Wills and Trusts



Having a will enables one to go further than just providing for one’s family at present. It ensures that upon one’s demise, the selected people will get the amount dictated, and the appointed person will be put in charge of the assets to distribute them according to one’s wishes.

Making a will need not be difficult nor time-consuming. Our fast track wills system eases the will-making process, making it focused on addressing the requirements of our clients in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Nonetheless, we are mindful that each will is unique and has to be tailored to the specific needs of the client. Clients are therefore invited to discuss their plans with us so that we can ensure their will covers the different classes of assets and beneficiaries in accordance with their wishes.

We also regularly advise and assist clients with the setting up of trusts for various purposes, ranging from protection of assets from creditors to ring-fencing the assets from probate proceedings.



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Lasting Power of Attorney: Take Control of Your Affairs Tomorrow, Now

Lasting Power of Attorney: Take Control of Your Affairs Tomorrow, Now

The fact is that there is presently no cure for dementia. Early diagnosis and treatment may slow down the symptoms but it will not halt the progression of the disease. In addition to this, mental incapacity could also occur in a split second through sudden illnesses, medical complications from surgery or even accidents that render one comatose. It is high time to give serious thought to making a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA). Find out what LPA is and how you can benefit from it.

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The Wills and Trusts Team




Quek Li Fei Legal Partner at CNPLaw LLP image

Partner

In addition to Li Fei’s experience in acting for banks on varied transactions and in general corporate law, he also helps individuals in estate planning, including the legal aspects of wealth management, advising on and setting up trusts and off-shore structures to secure their future and the future of their families. Li Fei is “Recommended” by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020. Find out more about Li Fei and the wills and trusts deals he was involved in, one in particular – CNPLaw advised a family on setting up a family protective trust.

          



Chan Wai Mun Partner at CNPLaw LLP

Partner

Wai Mun heads the firm’s real estate team and is also a member of the family practice team. He has more than 10 years of experience in litigation and commercial work.

     



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).

          



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.

     



Hu Huimin Senior Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP

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. Find out more about Huimin and read about the CNPupdate articles that she has contributed, showcasing her expertise in this field of practice, one in particular – Amendments to the Mental Capacity Act.

          



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. Find out more about Joel and the CNPupdate articles that he has contributed which showcase his expertise in this field of practice, one in particular – Lasting Power of Attorney: Take Control of Your Affairs Tomorrow, Now.

     



Liew Lorraine is an Associate at CNPLaw LLP

Senior Associate

Lorraine is experienced in advising clients, comprising start-ups and SMEs to multinational firms, on general corporate legal matters, including compliance with applicable laws such as personal data protection and employment/immigration.

          



Laura Lim legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP image

Associate

Laura has been involved in various lease reviews for commercial properties and advised clients in relation to acquisitions of residential and industrial properties. Presently, her main areas of practice are in corporate real estate and retail conveyancing.