Clara Lim

Clara Lim

Associate
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

claralim@lvmlawchambers.com
+65 8859 5810

Clara is part of the practice group specialising in complex disputes and appeals. She was called to the Singapore Bar in 2022. Prior to being called to the Singapore Bar, Clara completed her Relevant Legal Training at a mid-sized boutique dispute resolution firm before completing her Training Contract with LVM Law Chambers LLC.

Since graduation, Clara has accumulated significant experience in high-stakes disputes in the Singapore High Court. Some of the high-profile matters that Clara has been involved in include proceedings brought by a Foundation on behalf of the citizens of Papua New Guinea to recover funds held in a Singapore-incorporated company; one of Singapore’s longest criminal trials relating to the 2013 S$8 billion penny stock crash; proceedings to obtain a Mareva injunction against cryptocurrency exchanges; and proceedings brought by the victim of a Ponzi scheme known as SureWin4U against her uplines.

Clara has also been involved in multiple commercial mediations and has appeared before the Strata Titles Board in an evidential hearing.

Clara graduated from Kings College London in 2020 with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and was awarded the Law School Prize in Jurisprudence and Legal Theory. Clara was also second position on the Singapore Institute of Legal Education’s Commendation List and Prize Award for Part A of the Bar Examinations (2021 Session 1) with two distinctions.

During the weekends, Clara enjoys spending time with her dogs and gardening.

Case Highlights

  • Representing a victim of a Ponzi scheme known as SureWin4U against her uplines for a claim of more than HKD 41 million.
  • Representing professional engineers in a high-profile regulatory matter arising out of environmental and conservation issues.
  • Representing a British Virgin Islands-incorporated company in commencing a claim against a company and its director for breach of a loan agreement and guarantee, with the quantum of claim at more than $5 million.
  • Assisted in advising an insurance company on its liability in relation to vehicular damage caused by a flash flood in Singapore.
  • Assisted in proceedings brought by a Foundation on behalf of the citizens of Papua New Guinea to recover funds held in a Singapore-incorporated company.
  • Assisted in advising on one of Singapore’s longest criminal trials relating to the 2013 S$8 billion penny stock crash.
  • Assisted in the commencing of a claim by a Singapore entity in the business of wholesale of liquor and beverages against its foreign distributors for fraudulent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, and conspiracy.
  • Assisted in representing a designer in mediation and in commencing a claim for copyright infringement against entities in the business of providing management, operational and promotional services to luxury hotels and resorts.
  • Assisted in filing a Complaint on behalf of a Singapore multinational hospitality brand to the World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration and Mediation Centre in relation to a domain name dispute.

Appointments

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

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Clara Tay

Clara Tay

Associate
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

claratay@lvmlawchambers.com
+65 8022 2136

Clara graduated from Singapore Management University in 2019 and was called to the Singapore Bar in 2020. Upon graduation, Clara has slowly developed her practice in complex commercial disputes and is currently practising in the China Practice and Commercial Disputes team at LVM Law Chambers LLC.

Clara regularly has conduct of matters in the superior courts of Singapore. She acted for a company listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange to sue the directors and Chief Executive Officer for, amongst other things, breach of fiduciary duties. She acted for a foreign company and sued the company’s former directors for fraud, conspiracy, and breach of fiduciary duties. She has acted for a large energy company and its directors and successfully struck out the claims brought against them. She has also acted in various construction disputes and achieved successful settlements for the clients.

Clara also acts for clients in arbitration matters, including those under the auspices of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, and has advised companies in relation to risk management in disputes or potential disputes, and their options and remedies.

A keen disputes practitioner, Clara enjoys working together with clients to understand their specific business concerns and work towards achieving desired outcomes.

Outside the office, Clara enjoys listening to podcasts and reading.

