He holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons) Degree from the University of Singapore. Patrick is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and a Solicitor of the senior courts of England and Wales. He has been in private legal practice since 1980. He is now a Senior Legal Consultant with Withers KhattarWong, an international law firm. His areas of practice are corporate and commercial matters, banking and finance, cross-border joint ventures and investments, mergers and acquisitions, and listing of companies. He has also advised on property law and has handled several landmark development projects in Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia and China. He also conducts civil litigation and arbitration proceedings. He had initiated and was instrumental to the setting up of a full licensed law practice in Vietnam.
Patrick is a Notary Public and a Commissioner for Oaths. He is a member of Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and Singapore Institute of Directors. He had served several years in the sub-committee of National Crime Prevention Council, Singapore, and worked with National Productivity Board, Singapore in developing and seeing the successful launch of some well known franchises in Singapore in the early 1990s.
From 2002 to 2013, Patrick was the Organising Chairman of the ‘National Street Soccer League – Lee Hsien Loong Challenge Trophy’.
Patrick is a non-executive chairman of a public listed company and also sits on the Board of several public listed companies. He is also Honorary Legal Advisor to Hospitality Purchasing Association Singapore, and several big clans and trade associations in Singapore.
Patrick is the recipient of the National Day Awards 2003 – ‘The Public Service Medal (Pingat Bakti Masayarakat)’ from the President of Republic of Singapore.