About

THE FIRM

TAN KOK QUAN PARTNERSHIP is a full service law firm providing legal services across a broad spectrum of industry sectors. Our 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, our firm was helmed by Kannan Ramesh, Senior Counsel, the first senior counsel to be groomed from within our firm and under whose stewardship, our firm grew to more than 35 lawyers, becoming one of the leading legal practices in Singapore. Today, our firm is jointly led by Marina Chin and Eddee Ng, and continues to have a reputation for top-quality legal services, frequently garnering plaudits from clients and independent leading legal publications such as Asian Legal Business, Euromoney and Chambers Asia-Pacific. We recognise the importance of our legal advice integrating with our clients’ larger commercial picture. We are passionate about our work and actively look for ways to build upon the success of our clients and our firm. We are also well aware of our corporate social responsibility role. We are strongly committed to giving back to the society and making a difference. Our lawyers regularly handle pro bono matters under the various legal assistance initiatives led by the Singapore Law Society, such as the Community Legal Clinic and the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme.

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  • The Team

  • PARTNERS 
    & CONSULTANTS
  • PARTNERS & CONSULTANTS

    • Chew, Alcina Lynn
    • Chin, Marina
    • Choo, Li Li
    • Fernandez, Christopher
    • Goh, Florence
    • Ng, Eddee
    • Parmar, Karam Singh
    • Ramasamy, Narayanan
    • Seah, Paul
    • Shahira Binte Mohd Anuar
    • Tan, Su Ean
    • Teo, Weng Kie
    • Tnee, Keith
    • Tng, Peck Chin
    • V. Kanyakumari
  • OF COUNSELS,   SENIOR ASSOCIATES 
    & FOREIGN LAWYERS
  • OF COUNSELS, SENIOR ASSOCIATES & FOREIGN LAWYERS

    • Chan, Yi Zhang
    • Chin, Rachel
    • Kang, Geraint
    • Leong, Lijie
    • Leong, Qianyu
    • Loh, Leonard
    • Siew, Guo Wei
    • Toh, Jeremy
    • Wong, Nan Shee
    • Yip, Vinna
  • ASSOCIATES
  • ASSOCIATES

    • Cha, Meiyin
    • Cham, Cindy
    • Chan, Michael
    • Cheng, Mark
    • Spencer, Donald
    • Lim, Joseph
    • Ng, Darren
    • Tan, Thaddaeus
    • Yeow, Yuet Cheong

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Services

DISPUTES

INFRASTRUCTURE AND PROJECTS

RESTRUCTURING AND INSOLVENCY

INSURANCE

REAL ESTATE

NEWS & EVENTS

16 November 2020

TKQP Named Finalist for Firm and Lawyer Awards at Women in Business Law Awards Asia 2020

Euromoney Legal Media Group shortlisted TKQP for the “Jurisdiction – Singapore” award at the Women in Business Law Awards Asia 2020. In addition, Partner Alcina Chew was named a finalist for the “Rising Star” award. The annual awards celebrate the achievements of law firms and professional services firms in helping women advance in the legal profession.

In selecting the shortlist, Euromoney Legal Media Group conducted a series of peer review interviews with leading female professionals across multiple areas of law and jurisdictions. To refine the results, Euromoney Legal Group also incorporated other research such as directory analysis and survey results.

The virtual award ceremony will take place on 10 December.

17 June 2020

TKQP Bolsters its Corporate and Commercial Practice

TKQP is pleased to announce the addition of seasoned practitioner, Ms Florence Goh, to its Corporate and Commercial practice.

Florence has extensive corporate experience in complex cross border deals. Her work involves negotiating and advising on joint ventures in Singapore and across the world including Myanmar and Indonesia, structures for foreign investments, restructuring of businesses, mergers and acquisitions, and collaborations. She has also assisted clients in transactions involving vessel acquisition, vessel financing, aircraft acquisition, aircraft leasing, and drafted a wide variety of agreements regularly required in the corporate, commercial world such as joint venture agreements, investment agreements, syndicated loan agreements, licensing agreements, employment agreements and stock option agreements.

The combination of Florence’s experience with TKQP’s current Corporate and Commercial team, will enable the firm to better serve its clients’ needs in the region.

Prior to joining TKQP, Florence helmed the Corporate department of a Singapore law firm.

4 June 2020

The Legal 500's Restructuring & Insolvency Comparative Guide 2020

TKQP is proud to be the exclusive Singapore firm contributor to the 3rd edition of The Legal 500's Restructuring & Insolvency Country Comparative Guide. Check out Singapore’s restructuring and insolvency laws and regulations here.

15 April 2020

COVID-19 and Legal Considerations for the Hospitality Industry

The COVID-19 outbreak has been described as “the most serious crisis this country has faced since Independence”. These words ring especially true for the hospitality and tourism industry, which has seen free-falling room occupancy rates, closing hotel floors, shortening service hours, and now, many hotels (save for those which have been engaged to house individuals serving out their Stay Home Notice period) have had to shut their doors.

In this climate, it is particularly apposite for hotels and other players in the hospitality industry to examine their contractual rights and obligations, to see what may be renegotiated or restructured. This may help to alleviate the bleak and grave situation that the industry now finds itself in.

This client update highlights several things you need to know about the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 and its impact on the hospitality industry.

