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FARALLON LAW CORPORATION

About us

Unparalleled Expertise

At Farallon Law Corporation, we take pride in delivering world-class legal representation for a wide range of domestic and international arbitration cases under the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). Our firm’s expertise spans all jurisdictions, arbitration institutions, and industry sectors, ensuring that your matter receives the highest quality of representation.

What We Can Help You With

Our focus is on resolving the dispute as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Our team of skilled professionals, including counsel and arbitrators accredited with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC), can provide expert assistance in a variety of arbitration matters, including:

  • Commercial Arbitration
  • Investment Arbitration
  • Breach of Contract
  • Breach of Supply of Goods
  • Breach of Supply of Services
  • Cryptocurrency Arbitration
  • Consultancy & Agency Agreement Arbitration
  • Construction Industry Arbitration
  • Media & Public Relations Arbitration
  • Aviation Industry Arbitration

What Sets Us Apart

At Farallon Law Corporation, we stand out from the crowd by offering unparalleled benefits to our clients:

The Gold Standard in Legal Analysis

Our team provides meticulous legal analysis that leaves no stone unturned, ensuring you receive the best possible representation.

Researched Insights

We offer valuable insights into case studies, strategies, and arguments, giving you a competitive edge in your arbitration proceedings.

Expertise in International Arbitration and Mediation

Our team members consist of accredited mediators at the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI) and mediation advocates at the International Mediation Institure (IMI) and they possess a high level of proficiency in various techniques used in international arbitration and mediation, guaranteeing effective dispute resolution.

World-Class Representation Without Breaking the Bank

We believe that exceptional arbitration services shouldn’t come at a premium. Farallon Law Corporation strives to provide the best value for global arbitration representation, tailored to your needs and budget.

Contact us at +65 6931 9000 or e-mail us at info@fl.sg.

Headquartered in Singapore, Serving Clients Worldwide

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Our Lawyers

Nicolas Tang

Managing Director


Nicolas is an experienced lawyer with extensive experience in international arbitration and mediation. As a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London), he is recognized as a Panel Arbitrator at the Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC) and a Reserve Panel Arbitrator at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). Furthermore, Nicolas is an Accredited Mediator at the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI), the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC), and a Mediation Advocate at the International Mediation Institute (IMI) in the Netherlands.

Nicolas commenced practicing law at the Litigation and Dispute Resolution department of Drew & Napier LLC where he read in chambers of Senior Counsel Davinder Singh. He then practiced as a lawyer at international law firms Sidley Austin (Hong Kong), Baker McKenzie (Singapore), Allen & Overy (Singapore) and Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners (Indonesia), and he has been inhouse counsel to US MNCs, AT&T and Flex.

Some of his notable arbitration cases include:

  • Representing a Korean manufacturer in SIAC arbitration proceedings against a US listed MNC for breach of a toll manufacturing agreement.
  • Representing a PRC seller in SIAC arbitration proceedings against an Abu Dhabi purchaser for breach of a coal purchase agreement.
  • Advising a Thai company in SIAC arbitration proceedings against a PRC SOE in relation to an energy dispute in Laos.
  • Representing a Singapore company in in SIAC arbitration proceedings against a UK company concerning a submarine construction project in Taiwan.
  • Defending a Singapore individual in in SIAC arbitration proceedings against a local casino, responding to claims of breach of employment obligations.
  • Representing a Singapore company and its individuals in three concurrent SIAC arbitrations against another Singapore company, defending claims related to misrepresentation, breach of contract, and breach of employment obligations. Notably, Nicolas successfully resisted the consolidation of these arbitrations.
  • Representing a foreign telecommunications company in SIAC arbitration proceedings against a Singapore company, involving claims of breach of a joint venture agreement and minority oppression in relation to the construction of telecommunications infrastructure in a Southeast Asian country.
  • Representing a Singapore individual in SIAC arbitration proceedings against a US fitness franchise chain.
  • Representing a Hong Kong clothing company in SIAC arbitration proceedings against a US branded apparel company and a Bermuda supply chain manager.
  • Representing an Italian company in relation to HKIAC proceedings in Hong Kong.

