Date Published: 21 January 2021
CNPLaw LLP is pleased to announce that two of our lawyers, Mr Edwin Chia and Ms Hazel Ho, have been listed as Singapore’s 21 Most Influential Lawyers Aged 40 and Under in 2020 by the Singapore Business Review (“SBR”). They were selected from hundreds of nominees based on thought leadership, influence and success.
CNPLaw’s Managing Partner, Ms Lisa Theng congratulates Edwin and Hazel for their accomplishment, and have the following testimonials to share about the two lawyers:
- “Edwin Chia is an outstanding individual who deserves to be recognised for his work. He is a counsel of choice in the areas of Dispute Resolution and Private Client Practice. Edwin is an advocate who strategizes for and with his clients and is a meticulous practitioner with an eye for details. He is effectively bilingual, and is often called upon to advise high net worth clients who are more proficient in Chinese and clients from China. To his colleagues and many of his clients, Edwin is often described as a humble yet confident lawyer who listens to the needs of others.”
- “Hazel Ho is an excellent M&A and corporate lawyer and am glad she is recognised for her achievements. Hazel is highly intelligent and has an impressive professional track record, having advised on a myriad of significant transactions, including high-profile multi-million-dollar deals. She is client centric in her approach to practice and has an ability to articulate complex legal issues in a way that clients can understand and is able to help clients achieve their intended business objectives quickly. Hazel has a bubbly personality and many clients and colleagues enjoy working with her.”
The ranking is now on its seventh year. SBR recognises Singapore’s 21 legal elites specialising in matters such as mergers and acquisitions (M&A), criminal litigation, international arbitration and dispute resolution, with expertise in areas ranging from banking to white collar crime.
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).
Being a corporate lawyer is more than just translating legalese and churning out documents based on clients’ instructions. Our corporate lawyers understand that their role extends far beyond what is commonly expected. We seek to explore the spectrum of options with our clients and tailor an approach to suit each client’s personality and commercial needs. This is why our corporate lawyers are always keen to learn more than just a client’s business and industry; we want to understand the character of the business through its story and the parties involved in building it.
At CNPLaw, we aim to forge relationships beyond one-time transactions. We are committed to helping our clients grow their businesses, and play a part in its success.
With globalisation providing not only a myriad of opportunities but also increased challenges in dealing with the various stakeholders, disputes are bound to arise in the normal course of businesses and transactions.
At CNPLaw, our dispute resolution lawyers seek to provide support to our clients through the lifecycle of transactions. At the very beginning, we seek to mitigate risk and avoid disputes. However, should it transpire to the latter, our lawyers work closely with our clients to either resolve the matter through alternative dispute resolution matters like arbitration and mediation, or through litigating the matter, either in the civil or criminal courts. We have extensive legal experience at every level of the Singapore courts of justice, and our lawyers have appeared in a number of cases reported in the Singapore Law Reports.