General Litigation



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, defamation, and intellectual property on top of others mentioned.




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    Accolades

    Rankings Received From Professional and Commercial Publications




    • Asialaw Profiles 2021: Recognised for Dispute Resolution

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    • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2021 : Recommended for Dispute Resolution

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    • Benchmark Litigation, 2020 : A Recommended Firm

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    Practice Highlights



    Client Testimonials

    • A client's feedback about Edwin Chia

      “[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.”

       
    • A client's feedback about Edwin Chia

      “[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.”

       
    • Spa Esprit Group's feedback about Venetia Tan

      “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.”

    • Paramount Media's feedback about Venetia Tan

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

    • antics@play's feedback about Venetia Tan

      “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.”

    • Floorspec Pte Ltd's feedback about Venetia Tan

      “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.”

    • A client's feedback about Venetia Tan

      “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.”

    • A client's feedback about Subramanian Pillai

      “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.”

    • A client's feedback about Subramanian Pillai

      “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.”

    • A client's feedback about Subramanian Pillai

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

    • A review provided by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2021 

      “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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    The General Litigation Team




    Lisa Theng-Oct2017

    Managing Partner

      As a managing partner, Lisa sees a need to ensure that our clients see us as their business partner and not as just a legal service provider. Our aim is to provide innovative legal solutions for our clients across Asia with a high level of service and support that will help our clients better manage and succeed in their own businesses.She has been involved with healthcare, oil and gas, manufacturing, engineering, distribution, trading, exhibition, publishing, food and beverage and leisure and entertainment companies on a range of issues. She also regularly works with private equity and venture capital companies and funds.

                



      See Tow Soo Ling - Oct2017

      Partner

        Soo Ling’s main areas of practice are intellectual property and dispute resolution. She has experience in a diverse range of matters such as building construction, company law, commercial law, disciplinary proceedings, employment law, family law, intellectual property, property law, probate & administration and shareholder disputes.

                  



        Subramanian Pillai Partner at CNPLaw

        Partner

        Subra’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. Subra is “Recommended” by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 for the Dispute Resolution practice and had previously acted on the case: Sit Kwong Lam v Management Corporation Strata Title Plan No 2645 [2018] SGCA 14 [2018] 1 SLR 790; [2017] SGHC 57.

                  



        Ravindran Ramasamy Legal Partner at CNPLaw LLP image

        Partner

        Ravi has 32 years of legal experience. He specialises in corporate advisory and provides legal advice to directors and CEOs on laws and rules relating to directors’ duties and corporate governance. He has a wealth of experience in advising local and regional companies on investment agreements, joint ventures, and corporate structures.

             



        Venetia Tan legal Partner at CNPLaw LLP image

        Partner

        Venetia is a disputes lawyer with experience handling international arbitration, litigation and advisory work on international and local commercial disputes, in particular, disputes relating to foreign investments and joint ventures, financing, distributorships, and jurisdictional challenges. Venetia was listed as Singapore’s 20 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under in 2018 by the Singapore Business Review and previously acted for a venture capitalist in his claim for above US$5 million.

                  



        Edwin Chia Partner at CNPLaw LLP

        Partner

        Edwin’s practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, disciplinary proceedings, wills and probate, shareholders’ disputes, and employment matters. He has been involved in matters at all levels of the Singapore Courts (including the Court of Appeal), and has acted as lead counsel in matters before the High Court of Singapore and disciplinary tribunals (as prosecuting counsel). Edwin previously acted for a defendant in its defence against claims for breach of fiduciary duties and conspiracy by unlawful means.

                  



        Sharleen Eio Senior Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP image

        Senior Associate

        Sharleen has experience in a wide spectrum of legal advisory and disputes work, with a focus on civil and corporate commercial litigation. She has advised and represented a number of international companies and high net-worth individuals in complex cross-border disputes. Her experience also includes regulatory and investigatory work and employment law. Sharleen previously acted for a group of companies based in Singapore, the British Virgin Islands and Panama in one of the largest trust disputes in the Singapore Courts concerning the beneficial ownership of assets valued at between US$600 and US$800 million over a 49-day trial.

                  



        Hu Huimin Senior Associate at CNPLaw

        Senior Associate

        Huimin is a Senior Associate with the firm’s Dispute Resolution team and Family Law team. She was called to the Singapore bar in 2012. Her main area of practice is general civil and commercial litigation. She has been involved in various civil trials and hearings before the State Courts, the High Court and the Court of Appeal of Singapore.

                  



        Joel Wee Senior Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP

        Senior Associate

        Joel joined CNPLaw in 2017 and is in the firm’s Dispute Resolution team. He has experience in a diverse range of litigation and estate planning work including the drafting of wills and probate work. Joel previously acted on the case: Sit Kwong Lam v Management Corporation Strata Title Plan No 2645 [2018] SGCA 14 [2018] 1 SLR 790; [2017] SGHC 57.

             

        Jovey Tan

        Senior Associate

        Jovey is a Senior Associate in the Real Estate Practice Group. His main areas of practice lies in Real Estate and Family Law. Jovey had previously acted and advised clients from both the corporate and retail sector. He has also represented most Banks & Financial Institutions in Singapore and the CPF Board. Apart from Real Estate Practice, Jovey has experience in both General Litigation and Divorce.

             



        Edwyna Ong Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP

        Associate

          Edwyna is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution team. Her practice experience includes litigation and advisory work on international and local commercial disputes, in particular, disputes relating to foreign investments and joint ventures.

                    



          ervin roe is an associate at CNPLaw

          Associate

            Ervin is an associate in the Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure Projects team. He advises on matters related to civil and commercial litigation and regularly acts for clients in construction projects and insolvency disputes.

                 



            Yangyou

            Associate

              Yangyou is an associate in firm’s Dispute Resolution Group. He graduated from the Singapore Management University in 2018 and was called to the Singapore bar in 2019. His main area of practice is general civil and commercial litigation. Yangyou has been involved in multiple cases before the State Courts, Family Justice Courts, and the High Court.

                   




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