SEE TOW Soo Ling 

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Soo Ling is the deputy head of the dispute resolution practice group and heads the intellectual property practice group. She has been in practice since 1991 and has been with the firm since 2006. 

Her practice experience consists of a diverse range of matters including building construction, company law, commercial law, disciplinary proceedings, employment law, family law, intellectual property, property law, probate & administration and shareholder disputes.

Soo Ling graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1990 and was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1991.

She is a recommended lawyer for Dispute Resolution and Intellectual Property practices in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 2017 publication and for the first time as a Leading IP professional for Prosecution and Strategy in the World Trademark Review 2017 publication.

Practice Experience


  • Acting for several foreign companies in enforcing a foreign arbitration award in relation to sale of company shares

  • Acting for a foreign company in suing on a foreign judgment for damages on infringement of Intellectual Property rights

  • Acting for a local company in claims against a foreign company for breach of joint venture agreement for a infrastructure project overseas

  • Representing investors in claims against an international bank for losses suffered in purchasing structured products

  • Acting for MCST in claims against project manager and main contractor for breach of contract

  • Acted members of Committee of Persons and Estate to seek an account from other members;

  • Acted for a foreign company in an arbitration before the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) in respect of a multi-million investment dispute with a major International bank.

  • Acted for a foreign company in commencing enforcement proceedings for injunctive reliefs and damages against a Singapore company.

  • Acted for main and sub contractors in respect of mechanical and engineering work done for MRT system North East Line

  • Acted for main contractors in building construction disputes relating to condominium projects and commercial properties

  • Acted for a developer and architect in a dispute concerning the construction contract

  • Acted for a computer software company in the High Court and Court of Appeal case of Chartered Electronic Industries Pte. Ltd v Comtech IT.  The case related to a breach of contract for the supply of computer equipment and accessories and was later reported in the Singapore Law Reports

  • Acted for a beneficiary in a contentious probate matter concerning   assets worth multiple millions spanning several jurisdictions

  • Acted for a minority shareholder in an action against majority shareholders for  minority oppression under the Companies Act

  • Acted for a director in a  derivative action under the Companies Act

  • Acted for a director/shareholder in resisting a contentious compulsory winding up of company

  • Advising  a Japanese multinational company on its employment issues and represented the company against various employees in the courts

  • Advising a multinational company on employments issues relating to restrictive covenants, confidentiality, cessation of employment etc.

  • Acted for a multinational company in defending an action by a high ranking ex-employee for wrongful termination

  • Acted for a multinational company in recovering sums misappropriated by the ex-director

  • Acting for an individual in the defence of claims for breach of trust

  • Acting for a professional body in disciplinary proceedings against a member

  • Acted in disputes between shareholders involving joint venture agreements between Singapore and Chinese parties

  • Defending a multinational company in an internet defamation suit

  • Acted for a Hong Kong company in seeking injunctive relief against a Singapore company in a distributorship agreement

  • Acted for a Hong Kong company in arbitration proceedings in respect of breaches of the distributorship agreement

  • Advised a multinational group of companies in the publishing business on measures to transfer and preserve IP rights in a group reorganization exercise

  • Acted for a publishing company in defending allegations of copyright infringement in children’s assessment books

  • Acting for a well-known Singapore night club in taking action against parties misappropriating their brand name and trade marks in several countries

  • Acting for a client in acquiring the brand of a well-known Singapore wine distributor, and securing registration of these rights in various other jurisdictions

  • Acting for clients in prosecuting applications to register trade marks, designs and patents in Singapore as well as worldwide, through our network of foreign associate firms.

  • Advising clients in defending allegations of IPR infringement