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

    • Chin, Marina
    • Fernandez, Christopher
    • Lee, Amy
    • Lui, Dennis
    • Ng, Eddee
    • Parmar, Karam Singh
    • Ramasamy, Narayanan
    • Seah, Paul
    • Tan, Kok Quan, S.C.
    • Tan, Nicole
    • Tan, Su Ean
    • Teo, Weng Kie
    • Tng, Peck Chin
    • V. Kanyakumari
  • OF COUNSELS,   SENIOR ASSOCIATES 
    & FOREIGN LAWYERS
  • OF COUNSELS, SENIOR ASSOCIATES & FOREIGN LAWYERS

    • Chew, Alcina Lynn
    • Choh, Stephanie
    • Ho, Xin Ling
    • Liang, Calvin
    • Loh, Ling Wei
    • Nah, Cheryl
    • Ong, Anggie
    • Rajoo, Angeline
    • Shahira Binte Mohd Anuar
    • Tnee, Keith
    • Wong, Nan Shee
    • Yan, Ann
  • ASSOCIATES
  • ASSOCIATES

    • Chan, Yi Zhang
    • Cheong, Daniel
    • Chin, Rachel
    • Kang, Geraint
    • Lau, Qiuyu
    • Leu, Tina
    • Loh, Leonard
    • Low, Eugene
    • Lum, Hui Yun
    • Teo, Kristy
    • Yong, Javier

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Services

DISPUTES

INFRASTRUCTURE AND PROJECTS

RESTRUCTURING AND INSOLVENCY

INSURANCE

REAL ESTATE

CORPORATE

NEWS & EVENTS

1 April 2016

Tan Kok Quan Partnership admits Senior Partner

Tan Kok Quan Partnership is proud to announce the promotion of Paul Seah to the position of Senior Partner.

Paul graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2005 with a 2nd (Upper) class Honours, having been on the Dean's List while he was in school. He began his legal practice in 2006 at Tan Kok Quan Partnership where he did his pupillage.

Paul’s main area of practice is in civil and commercial disputes, where he has represented clients in a sterling list of high-profile cases, many of which have been reported widely in the local and international press. He also acted for one of the accused persons in the City Harvest trial, which is the longest running criminal trial in Singapore’s history. In addition, Paul specialises in insolvency and restructuring work, and has advised Singapore’s leading accounting firms and financial institutions on some of Singapore’s more complex insolvencies in recent years.

Paul’s work has garnered plaudits from independent legal publications, including Asian Legal Business’ “40 Under 40 – Asia’s Brightest Young Legal Minds” and Singapore Business Review’s “Singapore's 20 Most Influential Lawyers 40 and Under”.

Joint managing partners, Marina Chin and Eddee Ng, said: “We are proud and pleased that Paul is admitted as a Senior Partner, and congratulate him on achieving this well-deserved milestone. Paul’s career growth demonstrates the Firm’s commitment in nurturing and retaining talented lawyers. He will be playing a substantial part in the Firm's plans to grow, and we look forward to his continued contribution.”

1 March 2016

Tan Kok Quan Partnership wins appeal by the defendants before the High Court in the United Overseas Bank v Lippo case

Tan Kok Quan Partnership is acting for United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) in its claims for fraud against, amongst others, a property developer company within the Lippo group, relating to UOB’s grant of mortgage loans amounting to an aggregate sum of S$181 million for the sale and purchase of luxury condominium units at The Marina Collection at Sentosa Cove developed by the Lippo entity. This case included an interlocutory application involving a complex area of law pertaining to whether the fraud exception applies to prevent attribution of the knowledge of an employee who had been fraudulent and/or who had committed a breach of duty to the employer. We also successfully argued against an appeal by the defendants before the High Court.

This dispute involving two well-known entities in South East Asia is closely watched by market participants in Singapore as it sets a precedent to how banks’ interests can be protected given the prevalence of incentive schemes adopted by developers to entice buyers, which usually include furniture rebates, cash rebates or discounts on cars, to name a few.

