Commercial Litigation

Specialists in Commercial and Civil Litigation

Led by one of the Top 15 Litigators in Asia (Asia Legal Business 2022), our civil and commercial disputes practice has been recognised by several international legal publications:-

  • Benchmark Litigation 2020 (Asia-Pacific Boutique Firm of the Year)
  • asialaw profiles 2020 and 2021 (Notable Firm for Dispute Resolution in Singapore)
  • Benchmark Litigation 2021 and 2022 (Notable Firm for Commercial and Transactions, and International Arbitration (Domestic Firms))
  • asialaw profiles 2023 (Recognised Firm for Dispute Resolution in Singapore)
  • Best Lawyers 2023 (Litigation)

Our dispute resolution practice specialises in commercial litigation and civil litigation. We are regularly instructed in complex, high-value litigation conducted in the Supreme Court of Singapore, and have achieved notable successes in shareholder, employment, insolvency, tort, construction, and financial disputes.

We have represented clients from a diverse range of industries including cryptocurrency, food and beverage, insurance, oil and gas, manufacturing, and property.

Our outcome-driven litigators are also experienced in alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as mediation, negotiations, and arbitration. At every step of the way, our disputes resolution practice will serve your best interests.

Timely and accurate advice can be crucial in the early stages of an employment dispute. We have experience representing clients in urgently responding to threats to summarily dismiss, appearing in internal disciplinary proceedings, and instituting court proceedings for wrongful dismissal and negligent references.

Banking and Financial Disputes

We pride ourselves in being generally free of conflict to act in banking and financial disputes. We have acted for individuals seeking to recover funds transferred out of their bank accounts due to third-party fraud, as well as for companies seeking to negotiate a favourable resolution with their respective financial institutions on disputes arising out of standard form contracts.

We have acted on both sides of the fence in winding-up proceedings – whether for a petitioning creditor/shareholder or for a company seeking to resist a winding up. In 2017, we broke new ground when we successfully persuaded the Singapore High Court to recognise a Japanese bankruptcy order, widely believed to be the first case of its kind. We have also acted in restructuring proceedings, including schemes of arrangement and applications for judicial management.

Corporate disputes constitute the bread and butter of our civil and commercial litigation work. We have broad and deep experience in cases involving, among other things, alleged minority oppression and breaches of fiduciary duties. While we protect and advance your interests aggressively, we are also constantly on the look-out for a resolution that makes business and practical sense.

We have acted for clients from start to finish in matrimonial disputes. As an inevitable follow-on from our commercial litigation acumen, our particular expertise lies in advocating the best possible outcome for our clients where the division of matrimonial assets is concerned.

Construction Disputes

Timing is key in construction disputes. We have deep knowledge of the Building and Construction Industry (Security of Payments) Act. We are able to expeditiously get-up on the relevant documents and commence proceedings, both under the Act and in court.