Mr Chia Voon Jiet > Drew & Napier LLC > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Drew & Napier LLC

Work Department

Dispute Resolution


Dispute Resolution

Co-Head, Investigations


Voon Jiet has two decades of experience representing multinational corporations, financial institutions, statutory boards and individuals at all levels of the Singapore Court, including as lead counsel in the High Court, International Commercial Court and Court of Appeal. He has acted as both counsel and arbitrator in international arbitrations, and is on the Singapore International Arbitration Centre’s (SIAC) and the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association’s (JCAA) panel of arbitrators.

He has an active and diverse disputes practice spanning a broad spectrum of litigation and arbitration matters. These include civil disputes relating to banking and finance, commercial contracts, company law, insolvency, professional negligence, complex tort, and employment.

Voon Jiet also specialises in regulatory and corporate fraud investigations, and has extensive experience in these matters across various industries, including telecommunications, media, energy, transport and finance. He has advised local and overseas entities on all aspects of such investigations, such as dawn raids, leniency applications, enforcement actions, appeals and judicial review proceedings.

The 2018 edition of Asia Pacific Legal 500 recommended Voon Jiet for dispute resolution, where he is described as “quick and makes the effort to understand clients’ business structures and objectives.” He is also recognised by Who’s Who Legal for investigations as an “intelligent and shrewd practitioner”, and “an authority on the sophisticated legal issues that arise in such matters.”

Voon Jiet graduated with First Class Honours from the National University of Singapore, and holds a Master of Laws from Harvard Law School.

He is presently a co-author for the Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review on Civil Procedure, and has contributed to a number of prominent publications and textbooks on Singapore law.


English and Chinese


  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, SIAC Panel of Arbitrators
  • Member, JCAA Panel of Arbitrators
  • Member, Inquiry Panel of the Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Criminal Law Advisory Committee (Hearing)
  • Assessor, Panel of Assessors for COVID-19 Temporary Relief, Ministry of Law (2020 – 2022)
  • Member, Professional Values Chapter of the Singapore Academy of Law Professional Affairs Committee (2010 – 2012)


  • LL.M., Harvard Law School (2010)
  • LL.B. (Hons), National University of Singapore (2002)
  • Admitted to the Singapore Bar in May 2003

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > White-collar crime - Local firms

Drew & Napier LLC’s workload includes cross-border investigatory matters, covering bribery, fraud, anti-money laundering, whistle-blower complaints and financial services offences and regulations. The ‘highly skilled and collaborative’ practice represents a number of leading financial institutions, listed companies, multinational corporations, boards of directors, and high-profile individuals, frequently advising on defence and prosecution cases. The team is also noted for its work in cross-border FCPA investigations involving US authorities, alongside cases involving dawn raids undertaken by public authorities. Wendell Wong, a highly reputable civil and criminal lawyer with former public prosecution experience, co-heads the team alongside Chia Voon Jiet, a specialist in competition and regulatory investigations. Cavinder Bull is noted for his expertise in sensitive corporate investigations, while Jimmy Yim and Mahesh Rai bring standout experience in disputes. Gary Low advises on criminal defence and investigatory matters, and Adam Maniam is another key contact in the group.