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
    • Ng, Eddee
    • Parmar, Karam Singh
    • Rajoo, Angeline
    • Ramasamy, Narayanan
    • Seah, Paul
    • 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
    • Imran Rahim
    • Kang, Geraint
    • Lau, Qiuyu
    • Liang, Calvin
    • Loh, Ling Wei
    • Low, Eugene
    • Shahira Binte Mohd Anuar
    • Tan, Melissa
    • Tnee, Keith
    • Wong, Nan Shee
  • ASSOCIATES
  • ASSOCIATES

    • Chan, Yi Zhang
    • Cheong, Daniel
    • Chin, Rachel
    • Goh, Sherlene
    • Kok, Alwyn
    • Lee, Amanda
    • Leu, Tina
    • Loh, Leonard
    • Lum, Hui Yun
    • Teh, Stephanie
    • Teo, Kristy
    • Yong, Javier

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Services

DISPUTES

INFRASTRUCTURE AND PROJECTS

RESTRUCTURING AND INSOLVENCY

INSURANCE

REAL ESTATE

NEWS & EVENTS

6 January 2017

TKQP secures favourable judgment in multi-million dollar case

TKQP has obtained a favourable judgment in an appeal before the High Court in a long-running intellectual property dispute that spans more than a decade.

Representing one of Singapore’s largest banks – United Overseas Bank Ltd (UOB), joint managing partner Eddee Ng successfully argued for UOB's liability to be limited to the interim award which UOB had already paid to the plaintiff, Main-Line Corporate Holdings.

The patent in question is the Dynamic Currency Conversion for Card Payment Systems, a currency conversion system which automatically detects the country of issue of a credit card, charge card or debit card. It then converts the transaction value from the currency of the country where the point of sale system is located to the currency of the credit card’s country of issue and presents both values to the cardholder for selection. UOB’s purchase of a similar system from the second defendant, First Currency Choice in 2001 marked the commencement of a series of law suits that span nearly 12 years.

22 December 2016

Keith Tnee recognised by Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore’s “70 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under"

Of Counsel, Keith Tnee has been recognised by Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore’s “70 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under”. This annual listing profiles young lawyers in Singapore who have shaped the Singapore legal industry. Lawyers were chosen based on thought leadership, influence, and success. Read more

In an effort to showcase and recognise young talented lawyers, Singapore Business Review does not rank a lawyer more than once. TKQP’s lawyers have been ranked in this list for three consecutive years. Senior Partner, Paul Seah was named in the inaugural 2014 ranking and Of Counsel, Calvin Liang was ranked in 2015.

1 December 2016

TKQP obtains favourable judgment in groundbreaking case

TKQP has achieved a resounding win in a complex case where there was a dispute on whether the fire broke out in the plaintiff’s or the defendant’s property, and the cause of the fire was unknown.

In presenting the case for the plaintiff, we sought to invoke the principle of res ipsa loquitur to establish a prima facie case against the defendant. The High Court on its own accord also presented a slew of cases in which the principle of res ipsa loquitur was not applied and asked to be addressed on the cases. We successfully distinguished these cases, and thereby convincing the High Court judge to invoke the principle of res ipsa loquitur.

Following a nine-day trial in which many witnesses including fire experts and personnel from the Singapore Civil Defence Force were cross-examined, we obtained a favourable judgment for 100% of the quantum claimed by the plaintiff.

The team is led by joint managing partner Marina Chin, with support from senior associate Alcina Lynn Chew, and associate Leonard Loh.

15 November 2016

Marina Chin named Euromoney Legal Media Group’s Best in Dispute Resolution Female Lawyer

TKQP’s Joint Managing Partner, Marina Chin, has garnered the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2016 – Best in Dispute Resolution award. The award was announced on 9 November in Hong Kong.

In selecting a winner from 9 shortlisted female lawyers in the dispute resolution field, the judges noted Marina’s excellence in the provision of leadership, technical legal knowledge, professional accomplishments as well as advocacy and influence over the past 12 months.

Entering into its 6th year, the Asia Women in Business Law Awards celebrate the achievements of women in the legal profession who have successfully become influential and leading professionals in their chosen fields. In selecting the shortlist and winners, Euromoney Legal Media Group consulted lawyers and other professionals across Asia instead of relying solely on league tables.

4 October 2016

TKQP wins Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards’ Matter of the Year 2016 award

TKQP is pleased to announce that the Accent Delight International Ltd v Bouvier, Yves Charles Edgar matter has garnered the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards’ Matter of the Year 2016 award. These awards celebrate the achievements of lawyers in various practice groups across 14 jurisdictions. In selecting the winners, Asialaw undertook detailed research from a variety of sources and consulted private practice lawyers, in-house counsel and barristers.

TKQP acted for one of the defendants 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. We successfully obtained the discharge of a worldwide Mareva or freezing injunction that had been previously obtained against our client. The Court of Appeal’s judgment is now the leading case on worldwide freezing injunctions. This complex cross-border dispute has been publicised and followed all over the world.

The matter was led by Senior Partner, Paul Seah and supported by:

  • Of Counsel, Calvin Liang; and
  • Associates, Eugene Low; Kristy Teo; and Rachel Chin.

30 September 2016

Mediation seminar

TKQP hosted a successful mediation seminar in conjunction with the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) on Friday 30 September.

In addition to receiving information on the benefits of mediation, delegates also gained valuable insights on how to reduce legal costs and maintain business continuity using mediation which can help preserve commercial relationships and resolve thorny problems for which compensation is not a complete answer.

The speakers were Karam S Parmar (Senior Partner, TKQP), Eddee Ng (Joint Managing Partner and Co-Head of Disputes, TKQP) and Loong Seng Onn (Executive Director, SMC).

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21 September 2016

TKQP Lawyer Nominated for Best in Dispute Resolution Award

Joint Managing Partner, Marina Chin, has been shortlisted for the Euromoney Legal Media Group Asia Women in Business Law Awards 2016 – Best in Dispute Resolution award.

These awards celebrate the achievements of women in the legal profession who have successfully become influential and leading professionals in their chosen fields. In selecting the shortlist across Asia, Euromoney Legal Media Group consulted a number of lawyers and other professionals across Asia instead of relying on league tables.

The award dinner will take place at JW Marriott in Hong Kong on 9 November.

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: recruit@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]

+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 , 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