For over 30 years our people have forged a reputation for championing our clients' interests. We have represented major corporations, emerging enterprises and prominent families and individuals, sharing the belief that experience and empathy go hand in hand.
Our founding partners began their careers as legal and judicial officers in the Singapore legal service before moving to private practice. Over the last three decades, they have steadily built a comprehensive practice beyond litigation. We now offer a spectrum of legal-related services that includes corporate, commercial, intellectual property, technology, sports and media, and data protection matters.
Yet something that has not changed over the years is our culture of loyalty and tenacity. Our firm is partner-driven and offers accessible legal expertise with a personal touch. We continue to build enduring relationships with our clients. And, because litigation remains at the heart of our practice, we celebrate a culture of striving to prevail against the odds.
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Conveyancing, Landlord & Tenant
Our conveyancing practice advises on and handles all aspects of property transactions in Singapore. Our diverse practice encompasses not only transactions dealing with HDBs and private properties, but also corporate-related real estate transactions. Our friendly and helpful staff coupled with our long-standing practice has enabled us to establish and develop a wide base of clientele which includes retail clients, investors, and developers. We take pride in constantly improving ourselves to keep abreast of new developments in the law, and tackling new challenges.
As a full-service law firm, we are able to communicate efficiently with other departments to effectively complement our conveyancing and property practice. We can assist with the preparation and execution of Power of Attorneys, Wills and Probate and Administration of Estate. Backed by a dynamic team of dedicated specialists, our Conveyancing Department will continue to meet the ever-changing needs of our clients.
|Mr Bernard Doray|
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Bernard is the managing-director of the law corporation. He worked for the Singapore Legal Service from 1976 to 1982 and served in various Legal Departments including the judiciary of the Subordinate Courts before going into private practice in 1982. He established the present practice in 1985 and undertook a variety of litigation and advisory work particularly representation of stockbrokers during the Pan-El crisis and defence of numerous commercial crime cases. He has undertaken a variety of civil and commercial litigation at both trial and appellate jurisdictions and advised as a solicitor on cross-border transactions for acquisition of assets in Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia. Presently he undertakes trial work and advises clients on establishing business structures in Singapore including wealth management and business succession issues.
Bernard has also acted in numerous retail conveyancing transactions including mortgages and charges to all the main banks and the CPF board. He has also personally acted in major transactions in his career including an unincorporated joint-venture sale of land and buy back of apartments which is now known as 800 Thomson; acted for the developers in the sale of a block of apartments in the project known as South Haven; the sale of landed properties in the project known as Riverina; enbloc purchase and sale of Shan Mansions (Residential) at Balestier Road and enbloc sale of Dapenso Building (Commercial) at Cecil Street.
He has served the Law Society in various roles since he started practice. He has acted for the Society in the prosecution of professional misconduct cases and now regularly chairs Inquiry Committees to investigate and hear complaints against lawyers. He has served previously on the Society's Cross Border and Multi-Disciplinary sub-committees as well as the International Relations Committee. He also tutors regularly in the Post Graduate Law Course for law graduates and is a sub-committee member of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce and Singapore Institute of Directors. He has served as an independent director of a publicly listed company and presently holds non-executive board appointments of several privately held companies. Bernard was appointed a member of the Income Tax Board of Review in 2011.
|Mr Cannis Seng|
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Cannis undertakes contentious and non-contentious corporate and real-estate work predominantly for Chinese companies pursuing commercial ventures in Singapore and the ASEAN region. He has advised on and drafted contracts, and assisted in legal due diligence and audits for companies ranging from start-ups to multinational corporations.
Cannis is routinely engaged on a retainer basis by high net worth clients to deal with matters relating to their companies, personal property transactions, personal trust instruments, and dispute resolution. Cannis was also involved in the negotiation and drafting of documentation for several en-bloc redevelopment projects.
Cannis has native written and spoken fluency in English and Mandarin, and has some experience in Legal Chinese through interaction with Chinese counterparties and while on exchange in Shanghai's East China University of Law and Politics.
|Mrs Suriakala Valli Param|
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Suriakala Valli Param also known as Mrs Param specialises in conveyancing and real estate legal work, advising clients on property related contracts, mortgage and real estate financing, development work for developers, leasing of residential, commercial and industrial real estate including JTC and HDB commercial properties and stamp duties. She also advises banks and the CPF Board on real estate related matters. Her other areas of practice include advising clients on trusts and trustees' duties and responsibilities, wills, power of attorney and lasting power of attorney, statutory declarations and tenancy related matters.
Mrs Param commenced practice as an Advocate and Solicitor in 1986 and she has been in practice for 31 years. She was formerly the head of the Real Property Practice at KSCGP Juris LLP and she currently heads the Law Corporation’s Real Estate Department. Her transaction experience includes providing legal advice to clients on all matters of real estate law, advising and acting for individuals, corporations, developers, banks and financial institutions in property sale and purchase, mortgage and refinancing transactions. She has represented most of the major banks and financial institutions in Singapore in various financing transactions. In the course of her practice Mrs Param deals with licensed and unlicensed developers, the sale and purchase of condominiums, cluster housing, landed properties, office units, commercial and industrial properties including JTC land.
She has vast experience in dealing with the various regulatory authorities like the Land Dealings (Approval) Unit, the IRAS Stamp Duty and Property Tax Divisions, the Controller of Housing, URA and BCA.
She is often invited to give talks to real estate agents on various real estate matters and she has been invited to and has given talks to the public on real estate matters at property seminars organised by Singapore Press Holdings under their ST 701 platform. Mrs Param is also a speaker for the Legal Secretarial Course organised by the Law Society of Singapore and she is a real estate practice session facilitator with the Singapore Institute of Legal Education. She is in addition one of the legal advisors to the Institute of Estate Agents.
In 2014 Mrs Param was invited to volunteer at UN Women in New York where she spent two weeks assisting delegates and this experience has made her more confident in her dealings with clients, the various authorities and third parties.