May Ning is a Senior Associate with the Firm. Clients have described her as “very attentive to the case and very prompt in providing detailed feedback, as well as clear and strategic advice on the way forward” (Asialaw 2022).

Since joining LVM Law Chambers, May Ning has appeared before the highest court in Singapore. She has acted in matters before the Court of Appeal and argued as first chair in matters before the High Court. Some of these matters have led to landmark decisions rendered that relate to commercial and arbitration law, such as Charles Lim Teng Siang v Hong Choon Hau [2021] SGCA 43 (involving “no oral modification” clauses) and CVG v CVH [2022] SGHC 249 (involving the enforceability of emergency arbitration awards).

May Ning is also familiar with arbitration rules across various institutions, having played an active role in high value arbitrations before the SIAC, AAA, ICDR, ICC and JCAA. One of May Ning’s arbitration matters involve a Singapore health products company against a global multinational company supplying health supplements.

May Ning has worked with a number of clients specifically in the distribution sector – leading supermarkets, wholesalers, franchisees and franchisors. Her experience working with such clients has led her to be familiar with the legal nuances of wholesale and retail trade, such as jurisdictional challenges, stay of proceedings pending hearings in concurrent forums, cross-border business operations, and internal disputes between shareholders.

Prior to joining LVM Law Chambers, May Ning trained at the commercial disputes group at one of Singapore’s largest law firms under two leading Senior Counsel. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 2019. In university she was the winner of numerous Best Memorial and Best Speaker prizes in moots such as the Willem C. Vis East Arbitration Moot, the Drew & Napier Advocacy Cup, the Allen & Gledhill Mallal Moot 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.

Outside of the law, May Ning enjoys dancing and scuba diving.