ENGELIN TEH PRACTICE LLC

LITIGATION

Engelin Teh Practice LLC ('ETP LLC') has an extensive litigation practice, headed by Senior Counsel Engelin Teh.

ETP LLC's practice encompasses corporate litigation (including schemes of arrangement, minority oppression, shareholders' disputes and breach of fiduciary duties), banking litigation (with emphasis on enforcement of bank securities, letter of credit disputes, banker and customer disputes including those arising out of private banking relationship), commercial transactions, both international and domestic, including all types of commercial and contractual disputes, employment issues, receivership, judicial management and insolvency (both individual and corporate), building and construction disputes, matrimonial and family disputes, tortious claims (including professional negligence and defamation), equity and trusts, probate and administration of estates, intellectual property disputes (breach of trademark, passing off and infringement of patent), motor accident claims and debt collection.

Lawyers: Engelin Teh, Thomas Sim, Mark Yeo, Linda Ong, Shaun Marc Lew, Charmaine Lim, Cherilynn Chee, Bryan Hew

 

DIVORCE & FAMILY MATTERS

ETP LLC has a dedicated team of lawyers specialising in divorce matters. We handle cross boundaries disputes, assets tracing, complex issues on custody of children, claims on matrimonial assets and maintenance.

Our lawyers are trained to provide special care and attention to the sensitive and emotional issues often associated with divorce matters.

Our client's interest is paramount and with our extensive experience in matrimonial matters, we are able to advise and prepare our clients not just for litigation but also for mediation of matrimonial disputes with a view to avoiding an emotionally draining court case and legal costs.

Lawyers: Engelin Teh, Linda Ong, Iain Teh, Shaun Marc Lew, Charmaine Lim, Cherilynn Chee

 

ARBITRATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Arbitration

Our arbitration team has extensive experience in arbitration work, both local and international. Our arbitration practice spans a wide range of industries with different lawyers specialising in various industry sectors.

Apart from acting as counsel in arbitrations, our Ms Engelin Teh, SC is also a qualified arbitrator on the panel of International Chamber of Commerce, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration.

 

Mediation

Our lawyers advise and prepare our clients, both local and international, for mediation of disputes involving a diverse range of issues, including commercial claims, family matters and partnership disputes. Our Ms Engelin Teh, SC is herself an accredited mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC), Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC), International Mediation Institute (IMI), Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), Regent’s University London and National Electricity Market of Singapore (Mediation Panel).

Lawyers: Engelin Teh, Thomas Sim, Mark Yeo, Linda Ong

 

CORPORATE & COMMERCIAL

Our corporate department comprises a dedicated team of lawyers with extensive experience and skills in handling a wide variety of corporate and commercial matters, both local and international.

Our team advises on and undertakes the following types of matters:

  1. Corporate Finance
    • Listing of securities
    • Pre-listing investment advisory
    • Post-listing and continuing listing obligations
    • Corporate actions for companies listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange
    • Private equity and venture capital
  2. Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Structuring of mergers and acquisitions transactions
    • Acquisitions and disposals for listed and unlisted companies
    • Joint venture arrangements
    • Sale and purchase of businesses and assets
  3. Banking and Finance
    • Project financing
    • Structuring of finance transactions and drafting of finance documentation
    • Domestic and cross-border syndicated and bilateral lending transactions
    • Asset securitisation
    • Restructuring of loans
  4. General Corporate and Commercial
    • Shareholders and partnership agreements
    • Convertible loan and investment agreements
    • Intellectual property
    • Franchising and licenses arrangements
    • Distributorship arrangements
    • Tenancy and lease
    • Amendments to constitutions
    • Corporate restructurings and amalgamations
    • Advisory on various aspect of regulatory compliance
  5. Employment and Compensation
    • Drafting of employment contracts and compensation schemes
    • Drafting of employee manuals, handbooks, rights and obligations and confidentiality policies
    • Advising on human resource and employment compliance matters
    • Application of residency and work passes
    • Advising on all legal matters relating to expatriate relocation
    • Advising and drafting of all restraint of trade, non-compete and confidentiality clauses
  6. Corporate Secretarial
    • Incorporation of Singapore companies
    • Registration of partnerships and limited liability partnerships
    • Setting up branch and representative offices
    • Incorporation of offshore entities including British Virgins Islands and Cayman Islands structures
    • Corporate compliance and governance
    • Provision of registered offices
    • Conduct of due diligence and company information searches
    • Provision of company secretary
    • Provision of nominee services
    • Share registration and transfer
    • Maintenance of statutory records and compliance
    • Employment and Dependent Pass application
    • Company winding-up
    • Work Pass and Permanent Residency applications

