01 Jul '11, 4am

Aljunied GRC MP Chen Show Mao 'retires' from law firm to focus on MP duties

SINGAPORE - Mr Chen Show Mao, Member of Parliament for the Workers' Party team in Aljunied GRC, announced this morning that he will be retiring from active practice at his law firm this month. The MP in charge of the Paya Lebar ward is stepping away from a highly-successful legal career, having headed Davis Polk's Beijing office since 2007. He was named one of American Lawyer's 2010 "Dealmakers of the Year" this April. His statement, posted on Facebook this morning, reads as follows: "After much thought and consideration, I have decided to retire from active practice as a partner of the Davis Polk law firm with effect from July. "It is quite clear to me that given my new responsibilities as MP I will not be able to continue practicing law the way I have in the last twenty years. "Law is in my blood and no doubt it will be part of my life. Meanwhile, my retirement from the ...

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