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

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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Michelle Yeo

Michelle Yeo

Of Counsel
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

michelleyeo@lvmlawchambers.com
+65 6921 7186

Michelle Yeo is a former legislation drafter and Deputy Public Prosecutor with recent experience in UK law. She began her legal career in 2011 as a Deputy Public Prosecutor at the Attorney-General’s Chambers, prosecuting a wide range of offences and appearing as counsel in both the State and Supreme Courts.

In 2013, Michelle joined the AGC’s Legislative Division, where she worked with officials from various Ministries. She drafted and advised on Bills and subsidiary legislation regulating cutting-edge technology, as well as to implement Singapore’s international obligations and anti-money laundering/anti-terrorism financing laws. She received the Singapore National Day Award (Team) for the AGC’s work on the Remote Gambling Bill 2014. She was appointed then-AG VK Rajah’s Research Assistant in 2015 and has conducted training sessions for Ministry officials as well as the President’s Aide-de-Camps. Michelle has also worked in general litigation and prison law in the United Kingdom and is in the process of qualifying as a UK solicitor.

Michelle prioritises understanding her clients’ goals holistically and helping to achieve them within existing legal frameworks. She values breaking down complex legal concepts into plain English so that her clients understand clearly what their options are and can make the best decision for themselves.

An advocate for social justice and action, Michelle is actively involved with ReadAble Ltd, a children’s literacy and numeracy non-profit, as well as with Welcome in my Backyard, a social awareness campaign for Migrant Worker issues.

Case Highlights

Appointments

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

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Madeline Chan

Madeline Chan

Associate
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

madelinechan@lvmlawchambers.com
+65 6921 7193

Madeline is a disputes lawyer specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration. Prior to joining LVM, Madeline practiced in the disputes department of Drew & Napier LLC and advised on international refugee law at Centre for Asylum Protection, a legal clinic for refugees in Thailand.

Madeline has represented clients before the Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal, on matters including multi-million dollar joint venture disputes, multi-jurisdictional conspiracy claims, division of matrimonial assets of high-net worth individuals, enforcement of international arbitral awards, and tortious land rights disputes. Notably, several of the matters in which she acted tackled novel points of law, and went on to set precedent in the fields of family law and international arbitration law. Madeline’s expertise also includes corporate investigations on workplace safety, sexual harassment, and money-laundering and corruption.

Outside of practice, Madeline continues her work with refugees by supporting the livelihoods of those forced to leave their homeland due to political, religious or sexual orientation.

Case Highlights

Appointments

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

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Lee Ying Hui

Lee Ying Hui

Associate
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

leeyinghui@lvmlawchambers.com
+65 6921 7188

Ying Hui graduated from Singapore Management University and was called to the Singapore Bar in 2018. She completed her practice training in a mid-sized disputes resolution firm where she gained experience in commercial litigation, family litigation and insurance litigation.

Thereafter she commenced practice at Tan Kok Quan Partnership specialising in insurance litigation and advisory work. She has acted for various insurers in Singapore dealing with a range of insurance matters including motor insurance matters, work injury compensation matters under Common Law and the Work Injury Compensation Act, and public liability insurance matters.

Ying Hui has conducted contested hearings as lead counsel at the State Courts and High Court and the cross-examination of witnesses.

In her free time, Ying Hui likes to eat and run, but not at the same time.

Case Highlights

Appointments

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

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