19 February 2020 - Article
Successfully acted for a Vietnamese company, which is the dealer of heavy machinery and equipment, in an SIAC arbitration brought by the former dealer, alleging breaches of a "non-disclosure and non-circumvention agreement" claiming Wrotham Park damages which the Claimant estimated at an amount not exceeding US$39 million.
Acted for a Korean company in a multi-million dollar ICC arbitration involving two Korean companies and a Chinese company.
Acted for project managers/engineers on instructions of their Insurers in a US$12 million SIAC arbitration involving a development project in Vietnam.
Acted for re-insurance brokers based in India in its claim in an SIAC arbitration against another re-insurance broker incorporated in Labuan pursuant to a co-operation Agreement between the two brokers in relation to brokerage business in Thailand. The claim was for approximately US$3 million, and the counterclaim was for approximately US$4 million.
Acted for a Church in an arbitration with the Design and Build Contractor in respect of numerous defects arising from the construction of the church under the Arbitration Rules of the Singapore Institute of Architects.
Acted for engineers on instructions of their insurers in a claim against the engineers for the collapse of a roof canopy in Thailand, initially commenced in the High Court and subsequently referred to ad hoc arbitration.
Acted for a firm of architects in a S$9 million claim by the design and build contractor alleging breach of contractual duty and negligence.
Acted as counsel in 3 related SIAC arbitrations relating to disputes amongst the shareholders and with related companies over a joint venture to operate a restaurant, sports bar and al fresco bar.
Acted as counsel in a SIAC arbitration involving an international sale of coal.
Acted for main contractors in an arbitration against sub-contractors on the issue of the “pay when paid” clause.
Acted as arbitrator in a LSAS arbitration involving the termination of a tenancy and alleged defects to the premises.
Acted as arbitrator in SIAC arbitrations involving construction disputes.
Acted for clients in a LCIA mediation in London.
Acted as Adjudicator under the Building on Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.
Acted for clients in prosecuting and defending claims under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.
Acted for clients in disputes before the Strata Titles Board, and in relation to collective sales.
Acted for a minority shareholder in a claim for oppression of the minority resulting in an entitlement to recover approximately S$7.6 million.
Acted for the former CEO and MD of a brokerage company in his claim in the High Court and Court of Appeal against the company involving numerous factual and legal issues including restraint of trade and the legality of provisions prohibiting solicitation of employees. The Court of Appeal decision is the leading case in Singapore on restraint of trade.
Successfully acted for a government agency in a claim in the High Court and the Court of Appeal arising from a refusal to grant a renewal of a lease of prime land, involving allegations of misrepresentation.
Acted for a joint venture company in the High Court and the Court of Appeal against a director and substantial shareholder involving numerous issues of law and fact, including alleged breaches of fiduciary duties, alleged unlawful repayment of capital of S$1.5 million, parol evidence rule, and existence of alleged oral agreement.
Acted for insurers in a High Court trial in relation to a claim of S$8 million on a performance bond involving issues on the scope of the performance bond, factual issues, mistake and rectification.
Acted for clients in an application for, and in the execution of an Anton Pillar Order involving numerous defendants and issues of breach of fiduciary duties, breach of trust and conspiracy. Appointed a Supervising Solicitor in the execution of a separate Anton Pillar Order
Acted for contractors in a claim relating to the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway Project.
Advised a local authority in relation to the Nicoll Highway collapse.
Acted for the owner of a warehouse/cold room storage facility against the Main Contractor in respect of numerous defects arising from the construction of the warehouse, and on the performance bond issued in relation to the construction contract.
Acted for complainants and respondents in separate applications by shareholders for leave to commence statutory derivative actions under section 216A of the Companies Act against directors of the companies for alleged breaches of fiduciary duties.
Acted for clients in a High Court trial in relation to leveraged forward contracts.
Acted for a company in the High Court and the Court of Appeal on an application to wind up the company involving issues of whether a substantial and bona fide dispute existed in relation to an agreement to provide financial assistance for a project in Shanghai and a letter of indemnity, and issues relating to the governing law of the contact.
Acted for a company in a High Court trial in a claim for fees by Full Service Consultants and Project Managers, in relation to works carried out for a theme entertainment centre, and in relation to a counterclaim for damages, involving issues of whether the contract constituted a design and build contract, defects and alleged secret profits.
Acted for an engineering company in a dispute involving their supply and installation of sluice gates for a sewerage treatment plant.
‘Singapore Thrives As Arbitration Seat in Asia’, the Business Times, August 2012
‘International Commercial Arbitration in Singapore’, ASIAN-COUNSEL - November 2008 issue, article author
_’LexisNexis Practical Guidance - Dispute Resolution, Chapter on Adjudication’_- 2015/2016, author
Accredited Mediator (Level 3), Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI)
Council Member, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators and Asian Institute of Alternate Dispute Resolution
Panel of Arbitrators and Panel of Mediators, Asia International Arbitration Centre (formerly known as The Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration)
Panel of Arbitrators, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb)
Panel of Arbitrators, Law Society Arbitration Scheme
Reserve Panel of Arbitrators, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
Member, ICC Singapore Arbitration Group
Recommended List of Arbitrators, Russian Arbitration Center
Panel of Associate Mediators, Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC), and under the Law Society Mediation Scheme
Accredited Adjudicator under Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act
Panel of Neutrals, Law Society Neutral Evaluation and Determination Scheme
General Committee Member, Automobile Association of Singapore
Law Society of Singapore
Society of Construction Law
Society of Mediation Professionals (Singapore)