On Nov 2, the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA) showed its progressive colours at its annual gala at Capella Singapore. The evening saw the launch of the association’s Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) Pledge for the legal services sector.


The D&I pledge promotes the acceptance of differences – where they be cultural, socio-economic or gender-based – and has seen the SCCA work with groups like Lean In, a global women’s network; OnePeople.SG, a race relations charity; SG Enable, a charity championing workplace access to those with special abilities; Dignity Kitchen, a hawker service that feeds, among others, the elderly; and InterAlia, a Singapore LGBT+ lawyers network.

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Another highlight of the night was the second edition of the Singapore Chief Legal Officer Awards, which recognises the contribution of chief legal officers in Singapore to the work of their board of directors or senior management team of their organisations.


The winners are as follows:

Singapore Listed Company – Joyce Sia, UOB

Singapore Regional Office of a Multi-national Company – Edmund Chan, Exxonmobil Singapore

Singapore Private Company – Low Sai Choy, Far East Organisation

Singapore Government-linked organisation – Martin Marini, Maritime & Port Authority of Singapore