Civil and Commercial Litigation Practice

The Practice’s range of services includes representation of insurance companies, statutory boards, public listed companies, private companies, commercial parties and individuals.

The services offered by the Practice cover many types of civil and commercial claim including debt recovery, general commercial litigation, advising on insurance matters, employment issues, family and domestic disputes, property transaction disputes, regulatory proceedings, personal and corporate insolvency and alternative dispute resolution.

The Practice is often engaged to conduct trials on disputes involving complex legal issues in the courts from the State Courts to the Singapore High Court and the Court of Appeal. The Practice has also been engaged to conduct arbitration proceedings and mediation on behalf of clients.

Criminal Advocacy

The Practice engages in a wide range of criminal advocacy work, from defe nce work involving a broad spectrum of white and blue collar offences, including but not limited to corruption, fraud, criminal breach of trust offences.

The Practice, headed by a former Registrar of the then Subordinate Courts and District Judge, also makes representations to the Attorney-General’s Chambers for the withdrawal or reduction of charges.

The Practice has conducted criminal trials in the High Court and State Courts.

Property and
Real Estate Practice

The Practice has considerable experience and skill in advising on and negotiating complex real estate transactions. The Practice’s clients include local businesses, financial institutions, government linked companies and multi-national corporations.

The Practice has advised on the purchase, planning and development, construction, financing (including restructuring arrangements and club-financing of URA tender projects) and sales and leases of commercial, industrial and residential property. The Practice is also highly experienced in all aspects of landlord and tenant work, contentious and non-contentious. The Practice has been involved in structuring the acquisition and disposal of residential and commercial property loan portfolios for financial institutions, and in en-bloc transactions. The Practice also advises on finance leases, factoring and other aspects of receivables financing.

The Practice is on the panel of lawyers for most of the major Banks and some of the financial institutions in Singapore as well as for the Central Provident Fund Board.

Banking, Corporate and Commercial Practice

The Practice handles many types of banking and finance issues including secured and unsecured lending and a wide range of corporate transactions from company secretarial services to drafting and advising on share and asset sale agreements and joint venture agreements. The Practice provides a full service to clients from the conception of a business through its growth to maturity. The Practice advises on many different types of commercial transactions and all aspects of employment law, including industrial relations with trade unions and immigration matters for both Singaporean and foreign employers and employees.

The Practice also advises individual clients on estate and trust matters and has advised charitable institutions in securing Institution of Public Character (IPC) status.

The Practice’s clients include major local and foreign banks, finance companies, securities firms, commercial property owners, internet and information technology companies, insurance and investment companies and statutory boards.

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