Lawyers: Engelin Teh, Mark Yeo, Joan Chua, Markus Poh

 

MEDICAL MALPRACTICE / NEGLIGENCE

Be it a misdiagnosis of a medical condition, a negligent medical advice or any form of medical malpractice, our lawyers at Engelin Teh Practice LLC have the expertise and experience to provide you with the necessary advice to ensure that your interests are adequately protected.

We are one of the leading medical negligence law firms in Singapore and have over the years represented numerous aggrieved clients in high profile cases against public hospitals. We understand that being involved in a medical legal dispute can be very taxing and draining, especially when you are up against public institutions. However, rest assured our lawyers are well experienced to manage your case and will endeavour to obtain a fair outcome for you.

Lawyers: Engelin Teh, Thomas Sim, Mark Yeo

 

REAL ESTATE

ETP LLC has an active real estate practice, acting for developers and statutory authorities. Our team is experienced in the following areas:

  • acquisitions and dispositions of real property
  • secured lending transactions involving real property security
  • financing, acquisitions, construction and development of commercial and residential real estate properties
  • tenancies and leases of residential, commercial and industrial properties
  • rent-controlled premises and tenants' compensation
  • conservation projects
  • tenders of land for development
  • development projects and en bloc redevelopment

We also assist in the documentation for the acquisition and financing of real property outside of Singapore.

Lawyers: Engelin Teh, Michael Seow, Joan Chua, Iain Teh

 

CONTACT PERSON
Senior Counsel Engelin Teh 

Managing Director

 

Our Areas of Practice include:

  • Business/Commercial
  • Cargo Claims
  • Computer/Technology
  • Construction
  • Contracts
  • Conveyancing and Real Estate
  • Corporate
  • Crime & Commercial Crime
  • Directors' & Officers' Liability
  • Employment Matters
  • Entertainment
  • Estates, Trusts and Probate
  • Family
  • Foreign Investment
  • Franchising
  • Health Care
  • Immigration Matters
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Financing/Banking
  • International Trade
  • Joint Ventures
  • Labour/Employment
  • Land Use
  • Leases
  • Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation
  • Media/Broadcasting
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Public/Private Listing
  • Tort

PARTNERS:

Engelin Teh PhotoENGELIN TEH

Engelin Teh, SC was admitted to the Singapore bar in 1979 after graduating from the University of Singapore with Honours. She was appointed Senior Counsel on 10 January 1998 and was admitted to the roll of solicitors of England and Wales since 16 October 2008.

With a wealth of experience of more than 3 decades in complex commercial litigation and arbitration, Engelin has acted as counsel in numerous cases, spanning a wide spectrum of areas including banking and finance, company law, corporate and partnership disputes, real estate, commodities, corporate fraud, equity and trust, employment and executive compensation, insolvency, intellectual property, administrative law, landlord and tenancy, professional and medical negligence, insurance and family law.

Engelin also has an active practice in international arbitration. She has presided both as sole arbitrator and as part of a tribunal in both domestic and international arbitrations under the rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the International Chamber of Commerce and the Law Society of Singapore. She has also represented clients as counsel in various domestic and international commercial arbitrations involving cross-border disputes.

In the last decade, mediation has become a passion for Engelin. Given her vast and varied litigation experience, Engelin is well equipped as a mediator to assist parties to work through complex situations and navigate differences to achieve effective solutions. Being a mediator on the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) Principal Panel of Mediators and its Family Panel of Mediators, Engelin has mediated several cases referred by SMC and has successfully brought about settlement between parties in many of these cases. Engelin is a Certified Mediator, International Mediation Institute (IMI) and sits on the panel of the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) and is accredited by the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI). Engelin is also appointed as Senior Mediator to the Panel of Mediators for the Law Society Mediation Scheme.

