kong’s City University’s law faculty is a testament to his international reputation. I know this is only one more stepping stone in his stellar career. He will fly the Singapore flag high.”
Prof Tan Cheng Han was a consultant at TSMP Law Corporation for 10 years until 2017, when he left the firm after being appointed Chairman of SGX RegCo, to avoid any potential conflicts of interest from TSMP’s equity capital markets practice.
The story may be found here (ST Paywall).