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Arbitration

Arbitration generally refers to the resolution of a commercial dispute between two parties who have agreed to refer their dispute to an independent, impartial, individual or tribunal privately appointed by the parties and whose findings or judgment in respect of the dispute shall, by agreement, be binding upon the parties. The confidential nature of proceedings have made arbitration especially popular with businesses both in Singapore and abroad. We are familiar with the leading arbitral regulatory regimes and are able to assist clients with a wide range of arbitration-related matters.

Commercial / Civil Litigation

Our approach to commercial and civil litigation is grounded on our clients’ trust in our ability to manage their disputes whether domestic or international and regardless of the subject matter. The evolving nature and scope of transactions in an increasingly competitive and sophisticated economy requires lawyers who are both aggressive and forward-thinking. We understand the complexity and significance of your discord, whether of a personal or commercial nature, and will always be available to assist you at every step of your dispute.
Our services include:
  • -Property disputes
  • - Intellectual property, media, entertainment disputes
  • - Employment matters
  • - Banking, finance, securities and brokerage disputes
  • - Construction-related litigation
  • - Disputes arising out of partnerships, international trade, acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures
  • - Medical Negligence
  • - Shareholders’ disputes
  • - Contractual disputes
  • - Common law actions including defamation, negligence and nuisance
  • - Technology and telecommunication disputes
  • - Sports and gaming disputes

Debt Recovery

Money has always been a difficult subject and an awkward topic of conversation between individuals. Recovering funds lent to another person can be a trying experience. The balance between being too harsh and being too lenient is a difficult one to meet. Experienced advisors are therefore at hand needed to provide carefully tailored advice to suit your specific needs.
Intellectual Property Law
Close attention must be paid to protecting the intellectual property rights of businesses as in today’s global economy, intellectual property is a corporation’s most valuable asset. With our broad technical experience, we prepare and prosecute patent applications across a full spectrum of technologies. We achieve our clients’ intellectual property objectives by combining a deep understanding of a range of intellectual property law with knowledge of our clients’ industries, including the relevant business and regulatory environments.
We do a host of non-contentious intellectual property work such as:
  • - Matters relating to the filling & registration of intellectual property rights
  • - Enforcement & Dispute Resolution including issuing cease and desist letters to infringers and negotiating settlements
  • - Commercialisation & Licensing

Criminal Law

Being faced with a criminal charge can be a daunting experience for anyone. We are committed to mounting a robust and thorough defence to any charge brought against you. Our team of experienced criminal lawyers which is led by Mr. Kertar Singh, are adept at handling criminal matters as diverse as document-intensive white collar crime to factually challenging sexual, drug and property offences. Quite apart from acting a defence counsel, we have been instructed to have conduct of private prosecutions which are commenced by way of Magistrate’s Complaints.
Our Criminal Practice involves:
  • - Capital Offences
  • - Offences under the Penal Code
  • - Offences under the Moneylender’s Act
  • - Offences under the Companies Act
  • - Offences under the Misuse of Drugs Act
  • - Offences under the Prevention of Corruption Act
  • - Offences investigated by Immigration & Checkpoint Authority, Ministry of Manpower & Customs
  • - Criminal Law Revision Committee
  • - Coroner’s Inquiry
  • - Financial Crimes (White Collar Crime, Fraud etc)
  • - Regulatory Offences
  • - Magistrate’s Complaints, Criminal Mediation & Private Prosecution
  • - Advisory Work

Estate Planning, Probate & Administration

The practice of probate and administration concerns the management and distribution of one's estate after death. When someone dies leaving assets, his or her assets are often frozen pending the deceased's legal representative obtaining a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration. The complexity of the matter is often dependent on whether the deceased had previously drawn up a will. It is often in all parties’ best interest to settle the matter as soon as possible. However, the Court's procedures, documentation and the legal issues relating to such applications may be too daunting and confusing to a layman.
Our services include:
  • - Drafting of Wills
  • - Applying for Grants of Probate & Letters of Administration
  • - Advising and Preparing Lasting Power of Attorneys

Matrimonial / Family Law

Family Law generally includes divorces, and other matters relating to children and the family. When family disputes occur, emotional distress commonly follow. We understand that the difficulty and stress faced by an individual in these situations. As emotional tensions run high, seasoned advisors are necessary to aid the progress of the case, not hindered by the irrationality of anger and grief. We provide support at all stages of matrimonial proceedings.
We provide the services in these fields
  • - Annulment of Marriage
  • - Deed of Separation
  • - Contested Divorces
  • - Uncontested Divorces
  • - Expat Divorces
  • - Maintenance
  • - Custody and Access to Children
  • - Distribution of Matrimonial Assets
  • - Variation of Court Orders
  • - Adoption
  • - Syariah Law

Adoption

Adopting a child is a long term commitment and responsibility. It can be an enriching and fulfilling experience for both parent and child. It is highly rewarding but also challenging. When an adoption order is passed by the court, the child’s legal ties with the biological parents will be severed and the adoptive parents will assume all rights, obligations and responsibilities in the care and education of the child. The gravity of this obligation directly equates to the time and effort that needs to be expended on the relevant processes. However, this can be drastically reduced by employing the right help.

Personal Injury / Accident

Accidents are a part of everyday life. Accidents can lead to many different outcomes including death, injury, and loss of income. Claims in this regard commonly arise from personal injuries caused by various accidents. The term ‘personal injury’ covers a broad range of injury and accident types, from whiplash sustained from a car accident, to a broken ankle from slipping on a pavement, to cerebral palsy caused through medical negligence. A personal injury can be physical or psychological and can have long or short-term effects. Personal injury claims can be complicated and time-consuming, but with the help of specialist lawyers like ourselves, the process can be made much simpler and quicker.