Alvin Cheng

Alvin is a Consultant with Aequitas Law LLP. He is a lawyer, an academic and a mediator.

Alvin’s main area of practice is in civil and commercial litigation, including alternative dispute resolution. He has advised and acted for private individuals, SMEs, banks, private and listed corporations, and insurance companies in diverse matters – including international arbitration, credit control and risk management, debt recovery and enforcement, corporate insolvency and bankruptcy, insurance claims and recovery, injunctions to restrain the dissipation of assets, breach of directors’ duties and shareholders’ disputes, employment disputes, real estate and tenancy disputes, as well as matrimonial and family law (including collaborative family practice).

Alvin is a Senior Lecturer at the Singapore University of Social Sciences, School of Law – where, amongst other courses, he teaches Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct, Trial Advocacy and Mediation Advocacy. He is also a Teaching Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education, where he is a tutor and trainer in legal skills such as, drafting, trial advocacy and mediation advocacy for law graduates sitting for the Bar Examinations. Alvin is also a Senior Trainer with the Adjunct Training Faculty of the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC). He has trained professionals from education, medical, legal, and public sectors, grassroots and community leaders, foreign dignitaries, as well as the Thai and Myanmar judiciary. 

Alvin is an Associate Mediator with SMC and a member of its panel of assessors, a Volunteer Mediator with the State Courts of Singapore, a Senior Mediator under the Law Society Mediation Scheme, and a member of SMC’s panel of Collaborative Family Practitioners. He is also an Accredited Mediator with the Regent’s University (School of Psychotherapy and Psychology), London.

Write Up
  • Guest Editor, “Contemporary Issues in Mediation Vol. 6 (Joel Lee, Marcus Tao Shien Lim & Alvin Cheng eds)” (World Scientific Publishing, 2021) 
  • Contributor, “Book Review – Contemporary Issues in Mediation Vol. 5 (Joel Lee, Marcus Tao Shien Lim & Dorcas Quek-Anderson eds), Singapore International Mediation Institute, 2019” (Asian Journal on Mediation, 2020) 
  • Author, “Practical Law – Multi-jurisdictional Guide: Data Protection in Singapore 2015/2016” (Thomas Reuters Publishers)
  • Author, “Practical Guidance, Singapore: Commercial Module – Trading with a Company in Financial Difficulty; Individual Insolvency (2016)” (LexisNexis)
Memberships & Appointments
  • Senior Lecturer, Singapore University of Social Sciences, School of Law 
  • Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
  • Barrister-at Law (Lincoln’s Inn), England & Wales 
  • Accredited Mediator, Singapore Mediation Centre 
  • Accredited Mediator, Regent’s University (School of Psychology), London
  • Court Volunteer Mediator, State Courts’ Centre for Dispute Resolution
  • Senior Mediator, Law Society Mediation Scheme
  • Mediator/Arbitrator, Law Society Cost Dispute Resolve Scheme 
  • Mediator, Inadequate Professional Services (Section 75B Legal Profession Act)
  • Employment Mediator, Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Resolution
  • Healthcare Mediator, Healthcare Mediation Scheme
  • Private Education Mediator, Committee for Private Education Mediation Scheme 
  • Member, Panel of Collaborative Family Practice Lawyers, Singapore Mediation Centre
  • Member, Inquiry Panel (Section 84 Legal Profession Act)
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Member, Board of Governors, Spirit of Enterprise (an Institution of a Public Character)
  • Founding Member, Society of Mediation Professionals (Singapore)
  • Honorary Legal Advisor, Alzheimer’s Disease Association (an Institution of a Public Character) 
Areas of Practice:
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment Law
  • Family and Matrimonial Law
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Law
  • Insurance Law
  • International Arbitration
Alvin Cheng

Alvin is a Consultant with Aequitas Law LLP. He is a lawyer, an academic and a mediator.

Alvin’s main area of practice is in civil and commercial litigation, including alternative dispute resolution. He has advised and acted for private individuals, SMEs, banks, private and listed corporations, and insurance companies in diverse matters – including international arbitration, credit control and risk management, debt recovery and enforcement, corporate insolvency and bankruptcy, insurance claims and recovery, injunctions to restrain the dissipation of assets, breach of directors’ duties and shareholders’ disputes, employment disputes, real estate and tenancy disputes, as well as matrimonial and family law (including collaborative family practice).

Alvin is a Senior Lecturer at the Singapore University of Social Sciences, School of Law – where, amongst other courses, he teaches Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct, Trial Advocacy and Mediation Advocacy. He is also a Teaching Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education, where he is a tutor and trainer in legal skills such as, drafting, trial advocacy and mediation advocacy for law graduates sitting for the Bar Examinations. Alvin is also a Senior Trainer with the Adjunct Training Faculty of the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC). He has trained professionals from education, medical, legal, and public sectors, grassroots and community leaders, foreign dignitaries, as well as the Thai and Myanmar judiciary. 

Alvin is an Associate Mediator with SMC and a member of its panel of assessors, a Volunteer Mediator with the State Courts of Singapore, a Senior Mediator under the Law Society Mediation Scheme, and a member of SMC’s panel of Collaborative Family Practitioners. He is also an Accredited Mediator with the Regent’s University (School of Psychotherapy and Psychology), London.

Write Up
  • Guest Editor, “Contemporary Issues in Mediation Vol. 6 (Joel Lee, Marcus Tao Shien Lim & Alvin Cheng eds)” (World Scientific Publishing, 2021) 
  • Contributor, “Book Review – Contemporary Issues in Mediation Vol. 5 (Joel Lee, Marcus Tao Shien Lim & Dorcas Quek-Anderson eds), Singapore International Mediation Institute, 2019” (Asian Journal on Mediation, 2020) 
  • Author, “Practical Law – Multi-jurisdictional Guide: Data Protection in Singapore 2015/2016” (Thomas Reuters Publishers)
  • Author, “Practical Guidance, Singapore: Commercial Module – Trading with a Company in Financial Difficulty; Individual Insolvency (2016)” (LexisNexis)
Memberships & Appointments
  • Senior Lecturer, Singapore University of Social Sciences, School of Law 
  • Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
  • Barrister-at Law (Lincoln’s Inn), England & Wales 
  • Accredited Mediator, Singapore Mediation Centre 
  • Accredited Mediator, Regent’s University (School of Psychology), London
  • Court Volunteer Mediator, State Courts’ Centre for Dispute Resolution
  • Senior Mediator, Law Society Mediation Scheme
  • Mediator/Arbitrator, Law Society Cost Dispute Resolve Scheme 
  • Mediator, Inadequate Professional Services (Section 75B Legal Profession Act)
  • Employment Mediator, Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Resolution
  • Healthcare Mediator, Healthcare Mediation Scheme
  • Private Education Mediator, Committee for Private Education Mediation Scheme 
  • Member, Panel of Collaborative Family Practice Lawyers, Singapore Mediation Centre
  • Member, Inquiry Panel (Section 84 Legal Profession Act)
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Member, Board of Governors, Spirit of Enterprise (an Institution of a Public Character)
  • Founding Member, Society of Mediation Professionals (Singapore)
  • Honorary Legal Advisor, Alzheimer’s Disease Association (an Institution of a Public Character) 
Areas of Practice:
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Employment Law
  • Family and Matrimonial Law
  • Landlord and Tenant Law
  • Insolvency and Bankruptcy Law
  • Insurance Law
  • International Arbitration