Case Highlights

  • Assisted in claim against former directors and officers of an SGX Catalist listed company for breach of fiduciary duties in relation to six large infrastructure, construction, and investment projects or transactions
  • Assisted in commencing an action against Romanian entities involving claims in fraud, conspiracy, and breach of fiduciary duties exceeding RON 88mn and EUR 23mn
  • Advised on arbitrations involving claims for the forfeiture of share collateral pursuant to breaches of security loan agreements
  • Successfully acted for a company and its directors to strike out a claim against them and the company
  • Acted for a main contractor to defend a negligence claim brought by the owners of a neighbouring property
  • Applied for pre-action discovery to support a conspiracy claim against former business partners
  • Successfully set aside a default judgment for breach of a tenancy agreement

Appointments

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

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Mohd Haireez

Mohd Haireez

Director
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

mohdhaireez@lvmlawchambers.com
+65 8022 2531

Haireez graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2010 as the best student from the National University of Singapore in shipping law related subjects. His practice consists of all forms of dispute resolution with an emphasis on international trade and shipping-related disputes. Testament to his abilities, he has since been accredited as a specialist in Maritime and Shipping Law in the Specialist Accreditation Scheme in Maritime and Shipping Law launched by Singapore Academy Law and appointed as a single joint expert in Singapore shipping law in relation to a claim before the High Court of England and Wales.

Besides international trade and shipping matters, Haireez also has a wealth of experience in assisting clients in a wide spectrum of multi-jurisdictional commercial and corporate disputes, including in insolvency related matters. He has appeared at all levels before the Singapore Courts and also has an active arbitration practice, having handled a wide range of disputes that are subject to a variety of rules such as the SIAC, SCMA, LMAA, ICC, ICA and GAFTA. Most recently, Haireez has advised on legal issues arising from sanctions, in particular, those arising out of the Russia-Ukraine conflict.

Outside of legal practice, Haireez has been the Deputy Subject Co-ordinator for Admiralty Practice with the Singapore Institute of Legal Education since 2019 and has taught advocacy in the National University of Singapore. He presently sits on the board of a leading bursary institution as its Honorary Secretary and is committed to making a difference in the society, both through the practice of law and beyond.

Case Highlights

  • United Petroleum Trading Ltd v Trafigura Pte Ltd [2012] 2 SLR 1232: Haireez was part of the team which successfully struck out two claims premised on an alleged failure of consideration on the basis that they were time-barred.
  • Oro Negro Drilling Pte Ltd and others v Integradora de Servicios Petroleros Oro Negro SAPI de CV and others [2020] 1 SLR 226: This is a landmark Court of Appeal decision on conflict of laws, interim injunctions, directors’ duties and shareholders’ obligations.
  • Kong Hoo (Pte Ltd) and another v Public Prosecutor [2019] 1 SLR 1131: Haireez was part of the team successfully acting for the accused in the Court of Appeal. The issue related to the time as to whether a valuable shipment of Madagascan rosewood was in transit or had been imported into Singapore within the meaning the Endangered Species (Import and Export) Act.
  • EFT Holdings, Inc and another v Marinteknik Shipbuilders (S) Pte Ltd and another [2014] 1 SLR 860: This is the leading Singapore authority on unlawful means conspiracy.

Other notable cases

Litigation

  • Acted for a local trading house in two separate litigations against two Banks in a dispute arising out various allegedly fraudulent representations contained in (i) the Warranty of Title and (ii) commercial invoices presented by the beneficiary under letters of credit. Total value paid under the letters of credit were approximately USD 85 million.
  • Acted for a major trading house in a dispute against an issuing bank concerning 3 letters of credit issued for a total aggregate of USD 76 million in the context where the issuing bank has notice of the beneficiary’s fraud after each of the letters of credit were negotiated by another bank but before reimbursing the negotiating bank.
  • Successfully struck out the bulk of a claim made against a major trading house on a preliminary basis before the Singapore High Court that subsequently led to the Plaintiff discontinuing its action for the remaining sum.
  • Successfully restrained the former sole shareholder and the former directors of various Singapore incorporated companies from commencing an insolvency action in Mexico in breach of the companies’ Constitutions.
  • Lead Counsel to resist an application to set aside an arbitration award arising from the sale and purchase of coal.
  • Lead Counsel in a dispute over sale and purchase of gasoil between two oil trading companies before the Singapore High Court. One of the issues that arose was whether a rogue employee had express or ostensible authority to negotiate and conclude a contract of sale on behalf of the Defendant.
  • Lead Counsel in successfully applying for an urgent injunction to restrain payment under a letter of credit against presentation of a fraudulently back-dated bill of lading before the Singapore High Court.
  • Lead Counsel in successfully restraining a beneficiary from obtaining payment under a counter guarantee issued by a Singapore bank on the basis that (I) the demand was non-compliant with URDG 758 and (ii) of the beneficiary’s unconscionable conduct.
  • Lead Counsel representing a private equity fund that carries on the business of investment and financing activities in a dispute against its borrower and its directors arising out of a trade financing agreement for the purchase of coffee.
  • Lead Counsel in a dispute that arose in the context of an alleged bribery and corrupt commission payment scheme relating to the sale of phosphate rock.
  • Lead Counsel in successfully resisting a bank’s application to place a yard under judicial management.
  • Instructed Counsel in a dispute between a head-owner and a sub-charterer down the chain regarding a lien for sub-freights before the Singapore High Court.

