Melanie Ho

Melanie Ho

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Melanie Ho is the leading lawyer in medical law in Singapore. Her depth of experience includes advising and acting for the Singapore Medical Council and Singapore Dental Council in disciplinary actions taken against doctors, and representing plaintiffs against medical practitioners and hospitals. In 2017, she succeeded in an appeal against insurer AIA for claims involving at least S$1.2 million and acted for the Singapore Medical Council in highly publicised disciplinary proceedings against a Singaporean oncologist for professional misconduct. Melanie has been actively involved in setting up internal standard operating protocols and reviewing numerous directives issued by regulatory bodies. Melanie is the first and only Singaporean lawyer invited by the Dubai Healthcare City Authority to sit on its Appeals Board, which hears appeals relating to professional misconduct cases. She has been a lead partner in the review and drafting of the statutory framework governing Dubai Healthcare City’s healthcare professionals since 2013. She was lauded as one of the key players for investigations work by Global Investigations Review 100 – a guide to the world’s top 100 leading firms for corporate investigations. Melanie is a recommended disputes resolution lawyer in The Legal 500: Asia Pacific 2015 and recognised as a leading lawyer in Who’s Who Legal: Life Sciences 2017 and in Best Lawyers since 2014. Melanie participated in a roundtable discussion to distil the changes in the regulation of medical practices and innovation, which was featured in Who’s Who Legal: Life Sciences 2013.

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