Pro Bono Initiatives with SCCA

Pro Bono Initiatives with SCCA

Venue : ZOOM

Event Start Date : Friday 09 April 2021

Event End Date : Friday 09 April 2021

Event Start Time : 12:30 pm

Event End Time : 01:30 pm

Registration Start Date : Wednesday 17 March 2021

Registration End Date : Friday 09 April 2021

Event Overview:

2020 has been a challenging year and an opportunity for reflection of how we can all come together to do good for the community. SCCA Pro Bono Chapter has a line-up of meaningful initiatives where in-house counsels can leverage their skills to give back to the community and be the bridge to empower and facilitate corporations to do CSR activities.

We will be sharing the overview of SCCA Pro Bono initiatives – Project Zero, Pier Counsel, SCCA Legal Eagle Challenge, Communities of Practice, Law Awareness Week



Serene is a senior regional legal counsel, qualified in Singapore and New York, with a background in Singapore and regional corporate work as well as commercial litigation. With extensive regional experience in both emerging and developed markets, Serene provides practical legal advice to her clients, allowing them to capture business opportunities while effectively managing transactions, operations and on-the-ground legal risks.

She is the co-chair of the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association Pro Bono Chapter which aims to encourage pro bono spirit within the in-house legal community to do volunteer work.


Counsel in a leading global energy and chemical manufacturing company, with strong experience in energy related work including LNG and piped gas marketing & trading, international green field energy projects, brownfield M&As, and renewable energy projects. A facilitator for professional skills in the Part B Preparatory Course leading to the Singapore Bar Examinations.


Hannah Tjoa is a legal counsel in the General Counsel Division (Litigation and Investigations Group) of Credit Suisse AG. She manages the Group’s litigation and regulatory enforcement matters on behalf of the Group’s business divisions in Asia Pacific, Middle East, and North Africa. Hannah obtained her LLB (Second Upper Honours) from the National University of Singapore and was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2014.


Benson is the Co-Lead for Project Zero. He was a committee member of Project Law Help Committee of the Law Society Pro Bono Services for two terms. He has advised Law Society Pro Bono Services as counsel. He was also counsel in Project Law Help, Community Organisation Clinic, and On Site Legal Advice Scheme. Further he acted for various indigent accused in criminal matters (either with co-counsel or as sole counsel) under the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme. He was appointed as a Junior Assisting Counsel and Assisting Counsel in the Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences.


Daniel is currently Senior Legal Counsel and Privacy Responsible, Asia Pacific at Bruker, a German & American based manufacturer of high-performance scientific instruments and medical devices. Daniel heads the APAC legal team that covers China, India, Japan, Korea, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.  In addition, Daniel serves as a Director, Treasurer and Co-Chair of Peers Committee (committee for young in-house lawyers) of the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association Limited.

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