Arbitration
Appeared before various arbitration tribunals for disputes arising out of sale and purchase contracts including:

  •  (i) a Tribunal of three in London in a consolidated arbitration under the LMAA Rules relating to a dispute on the quality of Indonesian coking coal for a claim in excess of USD 10 million;
  • (ii) a Tribunal in Delhi in an arbitration under the rules of international commercial arbitration of the Indian Council of Arbitration arising out of an international sale and purchase contract with a claim value in excess of USD 7million; and
  • (iii) a Tribunal constituted under the ICC Rules relating to a dispute over a cargo of Wire Rod Coils and Rebars.
  • Successfully struck out the bulk of an alleged claim pursued by the buyer of an Offshore Semi-Submersible Drilling Unit at an early stage of the arbitration pursuant to an application for certain preliminary issues of law to be determined.
  • Acted in disputes which saw the commencement of 5 London-seated arbitrations between common parties, concerning claims and counterclaims relating to demurrage, damage and loss to cargo.
  • Lead counsel in a dispute under LMAA 2017 terms arising out of the delivery of Indonesian steam coal without the production of the bills of lading.
  • Lead Counsel in a dispute over quality of a cargo of urea shipped from Qingdao for discharge at Lagos under the SIAC Rules.
  • Lead Counsel in a dispute arising out of a manning agreement that is subject to the SIAC Rules.
  • Lead Counsel before an Emergency Arbitrator in a successful application to obtain an injunction to prohibit the counterparty from selling or disposing iron ore extracted from a particular concession area in India.

Appointments

  • The Law Society of Singapore
  • The Singapore Academy of Law
  • Deputy Subject Co-ordinator, Admiralty Practice, Singapore Institute of Legal Education.

Education

  • LL.B (Hons), National University of Singapore

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Thong Ying Xuan

Thong Ying Xuan

Associate
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

thongyingxuan@lvmlawchambers.com
+65 6921 7194

Ying Xuan graduated from Singapore Management University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Singapore Bar in 2020.

Prior to joining the firm, Ying Xuan was a litigation associate in a mid-sized firm known for its shipping, commodities and international trade practice. She has represented clients in various commercial disputes, with a particular focus in shipping and admiralty disputes, insolvency and restructuring, and cross-border litigation work.

Ying Xuan’s prior experience involves acting for a multinational corporation for a cargo misdelivery claim valued at over US$65 million. She has also advised and acted for the judicial managers of Xihe Holdings (Pte) Ltd in the restructuring of the Xihe Holdings group of companies, following the collapse of Hin Leong Trading and Ocean Tankers (Pte) Ltd.

In her spare time, Ying Xuan enjoys playing the piano.

     

Appointments

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

Publications

  • Co-author, “Rights of a Non-Defendant Party Who Furnished Security to Secure the Release of the Vessel” [2021] SAL Prac 14, published in SAL Practitioner (Transportation) journal

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Jean Chan

Jean Chan

Director
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

jeanchan@lvmlawchambers.com
+65 6206 7883

Jean is a Director of LVM Law Chambers LLC. She has an active practice in complex civil litigation. Her clients include foreign state-owned and foreign-linked entities engaged in multi-million competing claims and cross-border disputes. Jean is also one of the few civil litigators who is equally versatile in criminal litigation. She regularly represents private clients in complex criminal and regulator matters.

Before joining the firm, she served as an Assistant Registrar of the Supreme Court of Singapore while holding a concurrent role as District Judge for more than nine years. She presided over interlocutory applications and matters for complex commercial and civil disputes, ranging from building and construction to banking and financial disputes, shareholder and company disputes, professional liability, insurance litigation and medical negligence law. She brings a wealth of experience about the courts and judicial case management system in Singapore, having dealt with pre-trial and case management conferences during her career as an Assistant Registrar.