As a member of the Inquiry Panel of the Singapore Law Society, Engelin has sat on inquiry committees, both as member and chairman, in relation to complaints against lawyers. Engelin also sits on the Disciplinary Tribunal (Supreme Court) Panel of Presidents and on the Panel of Disciplinary Tribunal Chairmen of the Singapore Medical Council as well as its Panel of Legal Assessors. She serves as a member of the Family Law Practice Committee of the Singapore Law Society and is also a Patron of the Ayer Rajah Citizens’ Consultative Committee (CCC) where her lawyers provide pro bono legal advice.

As part of providing service to clients, Engelin has conducted various seminars and in-house training programmes on corporate and commercial litigation and also on family and matrimonial law and practice.

Arbitrator Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb)
  • Member, ICC Singapore Arbitration Group
  • Panel of Arbitrators, SIArb
  • Regional Panel of Arbitrators, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
  • Panel of Arbitrators, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
  • Panel of Arbitrators, Law Society Arbitration Scheme
  • Panel of Arbitrators, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)
  • Panel of Arbitrators, Indian Institute of Arbitration & Mediation (IIAM)
  • International Arbitrator, Pacific International Arbitration Center (PIAC), Vietnam

Mediator Professional Affiliations

  • Certified Mediator, International Mediation Institute (IMI)
  • Certified Mediator, Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI)
  • Accredited Mediator, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
  • Accredited Mediator, Regent’s University London
  • Senior Mediator, Panel of Mediators for the Law Society Mediation Scheme
  • Panel of Mediators (Principal Mediator), Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC)
  • Family Panel of Mediators, SMC
  • Panel of Mediators, Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC)
  • Panel of Mediators, IIAM
  • Member, Dispute Resolution & Compensation Panel (Mediation Panel) of the National Electricity Market of Singapore
  • Panel of Collaborative Family Practice (CFP) Lawyers, SMC
  • Panel of Mediators, Singapore Construction Mediation Centre (SCMC)

Other Professional Affiliations

  • Fellow, Singapore Institute of Directors
  • Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers
  • Fellow, Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AiADR)
  • Member, Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Criminal Lawyers of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Association of Women Lawyers
  • Member, Inquiry Panel of The Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Family Law Practice Committee, The Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Parenting Coordination Working Committee, FJC
  • Member, International Women’s Forum (Singapore)

Professional Disciplinary Panels

  • Member, Inquiry Panel of The Law Society of Singapore
  • Panel of Presidents, Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Panel of Disciplinary Tribunal Chairmen, Singapore Medical Council
  • Panel of Legal Assessors, Singapore Medical Council

Arbitration & Mediation Training

  • Advanced Arbitrator Training Course by SIAC/Asia & Pacific Center of the American Arbitration Association/SIArb
  • ICC Institute MasterClass for Arbitrators
  • "Managing Conflicts & Resolving Disputes Effectively through Mediation" by SMC
  • Mediator Skills Training by CEDR
  • Advanced Mediation Techniques & Mediation Advocacy by SMC
  • Family Mediation Training Workshop by Child-Focused Resolution Centre, FJC
  • Collaborative Family Practice Module 2 Workshop by SMC
  • "Mediating the Litigation Case" by Pepperdine School of Law, Straus Institute of Dispute Resolution
  • "Mediation - A Psychotherapeutic Approach" by Regent's University, London
  • Global Pound Conference by International Mediation Institute
  • Parenting Coordination Training Programme by The Law Society of Singapore & FJC
  • Child Representative Workshop by FJC

MICHAEL T T SEOW

Mr Michael T T Seow was called to the Bar in February 1985 after graduating with an Honours degree in Law. He has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of Conveyancing and Property Law, Landlord and Tenant Law and general solicitor's work which includes:

  • conveyancing, including sale and purchase of commercial, residential, JTC/HDB properties and en bloc sales, syndicated loans and corporate financing;
  • drafting and reviewing of mortgage and other loan documentation;
  • drafting and reviewing Lease Agreements, Agreement for Leases, Licences including updating and amending clauses, negotiations with the tenants and landlords, drafting and reviewing Deeds of Novation and Surrender, Directors' guarantees for the observation of terms of lease agreements;
  • drafting Distribution Agreements;
  • general Corporate and commercial work including drafting and reviewing franchising agreements, joint venture agreements, licensing distributorship and suppliers' agreements; drafting and reviewing employment contracts and employment bonds; and drafting and reviewing sale and purchase agreements for sale of company, sale of assets.

