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Daphne Tan

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Daphne is a Partner of the firm. She helps clients resolve cases involving complex fact scenarios in corporate, commercial, and contractual disputes in various sectors, whether through litigation, arbitration, or mediation. As a trained mediation advocate, she actively explores the potential amicable resolution of disputes via “win-win” outcomes. In court and arbitration, her focus is to ensure her clients are well-informed and prepared for the risks involved.

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No matter the complexity or intricacies of your legal challenge, Daphne and CNPLaw can assist you. Submit an enquiry now.

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Dispute Resolution

With the global landscape presenting a wealth of opportunities and an equal measure of difficulties in navigating relationships with stakeholders, it is inevitable that disputes will arise in the course

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Construction

Construction projects involve numerous legal issues that require expert advice and support. Our firm’s construction team has a broad understanding of the legal complexities that arise in the construction and

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General Litigation

Our general litigation practice is primarily business-oriented and involves most types of civil

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Arbitration

Our dispute resolution litigators handle a wide range of arbitration under the

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Insolvency

At CNP, we understand that every challenge presents an opportunity for growth and transformation. Our Insolvency Team was created to provide expert advice and

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“We worked approximately 3 years with the team. Throughout these 3 years, we find the team … meticulous, especially Daphne, never missing a single piece of evidence either from the [opponent] or from our side. This to me is one of the crucial components in helping us to win the case.”

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Advising clients in creditors’ claims against insolvent companies and in ascertaining potential causes of action against directors of insolvent companies.

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Advising clients on the prospects of setting aside arbitral awards in Singapore.

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Advising founders in relation to hostile shareholder manoeuvres and threatened litigation, resulting in hostile shareholder exit for nominal sum.

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ARBITRATION

Representing clients in various domestic and international arbitrations under the SIAC rules and in mediations under the Arb-Med-Arb protocol across the semiconductor, manufacturing, and construction sectors.

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ARBITRATION

Acting for a client in a domestic arbitration involving the vitiation of a contract with a total quantum in dispute of approximately S$8 million.

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Acting for a client in a multi-party arbitration involving alleged defects in a good-class bungalow in Singapore; and acting for various clients in commencing and defending against adjudication applications.

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Acting for a client in an international arbitration involving the international sale of goods with a total quantum in dispute of over US$22 million. Client’s exposure was reduced to approximately US$1.5 million.

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LITIGATION

Acting for various clients in minority oppression actions against majority shareholders and controlling directors, including on the basis that the client’s employment was terminated as an act of oppression, and defending clients in breach of employment claims commenced by the hostile party.

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Acting for a client in obtaining leave to commence statutory derivative action against a company’s majority shareholder and director.

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Acting for a private client in a family trust dispute involving substantial assets.

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Acting for a client in a claim involving the sale of goods, and obtaining a mandatory injunction to permit the client’s appointed expert to inspect the goods sold for alleged defects.

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MEDIATION

Representing clients in mediations conducted under the SMC Rules in various contractual, company, commercial, shareholder, and construction-related disputes, including under the Arb-Med-Arb Protocol administered by the SIMC.

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Daphne Tan's latest insights

Daphne authors publications that guide readers about specific areas of the law. Read on to find out more.

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The right of oppressed minority shareholders to a buy-out order when the financial condition of the company has been obscured by the minority’s oppressors
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Rules of Court 2021: scope and application, and the endorsement, service, validity, and extension of the originating claim
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Corporate insolvency, restructuring, and recovery in the COVID-19 world – part 2
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Corporate Insolvency, Restructuring, and Recovery in the COVID-19 world – Part 1
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Indonesian investment updates – A quick introduction to Indonesian labour law
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Critical issues in construction: COVID-19, its impact on construction companies, and the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020
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The difference between a warranty, an indemnity and a condition
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How to use the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act to protect you and your business from an economic downturn
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Indonesia investment updates – Corporate governance in Indonesia: what you need to know about the Board of Directors and Board of Commissioners
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An Overview of the Recent Amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act
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Indonesia investment updates – Establishing a presence in Indonesia: what you need to know
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A quick reference guide for companies in financial distress
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Construction Adjudication – The commencement of the amendments to the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act and Regulations
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Building & Construction Adjudication – 2019 Court of Appeal decision in Far East Square Pte Ltd v Yau Lee Construction (Singapore) Pte Ltd
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Indonesia investment updates – A snapshot of the investment laws and regulations of Indonesia, with a particular focus on those applicable to foreign investments in the food and beverage industry
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