Eric, Chan

Partner Shook Lin & Bok








Customer Type

Individuals & Companies





LLM, University College of London, 1998 LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore, 1992


Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore, 1993

Year First Admitted To Bar


Languages Spoken

English (GB)

Languages Written

English (GB)

   About Me

Eric Chan’s practice focus is in financial services regulation. His work includes advising and helping banks and other financial institutions to understand and comply with Singapore financial regulatory rules and regulations. He works with financial institutions new to the Singapore market in helping them secure the requisite approvals, authorisations or exemptions, as well as existing financial institutions in relation to ongoing compliance issues. Eric’s work covers the full spectrum of the financial services sector in Singapore, and he works regularly with banks, financial advisers, insurers and insurance brokers, fund managers, securities brokers and other intermediaries. Eric is also extensively involved in advising various financial institutions as well as corporate clients on privacy and personal data protection issues. Eric started private practice doing general commercial and corporate litigation. He later joined the Monetary Authority of Singapore as in-house counsel, where he provided legal support and advice on various regulatory initiatives. During this time, Eric also concurrently taught banking law as an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the National University of Singapore. In 2003, Eric was seconded from the Monetary Authority of Singapore to the Bank for International Settlements in Basel, Switzerland, as a research fellow where he wrote a paper on payment systems law. After his stint, he rejoined the Monetary Authority of Singapore MAS as Head of International & Regional Relations where he led a policy team working on international central banking issues, including implementation of various international regulatory standards within Singapore. In 2006, Eric joined American Express Bank and served as the Regional Director for Compliance & Ethics responsible for compliance matters across the Asia-Pacific region. Eric returned to legal practice in 2008 and was until 2014, a director in another leading Singapore law firm where he had helped to set up and lead their financial services regulation practice. Eric is a Member of the Complaints and Disciplinary Panel of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority and an Associate Mediator at the Singapore Mediation Centre.