I am an associate in our Dispute Resolution practice in Singapore. I have represented clients in various high-value cross-border civil and commercial litigations and international arbitrations. I have also developed a focus in regulatory enforcement and investigations work.

I am fortunate to have the opportunity to develop my practice based on my areas of interests. As a lawyer with a personal interest in the subject matter of my cases and the industry sectors in which our clients are based, I am able to provide creative input, fresh perspectives and specialist knowledge in the course of my advice to and representation of our clients.

With a specialist focus on regulatory compliance and investigations work, I have acted regularly for numerous statutory boards and government bodies on various regulatory, compliance and contentious matters, including in public prosecutions for breaches of statutory requirements. I also have amassed extensive experience advising large multinational companies on regulatory compliance and corporate governance matters in the context of commercial fraud, anti-bribery and corruption. Where necessary, I have advised on and assisted in both internal and external corporate investigations.

In addition, I am experienced in acting for a wide array of complex, cross-border and multi-disciplinary high value disputes before the Singapore Court of Appeal and High Court, as well as in arbitrations administered by the SIAC, KLRCA and LCIA rules.

I also have vast experience acting for leading global technology companies, including representing such companies in multi-million dollar software licensing disputes, assisting them in enforcing their intellectual property rights in Singapore as well as licensing compliance around the Asia-Pacific region. I am also well-placed to provide strategic, practical and cost-effective advice on these companies' licensing compliance and software copyright enforcement methods.

  • Advising a subsidiary of a global technology company in respect of its claims against its former finance manager who misappropriated approximately US$4 million from the client over a period of four years via a sophisticated fraudulent scheme. The fraudster had created falsified financial records and sham documents to conceal his issuance of cash cheques to himself, which monies were then transferred from Singapore to the Philippines. The dispute involved instructions to commence a High Court action in Singapore and urgently apply for an interim worldwide freezing order pending final judgment as well as asset investigation and recovery.
  • Advising a major international sports agency in relation to investigations conducted by the Info-Communications Media Development Authority of Singapore on its compliance with local broadcasting licensing regulations. I also represented the client in a multi-million dollar cross-border dispute for breaches of a broadcasting and sponsorship agreement in an arbitration seated in Malaysia.
  • Successfully represented an Australian venture capital company which invests in and develops mining projects in the oil and gas sector worldwide before the Court of Appeal in overturning the earlier decision of the High Court, and thereby securing for the client damages of US$1.4 million.
  • Acting for a leading global software company in managing its copyright enforcement portfolio in Singapore. Part of my work for the client included representing it in copyright infringement proceedings against infringing companies in the Singapore High Court and obtaining pre-action discovery against internet service providers in Singapore to identify commercial entities found to have infringed the client's copyright through unlicensed use of its software.
  • Acting for a leading multinational technology company in its software licensing dispute against its customer based in Vietnam in an arbitration administered by the SIAC Rules.
  • Acting for a leading software producer and global enterprise IT management solutions provider and its regional licensing subsidiaries in their high value disputes against an Indian conglomerate including a claim for damages of approximately US$15 million for various breaches of their software license agreements.
  • Obtained judgment for a subsidiary of an international media and marketing agency before the High Court against a local entity for breach of an agreement governing use of advertising platforms.
  • Secured victory before the High Court for a joint venture company incorporated to lead the acquisition of various cold chain logistics companies. The dispute arose following disagreements between the client's shareholders and involved breaches by the client's director of his fiduciary duties. It resulted in the client being awarded compensation of roughly S$1.8 million and damages of US$500,000 for the errant director's failure to disclose secret negotiations with a third party to acquire the client's targets.
Education
  • National University of Singapore, LLB, Law
Admissions
  • Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore, 2016