ABOUT Foo Yew Heng



Mr Foo graduated in 1961 as one of the first batches of graduates from the pioneer class of the University of Malaya in Singapore. Upon his admission to the High Court as Advocate & Solicitor in 1962, he became the first locally-trained lawyer to join Singapore’s oldest law firm, Rodyk and Davidson (R&D).

Together with his partners, they went on to build a huge conveyancing practice within R&D. Mr Foo became senior managing partner of the firm in 1983, a position he held until the end of 1994 where he stepped down, age 60 pursuant to R&D’s partnership agreement. Thereafter, he fulfilled his long-time dream of establishing his own practice, together with his daughter Corinne.

Mr Foo has been known to lend a steady hand and calm presence to his clients throughout his years of service. In his youth, he was known for his courtesy, patience, and his diligence, reviewing piles of files daily, while still making time to read British case reports to keep up with trends in law. Today, he continues to see his regular clients from his half-century in practice and also mentor his junior partners.


  • LLB (Hons) University of Malaya in Singapore 1961. This was featured on the Front page of the Life Section (Straits Times 26.10.99)

Leadership, Membership & Honors

  • Member of the pioneer class of NUS law graduates in 1961
  • Member of ECTA (European Communities Trade mark Association)
  • Member of UIA (Union Internationale des Avocats)

Positions Previously Held

  • Consultant to the Law Society of Singapore Conveyancing SubCommittee
  • Member of Land Titles Strata Board (Panel member – appointed by Minster of Law)
  • Practical Law Course (for a period of time); Organized by Continuing Legal Education Wing of Law Society

Work History

  • Admitted to the Bar on 23 March 1962
  • Rodyk & Davidson (Singapore Oldest Law firm)
    (Currently known as) Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP

  • Managing Partner of Rodyk & Davidson from 1983 to 1994
  • Managing Partner of Foo & Partners since 1994