Jonathan MUK co-heads the International Trade, Shipping, and Sanctions practice in the Firm. He was a recipient of the prestigious Lee Kong Chian Scholarship and graduated from the Singapore Management University Yong Pung How School of Law in 2013 with a Bachelor of Laws (Summa cum Laude) and a Bachelor of Business Management (Finance) (Summa cum Laude) through a double degree programme. Jonathan was called to the Singapore Bar in 2016 after serving as a Deputy Public Prosecutor with the Attorney General’s Chambers and as a Justices Law Clerk with the Supreme Court of Singapore.

Jonathan’s expertise lies in high-value commercial litigation, arbitration, and mediation, specifically in the fields of banking, real estate, oil and gas, financial technology, and private equity. He specialises in cases involve investigations and uncovering of fraudulent conduct. Over the years, he has successfully represented multinational companies, major oil trading companies, technology unicorns, insurers, and listed companies. Notably, Jonathan has successfully represented clients to apply for and obtain Anton Pillar orders (also known as search orders) against defendants suspected of misappropriating confidential company information.

Given the international nature of Jonathan’s practice, he has experience working with senior local and international practitioners from the United States of America, the United Kingdom, the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Japan, and the British Virgin Islands on both contentious and non-contentious matters. He has been commended by clients for being “very attentive to the case and very prompt in providing detailed feedback, as well as clear and strategic advice on the way forward”, providing a “Quick turnaround, easily available to speak to, and [giving] good practical advice”, and being “very hands on the case and [knowing] it top to bottom”.

Jonathan is a mediator affiliated with the Singapore International Mediation Centre, the Singapore Mediation Centre, and the Law Society Mediation Scheme. He is also a mediator and neutral evaluator with the Financial Industry Disputes Resolution Centre. In these capacities, Jonathan has been commended for managing expectations and emotions well and has received positive feedback for his “good control of the proceedings”, ability to build “good rapport with the parties”, and “helping explore and develop options” for the parties to amicably resolve their dispute.

Jonathan is passionate about nurturing young lawyers. He contributes to the Law Society as a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee and the Mentorship Scheme Working Group. He has also served as an adjunct faculty and a member of the Practice Advisory Committee at the Singapore Management University’s Yong Pung How School of Law. Jonathan’s commitment to education is further demonstrated through his contributions to leading textbooks and journal publications.

Beyond his professional commitments, Jonathan actively serves with ReadAble Ltd, a charity he co-founded which is dedicated to enhancing literacy and numeracy proficiency among children and families.