I have been a partner at Bird & Bird ATMD LLP since 2009, and have headed the Dispute Resolution practice group of the firm since 2011. The focus of my practice is to deliver optimal results for clients.

My aim is not only to fully understand and advise clients on the legal issues but also to provide them with solutions that are commercially practical.

My team and I are fully aware that disputes are disruptive to the clients' business, and we work closely with the clients to minimise the impact of such disruptions.

With more than 20 years of practice before the Singapore courts and in international arbitrations, I have the confidence and the experience to advise and guide clients through major disputes in various different sectors.

I am experienced in the areas of commercial litigation, defamation, professional negligence, construction law and employment law. In the field of international arbitration, I have regularly represented parties in high value disputes involving various arbitral institutions administered under their own sets of rules, including ICC, SIAC, LCIA and Swiss Rules of Arbitration. I have also acted in ad hoc arbitrations.

Currently, I am a tutor in the subject of Civil Procedure Practice for the postgraduate Preparatory Course Leading to Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations conducted by the Singapore Institute of Legal Education.

  • Represented a large US steel company in a dispute with minority shareholders under an investment agreement governed by Singapore law. The arbitration was held under SIAC Rules.
  • Represented the Thai subsidiary of a large MNC in a multi-million dollar claim relating to sale of telecommunications equipment, in an arbitration under SIAC Rules.
  • Advised the Indonesian and Malaysian subsidiaries of an MNC on a series of related arbitration claims against a Japanese company, under SIAC and LCIA Rules provided for under separate arbitration agreements.
  • Represented a major Chinese telecommunications company in a series of 3 separate but related arbitration proceedings under SIAC Rules against an Indonesian conglomerate and a Singapore company, where the claims exceeded US$27 million.
  • Represented a German client in a dispute with a Singapore company for distribution of pharmaceutical products in Thailand, in arbitration proceedings under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration.
  • Represented the Indonesian subsidiary of a large MNC against an Indonesian telecommunications company in an arbitration under SIAC Rules for disputes arising from a supply agreement for telecommunications equipment.
  • Represented the Bangladesh subsdiary of a large MNC against a Bangladeshi telecommunications company in an arbitration under SIAC Rules for disputes arising from a supply agreement for telecommunications equipment.
  • Represented a major US-based MNC and its Japanese subsidiary in multi-million dollar arbitration proceedings under SIAC Rules.
  • Represented a large Singapore-based building contractor in a dispute with the developer of a major warehouse complex, in an arbitration under SIAC Rules.
  • ● Advised a major US multi-national regarding the breach of a license agreement, in respect of possible arbitration under UNCITRAL Rules.
  • ● Advised a large pharmaceutical company in respect of a possible ICC arbitration to be commenced in India against an Indian company.
  • Represented a large MNC in a complex consolidated action in the Singapore High Court involving multiple parties in large claims relating to conspiracy, fraud and breach of fiduciary duties by former employees.
  • Represented parties in a dispute before the Singapore High Court relating to the ownership of shares in a holding company, valued at about S$15 million.
  • Acted in a High Court case involving a public-listed company (case reported in [2008] SGHC 241). Represented the same client before the Court of Appeal, and won.
  • Represented an international private bank in a High Court action brought by the bank's customer for recovery of US$17.6 million (case reported in [2007] SGHC 179).
  • Construction litigation: representing suppliers of ready-mixed concrete in litigation and arbitration claims by contractors following the Indonesian sand ban.
Education
  • Bachelor of Laws (2nd Class Upper Honours) (LL.B.), National University of Singapore
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.) (Merit), London University
Admissions
  • Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
  • Solicitor, England and Wales