AREAS OF PRACTICE

Arbitration

Advising clients on commercial disputes and the range of dispute resolution options available, and the selection, implementation and execution of such options.

Building and construction law

Advising on contentious and non-contentious work, where:

In contentious work, we have acted as counsel in building and engineering disputes.

In non-contentious work, we have advised banks and contractors on the financing of construction and infrastructure projects.

Civil and commercial litigation

Conducting all forms of trials in areas such as:

  • Insurance law – acting for corporations and individuals in negotiations and litigation in claims for personal injuries arising from motor vehicle collisions, industrial accidents and workers’ compensation;
  • Contract claims;
  • Personal injuries;
  • Medical negligence;
  • Sale of goods;
  • Intellectual property – advising and assisting clients on matters ranging from trademark and service mark registrations to patent and copyright infringement actions;
  • Conveyancing-related disputes and repossession of properties;
  • Defamation;
  • Debt collection;
  • Partnership or shareholders’ disputes;
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy;
  • All forms of enforcement actions

Company and commercial law

Advising clients on corporate matters such as:

  • Shareholders’ rights;
  • Directors’ duties;
  • Provisions in the Companies Act relating to disposal of property and assets, loans to directors, financial assistance for acquisition of shares, reduction of share capital, acquisitions and disposal of shares in private companies;
  • Drafting of agreements for joint ventures, sale of shares, franchising, distribution and agency and other commercial contracts

Criminal law

Handled cases involving offences under the Penal Code, corporate or commercial crimes, drug offences, offences under the Road Traffic Act, the Miscellaneous Offences Act, the Copyright Act, the Trademarks Act and clients prosecuting private summonses.

Employment law

Drafting and vetting of employment contracts;

Advising employers and employees on employment legislation and employment issues such as retrenchment benefits, unfair dismissal, restraint of trade and restrictive covenants in employment contracts.

Family law

Advising clients on matters relating to divorces, separation, division of matrimonial assets, child custody issues, adoption and spousal maintenance rights.

Immigration matters

Advising and representing clients with applications for permanent residence, employment passes, visitors’ passes, dependants’ passes and other immigration matters

Probate and administration of estates

Advising clients on matters relating to probate, drafting of wills, and letters of administration.

Real Estate & Conveyancing

Advising clients in the sale and purchase of commercial, industrial and residential properties;

Advising buyers, sellers and banks/finance companies on sale ad purchase, financing and refinancing of HDB flats;

Advising landlords and tenants on leases of commercial, industrial and residential buildings and units.