The team is led by joint managing partner, Eddee Ng and he is assisted by of counsel, Ho Xin Ling; and associates, Lau Qiuyu, Kristy Teo and Rachel Chin.

17 February 2016

Asian Legal Business interviews Eddee Ng

In a Q&A with Asian Legal Business, Eddee Ng, joint managing partner of the firm, discusses key trends, potential legal and regulatory developments in Singapore in 2016. Click here for the full interview.

19 January 2016

Tan Kok Quan Partnership wins Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Singapore award

Tan Kok Quan Partnership starts the new year on a high note.

Following an extensive research undertaken by the independent research and editorial teams of Corporate Intl Magazine, we have garnered the Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Singapore 2016 award from Corporate Intl Magazine.

With a wealth of experience in handling a broad and diverse spectrum of cases, our disputes practice has earned a stellar reputation for the quality of our work.  An unwavering dedication to excellence in service and professionalism is our hallmark.  We regularly act on high profile, ground breaking cases such as the City Harvest Church matter – one of the largest and highest profile white-collar crime cases in Singapore’s history; and acting for a wealthy individual accused of defrauding Mr Dmitry Rybolovlev, a Russian Oligarch and owner of AS Monaco Football Club, of some US$1 billion from the purchase of numerous masterpieces, including works by Picasso, Monet, Rothko and Da Vinci.

5 January 2016

Tan Kok Quan Partnership announces promotions

Tan Kok Quan Partnership is delighted to announce the promotions of four Of Counsel and three Senior Associates, effective 1 January 2016. The following is a list of the new Of Counsel and Senior Associates:

  • Ho Xin Ling, Of Counsel, Disputes
  • Calvin Liang, Of Counsel, Disputes
  • Cheryl Nah, Of Counsel, Disputes
  • Keith Tnee, Of Counsel, Disputes
  • Alcina Chew, Senior Associate, Disputes
  • Shahira Mohd Anuar, Senior Associate, Insurance Litigation
  • Wong Nan Shee, Senior Associate, Banking Litigation

Joint managing partners, Marina Chin and Eddee Ng said: “We are committed to recognising and retaining talented lawyers. We congratulate all of them on the well-deserved promotions and look forward to their continued contributions to the growth of our firm.”

3 December 2015

Calvin Liang recognised by Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore’s “40 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under”

Calvin Liang has been named in the 2015 ranking by Singapore Business Review of “40 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under”. This annual listing profiles 40 young lawyers in Singapore who have shaped the Singapore legal industry. Read more...

This builds upon the inaugural 2014 ranking in which Paul Seah was named.

26 November 2015

Tan Kok Quan Partnership earns top spots in Asialaw Profiles 2016

Tan Kok Quan Partnership has been highly recommended by Asialaw Profiles 2016 in the Dispute Resolution category. The firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency and Corporate & Real Estate practice groups also received recognition and were ranked in the “Recommended” tier. Additionally, two individual lawyers, Tan Kok Quan, S.C. and Karam Singh Parmar were ranked in the elite “Leading Lawyer” class. Read more…

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!

Practice trainees
Our key areas of practice are Disputes, 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.

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.

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
8 Shenton Way #47-01
Singapore 068811
Email: mail@tkqp.com.sg

TAN KOK QUAN PARTNERSHIP

Advocates & Solicitors

Notaries Public

Commissioners For Oaths

Address
8 Shenton Way
#47-01 AXA Tower
Singapore 068811
Telephone

+65 6225 9333

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+65 6225 0111 [Main/Corporate]

+65 6324 5525 [Disputes/Restructuring and Insolvency]

+65 6227 6116 [Insurance]

+65 6324 9352 [Real Estate]

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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 , Partner

+65 6496 9512

INFRASTRUCTURE AND PROJECTS

Eddee Ng, Joint Managing Partner

+65 6496 9540


Karam Singh Parmar, Senior Partner

+65 6496 9541

CORPORATE

Dennis Lui, Senior Partner

+65 6496 9516


Nicole Tan, Senior Partner

+65 6496 9515

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