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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.

TKQP’s Joint Managing Partner and Co-Head of Disputes practice, Mr Eddee Ng has been named as one of the leading lawyers in the fields of Litigation, and Banking and Finance in Singapore by the Best Lawyers six years in a row.

Praised by clients as “impressive and clearly knows his way around the Singapore courts”, Eddee has won numerous accolades from leading independent legal directories in recognition for his expertise in dispute resolution. In addition, Eddee was invited to be a member of the prestigious, invitation-only International Association of Defense Counsel – a testament to his expertise and reputation in the market.

TKQP is proud to be one of the learning partners of LIFTED, a professional and development initiative spearheaded by the Singapore Academy of Law.

Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on 11 January, TKQP and the Singapore Academy of Law will jointly develop a series of co-branded professional development and continuing education programmes over the next three years. This collaboration initiative enables TKQP to play a pivotal role in facilitating the sharing of expertise more widely within the legal industry and the nurturing of the next generation of lawyers. It also dovetails with what we believe in – People are at the centre of who we are.

For more information on the LIFTED programme, please visit https://www.sal.org.sg/lifted.

We are delighted to announce that Ms Li Li Choo has joined TKQP as a Consultant in our Corporate and Commercial practice to diversify our offerings.

Li Li commenced practice in a leading law firm specializing in loan financing transactions in domestic and cross border transactions. She also advises investors on the establishment of joint ventures and strategic alliances, sale and purchase of shares and assets, and the restructuring of companies and businesses. Li Li’s practice further includes advising clients on branding and management agreements, licence and franchise agreements and distribution agreements.

Prior to joining TKQP, Li Li was part of the legal team advising a consortium of Singapore companies on the establishment of an industrial park in China. Li Li has also spent a year working in a Tokyo law firm, advising Japanese clients on their overseas investments in Europe.

TKQP’s award-winning Disputes practice has been shortlisted for the Asian Legal Business SE Asia Law Awards 2018’s Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year and Singapore Litigation Law Firm of the Year awards.

The Asian Legal Business SE Asia Law Awards recognize and celebrate the outstanding contributions of law firms and in-house counsel to the legal landscape in South East Asia. An independent judging panel comprising at least 30 reputable members from numerous sectors will select the winners for the various award categories.

We take this opportunity to thank all our clients for their support and confidence in our firm.