Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

The Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group consists of 2 arms: The General Litigation arm headed by Mr Sean Lim Thian Siong, and the Insurance Litigation arm headed by Mr Tang Chi Loong. The other lawyers in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group are Ms Tan E-Fang (Partner), Mr Gong Chin Nam, Mr Mohd Zikri B Mohd Muzammil, Ms Marilyn Ho Su Fen and Mr Andrew Patrick Hill.

The mainstay of the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group is corporate commercial litigation but this practice group is capable of handling a broad spectrum of work, including matters involving contract, tort (negligence), company and commercial law, land law, landlord and tenants, banking, insolvency and insurance law.

Below is a summary listing of the types of work managed by the Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group:

  • Acting for banks and financial institutions for claims ranging from simple debt-collection matters (eg. overdraft facilities, credit card claims) and hire purchase financing claims to the more complicated secured or cross-securitised facilities (eg. mortgages, debentures, letters of credit / trust-receipts, guarantees, etc); we presently sit on the panel of lawyers for two out of three major local banks handling their Collection matters;

  • Acting for insurance companies in insurance related matters such as motor claims, workmen compensation claims, general insurance matters and claims on performance bonds;

  • Acting for stock broking companies to claim against defaulting customers;

  • Acting for factoring companies in the recovery of debts;

  • Acting for management corporations in claims against subsidiary proprietors for outstanding maintenance charges and fees;

  • Acting for building owners and landlords to recover rentals owed by the tenants; and

  • Acting for construction service and equipment suppliers to claim for amounts due from developers or other contractors.

The Firm also specialises in handling Insurance and Accident claims involving motor vehicles and third-party insurance and personal injury claims. In this regard, the Firm is being instructed by public-listed transportation companies and established insurance companies.

Included in the Firm’s general civil litigation work are matrimonial as well as administration of estate and other probate matters.