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  • Wee Swee Teow & Co - Advocates & Solicitors, Singapore's Oldest Asian Legal Firm
    late Wee Swee Teow who was the leading conveyancer of his time and subsequently practiced as his legal assistant She still acts for a vast number of clients who are the children and the grandchildren of the clients of the late Wee Eng Lock As a necessary corollary to her conveyancing work she is also involved in advising clients on probate and related matters estate planning the drafting of Wills deeds of family arrangements tenancy agreements and the like She is regularly consulted on conveyancing matters by junior lawyers and her peers With her vast experience in conveyancing she was called upon by the Board of Legal Education to impart her knowledge to young law graduates by conducting tutorials in conveyancing at the Post Graduate Practical Law Course However because of the pressures of work she was only able to undertake such teaching responsibilities for a short period She has a practical approach to solving problems delivering to clients advice well suited to their needs She is conversant in Mandarin and several dialects which endears her to her Chinese speaking clients She has a daughter who is also a partner in the firm Membership Appointments Directorships Member Law Society of

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  • Wee Swee Teow & Co - Advocates & Solicitors, Singapore's Oldest Asian Legal Firm
    member who exemplies the virtues of the legal profession honesty fair play and personal integrity In November 2006 when Mr Giam was presented with the award he was described as a recipient who has lived his professional life as a splendid torch bearer Whether acting as solicitor litigator arbitrator or mediator by his words and deeds Mr Giam practices the noblest creed of our profession Reported Judgments Segar Ashok v Koh Fonn Lyn Veronica and another suit 2010 SGHC 168 Freely Pte Ltd v Ong Kalli and others 2010 2 SLR 1065 Chee Mu Lin Muriel v Chee Ka Lin Caroline Chee Ping Chian Alexander and another interveners 2010 4 SLR 373 Chee Mu Lin Muriel v Chee Ka Lin Caroline Chee Ping Chian Alexander and another interveners 2009 SGHC 229 Raffles Town Club Pte Ltd v Lim Eng Hock Peter and Others Tung Yu Lien Margaret and Others Third Parties 2008 SGHC 28 Panwah Steel Pte Ltd v Koh Brothers Building Civil Engineering Contractor Pte Ltd 2006 4 SLR R 571 Luzon Hydro Corp v Transfield Philippines Inc 2004 4 SLR R 705 Lian Soon Construction Pte Ltd v Guan Qian Realty Pte Ltd 1999 1 SLR R 1053 Lian Soon Construction Pte Ltd v Guan Qian Realty Pte Ltd 1999 3 SLR R 518 Lau Wee Chai v Ng Ang Moy and Another 1998 SGHC 389 Koh Wui Chu v Koh Hang Chua 2 Ors 1998 SGHC 265 Lee Kuan Yew v Tang Liang Hong and another and other suits 1997 1 SLR R 575 Lee Kuan Yew v Tang Liang Hong and another and other actions 1997 1 SLR R 538 Tang Liang Hong v Lee Kuan Yew and another and other appeals 1997 3 SLR R 576 Lee Kuan Yew and another v Tang Liang Hong and others and others actions 1997 2 SLR R 81 Lee Kuan Yew vTang Liang Hong and another and other suits 1997 1 SLR R 328 Law Society of Singapore v Narindar Singh s o Malagar Singh 1997 3 SLR R 334 Lee Kuan Yew v Tang Liang Hong and other suits 1997 1 SLR R 248 Lee Hiok Woon and others v Lee Hiok Ping and others 1996 1 SLR R 643 Narindar Singh s o Malagar Singh v Public Prosecutor 1996 3 SLR R 318 Pek Nam Kee and another v Peh Lam Kong and anothe r 1994 2 SLR R 750 Lee Hiok Woon and others v Lee Hiok Ping and others 1993 2 SLR R 530 Tan Gim Huat Contractors Pte Ltd v Malayan Banking Berhad 1993 SGHC 252 Tan Joo Cheng v Public Prosecutor 1992 1 SLR R 219 Harvester Baptist Church Ltd v Chua Moh Huat Dennis 1989 1 SLR R 216 Brightside Mechanical and Electrical Services Group Ltd and another v Standard Chartered Bank and another 1989 1 SLR R 484 Harvester Baptist Church Ltd v Chua Moh Huat Dennis 1989 2 MLJ 193 Brightside Mechanical Electrical Services Group Ltd Anor v Standard

