Yvette Anthony

Yvette Anthony

Associate Director
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

yvetteanthony@lvmlawchambers.com
+65 6206 7883

Yvette is an Associate Director with LVM Law Chambers LLC.  She has an active cross-border practice, having worked at a magic circle firm, and directly with Senior and Queen’s Counsel.

Yvette focusses her practice on complex cross border disputes and has expertise in international investment disputes (ISDS), having spent time working with a Queen’s Counsel on bilateral investment treaty disputes at the NUS Centre for International Law. Notably, she participated in the hearing of the first ICSID arbitration commenced against the Sultanate of Oman. She was also part of the legal team that acted against the Independent State of Papua New Guinea in ICSID Case No. ARB/13/33.

Yvette has also been involved in complex litigation and international arbitration disputes and has appeared at all levels of the Singapore court (including the Court of Appeal where she successfully defended a judgment rendered by the High Court (see Brian Ihaea Toki and others v Betty Lena Rewi and another [2021] SGCA 37) and arbitral tribunals. These include technology and employment related disputes, which Yvette has a special interest in, and a broad range of commercial disputes including those involving constructive trust, trustees’ duties and professional negligence.

Yvette has also advised large financial institutions on regulatory matters.

This depth and breadth of experience enables Yvette to craft effective strategies for the purposes of disputes avoidance, management and resolution.

Yvette graduated on the Overall Dean’s List from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2008, having been a consistent feature on the Dean’s List during her time there.  An avid mooter, Yvette represented NUS in the prestigious Phillip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in 2008 in which she emerged among the top 25 speakers out of hundreds of participants.  She was also part of the team representing NUS in the Asia Cup Moot Court Competition in Tokyo in 2006.

Outside of the courtroom or tribunals, Yvette is passionate about thought leadership and regularly sits as a panellist in webinars/seminars organised by the Singapore Academy of Law and Singapore Law Society. She also sits on the Advocacy Committee and International Relations Committee of the Singapore Law Society and has also published in the field of investment treaty protection.

Case Highlights

  • Acted in an international arbitration dispute before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes in a mining dispute brought by a state-owned company against the Independent State of Papua New Guinea: PNG Sustainable Development Program Ltd v Independent State of Papua New Guinea ICSID Case No. ARB/13/33
  • Acted as lead counsel in a Court of Appeal matter involving breach of duties to a partnership in the sale of a vessel: Brian Ihaea Toki and others v Betty Lena Rewi and another [2021] SGCA 37
  • Acted in a High Court dispute involving the administration of an estate involving issues of res judicata and abuse of process: VIK v VIL and others [2021] 3 SLR 857
  • Acted in a High Court dispute involving questions of mental capacity and bringing of court proceedings in bad faith: Wong Meng Cheong and another v Ling Ai Wah and another [2012] 1 SLR 549

Appointments

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

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Bertrice Hsu

Bertrice Hsu

Associate
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

bertricehsu@lvmlawchambers.com
+65 6921 7188

Bertrice graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2018 and joined LVM after spending 2 years at another mid-sized boutique commercial litigation firm. She has represented clients in a broad range of matters spanning financial disputes, breaches of fiduciary duties, restructuring and insolvency matters, and matrimonial disputes, and has acted as lead counsel in matters in the State Courts and the Family Court and in interlocutory applications for matters in the High Court.

Bertrice specialises in corporate commercial disputes and has assisted on numerous complex and high-value commercial litigation disputes spanning all levels of the Singapore judiciary, including the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC). High profile matters that she has assisted on include the reported SICC decision in Malayan Banking Bhd v Barclays Bank PLC [2019] 4 SLR 109, which was the first judgment in the Commonwealth world to pronounce on the legal character of a SWIFT transaction, representing the interests of a group of bank lenders in the restructuring of a prominent Singapore water technologies company, Hyflux Limited, and a fraud and conspiracy claim by United Overseas Bank Ltd, a leading Singapore bank, against Lippo Marina Collection Pte Ltd.

Bertrice was also an accomplished mooter during her time in NUS. She was a finalist in and emerged Champion of the Advocacy Cup 2016 and went on to represent NUS in the ALSA Witness Examination Competition 2016 and the Inter-American Human Rights Moot Court Competition 2018. She was ranked as one of the top 30 speakers as part of the Best Newcomer Team in the latter competition.

Outside of the office, Bertrice is an avid film buff and enjoys reading.

