I am a partner in our Dispute Resolution group based in Singapore. As a disputes specialist, and an experienced trial and appellate lawyer, I focus on high-value, cross-border civil and commercial disputes. In addition, I also have a dedicated practice in regulatory compliance and investigations.

I consider myself privileged to lead a team of enthusiastic, energetic and exceptional litigation and arbitration practitioners. Together, we serve fantastic clients including global technology giants, software manufacturers, advertising conglomerates as well as leading food and beverage businesses who instruct us from all over the globe in respect of their matters in Singapore and the rest of the Asia Pacific.

Most of our contentious disputes work has a cross border component to it - we have experience in disputes involving Philippines, Malaysia, South Korea, Vietnam, China, Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka and Hong Kong - and we are well-versed in advising on issues arising in the context of an international dispute. We offer seamless collaborative support across jurisdictions together with our colleagues across the Bird & Bird network, and are able to efficiently manage international disputes.

In addition, I also serve clients in the compliance and investigations sphere. My team and I have a wealth of experience in dealing with regulators and are highly familiar with the criminal justice system as we act for numerous government agencies and statutory boards in their public prosecution for regulatory breach. We are able to offer strategic insight on dealing with regulators on compliance issues and are adroit at advising on and undertaking internal investigations in times of crisis. We have substantial experience in dealing with investigations arising out of fraud, corruption and other internal white collar crime.

I am a firm believer in delivering customised, practical and commercial solutions to our clients. My team and I develop a clear strategy to be put in place for each and every case which is aligned to the business objective of our clients. We are also committed to delivering quality advice in a responsive and efficient manner as we fully understand the fast-paced environment that our clients operate in.

I am passionate about our clients and understanding their businesses, which I believe is integral to protect and advocate their interests. I value the importance of partnership with our clients and developing and maintaining a relationship which transcends the matter at hand. Synergy, as they say, drives results.

Today, as a tutor with the Singapore Institute of Legal Education, I teach the module on Professional Responsibility. Over the years, I have also contributed to various legal publications. I also serve as a member of the Inquiry Panel of the Law Society of Singapore, as well as on its Practicing Certificate and Accountants Report Committee.

  • Advised a global US-headquartered technology conglomerate on its claims, asset tracing and recovery, and its internal investigations arising out of internal embezzlement of US$4 million and subsequent transfer to Philippines.
  • Successfully represented a global US-headquartered software group in the Singapore High Court in its dispute against an Indian conglomerate for US$15 million arising out of widespread software licensing breach.
  • Successfully represented a joint venture entity in the Singapore High Court in its claims for US$1.8 million against its director arising out of botched US$11 million acquisition of leading cold chain logistics companies in China.
  • Successfully represented an Australian venture capital company in the Singapore Court of Appeal in its claims for US$1.4 million arising out of a breach of an investment agreement relating to the exploration and production of oil and gas in Indonesia.
Education
  • National University of Singapore, LLB, Law
Admissions
  • Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore, 2004
  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales, 2008