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National University of Singapore
4 Architecture Drive, Singapore 117566

  Office: SDE1-05-12
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  Curriculum Vitae (CV):

Richard Ming Kirk TAN is a lawyer at Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC. He is also a Singapore Institute of Legal Education senior teaching fellow and a Strata Titles Board member.

He was named as a leading lawyer in the Guide to the World’s Leading Real Estate Lawyers (Euromoney, 1999) and contributed to Halsbury's Laws of Singapore (Volume 14[2], 2005). He has also been a visiting scholar at the UC Berkeley School of Law and an independent director of a SGX listed real estate investment trust manager.

  • Property, Banking & Finance Law
  • Drowning & Water Safety


1984            LL.B., National University of Singapore
1985            Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore
1994            Solicitor, England & Wales
1996            LL.M., National University of Singapore
1996            Commissioner for Oaths, Singapore
2000            Advocate & Solicitor, Brunei
2001            Notary Public, Singapore


Selected Publication/Contribution

Legalese: A legal handbook for community organisations [Contributor]
The Law Society of Singapore, 2016

Land Law
Chapter 29 Laws of Singapore, Singapore Law website
Ministry of Law - Singapore Academy of Law, 2015

Training Standards
Chapter in “Drowning. Prevention, Rescue, Treatment. Second Edition” [Bierens, Joost J.L.M. (Ed)]
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, 2014

World report on childhood injury prevention [Contributor]
World Health Organisation, 2008

The preparation of volunteers for deployment in emergencies
Australian Journal of Emergency Management Volume 21 No 4 (November 2006)

Risk Management in Training of Rescue Techniques
Chapter in “Handbook on Drowning – Prevention, Rescue, Treatment.” [Joost Bierens (Ed)]
Springer-Verlag, 2006

Chapter in “Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore Volume 14(2) Reissue” [Contributor]
Lexis Nexis, 2005

Restrictions on the foreign ownership of property: Indonesia and Singapore compared
Journal of Property Investment & Finance, Vol. 22 No. 1, 2004

The epidemiology and prevention of drowning in Singapore
Singapore Medical Journal 2004 Vol 45(7) : 324

Taxation of Gains in the Collective Sales of Real Property in Singapore
[2000] Asia-Pacific Tax Bulletin Volume 6 No. 2

Ad-hoc Reviewer

Disasters: The Journal of Disaster Studies, Policy and Management

International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion


Undergraduate Teaching

RE3106 Residential Property Management

RE3211 Real Estate Finance Law

Postgraduate Teaching

RE5001 Real Estate Development


Selected Professional and Community Service

Strata Titles Boards                   
Member (Since 2007)

Singapore Institute of Legal Education
Senior Teaching Fellow (Since 2011)

Board of Legal Education                           
Consultant, Postgraduate Practice Law Course (2002-2011)

The Law Society of Singapore            
Project Law Help Committee Member (Since 2010)
Ethics Committee Member (2003-2007)

Temasek Polytechnic                                       
External Examiner in Law (1994-1999)

International Life Saving Federation            
Director, Board of Directors (Since 2012)
Chair, Education Committee (2008-2012)

National Water Safety Council of Singapore
Council Member (2007-2015)

Singapore Life Saving Society                 
President (Since 2008)
Honorary Secretary General (2004-2008)                  

Singapore Armed Forces                                 
National Service Army Officer (1979-2010; Completed service as Captain)

The Singapore Scout Association        
Assistant Chief Commissioner (1998-2001)
Scout Council Member (1993-2001)
Adult Leader, ACS Scout Group (Since 1977; currently Group Scout Leader)

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