Case Highlights

  • Represented one of Singapore’s largest banks, United Overseas Bank Ltd in its claims for fraud and conspiracy against, amongst others, Lippo Marina Collection Pte Ltd, a property development company within the well-known Lippo Group, relating to UOB’s grant of mortgage loans amounting to an aggregate sum of S$181 million for the purchase of luxury condominium units at The Marina Collection at Sentosa Cove developed by Lippo Marina.
  • Represented a working group of bank lenders comprising approximately S$874.6 million of the unsecured debt of Hyflux Limited, in the proposed restructuring of the Hyflux Group.
  • Represented Malayan Banking Berhad before the Singapore International Commercial Court in a dispute with Barclays Bank PLC, the first case regarding the legal principles behind SWIFT transactions, and the law relating to the allocation of risk and liability in the area of cross-border funds transfers via SWIFT payments (Malayan Banking Bhd v Barclays Bank PLC [2019] 4 SLR 109).
  • Represented a leading web-hosting services company incorporated in Vietnam in an arbitration against a US incorporated software giant in the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.
  • Represented and advised a client in proceedings in the High Court of Singapore where claims in excess of $10 million were brought against him for breaches of fiduciary duties.
  • Represented a British-Hong Kong individual in applications before the Family Court and the Family Division of the High Court, and successfully resisted the counterparty’s attempts to relocate the only child of the marriage to Perth, Australia.
  • Represented a Malaysian individual in proceedings under Sections 5 and 11 of the Guardianship of Infants Act, which involved substantial litigation on child issues which required the involvement of a Child Representative.
  • Represented an ex-domestic worker in a pro bono matter, who had been subject to salary deductions by the local employment agency that was in excess of the quantum of deductions allowed under the Employment Agencies Rules in Singapore.

Appointments

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

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Joshua Ling

Joshua Ling

Associate
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

joshualing@lvmlawchambers.com
+65 6206 7886

Joshua completed his training with LVM Law Chambers and was admitted to the Singapore bar in 2021. In his time with LVM Law Chambers, Joshua has assisted on a variety of complex advisory, civil litigation and international arbitration matters with claims in excess of US$150 million. Selected examples include bunkering, employment, joint venture, and commercial contractual disputes involving questions of foreign law and experts, company law, derivative actions, shareholder and director duties’ claims, insolvency matters including judicial management, liquidation, and cross-border insolvency under the UNCITRAL Model Law.

Joshua graduated in 2018 from the Australian National University with a double degree in Law (First Class Honours) and International Relations. He graduated in the top two percentile of his Bachelor of Laws (Honours) cohort. As a student, Joshua won multiple academic prizes in law. He also represented his university in various interstate and international competitions, including the Philip C. Jessup Moot and the Intercollegiate Negotiation and International Arbitration Competition held in Tokyo, Japan. In addition to this, he was a senior student editor at the Federal Law Review and the Australian Yearbook of International Law, and has previously published a comparative essay on the topic of unjust enrichment at the undergraduate level.

In his free time, Joshua enjoys movies, trips to the museum, evening strolls by the beach and ever a good cup of tea. He also has a keen interest in submission-grappling sports and trains regularly in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu.

Case Highlights

Appointments

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

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Aditi Ravi

Aditi Ravi

Senior Associate
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

aditiravi@lvmlawchambers.com
+65 6206 7894

Aditi is a Senior Associate of LVM Law Chambers LLC (“LVM”). She graduated in 2016 from the National University of Singapore, and joined LVM after spending 3 years at another boutique litigation firm.

Aditi’s practice has spanned all levels of the Singapore courts (including the Singapore International Commercial Court (“SICC”). She has assisted on several matters before the Court of Appeal involving novel points of law; and has also acted as lead counsel in matters in the State Courts, and in interlocutory applications for matters in the High Court.

Case Highlights

  • acting for a technology unicorn against an errant senior employee in breach of his duty of confidence, including obtaining a search order against the senior employee who was in possession of confidential information belonging to the company even after he was terminated with cause;
  • successfully acting for Singapore-incorporated companies to discharge ex parte Mareva injunctions in a multi-jurisdictional claim for conspiracy (Sang Cheol Woo v Charles Choi Spackman and others [2021] SGHC 42);
  • successfully acting for two Singaporean directors of a Singapore-incorporated bunker trading company in their application under section 216A of the Companies Act, and in a concurrent winding-up application brought by the company (Poh Fu Tek and another v Vermont UM Bunkering Pte Ltd and another [2020] SGHC 139);
  • acting for a medical practitioner in a claim by a tax advisor, including bringing a counterclaim against the tax advisor for negligent advice resulting in penalties imposed by IRAS (BMI Tax Services Pte Ltd v Heng Keok Meng and ors [2019] SGHC 9);
  • acting for an international group of manufacturing companies in their claims against a former director and CEO, involving issues of bribery, corruption, serious breaches of fiduciary duties, the diversion of a multi-million-dollar business, and the Henderson v Henderson doctrine (Goh Chan Peng and others v Beyonics Technology Ltd and another [2017] SGCA 40; Beyonics Asia Pacific Limited & Ors v Goh Chan Peng & Anor [2020] SGHC(I) 14);
  • successfully acting for United Overseas Bank in successfully arguing against a debtor’s appeal to halt the repossession of a mortgaged property (Pereira, Dennis John Sunny v United Overseas Bank Ltd [2017] SGCA 62);
  • acting for a defendant in the City Harvest Church matter, one of the highest-profile and longest running white-collar crime trials in Singapore’s history that spanned 140 days of trial, and has gone on appeal before both a rare 3-judge bench of the High Court, and then a 5-judge bench in the Court of Appeal (Public Prosecutor v Lam Leng Hung and ors [2018] SGCA 7);
  • acting for one of the appellants in Rappo, Tania v Accent Delight International Ltd and another and another appeal [2017] SGCA 27, successfully obtaining a stay of proceedings on the basis of forum non conveniens.

