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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 of conducting business.

At CNPLaw, our dispute resolution attorneys are dedicated to providing comprehensive support to our clients throughout the lifecycle of transactions. We proactively work to minimize risk and prevent disputes, but when the need arises, our lawyers collaborate closely with our clients to arrive at a resolution through alternative dispute methods such as arbitration or mediation, or by utilizing the legal system through litigation in civil or criminal courts. With extensive legal expertise and a deep understanding of the Singapore court system, our lawyers have successfully argued cases at all levels, including those that have been documented in the Singapore Law Reports.

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A diverse range of services to meet your legal needs.

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Our dispute resolution litigators handle a wide range of arbitration under the rules of major international arbitration institutions such as the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the Japan Commercial Arbitration Association (JCAA), Vietnam International Arbitration Centre (VIAC), and other key arbitral institutions.

Our lawyers have been successful in the launching and defending of challenges to jurisdiction and also arbitration awards, as well as the effective enforcement of arbitration awards in Singapore.

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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 engineering industry across all sectors, including energy, infrastructure, and development.

One of the key legal issues that may arise in construction projects is contractual disputes. Our team of construction lawyers has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating construction contracts. We are well-versed in identifying and mitigating risks that may arise before, during and after construction projects and ensuring that our clients’ contractual obligations are met.

Another significant legal issue that may arise in construction projects is regulatory compliance. Our construction team is highly familiar with the regulations and laws that govern the construction industry in Singapore, including the Building Control Act and the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act. We work closely with our clients to ensure that they comply with all relevant laws and regulations, thereby mitigating the risks of legal challenges and costly penalties.

In addition to the above, our team of dispute resolution lawyers has significant experience in handling construction-related disputes, including those arising from delays anddefective work. s. We are familiar with the local practices unique to the construction industry and work diligently to resolve disputes in a timely and cost-effective manner.

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Our general litigation practice is primarily business-oriented and involves most types of civil litigation. Our dispute resolution lawyers assist corporate and private clients in their claims and disputes arising from areas such as company law, contract law, construction, family, intellectual property,  probate,  tort, trusts and  on top of others mentioned.

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At CNP, we understand that every challenge presents an opportunity for growth and transformation. Our Insolvency Team was created to provide expert advice and guidance to clients who are facing insolvency issues or need assistance with restructuring their companies.

The team has a wealth of experience in all aspects of insolvency law and has worked on a wide range of cases, from straightforward corporate insolvency matters to complex cross-border insolvency work. We have represented clients at every level of the Court hierarchy on insolvency-related matters.

We take pride in our ability to help our clients turn their businesses around and create viable options for the future. We are committed to providing assistance in the formulation of schemes of arrangement to restructure publicly listed companies and to help them become takeover targets or vehicles for “back-door” listing.

Our clients are diverse and come from various industries, ranging from multinational corporations and public listed companies to financial institutions, small and medium enterprises, and even accountancy practices. We are confident in our ability to deliver results and to help our clients succeed in today’s ever-changing landscape.

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When it comes to handling matters related to matrimonial and family issues, our team of lawyers has the necessary expertise and sensitivity to navigate the unique challenges and complexities that often arise. We understand that these situations can be emotionally charged and are careful to approach each case with the optimal sensitivity and discretion required to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

Our team has acted in contentious divorce and ancillary matters proceedings where the issues relating to finances and property division are high value and complex. Our lawyers work tirelessly to protect our clients’ interests and provide clear guidance and advice at every step of the way. We are committed to ensuring that our clients have a thorough understanding of their legal rights and obligations and are fully informed of their options and potential outcomes.

With the aim of conflict resolution as the primary objective, our team is equipped with mediation skills and experience to assist clients in negotiations and mediation. We have secured the most optimal outcome for our clients tailored to each of their individual needs and interests in many cases through alternative dispute resolution.

Our ultimate goal is to help our clients move forward with confidence and peace of mind, knowing that their legal interests are in capable hands.

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Our lawyers have years of experience in providing commercial advice on governance and professional liability, and acting as counsel in disciplinary proceedings involving medical and legal professionals, and estate agents.

With our hands on knowledge of the legal landscape, we assist in avoiding potential pitfalls and resolving disputes that may arise in the provision of professional services.

Testimonials

With you every step of the way.

At CNPLaw, we believe in going the extra mile for our clients. The testimonials that we receive attest to our belief in building relationships first in every engagement we receive.

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“I have found Mr. Pillai to be knowledgeable, devoted and has a deep care for his clients.”