Nicolas has also attended and participated in numerous arbitration and mediation events to keep up to speed with the latest trends and developments. Some of the events include:

  • Participant, ICC Advanced Arbitration Academy for Asia (2023-2024)
  • Participant, Swiss Arbitration Association Arbitration Practice Seminar (2023)
  • Participant, HKIAC Advanced Arbitrator Training Programme (2023)
  • Participant, Hong Kong Arbitration Week (2020-2023)
  • Speaker, ADR and Psychology Seminar, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University (2022)
  • Participant, Asian Forum for International Arbitration (2022)
  • Judge, International Mediation Singapore Competition (IMSG 2021)
  • Assessor, Sage International Mediator Accreditation Workshop (2021)
  • Coach and Assessor, Sage International Mediation Advocacy Course (2021)
  • Judge, International Mediation Singapore Competition (IMSG 2020)
  • Participant, Sage Mediation Aranda Series: International Mediation Leaders Programme (2020)
  • Coach, Sage Mediation International Commercial Mediation Workshop (2020)
  • Participant, SIAC Academy (2019)
  • Coach, Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) Specialist Mediator Workshop for PRC Law Firm Partners, Beijing (2019)
  • Speaker, 2nd International Arbitration Conference, Thailand Arbitration Center (THAC) (2019)
  • Speaker, “Arbitration x Technology”, Wolters Kluwer 7th Annual Indonesian & SE Asia International Arbitration & Regulatory Summit, Jakarta (2019)
  • Participant, Sage Mediation Aranda Series: International Mediation Leaders Programme (2019)
  • Participant, 7th Asia Pacific ADR Conference, Seoul (2018)
  • SMC Strategic Conflict Management for Professionals (2018)
  • Participant, Singapore International Arbitration Academy (2017)

Lee Woei Ong

Consultant

Lee Woei practises in general commercial chancery litigation and arbitration. He covers the full range of work done, spanning cross border arbitrations, modern commercial and general chancery practice, company law and general contractual matters.

He has particular interests in cross border arbitrations and also property-related work and trusts disputes which involve equitable aspects like contractual and/or tortious duties, agency, fiduciary duties, illegality, restitution, undue influence and unjust enrichment but his practice equally encompasses shareholders, company and partnership disputes, problems involving trusts and civil fraud, and banking and professional negligence claims. Many of Lee Woei’s cases, both in arbitration and litigation matters, usually have a transnational element involving cross jurisdictional and conflict of law issues.

Some of his cases of interest:

  • Acted for multinational accounting and audit company firm (“audit company”) which was sued in the Singapore High Court in respect of certain reports and confirmations contained in the financial statements in the Offering Memoranda pursuant to which bonds in the amount of US$500 million (the “Proposed Bonds”) were intended to be listed by the Brazilian company on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (“SGX-ST”). Issues relating to the discharge of fiduciary duties, Securities and Futures Act (Cap 289) (“SFA”) and Listing Manual of the SGX-ST were involved. Concurrent Court proceedings and arbitration proceedings were commenced in Brazil and multiple jurisdictions in the EU. Succeeded in setting aside the Order 11 service process in Brazil, arguing that Singapore was fundamentally not the forum conveniens for the dispute; issues of forum mandatory rules under the SFA, aspects of Brazilian procedural law, conflict of laws issues and forum non conveniens were considered. Also prevailed in all the appeals made by the counterparties to the Singapore High Court and Singapore Court of Appeal on these various issues.
  • Successfully representing client in Tan Chin Hoon & Ors v Tan Choo Suan & Ors [2016]1 SLR 1160; Tan Yok Koon v Tan Choo Suan [2017] 1 SLR 654 and others – Multiple suits valued above S$400 million involving issues in relation to the breaches of fiduciary duties, SGX listing rules, Security Industry Council waivers, assets tracing and contentious probate and administration matters in Singapore and other jurisdictions.
  • Successfully representing various beneficiaries in a multi-million dollar claim against the estate and surviving account holders held in various joint bank accounts. The case involved issues on the operation of various types of accounts, right of survivorship, mental capacity in particular to the medical evidence relating to Vascular Dementia/ Alzheimer Dementia, resulting trust and presumption of advancement. The Singapore Court of Appeal in Low Gim Siah and Others v Low Geok Khim and Another [2007] 1 SLR 795. The decision in the Singapore High Court was reported in [2006] 2 SLR 444.
  • Successfully acted for a Singapore incorporated company involved in an investor state arbitration under the United Nation’s UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules in relation to investment agreements made with a country state in South Asia. The issues related to the breaches of various contracts (from a transition of a Build-Operate-Transfer to a Build-Operate-Own regime) in respect of preferential treatment by the State to an incoming competitor, level playing field provisions, statutory bodies, agents and instrumentalities of state, various assurances and misrepresentation, unfair competition and dumping of commodities. The lex fori applied was a foreign law. Successfully obtained substantial awards against the State.