Appointments

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

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Law May Ning

Law May Ning

Associate
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

lawmayning@lvmlawchambers.com
+65 6206 7889

May Ning is a disputes lawyer with experience in commercial litigation and arbitration. She began her career in one of the top disputes teams in Singapore, and most notably was involved in a 34 day trial before the Singapore High Court. She also worked on various interlocutory hearings, breach of contract claims, and corporate advisory.

May Ning graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelors of Laws (Honours) and a Minor in English Literature. An avid mooter, she won prizes in international and national moots such as the Willem C. Vis East Arbitration Moot, the Drew & Napier Advocacy Cup and the Dentons Rodyk Moot. May Ning was also Chief Editor of the Singapore Law Review, Singapore’s oldest student run legal publication, and obtained Distinction in Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations (Family Law).

In her spare time, May Ning enjoys playing billiards and the piano.

Case Highlights

  • Acted for the founder of Mustafa Centre, an iconic retail and tourist landmark in Singapore, in multiple minority oppression suits in relation to the operation and management of the business’ holding company, Mohamed Mustafa & Samsuddin Co. Pte Ltd.
  • Acted in a S$2M SIAC arbitration for an American manufacturer against an Indian counterpart.
  • Advised an American fitness technology company worth US$2B on protection and enforcement of their intellectual property rights.

Appointments

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

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Jason Yong

Jason Yong

Senior Associate
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

jasonyong@lvmlawchambers.com
+65 6921 7182

Jason was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2018. He spent his formative years in Pinsent Masons LLP’s Singapore office, where he developed his experience with commercial arbitration, litigation and advisory work.

He has acted for international and domestic clients with projects based in Singapore, South Africa, Morocco, Taiwan, Indonesia and Vietnam. Such projects range from airports, power plants, fertilizer production plants, offshore wind farms, railways, as well as residential and commercial developments.

Jason has authored several articles in various academic journals, including the Singapore Arbitration Journal and the Legal Issues Journal. He also contributed editorial and research assistance to the text titled “Amendments to the SOP Act” (Sweet & Maxwell, 2019), which is a commentary on the 2018 legislative amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.

He also advises regularly at pro bono legal clinics organised by the Law Society of Singapore, and was recognised as one of its top contributors in 2018.

Case Highlights

  • Acted for a major Japanese contractor in an SIAC-administered arbitration relating to the construction of a major international airport.
  • Acted for a major Japanese contractor in multiple FIDIC dispute adjudication board proceedings in relation to major power plants in South Africa.
  • Acted for a major Korean contractor in ICC expert determination proceedings in relation to a major fertiliser production plant in Morocco.
  • Acted for a Singapore contractor in Singapore High Court proceedings concerning final account disputes in relation to two condominium projects.
  • Acted for a Singaporean tunnelling subcontractor in SOP proceedings against a main contractor in relation to a Singapore MRT project.

Appointments

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

Publications

  • Corruption in international arbitration – Navigating the labyrinth”, Singapore Arbitration Journal (May 2020).
  • No ‘independent’ statutory right to progress payments under Singapore SOPA” – Commentary on the Singapore CA decision of Shimizu Corporation v Stargood Construction [2020] SGCA 37, Out-Law (Pinsent Masons) (May 2020).
  • Only speak when necessary – Clarification of the duty to speak under SOPA” – Commentary on the Singapore CA decision of Far East Square v Yau Lee Construction (Singapore) [2019] SGCA 36, Society of Construction Law (Singapore) (September 2019).
  • Amendments to the SOP Act – A commentary on the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment (Amendment) Act 2018”, Sweet and Maxwell (Editorial and research) (July 2019).
  • Omissions and the mysterious public veil: consideration of the ‘immunity’ of public authorities in negligence claims”, Legal Issues Journal (January 2016).

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Natalie Siow

Natalie Siow

Associate
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

nataliesiow@lvmlawchambers.com
+65 6921 7194

Natalie graduated from the Singapore Management University with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 2019, where she developed a keen interest and excelled in equity and trusts law. She was called to the Singapore Bar in August 2020.

