Walter is a Senior Associate with the Firm. Prior to joining the Firm, he trained in a prominent Big Four Singapore law firm. He specialises in high value and complex disputes and has special expertise in conducting comprehensive commercial investigations.

Walter has a demonstrated history in acting and advising private clients, banks, financial institutions and international conglomerates in domestic and international matters and has acted in matters in all levels of the Singapore Courts, including in the Singapore International Commercial Court.

Walter’s primary practice area is in insolvency, investigations, and dispute resolution. He has acted for CIMB Bank Berhad in various actions regarding the assignment of invoices from an insolvent customer to the bank, as security for banking facilities (being Italmatic Tyre & Retreading Equipment (Asia) Pte Ltd v CIMB Bank Bhd [2021] 2 SLR 416, and CIMB Bank Bhd v World Fuel Services (Singapore) Pte Ltd and another appeal [2021] 1 SLR 1217). He has also successfully applied for and obtained a scheme of arrangement for a publicly listed company in financial distress.

Many of Walter’s matters involve fraud and investigations. He has had conduct of a matter brought by a shipping company in liquidation against its former director for damages in the region of US$150 million. He is deeply involved in investigations into the demise of Eagle Hospitality Real Estate Investment Trust, a REIT with an aggregate valuation of US$1.27 billion. Notably, he also has conduct of a matter in the Singapore International Commercial Court which involves a well-known China state-level entity in a contractual dispute with various Pakistani and China entities and individuals. The matter engages issues of conspiracy, conflicts of law, and other aspects of corporate governance and fraud investigations.

Walter was previously Associate Editor of the Asian Journal of Comparative Law, published by Cambridge University Press. He has held research positions at both the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Law and the Singapore Management University’s Yong Pung How School of Law.  He is actively involved with writing for legal publications, including the Law Quarterly Review. His research has been cited in numerous publications, including in several leading English and Singapore law texts, and judges writing in an extrajudicial context.