Consumer Laws and Product Liability

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Consumer Laws and Product Liability

Published: 11 December 2020

Speaking at the event:  Subramanian Pillai.

Assisting Subramanian: Yeoh Tze Ning

On Thursday, 10 December 2020, our co-panellists discussed how legal protections to consumers affect the conduct of business by e-commerce companies in India, businesses in Singapore, the UK and the US. The panel discussed which primary regulatory impediments face these companies and how consumer laws and product liability issues in their jurisdictions affect foreign companies setting up there. We explored the rules and regulations governing the conduct of these businesses around the globe.

A copy of the slides shared by Subramanian can be accessed below.

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Subramanian Pillai Partner at CNPLaw

Mr Pillai’s practice has been primarily in the field of commercial litigation and arbitration. He heads the firm’s International Arbitration and Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure teams.

He has had an active commercial litigation practice for the last 26 years, he regularly advises and represents publicly listed companies, multi-national corporations and high net worth individuals in a variety of corporate and commercial disputes in the High Court and the Court of Appeal in Singapore.

As an accredited Arbitrator and experienced Arbitration Counsel, he has also advised and represented clients in several international arbitrations such as clients from the Middle East, India, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.


Tze Ning is an associate with the Corporate Advisory Practice Group and has assisted with various corporate and commercial transactions. Her main areas of practice include cross border M&As and joint ventures, private equity and general corporate advisory matters. Tze Ning holds a Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore. She is also a SIMI-accredited Mediator. Tze Ning assisted Subramanian in preparing the materials he presented for this webinar.

With globalisation providing not only a myriad of opportunities but also increased challenges in dealing with the various stakeholders, disputes are bound to arise in the normal course of businesses and transactions.

At CNPLaw, our dispute resolution lawyers seek to provide support to our clients through the lifecycle of transactions. At the very beginning, we seek to mitigate risk and avoid disputes. However, should it transpire to the latter, our lawyers work closely with our clients to either resolve the matter through alternative dispute resolution matters like arbitration and mediation, or through litigating the matter, either in the civil or criminal courts. We have extensive legal experience at every level of the Singapore courts of justice, and our lawyers have appeared in a number of cases reported in the Singapore Law Reports.

    Practice Area: Dispute Resolution