Kenneth Loh

Associate
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

kennethloh@lvmlawchambers.com
+65 6921 7190

Kenneth graduated from the Singapore Management University with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 2019, was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2020, and joined LVM Law Chambers LLC after one and a half years at one of the largest Singapore law firms. He specialised in white collar criminal investigations and advisory work and private client disputes. He has also acted for a foreign bank and an oil and gas conglomerate in relation to regulatory offences, and private clients in disputes over a purported family arrangement with an estimated value of S$49 million.

Additionally, Kenneth has had exposure to numerous other practice areas, including intellectual property and matrimonial ancillary matters disputes. His broad range of commercial experience serves him in good stead to tackle complex legal and practical problems from multiple perspectives. Today, Kenneth’s practice involves civil and commercial litigation with a focus on contractual disputes, private client disputes, and restructuring and insolvency.

During his university days, Kenneth was an avid mooter, representing SMU internationally in both the William C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in 2018 in which he obtained an Honourable Mention for the Martin Domke Award for Best Individual Oralist. Kenneth also took part in the Monroe E. Price Media Law Moot Court Competition in 2019, where his team emerged as a Semi-Finalist in the competition.

Outside of work, Kenneth is an emcee and voiceover artist, dabbles in (but is not particularly skilled at) mixed martial arts, and makes his own cocktails. In his own words, “I’m called to the bar either way.”

Case Highlights

  • Advised a foreign bank in relation to an internal investigation for potential insider trading offences relating to an employee of the bank advising a controlling shareholder of a listed company to sell part of his shares in the company.
  • Advised a large oil and gas conglomerate in relation to an internal investigation for various potential cheating offences by rogue employees of the company and potential contraventions of the Securities and Futures Act, Commodity Trading Act, Prevention of Corruption Act and the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act, which involved fictitious tripartite agreements for the sale and purchase of crude oil in exchange for preferential spot trades.
  • Represented and advised a client who was a director and shareholder of an investment company in proceedings pending appeal before the Appellate Division of the High Court of Singapore, in relation to a purported guarantee under a letter of engagement. The appeal canvasses various legal principles including the validity of a guarantee under Section 6(b) of the Civil Law Act, the capacity of an agent signing an agreement in their capacity as both an agent of the company and in their personal capacity, and the validity of the guarantee in the absence of an oral agreement or promise for the same.
  • Represented a company in relation to proceedings in the High Court of Singapore for breach of fiduciary duty and breach of trust against a former director of the company who siphoned the company’s assets through various fictitious transactions and reimbursement claims. The dispute canvassed issues of attribution of a director’s wrongdoing to a company and the burden of proof for “confession and avoidance pleas” and especial knowledge under Section 108 of the Evidence Act.
  • Represented a client in relation to ongoing proceedings in the High Court of Singapore arising out of a dispute over a purported family arrangement with an estimated value of S$49 million.
  • Represented a food and beverage franchise in relation to potential claims against former employees for breaches of non-competition and confidentiality clauses in their employment agreements and their implied duties of good faith and fidelity to the company, and potential claims in copyright infringement.
  • Represented a client charged with possession of controlled substances under Section 8(a) of the Misuse of Drugs Act in a criminal case resolution session, which concerned a novel point of law on the applicability of the “dual charging principle” (as canvassed in the Court of Appeal’s decision in Saravanan Chandaram v PP [2020] SGCA 43) to proffering separate charges for cannabinol and its derivatives in a gel-like substance.
  • Represented a client charged with rioting armed with a dangerous weapon under Section 148 of the Penal Code, and successfully obtained a discharge amounting to acquittal following representations to the Prosecution.

Appointments

  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law

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