17 September 2021 - Article
Investigations & Regulatory Compliance:
Advising white collar clients on possible breaches and offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act, Security and Futures Acts, Corruption, Drug Trafficking and other Serious Crimes Act, Penal Code and various other legislations.
Acting for the founder of a multi-national company where investigations by the Monetary Authority of Singapore are ongoing.
Advising a chief executive of a multi-national company who was allegedly involved in cross-border corruption involving bribes of over US$55 million in order to secure contracts.
Acted for the fund managers of a hedge fund which transacted approximately S$500 million worth of investments between their hedge funds, BSI bank and 1MDB.
Advised a Multinational Company and acted for one of its employees implicated in an alleged market manipulation scheme.
Advising and acting for individuals and corporations investigated on matters relating to tax evasion by the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore.
Acted for a multi-national company in investigating its employees who were suspected to be involved in kick-back arrangements with their contractors. The investigations were successful and the company was able to recoup the losses from the errant employee.
White Collar Crime:
Woon Boon Chye Alvin and Oon Choon Seng v PP: Represented the accused persons in a trial relating to cheating charges under Section 420 of the Penal Code and subsequently argued as Lead Counsel in their appeal against conviction and sentence. On appeal, the accused persons were acquitted of some charges under Section 420 of the Penal Code, and Tania successfully argued against the Prosecution’s appeal for an enhanced sentence.
Seng Hwee Kwang v PP: Lead Counsel in the accused’s appeal against conviction and sentence for a charge under Section 28(b) read with Section 29(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act (Cap. 241). On appeal, Tania successfully convinced the High Court to set aside the imprisonment term and to impose only a fine.
Pittis Stavros v PP: Acted for an accused person charged with Criminal Breach of Trust as a servant for having misappropriated approximately US$125,000 of marine fuel oil. On appeal, the charge was successfully reduced to CBT simpliciter.
Tjong Mark Edward v PP: Acted for a Business Director of a company in a corruption trial for allegedly receiving bribes of more than S$50,000, and his subsequent appeal against conviction and sentence.
PP v Sengmanivong Soum: Acted for an accused person who claimed trial to charges under Section 172A of the Casino Control Act for participating in a scheme with 13 others to cheat the Marina Bay Sands Casino of over S$1.4million.
PP v Franco Giuseppe: Represented the Chief Financial Officer of a listed company for his offences of market manipulation and insider trading under Sections 197 and 201 of the Securities and Futures Act. The Defence successfully convinced the Courts to impose a fine instead of a custodial sentence.
PP v Iskandar Bin Rahmat: Acted for an accused person facing 2 charges for murder. (The Kovan murders).
PP v Khong Tam Thanh: Acted for the accused person who claimed trial to a rape charge. The charge was successfully negotiated to a reduced charge of aggravated molest prior to the commencement of the trial.
Tang Boon Thiew v PP: Represented the accused person in the State Courts and again in the High Court for his appeal against sentence. He faced charges under Section 376B(1) read with Section 109 Penal Code of the Penal Code for the abetment of commercial sex with a minor and other Women’s Charter offences.
PP v Astro Bin Jakaria: Successfully defended the accused person against a murder charge which he was acquitted of, and the charge was reduced to one under Section 304(b) of the Penal Code.
Engaged by the Philippines Government to act for a Filipino national facing a capital offence of drug trafficking. The charge was successfully reduced to a non-capital charge.
Acted for several professionals alleged to have committed sexual offences including rape and outrage of modesty.
Successfully acted for several individuals alleged to have committed the offence of maid abuse where they were subsequently acquitted.
Expedited Protection Orders – Acted for a Swedish National and successfully obtained Protection Orders against 6 other individuals to restrain them from publishing defamatory information about our client, and to take down a number of postings from the internet.
Acting for interested parties in fraudulent probate matters.
Defended a senior practitioner of 30 years’ standing for allegations of overcharging his client.
‘Manipulating the Stock Market’, Euromoney’s Expert Guides - 2016
‘Common Criminal Offences’, You & The Law IV 2010 - 2010
‘Ethics in the Criminal Court’, Inter Se 2010 - 2009
Law Society of Singapore
Singapore Academy of Law
The Legal Assistant’s Scheme for Capital Offences Assisting Counsel’s List)
Criminal Legal Aid Scheme
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