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B R LAW CORPORATION

About us

In an increasingly robust and cosmopolitan economy accompanied by the evolving nature and scope of commercial transactions, our approach to litigation is grounded on our clients’ trust in our ability to manage their complex commercial disputes, whether domestic or international and regardless of the subject matter. We understand the difficulties and risks of running an international business and we perceive litigation as playing an instrumental role in the prevention and resolution of those risks.

Yet we recognise that protracted litigation can sometimes result in Pyrrhic victories or jeopardise commercial relationships. We provide practical, bespoke solutions tailored to our clients’ business objectives by assessing the risk and cost of litigation against the relative benefits of mediation or settlement.

Litigation was the foundation of our law practice when it began and continues to be a major practice today despite our expansion and establishment in various other disciplines. Our litigation partners are dynamic and each equipped with at least 26 years of experience in wide-ranging areas of commercial matters. We offer a combination of legal insight, industry knowledge and practical business sense necessary to help our clients prevail.

We represent clients at any stage of a dispute in every industry sector.

Our Lawyers

Foo Soon Yien

Contact:
DID: +65 6394 7688
Main: +65 6899 9888
Mobile: +9236 6817
E-mail: foosoonyien@brlawcorp.com

Foo Soon Yien

Founding & Senior Director

Qualification:
LL.B (Hons), National University of Singapore

Year of Admission:
Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore (1986)

Areas of Practice:
Civil, Commercial, Probate, Estate, Trust, Employment
Property, Family Litigation and Dispute Resolution

With more than 35 years of legal practice, Soon Yien has advised and acted:

  1. in a wide range of dispute matters ranging from those involving property transactions, estate, wills, trust, directors’ matters, shareholder’s matters, construction claims, divorces, negligence;
  2. for clients of high net worth to the man in the street.

She has made her mark in taking novel legal arguments not only to courts of original jurisdiction but to appellate courts including the Court of Appeal. Some of them include:

  • acting for a foreign corporation in expunging a registered trademark which was heard in the Court of Appeal and subsequently cited as precedent for trade mark cases: Karrimor International Ltd v Ho Chong Fun t/a Ah Hwa Trading Co [1989] SLR 801;

  • acting for a seller in a landmark property case which was heard in the Court of Appeal and set the law on whether unauthorized works to properties constituted defect in title: Huang Ching Hwee v Heng Kay Poh & Anor [1990] SLR 1220 (Also reported in Straits Times 18 November 1992);

  • acting in an environment issue avoiding forfeiture orders which relied on a lacuna in the Environmental Public Health Act which led to an amendment in the Act and judgement was reproduced in an eminent publication of the then Singapore Chief Justice Yong Pung How: Toh Teong Seng v PP [1995] 2 SLR 273 (Reported in the Singapore Law Gazette July 1995, Academy Digest issue 8/95, Speeches and Judgements of the Singapore Chief Justice Yong Pung How and the Straits Times 14 April 1995);

  • acting for a mother-in-law in intervening where the husband is contending that the property legally owned by her constituted a matrimonial asset. This case was decided by 5 Court of Appeal judges on the jurisdiction of the Family Justice Courts / Family Division of High Court: see UDA v UDB and another [2018] SGCA 20 (Reported in the Straits Times 26 April 2018) (Family Law, matrimonial assets, jurisdiction of Family Justice Courts / Family Division of High Court)

and many other cases which can be found in www.brlawcorp.com

Ponnampalam Sivakumar

Contact:
DID: +65 6394 7856
Main: +65 6899 9888
E-mail: siva@brlawcorp.com

Ponnampalam Sivakumar

Director

Qualification:
LL.B (Hons), National University of Singapore

Year of Admission:
Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore (1991)

P. Sivakumar has been in practice for more than 30 years. He is an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and a registered Singapore Patent Agent. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (U.K.) and a member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

His practice specialties are corporate and commercial law, criminal law, intellectual property, information technology and media, tortious claims, insurance, employment, immigration and tax law. He has represented a diverse array of local and multinational clients in civil litigation and arbitration.

He has advised on block chain technology related matters as well as rendered opinions on coin offerings.

He has advised high net worth individuals and families on legal issues related to wealth planning and the setting up of trusts and family offices.

In his corporate and commercial practice he has been involved in advising on the setting up of tax effective business structures and on mergers and acquisitions. He has advised on various aspects of corporate governance issues including anti-trust, consumer protection and product liability. He has conducted programs for clients including financial institutions relating to personal data protection and privacy. He has advised on the sale and purchase of businesses and shares and has drafted documentation of various types of corporate financing structures including redeemable preference shares and convertible bonds.

Aside from contentious matters, Sivakumar also assists his clients in the drafting and review of their agreements relating to commercial transactions and intellectual property, including distributorships, franchises and licensing.

Sivakumar has been involved in advising local and multinational companies on various aspects of employment law including the drafting of template employment contracts as well as individualised employment contracts for key appointment holders.

With Sivakumar’s extensive corporate, finance and disputes expertise, he has advised and acted for liquidators in both compulsory and voluntary liquidation proceedings, including on issues such as directors’ duties, insolvent trading, and potential dissipation of assets. He has also advised and acted in proceedings with cross-border elements, having advised liquidators and creditors on the recovery of assets across jurisdictions.

Sivakumar has been a speaker at various conferences and forums on legal issues both locally and overseas.

Daniel Loh

Contact:
DID: +65 6394 7686
Main: +65 6899 9888
E-mail: danielloh@brlawcorp.com

Daniel Loh

Director

Qualification:
LL.B (Hons), National University of Singapore

Year of Admission:
Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore (2010)

Daniel is a general litigation lawyer, with a substantial practice in family law.

Called to the Singapore Bar since 2010, he has undertaken a wide and diverse range of contentious and non-contentious matters in the following areas:

  • Civil and commercial claims, litigation and arbitration – with disputes ranging from land law to MCST, company law, shareholders’ disputes, partnership, sale of goods, provision of services, construction, debt recovery, insolvency, bankruptcy, hire-purchase, leasing & hiring agreements, employment, immigration, motor accidents, personal injuries, work injury compensation and insurance;
  • Matrimonial proceedings at the High Court and the Family Court;
  • Criminal Defence;
  • Probate & Administration;
  • Mental capacity applications;
  • Adoption applications;
  • Conveyancing; and
  • Drafting, reviewing and advising upon contracts, sale and purchase of shares agreements, licensing agreement, tenancies, wills, trust deeds, deeds of family arrangement, deeds of separation, lasting power of attorney, power of attorney, etc.

Similarly, Daniel has acted for a diverse range of clients; from institutions, shopping malls and insurers to HDB heartlanders and mum-and-pop businesses.