51 Goldhill Plaza #10-01
Singapore, 308900

Telephone:+65 6222 5562

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Characterist LLC is a full-service firm recognised for its work in commercial disputes, insolvency, construction, insurance and white-collar crime matters.

Established in 1978, the firm has experienced strong growth as a result of acquisition of talent in key focus areas. The firm has close relationships with law practices in Asia-Pacific, US, Europe and Canada, enabling the firm to handle international and cross-border litigation and arbitration matters.

The firm acts in a wide variety of commercial disputes, both local and cross-jurisdictional. These include disputes involving worldwide injunctions, fraud, trusts, minority oppression, derivative actions, and the recovery and tracing of assets. The firm has also been involved in a number of high-profile and important decisions, including public-interest cases relating to issues of administrative and constitutional law.

The firm has acted in a number of cases involving the insolvency, judicial management and schemes of arrangement of large companies, both private and publicly-listed.

The firm’s construction practice group is known for its work in high-value and complex disputes, including disputes involving time-delay analysis, SIA and PSSCOC contracts, and the jurisdictional and technical aspects of SOP adjudication.

The firm’s criminal litigation team has extensive experience in matters concerning securities offences, corruption, fraud and international sanctions. Recent cases include the largest case of stock-market manipulation in Singapore, large-scale syndicated casino fraud, and corruption on the part of foreign public officials.

The firm's established insurance and personal injury practice (traffic accident, workplace injury, medical negligence and general negligence claims) has represented some of the biggest international insurers, as well as individuals.

The family law department is well known for its extensive experience in resolving complex disputes, involving cross-border assets and real estate, as well as intricate family trusts and family businesses.

Commercial Litigation/Insurance
Daniel Goh (Managing Director)
Francis Wong (Senior Associate Director)
Criminal Litigation & Advocacy
Adrian Wee (Director)
Cross-Border Litigation & Arbitration
Dominic Chan (Director)  
Family & Matrimonial 
Lie Chin Chin (Managing Director)
Restructuring & Insolvency
Noel Oehlers (Director)