JOAN CHUA YAK HOON

Joan Chua graduated with an Honours degree in law from University of London and was called to the English Bar as a Barrister in 1991. She was subsequently called to the Singapore Bar in June 1992. She has been in legal practice for more than 20 years and has extensive experience in corporate real estate and conveyancing, corporate and commercial law, banking, landlord and tenant and general solicitors' work which include the following:

  • Acting for banks, financial institutions and borrowers on land-related financing, project development finance, trade financing, equipment financing, term and revolving credit facilities, loans to small and medium sized enterprises, consumer finance transactions;
  • Advising clients on corporate matters, shareholders' rights, directors' duties, provisions in the Companies Act relating to disposal of property and assets, loans to directors, financial assistance for acquisition of shares, reduction of share capital, acquisitions and disposal of shares in private companies, joint venture arrangements (including joint ventures involving property development), shareholders’ agreements, franchise agreements, distribution and agency agreements and other commercial contracts;
  • Advising clients in the sale and purchase (whether by private treaty, auction or tender) of residential, commercial and industrial properties (including URA, JTC and HDB lands);
  • Advising clients, developers and financial institutions on enbloc sale, purchase and financing of developments, termination of existing strata subdivision and winding up of management corporations;
  • Advising developers on development of industrial, commercial and residential projects for sale, Housing Developers Rules, Project Account Rules, Sale of Commercial Properties Rules, amalgamation and subdivision of lands, separate certificates of title/strata title application;
  • Advising banks and financial institutions on mortgagee sale of properties;
  • Advising clients in the acquisition of hotels and leisure developments (including marina clubs);
  • Advising buyers, sellers and banks/finance companies on sale and purchase, financing and refinancing of HDB flats;
  • Advising landlords and tenants on leases of commercial, industrial and residential buildings and units.

 

Transaction Highlights

  • Acted as lead counsel (with the assistance of BVI’s, Cayman Islands' and Korean lawyers) in the direct acquisition of a Singapore company and indirect acquisition of beneficiary units in a private real estate investment fund and hotel in Korea now known as Travelodge Dongdaemun, Seoul
  • Acted in the acquisition of a company owning a retail and office building known as POMO (Purchase Price S$336 million)
  • Acted in the sale of a company owning a retail and office building known as POMO (Sale Price S$342 million)
  • Acted for a developer in its collective purchase of land and building at Derbyshire Road which was redeveloped into a condominium comprising 168 units of residential apartments known as 6 Derbyshire and acted for the developer in the sale of the units in 6 Derbyshire
  • Acted in the purchase of industrial building known as BS Bendemeer Centre
  • Acted in the sale of industrial building known as Pantech 21
  • Acted in the acquisition of numerous lands which were then developed as hotels - V Hotel Lavender, V Hotel Bencoolen, Hotel Mi, Hotel Boss, Value Hotels, Hotels 81 and various Aqueen Hotels
  • Acted in the purchase by tender of land parcel at Club Street (tendered sale price - S$562.2 million)
  • Acted in the collective purchase of the commercial development known as Golden Wall Centre comprising 158 strata units (tendered sale price - S$276.2 million)

 


THOMAS SIM

Thomas graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1997 with an LL.B (Hons) and was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1998. Thomas has also been admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.

Thomas is an experienced and dynamic lawyer dedicated to finding the best solutions for his clients in both contentious and non-contentious matters. His practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on intellectual property ('IP') and employment work. When Thomas takes on a case, his clients reap the benefit of his considerable knowledge, experience and willingness to go the extra mile.

Employment disputes

Thomas has advised corporate organizations extensively on employment-related matters and has broad experience in handling contentious employment disputes. He has provided expertise in advising on issues relating to termination of employees, enforcing non-compete clauses, protecting employer’s confidential information and taking remedial action in relation to employment fraud. Thomas has also worked closely with companies to provide support in relation to non-contentious employment matters such as advice on employment policies, drafting and reviewing employment contracts and issues arising from restructuring, reorganisation and retrenchment.

Intellectual property disputes

Thomas manages an active regional trade mark portfolio, and regularly advises clients on the suitability of marks for registration, the prospects of obtaining registration of marks, the selection and use of trademarks, and oppositions to pending trademark applications. He files and prosecutes domestic as well as international trade mark applications (under the Madrid Protocol), and advises on the documentation required for the assignment and licensing of trade mark rights.

