Our expertise is dispute resolution of legal disputes by litigation, arbitration and mediation. Details of our experience can be found in the Practice Areas. Examples of our cases are the following:
Wills, Inheritance and Estates Disputes
See, for e.g., Low Ah Cheow and others v Ng Hock Guan (the leading Court of Appeal judgment was delivered by VK Rajah JA), which is now the locus classicus and the landmark authority in this area of law, and Ong Wui Jin and Others v Ong Wui Teck (the judgment was delivered by Chan Sek Keong CJ) and Straits Times report titled ‘Battle over late tycoon’s $7M estate’ dated 16 May 2008, another Straits Times report titled ‘Siblings Fight Over S$50,000 In Cancer Mum’s Will’.
Company Law Disputes
See, for e.g., oppression of minority rights and breach of director’s duties in Wong Kai Wah v Wong Kai Yuan and Another.
Acted as counsel and as arbitrator in domestic arbitration (e.g. Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) in Ng Chin Siau and others v How Kim Chuan) and international arbitration (e.g. Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) in Yuanta Asset Management International Limited and anor v Telemedia Pacific Group and anor and another appeal).
We have successfully acted for local and international companies, see, for e.g., Uzbekistan Airways v Jetspeed Travel Pte Ltd and Sincastle Enterprises Pte Ltd v Sulzer Chemtech Pty Ltd and another and Ssangyong – Guan Ho Joint Venture v Loh Tiong Soo t/a Jireh Technical Services, and for local enterprises, see, for e.g., Gateway 21 Consultants Pte Ltd v Gateway 21 Pte Ltd, Johnson Controls (S) Pte Ltd v Ho-Air Conditioning and Engineering Pte Ltd, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Ltd v Lulla-Motion (S) Pte Ltd, and for an overseas entity in Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) in Yuanta Asset Management International Limited and anor v Telemedia Pacific Group and anor appeal.
Property and Land Law Disputes
We have been successful in resisting order for specific performance, see for e.g., Coastland Properties Pte Ltd v Lin Geok Choo, and Law Gazette article titled 'Sale of Property — When Prior Consent of the Seller’s Mortgagee is Required' and in resisting completion for the sale on the ground of bad titles, see for e.g., Coastland Properties Pte Ltd v Ho San Kong Hoey. In cases relating to disputes concerning title and ownership of cars where the dealers have absconded, we were recently successful in obtaining such an order, see for e.g., Kau Joo Guan v Kwek Seow Hui t/a Car Dynasty and One Motor Pte Ltd and Straits Times report titled ‘Dealer Absconds With Money But Buyer Still Gets Merc’ dated 16 December 2015 and the Singapore Law Blog article titled 'Implications for Sale of Second-Hand Cars in Singapore'.
Other Areas of Law
We are also recognised for our work in other areas such as construction disputes, defamation, employment, negligence and trademark disputes.