Jean has partnered key industry stakeholders and financial regulators to bring about legal reforms with wide-ranging implications and impact for the insurance and legal industries during her time as an Assistant Registrar. She was a critical member of the Joint Secretariat of the Personal Injury (Claims Assessment) Review Committee, the multi-disciplinary committee which developed the first-ever Actuarial Tables (with Explanatory Notes) for Use in Personal Injury and Death Claims (SAL Academy Publishing 2021) based on data and statistics specific to the Singapore context. The reform has brought about greater certainty and precision in the assessment of damages for personal injury and death claims. As an Assistant Registrar, she engaged and collaborated with ministries, statutory boards, public agencies and the legal industry on various legislative projects pertaining to civil and criminal procedural laws.

Jean was also a former Deputy Public Prosecutor (“DPP”) with the Attorney General’s Chambers. She has prosecuted diverse cases at different levels of courts in Singapore, including the High Court as a Lead Prosecutor.  She spent most of her stint as a DPP specializing in white collar crimes ranging from corruption, complex corporate fraud to market misconduct and regulatory breaches. She worked with and advised the Commercial Affairs Division and the Corruption Practices Investigation Bureau on the investigation and prosecution of complex commercial crimes.

Given her deep and wide-ranging experience in the Courts and public sector, Jean is well-positioned to provide clients with a unique perspective and valuable insight on effective dispute resolution practices for civil, criminal and regulatory matters.  Jean has been described as being “very quick on the uptake in a completely new discipline” and areas that are not familiar to her, while being able to competently deal with specialists, business and industry stakeholders, and public agencies across different sectors.

Jean is a contributing editor of the Singapore Civil Procedure (“White Book”), which is the leading civil procedure law text in Singapore. She is a Trainer for the Advocacy Course jointly conducted by the Singapore Institute of Legal Education and the Law Society of Singapore for Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations. She is also a Facilitator for the Civil Litigation Practice Session. During her stint in the Judiciary, she served as a Member of the Inquiry Panel, Law Society of Singapore from 2015 to 2021. She also represented the Supreme Court of Singapore as a speaker for the Southeast Asia Judicial Workshop on Cybercrime in 2017, jointly organised by the US Department of Justice and the Supreme Court of Thailand.

Jean graduated from the National University of Singapore and was called to the Singapore Bar in 2004.

Case Highlights

  • Representing foreign state-owned entity against major financial institutions in competing claims arising out of the fall-out from the collapse of Hin Leong (Pte) Ltd and Ocean Tanker (Pte) Ltd;
  • Representing Singapore entity linked to an established American jewellery retailer against one of India’s largest manufacturer and supplier of diamonds and jewellery in a multi-million cross claim;
  • Acting for a Big Four against a claim for alleged breach of client confidentiality;
  • Acting for members of Board of Directors of mainboard-listed company in Singapore against investigation for potential offence under the Securities and Futures Act;
  • Representing professional engineers in a high profile regulatory matter arising out of environmental and conservation issues;
  • AOD, a minor suing by the litigation representative v AOE [2014] SGHCR 21, a case which provides a legal framework on how loss of future earnings and future medical expenses can be calculated for a minor;
  • Singapore Airlines Ltd v CDSD Aircraft Sales & Leasing Inc [2019] SGHCR 8, a case involving the setting aside of a multi-million dollar default judgment arising from an aircraft trading and leasing contract.
  • CIFG Special Assets Capital I Ltd (formerly known as Diamond Kendall Limited) v Polimet Pte Ltd and others [2014] SGHCR 8, a case involving summary judgment and striking out applications arising out of multi-million dollar convertible bonds subscription agreements.
  • PP v Koh Seah Wee and another [2012] 1 SLR 292, a case of two former Singapore Land Authority officers found guilty of $12 million public sector fraud.
  • PP v Goh Kah Heng alias Shi Min Yi and another [2009] SGDC 500, a case of falsification of accounts and misappropriation of funds involving the founder of the charity, Ren Ci Hospital, and his associate.

Appointments

  • Trainer, Advocacy Course, Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations (2014 – Present)
  • Facilitator, Civil Litigation Practice Session, Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations (2014 – 2021)
  • Member, Inquiry Panel, Law Society of Singapore (2015 – 2021)
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law

Publications

  • Contributing editor, Singapore Civil Procedure (2019 – Present)

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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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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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