Sharleen EIO

Sharleen Eio Senior Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP image



Sharleen Eio is a Partner in the firm’s Dispute Resolution team and Professional Liability team.

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.

A firm believer in giving back to the community, Sharleen has also worked with the Humanitarian Organisation for Migration Economics to advise and represent migrant workers on a pro bono basis.



  • Compania De Navegacion Palomar, S.A. and others v Ernest Ferdinand Perez De La Sala and another matter [2017] SGHC 14: 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.
  • Successfully acted as lead counsel in a landmark case before the High Court in Liu Huaixi v Haniffa Pte Ltd [2017] SGHC 270, which for the first time addressed the legal status of the In-Principle Letter submitted by employers to the Ministry of Manpower. This case was a big victory for migrant workers in Singapore and was reported by the national media and several non-governmental organisations assisting migrant workers.
  • AYW v AYX [2016] 1 SLR 1183: Acted for a prominent Singaporean school in successfully obtaining a striking out of an entire claim against the school. This case was widely reported in the national media.
  • Successfully obtained a stay of proceedings in the High Court on the basis of forum non-conveniens, in respect of a claim for shares valued at approximately S$50 million.
  • Acted for a group of companies in a conspiracy claim in the High Court for approximately S$35 million.
  • Acted for a minority shareholder in minority oppression proceedings worth approximately S$30 million, where various injunctions and an order for rectification of the company’s register of directors, managers, secretaries and auditors were successfully obtained.