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Tan Kok Quan Partnership

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Managing Partners: Marina Chin, Eddee Ng
Number of partners: 10
Number of lawyers: 30
Languages: English, Malay, Mandarin, Tamil

Firm Overview: The firm has a wealth of experience in handling a broad and diverse spectrum of cases. Over the years, it has earned a stellar reputation for the quality of its work so much so that its reputation speaks for itself.

The firm’s principal founder and first managing partner was Tan Kok Quan, Senior Counsel, a well-respected litigator who was among the first batch of lawyers to be appointed senior counsel in Singapore. From 2007 to early 2015, the firm was helmed by Kannan Ramesh, Senior Counsel, the first senior counsel to be groomed from within the firm and under whose stewardship, the firm grew to become one of the leading legal practices in Singapore.

Today, the firm enjoys a reputation for top-quality legal services, with recognition for its lawyers coming in the form of accolades and citations in leading legal publications, references from clients and the number of landmark cases its lawyers have been involved in.

Main Areas of Practice:

The firm’s disputes practice comprises highly motivated lawyers who combine intellectual rigour with strategy and pragmatism to deliver legal solutions to its clients. Effectiveness and efficiency are its hallmark qualities. With its wealth of experience, this practice is frequently mandated to handle precedent setting matters. It is also well versed in the various arbitration rules published by leading arbitral bodies. Its lawyers contest both domestic and international arbitrations.
Contact: Marina Chin, Eddee Ng
Tel: +65 6496 9510, +65 6496 9540
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Insolvency, Restructuring and Investigations:
The firm has a strong team of experienced practitioners who are capable of advising all types of stakeholders on the full spectrum of issues that arise from the implementation of judicial management/schemes of arrangement, liquidation of companies and complex cross-border restructuring and insolvencies, including related investigations that may arise.
Contact: Eddee Ng, Paul Seah
Tel: +65 6496 9540, +65 6496 9512
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Infrastructure and Projects:
Clients can look to the firm for timely, innovative and bespoke solutions incorporating best industry practices. The firm has advised on a wide spectrum of issues that arise during the life-cycle of infrastructure projects, including feasibility studies, procurement and project delivery, financing, construction, and legislative and regulatory requirements.
Contact: Karam Singh Parmar, Eddee Ng
Tel: +65 6496 9541, +65 6496 9540
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Banking and Finance:
The team members have a deep understanding of the financing and security structures typically used and issues faced in project finance, acquisition finance, syndicated lending and trade finance transactions. Clients benefit from the firm’s extensive experience advising commercial banks, multilateral finance institutions, borrowers and sponsors across numerous industry sectors and jurisdictions in Asia, the Middle East and the UK.
Contact: Lawrence Low
Tel: +65 6496 9537
Email: [email protected]

Corporate and Commercial:
The firm has experience in handling crossborder transactions and are no strangers to managing negotiations for clients at every step of the process. The team advises local and foreign investors in their commercial ventures, whether through collaboration, strategic alliances or joint ventures, acquisition of businesses and assets, and/or by way of franchise and licence agreements.
Contact: Li Li Choo
Tel: +65 6496 9239
Email: [email protected]

The firm has an established insurance practice group, specialising in insurance litigation and advisory work. Working closely with a wide range of experts from different disciplines, the firm represents a wide base of insurers and handles claims involving all classes of insurance. The firm also specialises in road traffic claims and has acted in some of Singapore’s largest personal injury claims with excellent results. It is the first law firm in Singapore to introduce the use of bio-mechanic experts in dealing with whiplash claims.
Contact: Weng Kie Teo, Christopher Fernandez
Tel: +65 6496 9527, +65 6496 9519
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Real Estate:
The firm acts for corporations, public listed companies, statutory boards, financial institutions and property developers in the entire gamut of real estate work involving residential property, commercial complexes, industrial buildings, en-bloc sales and purchases, leases and real estate investment trusts.
Contact: Su Ean Tan
Tel: +65 6496 9531
Email: [email protected]