He is also a member of the Law Society of Singapore as well as Singapore Academy of Law.

Jolene Gwee

Senior Associate

Jolene holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Queensland, Australia. She qualified as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Republic of Singapore in 2019.

Prior to joining Farallon Law Corporation, Jolene spent two years at a local law firm where she was involved in various contentious and non-contentious matters across a range of practice areas such as building and construction, insolvency, intellectual property, finance, contract and tort, including general corporate work.

Jolene is actively involved in civil and commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation. She currently acts for and advises local and foreign individuals and corporate clients in various contentious matters including contractual disputes, shareholder disputes and employment disputes.

Some of her experience includes:

  • Representing a Singaporean individual in a SIAC arbitration against one of Singapore’s IRs in defence of claims for breach of employment obligations. Dispute governed by Singapore law.
  • Assisting counsel in representing a Singapore company in a SIAC arbitration against one of Singapore’s largest main contractors in defence of claims for defective work and clawback. Dispute governed by Singapore law.
  • Representing a New York company in a claim against a Singapore company for defaulting on loan repayments in excess of USD520,000, and advising on consequential enforcement proceedings in Germany in respect of property in excess of USD 3 million.
  • Defending an individual in respect of a charge under s 49(c) of the Trade Marks Act for possession of counterfeit goods.
  • Representing and advising a Dubai company in resisting an application for stay of court proceedings in favour of arbitration under the auspices of the Law Society of Singapore (governed by Singapore law) and ICC (governed by English law).
  • Representing Taiwanese individuals in an application to stay a Singapore lawsuit in favour of commencing proceedings in Taiwan, and alternatively to set aside service of process on the basis of defective service.
  • Representing a Singapore company and Singapore individuals in three concurrent SIAC arbitrations against a Singapore company in defence of claims for misrepresentation, breach of contract and breach of employment obligations, including resisting consolidation of the said three arbitrations. Dispute governed by Singapore law.

She is also a member of the Law Society of Singapore as well as Singapore Academy of Law.

Ashviniy Narenthiren

Associate

Ashviniy holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Nottingham. She qualified as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Republic of Singapore in 2022. Ashviniy’s practice covers a broad spectrum of civil and commercial litigation, mediation, international arbitration and corporate law.

Prior to joining Farallon Law Corporation, Ashviniy trained at Withers KhattarWong LLP and BMS Law LLC in 2019 and 2022 respectively. During her legal training, Ashviniy was exposed to criminal practice for both white collar and blue collar crimes.

Some of her experience includes:

  • Worked closely with a team of senior lawyers and Queen’s Counsel on a bankruptcy administration matter for an ex-CEO and co-founder of a ten-figure multinational listed company involving cross-border claims from Timor-Leste, Australia and Singapore amounting to S$37 million.
  • Advising and representing a director and shareholder of a Singapore company in a High Court claim for minority oppression under Section 216 of the Companies Act.
  • Advised and represented an individual against a pharmaceutical MNC in disputes concerning a breach of contract. A favourable outcome was reached at mediation.
  • Assisting in drafting of loan agreements, subscription and shareholders agreements, personal guarantees, charge over assets and other corporate documents for an Indonesian businessman in the financing of a multi-million-dollar cable installation and road reinstatement project.
  • Assisted counsel and drafted submissions for four capital cases and sat in for the trials and appeals at the Court of Appeal.

She is also a member of the Law Society of Singapore as well as Singapore Academy of Law.