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“Through the many years of our working with Mr Subramanian Pillai and his team from CNPLaw LLP, I am highly impressed by the high service rendered by CNPLaw LLP and the professional and efficient manner in achieving our company’s objectives. I have no hesitation in referring CNPLaw LLP’s services to our business associates.”

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“We have had the pleasure of working with Mr Subramanian Pillai for more than 10 years on various matters involving construction defects, breaches of by-laws, recovery of debts and employment related matters. Mr Pillai has always been extremely thorough in his communications and his advice and recommendations are on the mark. Most of all, he is one who does not mince his words with respect to his advice. We are grateful for his years of service and would also like to express our thanks to members of his team.”

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“Venetia Tan is one of the partners in the law firm whom I have worked closely with before. I am highly impressed with Venetia because she not only understands that each situation must be handled according to the specifics of the case, she would go the extra mile on the emotional aspect to show conscientious care and concern for her clients with her impeccable service. She always provides adequate important information which is extremely assuring for clients and is also someone who has the knowledge and experience while handling each case.”

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“Venetia provides legal guidance which is very good and clear. This helps us the client to come to a prompt decision much faster and easier. Should I have further legal matters I would like her to be our representative.”

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“Throughout, the advice and recommendations, besides being sound and professional, exhibit strong understanding of our thinking and purpose as well as careful calibration of commercial value. To help us manage the cost of litigation, Venetia and her team planned for time-efficient communications, saving us time and money. Most importantly, what distinguish CNPLaw as a good legal partner is the same as what distinguish a good business partner; to care genuinely about your clients and to think win-win.We are very lucky to have found them and would recommend them to other businesses anytime.”

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“We were especially pleased with Venetia’s detailed knowledge of the subject area and her pragmatic approach to resolving contentious issues.”

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“I am highly impressed with Venetia because she not only understands that each situation must be handled according to the specifics of the case, she would go the extra mile on the emotional aspect to show conscientious care and concern for her clients with her impeccable service. She always provides adequate important information which is extremely assuring for clients and is also someone who has the knowledge and experience.”

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“[Edwin’s] professionalism in this area of work is really outstanding. … [I]t was a great pleasure to work with CNP and I will definitely be recommending you if my friends happen to require any legal assistance.”

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“[Edwin] picked out the main issues very well and explained them to me clearly. His work product … was in my opinion, top notch. …[H]is attitude, professionalism and results were all commendable.”

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“One of Venetia’s defining qualities to me is her humility. Even though her skills and intelligence easily place her on par with the best practitioners in Singapore, Venetia has always remained very down to earth and willing to share her knowledge with those who ask. Never one to sing her own praises, she quietly and diligently works to obtain the best results for her client and places much thought into the welfare of her team. As this is how she works, I have found that it is not necessary for Venetia to try and put her name out there, as those who have worked with her do it on her behalf.”

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“I had the privilege of working alongside Venetia at CNPLaw LLP. She is a true team player who very often placed her own interests aside for the good of those around her. She is incredibly intelligentt which was coupled with her formidable work ethic meant that whoever worked with her learned a lot about what it meant to be a truly good and ethical lawyer in practice. Venetia is an excellent role model for younger lawyers seeking to establish themselves in the industry.”

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“Venetia is professional, amiable, and very responsible. She places service above all else, even her own personal matters. If there ever was a “best lawyer”, she is it. She is the problem solver.”

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“Venetia is hard working, provides clear advise, and is a strong team player. She is accurate, communicative, creative, bright and to the point. She is pleasant to work with.”

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“With a strong focus on construction disputes, CNPLaw LLP is instructed by developers and main contractors on engineering disputes. Key contact Soo Ling See Tow’s varied practice also spans commercial disputes, property litigation, and claims involving IP and family law and probate.”

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Award-winning leader in the legal space.

Over the years, CNPLaw has ranked highly in professional and commercial publications on our ability to help clients purposefully navigate the intricacies of the law.

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CNPLaw's lawyers offer unmatched expertise and unparalleled service to help you navigate every legal challenge.

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Partner

See Tow Soo Ling

Managing Partner, Equity Partner, Management Committee

Lisa Theng

Equity Partner

Subramanian Pillai

Partner

Venetia Tan

Partner

Chia Shengyou, Edwin

Partner

Hu Huimin

Partner

Daphne Tan

Partner

Joel Wee

Associate

Arjun Ravindran

Associate

Keagen Lock

Associate

Shann Liew

Associate

Tan Jin Yi

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