13 April 2020

Client Update – More Room to Breathe: Some Observations on the Newly Introduced COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act

The advent and spread of COVID-19 have caused severe cashflow difficulties for businesses within and without Singapore. Cash and liquidity are in scarce supply, and businesses find themselves either gasping to keep afloat, or struggling to be paid by their debtors. In an effort to address the financial difficulties choking businesses in Singapore, the Singapore government has introduced various new measures in the new Covid-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (the Act), which was passed on 7 April 2020. While the prevalent issue on everyone’s minds is the control order and its restrictions on our movements, the Act also includes several important financial and business-related provisions

This client update highlights several things you need to know about the Act and its impact on your business, as well as what viable options are available under the existing legal regime.

13 May 2019

The Legal 500's Restructuring & Insolvency Comparative Guide 2019

TKQP is proud to be the exclusive Singapore firm contributor to the 3rd edition of The Legal 500's Restructuring & Insolvency Country Comparative Guide. Check out Singapore’s restructuring and insolvency laws and regulations here.

12 April 2019

TKQP Scores Victory in Precedent-Setting Case

TKQP has secured victory in a first of its kind case in the common law world involving the legal consequences of certain SWIFT messages. SWIFT is commonly used as a means of communication between financial institutions around the world.

The case, which was heard by Sir Jeremy Cooke in the Singapore International Commercial Court (“SICC”), involved issues relating to the allocation of risk/liability between a sending bank and a beneficiary bank, in a cross-border transfer of funds where the payment information and the settlement instructions are sent in two separate message flows. The SICC’s decision will have ramifications on the jurisprudence and practice of bank payments around the world.

The team was led by Joint Managing Partner and Co-Head of Disputes, Mr Eddee Ng and assisted by Mr Siew Guo Wei and Ms Vinna Yip, both Senior Associates of TKQP. TKQP was very pleased to have worked alongside Mr Raymond Cox QC in its first matter before the SICC.

Careers

At Tan Kok Quan Partnership, we pride ourselves at being a great place to work. We are always on the lookout for driven and self-motivated individuals who are good team players. If you think you might be a good fit, get in touch with us!

Our firm culture
No one is overlooked in our firm. Trainees will have a chance to interact with all the lawyers in the firm both professionally and socially. Whilst we expect our lawyers to give the best of their time and effort in their work, we also recognise that they need to have a good quality of life and develop pursuits outside the law. We also have a very collegiate environment here, and our associates are a wonderful bunch of people.

If you are a dynamic and motivated individual with good academic results and would like a challenging and exciting career with one of the leading law practices in Singapore, contact us.

By sending us your application and/or curriculum vitae, you accept the terms of our Personal Data Protection Policy.

Practice trainees
Our key areas of practice are Disputes, Banking and Finance, Infrastructure and Projects, Restructuring and Insolvency, Insurance, Real Estate and Corporate.

The emphasis of our practice training contract programme is to train our practice trainees to become competent lawyers with great depth of experience in the shortest time.

We recognise that each individual is different, and we nurture each trainee accordingly so that they can realise their own potential. In training our practice trainees, we aim to give them as much hands-on experience as possible. All our trainees will be assigned one or more supervising solicitors to guide them through their practice training. They also work directly with the senior partners, giving them the opportunity to learn from some of the very best legal minds in various fields.

Internships
We place great emphasis on nurturing the next generation of lawyers, and aim to value-add to every intern who comes through our doors. Interns are assigned two mentors each, and will be involved in their mentors’ active cases.  Interns are encouraged to communicate their goals and objectives for the internship, and to proactively seek exposure to areas of interest.  Interns will experience real-world legal work, and will be encouraged to contribute positively to the work done by their mentors.  Interns can expect a steep learning curve, but also instruction and training to guide them through work assigned.

Internships are available with our Disputes, Restructuring and Insolvency, and Insurance practice groups.  Internship applications should include a Curriculum Vitae with supporting documents, and a cover letter with the desired period of internship and practice group, and explaining why you would like to intern. Please send your application to internships@tkqp.com.sg.

Lawyers/secretarial and support staff
Please contact us for current vacancies.

Contact
Please send your curriculum vitae to:

The Recruitment Partner
Tan Kok Quan Partnership
1 Wallich Street #07-02
Guoco Tower
Singapore 078881
Email: recruit@tkqp.com.sg

TAN KOK QUAN PARTNERSHIP

Advocates & Solicitors

Notaries Public

Commissioners For Oaths

Address
1 Wallich Street
#07-02 Guoco Tower
Singapore 078881
Telephone

+65 6225 9333

Facsimile

+65 6225 0111 [Main]

+65 6324 5525 [Disputes/Restructuring and Insolvency]

+65 6227 6116 [Insurance]

+65 6220 9354 [Real Estate]

DISPUTES

Marina Chin, Joint Managing Partner

+65 6496 9510


Eddee Ng, Joint Managing Partner

+65 6496 9540

RESTRUCTURING AND INSOLVENCY

Eddee Ng, Joint Managing Partner

+65 6496 9540


Paul Seah , Senior Partner

+65 6496 9512

INFRASTRUCTURE AND PROJECTS

Eddee Ng, Joint Managing Partner

+65 6496 9540


Karam Singh Parmar, Senior Partner

+65 6496 9541

INSURANCE

Teo Weng Kie, Senior Partner

+65 6496 9527


Christopher Fernandez, Senior Partner

+65 6496 9519

REAL ESTATE

Tan Su Ean, Partner

+65 6496 9531