Thomas also handles contentious IP disputes and has been involved in civil litigation for trademark infringement, misuse of trade secrets and passing off. He has worked with private investigators to secure evidence of infringement, and to institute civil and criminal proceedings against infringes. He has recently appeared before the Singapore Court of Appeal to successfully defend a Singapore website against allegations of passing off and trademark infringement by a magazine publisher.

Notable Cases

Thomas has been involved in several notable reported cases in the High Court and the Court of Appeal in Singapore, including:

  • Yeo Cheng Hay Andrew v Yo Mie Yoen Theresa and Another [1998] SGHC 279
  • MP-Bilt Pte Ltd v Oey Widarto [1999] 1 SLR(R) 908
  • Zulkifli Baharudin v Koh Lam Son [1999] 2 SLR(R) 369
  • Chuang Uming (Pte) Ltd v Setron Ltd and another appeal [1999] 3 SLR(R) 771
  • Microsoft Corp and others v SM Summit Holdings Ltd and another [2000] 1 SLR(R) 423
  • Tan Tiang Hin Jerry v Singapore Medical Council [2000] 1 SLR(R) 553
  • Business Software Alliance and others v SM Summit Holdings Ltd [2000] 1 SLR(R) 819
  • De Souza Tay & Goh v Singapore Press Holdings Ltd [2001] 2 SLR(R) 201
  • Thomson Plaza (Pte) Ltd v Liquidators of Yaohan Department Store Singapore Pte Ltd (in liquidation) [2001] 2 SLR(R) 483
  • Subbiah Pillai v Wong Meng Meng and others [2001] 2 SLR(R) 556
  • Keimfarben GmbH & Co KG v Soo Nam Yuen [2004] 3 SLR(R) 534
  • Yee Hong Pte Ltd v Tan Chye Hee Andrew (Ho Bee Development Pte Ltd, third party) [2005] 4 SLR(R) 398
  • XP v Public Prosecutor [2008] 4 SLR(R) 686
  • Doctor's Associates Inc v Lim Eng Wah (trading as SUBWAY NICHE) [2012] 3 SLR 193
  • Motherhood Pte Ltd v Lau Elaine and others [2014] 1 SLR 1008
  • Public Prosecutor v Paradise Group Holdings [2016] SGDC 179
  • Re Marvelous AQL Inc. [2017] SGIPOS 3

MARK YEO

Mr Mark Yeo studied at Raffles Institution and Raffles Junior College. As a student, Mark was a competitive squash player, representing both school and country at various local and international junior tournaments. At the national level, Mark was crowned the individual champion in the under-14 and under-16 categories and was ranked amongst the top 5 in the Under-19 category.

Mark served his National Service with the 46th Singapore Armour Regiment as a sergeant in an armoured infantry company and is now a platoon sergeant in his reservist unit. After completing his National Service in 1996, Mark read law in the National University of Singapore. In 2000, he graduated from the National University of Singapore with a LL.B (Hons. - 2nd Upper Class). He commenced pupilage with us in June 2000 and thereafter served as a legal associate when he was admitted to the Singapore Bar on 2 June 2001. In April 2005, Mark was made an Associate Director. He was made a Director in January 2013.

Since joining us, Mark has been involved in a wide range of civil and commercial litigation matters that include contractual claims, landlord & tenancy disputes, strata titles disputes, mortgagee claims, building contract claims, defamation, hire-purchase and leasing claims, debt recovery, medical negligence claims, insurance related claims and disputes, real property disputes, employment disputes, banking matters, cross-border disputes and administration claims.


LINDA ONG

Ms Linda Ong read law in the National University of Singapore. In 2001, she graduated from the National University of Singapore with a LL.B (Hons. - 2nd Upper Class). She commenced pupilage with us in June 2001 and thereafter served as a legal associate when she was admitted to the Singapore Bar in May 2002. In July 2006, Linda was made an Associate Director and was made a Director in January 2013.

Since joining us, Linda has been involved in a wide range of civil and commercial litigation matters that includes:

  • family law;
  • adoption;
  • child custody disputes;
  • probate matters; and
  • applications under the Mental Capacity Act.

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