Employment disputes are usually sensitive in nature, emotionally charged and can affect the reputation of the parties involved. While knowledge of the applicable employment laws and regulations is important, we recognise that empathy is key to being effective in this area of practice and we have considerable experience advising a range of clients, including listed and private companies and directors, on a spectrum of employment disputes, such as breaches of contract, wrongful dismissals, breach of fiduciary duties, and the enforcement of non-compete covenants.
Rankings Received From Professional and Commercial Publications In 2020
The Singapore High Court, in its recent decision in Public Prosecutor v Jurong Country Club and another appeal  SGHC 150 (“PP v JCC”), reviewed the test for determining whether a particular person providing a specific service is an employee or an independent contractor. The background of the case and the decision of the Singapore High Court in respect of the above test are summarised below.
The Employment Disputes Team
Pradeep acts for corporations, whether they are private or listed companies, on all aspects of their business including advice and drafting of documentation on investments, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and restructurings. With Pradeep co-heading the Employment and Immigration team, The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 has commented that CNPLaw has “a solid reputation” for assisting local and foreign clients, who are employers or employees, with a range of issues.
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. For 2020, Soo Ling is recommended for Dispute Resolution. Find out more about Soo Ling by viewing her profile and read an article of hers about employment, one in particular – Case Update: Quality Assurance Management Asia Pte Ltd v Zhang Qing and others  SGHC 96.
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.
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).
Sharleen has experience in a wide spectrum of legal advisory and disputes work. She has advised and represented a number of international companies and high net-worth individuals in complex cross-border disputes. Sharleen successfully acted as lead counsel in a landmark case before the High Court in Liu Huaixi v Haniffa Pte Ltd  SGHC 270, which for the first time addressed the legal status of the In-Principle Letter submitted by employers to the Ministry of Manpower.
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. Find out more about Soo Ling by viewing her profile and read an article of hers about employment, one in particular – The Enforceability of a Forfeiture-for-Competition clause in an Employment Contract.