We regularly act for clients in matters before the Singapore High Court and State Courts and are qualified to represent clients in matters heard before the Singapore International Commercial Court.
We are able to assist in all stages of the Singapore litigation process, including case preparation, pleadings and evidence, trial advocacy and appeals. We are also able to provide litigation support, such as disclosure orders, to arbitrations proceeding in Singapore or overseas.
At the commencement of any litigation, we provide to our clients a clear strategy as to the successful resolution of the litigation, an indicative budget for the costs of each stage of the litigation and an overview of the procedural timetable. In this way, our clients can make an informed decision at any stage as to whether to seek a negotiated settlement or contest the issues that are in dispute.
Recent matters on which our lawyers have acted include:
- Successfully representing a Mexican conglomerate in Singapore High Court proceedings claiming return of a deposit paid to a Singapore shipyard for an investment in two jack-up rigs (reported in Pegaso Services Administrativos S.A. de C.V. and another v DP Offshore Engineering Pte Ltd and another  SGHC 47).
- Acting on behalf of a major reinsurance broker in Singapore High Court proceedings in respect of a labour and employment dispute and the enforcement of restrictive covenants.
- Acting on behalf of an international reinsurance broker in Singapore High Court proceedings in a dispute between a cover holder and an insurer in judicial administration.
- Advising a Southeast Asia based fund on a multimillion USD dispute against a prominent cryptocurrency financial services company on issues arising from arbitrage trading of crypto and fiat currencies.
- Advising a large regional reinsurance broker in a dispute with a competitor insurance and reinsurance broker arising from the departure of certain senior employees.
Singapore is one of the pre-eminent litigation centres in Asia. The Singapore Courts are efficient and reliable and an increasing number of companies and individuals in the region and globally are choosing Singapore law and the Singapore Courts to resolve their disputes. With Singapore becoming a signatory to the Hague Choice of Court Convention on 25 March 2015, Singapore Court judgments are now more easily enforceable in a large number of countries, including most EU countries.