Choo Zheng Xi (Remy)


Choo Zheng Xi (Remy)


  • LL.B (Hons), National University of Singapore
  • LL.M, New York University
  • Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore (2011)

About Choo Zheng Xi (Remy)

Zheng Xi (Remy) is a trial and appellate lawyer with experience leading cases at all levels of the Singapore Courts, including the Court of Appeal. In 2016, Zheng Xi (Remy) was the first Singaporean lawyer to be named the International Bar Association’s Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year in 2016, an award that recognizes “excellence in work and achievements and a commitment to professional and ethical standards“. His court-craft spans both civil/commercial and criminal defence.

Zheng Xi (Remy) was named one of 2015’s “40 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under in 2015” by the Singapore Business Review. He was described as “having built a profile as one of the most recognizable faces of public interest, media and employment litigation in Singapore… “.

Zheng Xi (Remy) is the Vice-Chairman of the Law Society of Singapore’s Young Lawyers’ Committee and the International Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s National Representative for Singapore.

Son of a chef, Zheng Xi is a foodie and writes the occasional food review. To offset the calories, he runs marathons.

As a named Director of Peter Low & Choo LLC, Zheng Xi (Remy) co-leads a trial-ready team of 9 litigators to deliver results.


Sample of Supreme Court trials/appeals conducted by Zheng Xi (Remy) as lead counsel

Attorney-General v Ting Choon Meng and another appeal, [2017] SGCA 6

  • Successful landmark litigation against the Ministry of Defence involving the definition of “persons” under the Government Proceedings Act and the Protection from Harassment Act.

 Foo Jee Seng v Foo Jee Boo, CA 108 of 2016 (unreported)

  • Successfully acted in a case involving a contested estate dispute relating to resulting and constructive trusts.

 Prudential Assurance Company Singapore (Pte) Limited v. Aviva Financial Advisers Pte Ltd & Ors, Suit No. 1340 of 2016 (pending leave to appeal)

  • Successfully acted for 6 individuals in injunctions involving restraint of trade and breach of confidence. Matter pending leave to appeal to the Court of Appeal.

 Chong Chin Fook v Solomon Alliance Management Pte Ltd and others and another matter, [2017] SGCA 5

  • Represented two Directors in defending against a derivative action under s216A of the Singapore Companies’ Act. Successful in the High Court but reversed on appeal.

Almega Investments Pte Ltd & Lim Chong Poon v. Chiang Sing Jeong & Kek Chai Siang, HC Suits No. 517, 684 and 508 of 2016 (pending written grounds, currently under appeal)

  • Partially successful in three trials (jointly heard) involving shareholder fraud, breaches of trust, and breaches of a share sale and purchase agreement.

Jardine Lloyd Thompson Pte Ltd v Howden Insurance Brokers (S) Pte Ltd and others [2015] SGHC 202

  • Successfully acted for two senior Directors in a landmark case involving Springboard Injunctions.

Peter Cuthbert Low

Peter Cuthbert Low

Managing Director

  • LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore, 1977
  • Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore (1980)
About Peter Cuthbert Low

Peter is the founder of Peter Low LLC. He first started his law career as State Counsel and Deputy Public Prosecutor before moving into private practice. Peter has approximately 37 years of experience handling complex civil, commercial, criminal and matrimonial litigation. Peter was also the President of the Law Society of Singapore in 1991.

Peter is renowned locally and internationally as a human rights lawyer and fearless public interest litigator.Peter’s expertise in public interest litigation dates back to the 1980s, since the time of the so-called “Marxist Conspiracy”.

Apart from lawyering, Peter takes a keen interest in human rights advocacy. Peter is one of the founding members of MARUAH, Singapore’s leading human rights NGO. Through MARUAH, Peter actively engages in forums and speaks on human rights issues in the region.

Being at the forefront of law-making, Peter is regularly invited to share his views on novel points of law, as a panellist at academic conferences involving constitutional law, administrative law, defamation and contempt of court.

Peter also believes in giving back to society and in sharing his knowledge with the legal community and the public alike. Peter is frequently invited to speak at workshops conducted by and for non-legally trained professionals. He is also often consulted by local and foreign media for his professional opinion on the legal aspects of current affairs as well as developments in the legal profession.

Peter’s experience, involving many high-profile cases, includes:

Defending the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol-East Town Council in an application by the Ministry of National Development (2015);

  • Defending the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol-East Town Council against a charge preferred by the National Environment Agency (2014 to 2015);

  • Defending an accused person involved in the so-called “Bras Basah rioting incident” (2014 to 2015);

  • Acting in a representative action for a group of financial consultants in a dispute involving their employment contracts and wrongful termination (2014 to 2015);

  • Representing a claimant in a tortious (personal injury) claim against SMRT Pte Ltd (2014);

  • Defending a former law professor of the National University of Singapore in the so-called “sex-for-grades” corruption case (2012 to 2013);

  • Defending an ex-national table tennis player against a criminal breach of trust charge (2012 to 2013);

  • Defending the former principal (a member of a Catholic religious order) of a top Singapore school against a criminal breach of trust charge (2012 to 2013);

  • Acting for a homosexual couple in their challenge in the High Court that the law criminalising sex between men violates the non-discrimination provision in the Constitution (2012 to 2013);

  • Defending one of four bus drivers from Peoples’ Republic of China employed by Singapore Mass Rapid Transport who went on strike (2012);

  • Defending a director of a public listed company Airocean Group Limited (2010) against charges of insider trading, reckless failure to disclose material information to SGX and making an announcement that was misleading in a material particular on SGXNET;

  • Acting for a director against his two brothers in a company share-holders’ dispute (2008 to 2010);

  • Defending the Executive Chairman of a public listed company against a charge of voluntarily causing hurt (2008);

  • Defending Dow Jones-owned Far Eastern Economic Review when sued for defamation by (then) Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (2007 to 2010);

  • Defending opposition politician Tang Liang Hong when sued for defamation by (then) Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew, (then) Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, (then) Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong amd (then) ex PAP MPs (1997);

  • Defending opposition politician Chee Soon Juan when sued for  defamation by PAP MP Dr Vasoo and Prof Ernest Chew (1994);

  • Defending the Singapore Democratic Party against a wrongful expulsion case brought against it by MP Cheam See Tong (1994);

  • Defending a Singapore Armed Forces lieutenant-colonel who was prosecuted by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau for financial irregularities (2004);

  • Defending a Singapore Armed Forces lieutenant when charged for negligently causing an explosion of a bomb resulting in the death of one of his men (1998);

  • Acting for Datin Sandra Kuah (1998 to 2003) in winning a $29 million divorce settlement;

  • Acting for Vincent Cheng [a State-alleged leader of a Marxist Conspiracy] and Singapore Polytechnic lecturer Chng Suan Tze [a State-alleged Marxist Conspirator] in a landmark case concerning the nature and scope of the powers of indefinite detention without trial under the Internal Security Act (1987 to 1989)

  • Acting in several High Court suits involving aviation contracts, employment and shareholder disputes, and, other contractual disputes; and

  • Acting in contested and uncontested matrimonial proceedings for private clients, both locals and expatriates, including proceedings with cross-border elements and proceedings  involving matrimonial assets worth over $10 million.