Wilson has worked as a lawyer for more than 20 years with legal experience in the judiciary, government and private practice. He started off his career in litigation, and had the advantage of seeing the law in operation from the perspective of the bar (as a private lawyer) as well as the bench (as a judicial officer). His litigation practice focussed on corporate, commercial, contractual and construction disputes, but he was no stranger to and also dealt with a wide-range of other court and arbitration-related matters.
While in the Attorney-General’s Chambers, he advised and acted for government departments, various statutory boards and agencies, engaging in work which left him with a deep understanding of the regulatory frameworks within which organisations and businesses operate in Singapore. He also represented Singapore in negotiating and drafting various international contracts and arrangements ranging from trade-related instruments to classified negotiations and transactions.
Wilson’s main practice now is in the field of corporate-commercial advisory and transactional work. He has wide and in-depth experience in this field, as a corporate partner in Helen Yeo & Partners (now part of Rodyk & Davidson), whilst in the Attorney-General’s Chambers and more recently as a director in Genesis Law Corporation. He has been actively involved in numerous corporate matters (including shareholder agreements, joint-venture undertakings, company restructuring, share sale transactions), commercial matters (including loans/guarantees, agreements relating to distributorship, service-providers, construction, business/property sale transactions) and advisory work (covering general business areas such as employment, personal data protection, tenancy to directorship duties and insolvency).
Some of the more recent work he has handled include work relating to the restructuring and foreign listing of a Singapore company, a share transfer cum loan/mortgage transaction involving sums exceeding S$50 million and a complex cross-border joint venture transaction.
Wilson takes great pride in his work, often going the extra mile, and is dedicated to helping his clients obtain personalised, useful and effective legal support, whether the clients are individuals, SMEs or MNCs.
Being a firm believer in continuing education, Wilson has given or participated in numerous lectures on various legal subjects for clients, civil servants or the general public. He has taught law graduates undergoing post-graduation training and has also tutored undergraduates at the NUS (Business School) in the law relating to companies and securities. While in the Courts, he also authored/co-authored a number of papers that were published by the Law Society as booklets for practitioners.
After graduating from NUS in 1991 with an LLB Hons (2nd upper), Wilson was accepted into the Legal Service in 1991 and served as a judicial officer until 1994, after which he joined Helen Yeo & Partners (now Rodyk & Davidson). In 2001, he was appointed State Counsel with the Attorney-General’s Chambers and returned to private practice in 2009. He is also a Commissioner for Oaths.