Ms. Vanessa Yeo
Deputy Senior State Counsel
Civil Division, Attorney-General’s Chambers of Singapore
Ms Vanessa Yeo is a Deputy Senior State Counsel with the Civil Division of the Attorney-General’s Chambers of Singapore (“AGC”). She represents the Government in court proceedings and provides legal advice on a wide spectrum of issues, including contract, tort, land acquisition, constitutional and administrative law. Vanessa joined the Legal Service as a Justice’s Law Clerk. She was subsequently an Assistant Registrar at the Supreme Court of Singapore and a Deputy Public Prosecutor with the AGC. Vanessa also served in the Ministry of Law, where she held three portfolios, namely Counsel for Parliamentary Affairs, Special Assistant (Legal) to the Minister for Law, and an officer of the Ministry’s Legal Policy Division. Vanessa was subsequently seconded to the Communications Group in the Prime Minister’s Office as Deputy Director (Strategy), where she developed communications strategies and directed communications plans for high impact inter-Ministry policy announcements. Vanessa holds a BA (Law) (First Class) and an LLM (First Class), both from the University of Cambridge. She was the recipient of the Public Service Commission (Overseas Merit) Scholarship, as well as a Scholar with the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust.