Justice Steven Chong was appointed Judge of Appeal of the Supreme Court on 1 April 2017.
He received his Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the National University of Singapore in 1982.
He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in 1983 and started practising law as an associate in Drew & Napier that same year. He was made Joint Managing Partner in 1997. In 1998, he moved to Rajah & Tann as Senior Partner before becoming Managing Partner in 2003. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 1998.
Justice Chong was appointed Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court on 1 October 2009 and subsequently a High Court Judge in June 2010.
He assumed office as the 7th Attorney-General on 25 June 2012 and served for two years. During his stint, he established the Attorney General’s Chambers (AGC) Media Relations Unit, launched the Public Prosecution Outreach Programme, led AGC to conclude key international treaties, including the European Union-Singapore Partnership and Cooperation Agreement and initiated legislative amendments to empower the Attorney-General to represent statutory boards in legal proceedings which led to the passing of the Attorney-General (Additional Functions) Act 2014. He resumed appointment as a High Court Judge on 25 June 2014 until his current appointment.
On 8 December 2020, Justice Chong was appointed as an expert member of the International Commercial Expert Committee of the Supreme People’s Court of the People’s Republic of China.