Prior to Setia Law LLC, Victoria was a Deputy Public Prosecutor and Deputy Senior State Counsel with the Financial and Technology Crime Division of the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC).
While at the AGC, she successfully prosecuted and tried many significant fraud, bribery, money-laundering, and sanctions cases and acted for the state in asset forfeiture cases. She has also overseen complex fraud and fraudulent trading investigations and prosecutions, working in close collaboration with other law enforcement and governmental agencies such as the Commercial Affairs Department, the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau.
Victoria brings an in-depth understanding of law enforcement, policy-making and regulatory agenda-setting in Singapore and is uniquely positioned to advise corporates, financial institutions, and investments funds, on matters concerning fraud, financial crimes, corporate governance issues, regulatory investigations, and regulatory enforcement actions.
She holds a First Class degree from the University of Cambridge, and an LL.M. from Columbia Law School. At Columbia, she was awarded the Walter Gellhorn prize, for graduating with the highest academic average, and served on the Columbia Journal of Asian Law and the Columbia Journal of International Investment Law and Policy. She has undergone attachments with the Ministry of Law and the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore, and has represented Singapore as a delegate at financial regulation forums such as the G7’s Financial Action Task Force.
Victoria's Representative Experience
Led the prosecution of the main offender and bribe-recipient in Singapore’s largest public sector corruption case in recent times;
Oversaw investigations into a complex and multi-actor fraud perpetrated against the Government, involving about $40 million;
Oversaw fraudulent trading investigations into a Ponzi scheme involving more than 100 claimants and $100 million;
Led the prosecution of a matter involving more than $8 million of secret profits reaped by a high-level employee of a former listed multi-national corporation;
Acted for the State in contested domestic and cross-border asset restraint matters, including matters involving valuations in excess of USD 1 billion;
Led the prosecution of multiple high-profile fraud and bribery matters involving public institutions, financial institutions and multi-national corporations;
Led the negotiations of deferred prosecution agreements, financial penalties and civil settlements in the multi-million-dollar range;
Acted for the State in seminal Court of Appeal and High Court matters establishing the law on entitlement to possession (Oon Heng Lye v Public Prosecutor  5 SLR 1064), the computation of financial penalties for corruption (Public Prosecutor v Takaaki Masui and another and other matters  1 SLR 1033) and the establishment of a sentencing framework for private sector corruption (Goh Ngak Eng v Public Prosecutor  SGHC 254).
*The representative cases above are matters handled prior to Setia Law LLC.