Derric Yeoh

Derric Yeoh

Senior Associate
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

derricyeoh@lvmlawchambers.com
+65 6921 7186

Derric began his legal career training under Dr Michael Hwang SC, a leading international arbitrator and former Chief Justice of the Dubai International Financial Centre. He has experience and familiarity with arbitration proceedings from a common law and civil law perspective, having worked at a leading Swiss law firm and United States firm prior to joining LVM Law Chambers. He has acted in a variety of arbitrations ranging from commercial arbitrations to sports and investor-state arbitrations.

Derric also has litigation experience and was instructed counsel in BOK v BOL & BOM [2017] SGHC 316, which is a seminal case on the applicability of the doctrine of unconscionability in Singapore.

Derric has also written articles on international arbitration that have been published in the Journal of International Arbitration, the Singapore Arbitration Journal, and the Kluwer Arbitration Blog. These are widely cited by other authors. He has also spoken at international conferences on international arbitration together with such prominent speakers as Lord Briggs of the United Kingdom Supreme Court. He is also the assistant editor of the Singapore Arbitration Journal and is among the pioneer batch of graduates of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) accredited tribunal secretaries program. A keen mentor, Derric is active in several young arbitration groups and is an elected Council Member of the Law Society of Singapore.

Case Highlights

  • Represented the settlor in BOK v BOL & BOM [2017] SGHC 316 and successfully set aside a deed of trust at the Singapore High Court as instructed junior counsel to Dr Michael Hwang SC. This is now one of the leading cases on the doctrine of unconscionability in Singapore. The matter concerned a SGD 54 million dispute over a deed of trust which involved issues of mistake, misrepresentation, undue influence, unconscionability, equity and trusts, implied retainer, breach of contract, and professional negligence.
  • Represented a Swiss bank in a USD 200 million banking dispute in several jurisdictions (such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore) against a Taiwanese insurance company regarding the embezzlement of funds. Successfully resisted enforcement of the arbitral award in Hong Kong.
  • Represented the Russian Federation against Ukrainian companies over the expropriation of assets estimated at USD 5 billion in an investment treaty arbitration seated at the Hague under UNCITRAL Rules governed by international law.
  • Represented a Swiss pharmaceutical company against a US company for a USD 20 million dispute over a breach of an exclusive distributor agreement in an ICC arbitration seated in London and governed by English law.
  • Represented a British commodities MNC against a Ukrainian commodities company for a USD 23 million dispute over the loss of commodities in an LCIA arbitration seated in London and governed by English law.
  • Represented a group of Russian track and field athletes accused of doping and successfully overturned their lifetime Olympic bans before the CAS in sport arbitrations. The doping allegations were the subject of the award-winning Netflix documentary “Icarus”.
  • Represented a US renewable energy company against a Japanese supplier concerning a USD 25 million dispute over the supply of defective goods in an SIAC arbitration seated in Singapore and governed by Singapore law.

Appointments

  • Council Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Assistant Editor, Singapore Arbitration Journal

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Kenneth Loh

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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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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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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