Dispute resolution

CNPLaw’s dispute resolution team of nine partners has extensive experience in all aspects of civil litigation and alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation. The team focuses on corporate and commercial litigation, construction, employment and family-related disputes. It has a solid track record of handling matters in various industry sectors, including consumer product manufacturing, financial services, real estate, construction and professional regulatory bodies. This year the firm climbs up a notch in the rankings in the commercial and transactions, family and matrimonial and private client tables.

Key partners for commercial disputes include Lisa Theng, Soo Ling See Tow, Ravindran Ramasamy, Subramanian Pillai, Jimmy Yap, Venetia Tan and Edwin Chia. They are all active in a broad range of matters including shareholder disputes, defamation, international trade, business finance and contractual claims, as well as wills and probate. For family and private wealth matters, partners Huimin Hu and Daniel Koh are the main contacts.

In one highlight during the research period, the team was successful for CJA as the appellant in an appeal against a High Court decision that set aside parts of a final award under the SIAC. This case centred on important legal questions involving arbitration law, such as ascertaining what the sources are that determine the tribunal’s jurisdiction; and when a tribunal’s decision can be said to be in excess of such jurisdiction and liable to be set aside under the International Arbitration Act.

The construction team defended a homeowner against a construction adjudication application lodged against him by his contractor. It also acted for a subcontractor claiming against the main contractor for progress payment for work done by way of adjudication application.