Prior to joining LVM Law Chambers LLC, Natalie completed her practice training in a reputable mid-sized dispute resolution firm, where she gained invaluable experience in commercial litigation, construction litigation, as well as in advisory matters. During her time as a Practice Trainee, Natalie also took part in the CCCS-ESS Essay Competition 2020. This allowed her to expand her knowledge in Competition Law and Consumer Regimes, and deepened her understanding of current laws and their purpose in the digital economy.

Natalie is also particularly interested in the art of communication, which she believes is a key aspect of being a good legal practitioner. In her free time, she undertakes Chinese business lessons to improve and further develop her proficiency in her pursuit of being a better communicator.

Case Highlights

Appointments

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

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Samuel Ling

Samuel Ling

Associate
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

samuelling@lvmlawchambers.com
+65 6921 7187

Prior to joining LVM, Samuel trained at and practiced in a mid-sized law firm doing capital markets and general corporate work, followed by a stint in the same practice areas in one of the largest law firms in Singapore. His previous practice  has given him exposure to high value corporate transactions and a firm grasp of the financial regulatory landscape of Singapore. Leveraging on this, his current practice involves civil and commercial litigation, with a focus on contractual disputes and commercial fraud. He also has an interest in criminal defence work, including white collar crime.

Samuel holds a bachelor of business degree from Nanyang Business School and an LL.B from NUS Faculty of Law. He was called to the bar in 2018, and has worked on several high value listings in Singapore and around the region. Samuel believes that justice should be accessible to all, and towards that end, does pro bono work for litigants who are unable to otherwise afford legal services. Outside of the courtroom, he is a traditional and digital painter and sculptor, as well as a maker.

Case Highlights

Appointments

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

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Edric Chia

Edric Chia

Associate
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

edricchia@lvmlawchambers.com
+65 6206 7892

Edric graduated from the University of Nottingham, with a Bachelor of Law with Honours (Second Class Division One). Thereafter, he went on to obtain a Master of Law in Litigation and Dispute Resolution (Distinction) at University College London and was awarded GlaxoSmithKline prize for excellence in Patents and Trade Secrets for achieving the top mark in his cohort.

Upon completing his studies, Edric completed his relevant legal training at one of the Big Four law firms’ Myanmar office where he gained valuable experience in corporate and commercial transaction, and advisory matters. He then completed his training at LVM Law Chambers LLC and was called to the Singapore Bar in August 2020.

In his short time as a Practice Trainee and an Associate, Edric has gained wide exposure to the practice of dispute resolution. He has assisted in a broad range of matters, including international arbitration and contractual disputes.

In his free time, Edric is an avid gamer and enjoys reading.

Case Highlights

Appointments

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

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Joanna Seetoh

Joanna Seetoh

Associate Director
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

joannaseetoh@lvmlawchambers.com
+65 6206 7885

Joanna has 12 years of experience in commercial arbitration, litigation, and advisory work primarily in the infrastructure sector. She is accredited both as a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, as well as an Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law by the Singapore Academy of Law.

Joanna has extensive experience representing major contractors in large-scale infrastructure, engineering and construction disputes across a wide range of jurisdictions and sectors, often with a multi-jurisdictional or cross-border angle. Having honed her practice first in Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP, and subsequently in both Pinsent Masons LLP’s Singapore and Hong Kong offices, Joanna has been consistently involved in a variety of international disputes in the Asia Pacific region, as well as globally. Such disputes notably include claims arising from various MRT and building projects in Singapore, as well as MTRC projects in Hong Kong. On a global front, she has advised on both upstream and downstream claims in projects across Indonesia, the Philippines, India, Australia, the UK, as well as South Africa.

Joanna brings with her a wealth of experience handling a variety of international disputes across the globe, as well as a keen appreciation of the issues arising from various standard forms used in international construction projects, such as the PSSCOC, the SIA and REDAS forms of contracts, and the NEC and FIDIC suite of contracts.

She is also a contributor to the leading construction law text in Singapore, Law and Practice of Construction Contracts (Chow Kok Fong, 2018) and the SICC Handbook – A Guide to the Rules and Procedures of the Singapore International Commercial Court (Sweet & Maxwell, 2016).

Beyond her client-facing work, Joanna also sits on the Singapore Academy of Law Construction Law Protocol Working
Group. She also sits on the Law Society of Singapore’s Civil Practice Committee and Women in Practice Committee, as well
as the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators’ Education Committee and Social Committee.

Case Highlights

Appointments

  • Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, Construction Law Protocol Working Group, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, Society of Construction Law (Singapore)
  • Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member, Education Committee, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member, Social Committee, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member, Civil Practice Committee, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Women in Practice Committee, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law

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