04 October 2016 - Feature
HC/S 580/2016: Anil Singh Gurm vs J S Yeh & Co. and another- Acting for the Plaintiff in a claim for damages exceeding SGD 5 million based on professional negligence against an established law firm and its former solicitor. The claim is based on the failure to advise adequately or at all that a transaction pursuant to which the Plaintiff, a Singaporean, agreed to purchase and hold a landed property in Singapore on behalf of his cousin, an Australian, was unlawful and exposed the Plaintiff to imprisonment, a fine and a confiscation order for an amount equivalent to the whole sale proceeds.
CA 200 of 2019: TMT Asia Limited vs BHP Billiton Marketing AG and another- Argued in the Court of Appeal on 21 August 2019 on issues including res judicata, and whether the matter involves an important question of law in view of amendments to the Securities and Futures Act (Cap. 289)
High Court Suit No. 807/2017- Acted on behalf of a Singapore company and its directors in a dispute with two other companies in relation to breaches of confidentiality and fiduciary duties. This dispute involved an Anton pillar order (or search order) being carried out at the residential premises of the directors and the business premises of the company and was settled in mediation at the Singapore Mediation Centre.
High Court Suit No. 679 of 2014: Murakami Takako v Astoeti Gunanto- Acted on behalf of an executrix of an estate and obtaining a mareva injunction over assets in Singapore on the basis of a claim for the return of sales proceeds by a solicitor acting for the estate.
CA 54/2013: Lim Meng Suang, Kenneth Chee Mun-Leon & Attorney-General- Acted in an appeal involving constitutional issues of public importance, namely, whether Section 377A of the Penal Code infringes the constitutional rights to equality, life and liberty.
High Court Suit No. 225 of 2006- Acted on behalf of a defendant with respect to a claim exceeding €40 million based on corporate fraud and successfully obtaining a stay pending the resolution of similar proceedings in England.
Advising various multi-national corporations and individuals on employment matters, including reviewing, drafting and advising on terms of employment, non-competition clauses, confidentiality agreements and severance agreements, and advising on the employee’s duties of fidelity, confidentiality, post-employment restrictions and other issues.
SIAC Arbitration (Details Confidential: Ongoing)- Acting on behalf of an individual against a listed company with respect to disputes on a Share Purchase Agreement and Shareholder’s Agreement and claiming damages in the region of SGD 20 million.
SIAC Arbitration (Details Confidential: Ongoing)- Acting on behalf of a Philippines-based coal company in a dispute pertaining to a long term contract for the supply of coal.
SIAC Arbitration (Details Confidential)- Conducted an arbitration in Singapore under the SIAC rules, on behalf of a major regional education provider against an international equity firm in respect of a multi-million dollar investment by the latter and relying on fraud and conspiracy.
SIAC Arbitration (Details Confidential)- Acted on behalf of a Seychelles company and a Singapore company in a dispute with a Singapore company pertaining to coal from an Indonesian mine.
SIAC Arbitration (Details Confidential)- Acted on behalf of a BVI company in a dispute with a Dubai-based company pertaining to coal from an Indonesian mine.
ICC Arbitration (Details Confidential)- Conducted an arbitration in Singapore under the ICC Rules on behalf of a foreign bank with respect to claims arising out of a software contract.
SIAC Arbitration (Details Confidential)- Conducted an arbitration in Singapore under the SIAC Rules on behalf of a foreign bank with respect to claims arising out of a software contract, including a claim against former employees for conspiracy.
ICC Arbitration (Details Confidential)- Acted on behalf of a US corporation in a dispute with an Indonesian entity relating to a distributorship agreement.
Author of A Guide to Termination of Employment in Singapore published by Lexis-Nexis, currently in 2nd edition
Contributor to Civil Litigation in Singapore, published by Sweet and Maxwell, 2016
Contributor to ‘Singapore Precedents of Pleadings’, published by Sweet and Maxwell Asia
Contributor to Employment and Labour Law produced by the European Lawyer, 2012
Senior Counsel (2001)
Referee, Industrial Arbitration Court
Organising Committee, Singapore Academy of Law Lecture
Committee of the ASEAN Law Association
International Bar Association
Military Court of Appeal
‘My Property and the property of others: Acquiring and disposing ownership of land (including HDB flats) and acquiring and defending other property rights’, Grassroots Club on Me - 16 March 2013, lecturer