Sin Yew read law at Cardiff University and was called to the English Bar (Lincoln’s Inn) in 2010. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 2011.
Sin Yew has acted as solicitor and counsel in numerous cases spanning an array of areas: contract, consumer protection, construction, medical negligence, personal injury, land, immigration, capital markets, corporate insolvency and constitutional law. He is also regularly consulted by boards of directors on matters involving directors’ duties, shareholders’ disputes, good governance, fraud and breach of trust.
Currently, his portfolio includes advising public and private corporations on legal and regulatory compliance in the areas of company and securities law, representing a state government in three major disputes before the courts over land, water and the construction of a university, and advising a firm of consulting engineers in an on-going Royal Commission of Enquiry into the tragic collapse of a high-rise structure.
Sin Yew’s clients have ranged from Members of Parliament in election petition hearings to refugees resisting deportation and seeking asylum. Sin Yew is one of the first Malaysian lawyers to have been consulted on the use of the Whistleblower Protection Act and to have argued on its application in the superior courts.