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  • Wee Swee Teow & Co - Advocates & Solicitors, Singapore's Oldest Asian Legal Firm
    to day conveyancer her work involves what can be described as high end conveyancing involving matters like Banking law and the preparation of a variety of banking instruments Preparation of joint venture agreements between developers En bloc collective sales Advising clients on Reits Acting for housing and commercial developers Advising corporate clients Leasing of residential and commercial buildings She has a sharp and critical mind and was trained as a conveyancer This gives her an edge as her work straddles different branches of the law particularly property law banking and corporate law She has created a niche for herself in this area of practice She has a phenomenal capacity for hard work and is capable of undertaking different complex tasks at the same time Unlike many conveyancers she keeps up with developments in the law and practice She is fluent in written and spoken Mandarin This she finds is a great advantage when dealing with Chinese speaking clients Membership Directorships Member Law Society of Singapore Member Singapore Academy of Law Publications Huang Lui Legal aspects Organ transplantation Singapore Faculty of Law University of Singapore 1971 Wo 690 Hua Our Partners Giam Chin Toon S C Yeung Shun Yun Huang Lui

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  • Wee Swee Teow & Co - Advocates & Solicitors, Singapore's Oldest Asian Legal Firm
    property law and has extensive experience acting for developers vendors purchasers and financial institutions She advises developers in the purchase of land from public sector agencies and private owners and on legal aspects of residential commercial and industrial development projects Other areas of work include structuring joint venture agreements for property transactions lease and tenancy matters and mortgagee sales Professional Highlights Alice Seah has acted for developers in many landed high rise industrial developments and joint venture developments and in en bloc sales Some of the transactions include the following Acted for developers in sale of landed properties in projects at Rosyth Road The Tenggiri Simon Lodge Eastwood Walk Gardens Da Silva Lane Mimosa Road Acted for developers in sale of units in high rise developments at Hillside Mansions Casa Sophia Sunny Spring Ewe Boon Regent Costa Rhu De Lente 2 RVG Sunville Acted for developers in sale of industrial units in developments at The Alexcier Wintech Centre 2 8 Penjuru Tech Hub E Centre Redhill Enterprise 10 First Centre Acted for developers in joint venture development projects at Lorong Tanggam Kovan Road Brighton Avenue Phillips Avenue Acted for developers in en bloc purchases at Rose Lane St Michael s

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  • Wee Swee Teow & Co - Advocates & Solicitors, Singapore's Oldest Asian Legal Firm
    and fraudulent invoicing The claims amounted to 40 million Kok Khun succeeded in arguing that there was a case of oppression of the minority shareholder and the court ordered a buy out of the minority shareholder s interest in the company Loo Chay Sit v Estate of Loo Chay Loo 2010 1 SLR 286 Tan Chan Tee v Chen Tsui Yu and Another Suit 2009 SGHC 36 In Loo Chay Sit v Estate of Loo Chay Loo 2010 1 SLR 286 and Tan Chan Tee v Chen Tsui Yu and Another Suit 2009 SGHC 36 Kok Khun acted successfully for a widow in 2 acrimonious property disputes with her in laws The value of the 2 landed properties at stake was close to 10 million The property disputes were widely reported in the newspapers Some of the articles published include those in The Sunday Times 18 October 2009 The Straits Times 16 October 2009 Lian He Zhao Bao 19 February 2009 and The Straits Times 19 February 2009 Kok Khun also successfully argued against the appeal of the case in the Court of Appeal Ang Meng Lee v Ng Sam Khui 2008 SGHC223 In Ang Meng Lee v Ng Sam Khui 2008 SGHC223 Ang Meng Lee claimed that a prime property situated at 20B Nassim Road which was in the joint names of herself and her sister in law Ng Sam Khui was wholly hers The property s value was around 11 5 million Kok Khun acted for Ng and succeeded in arguing for Ang s claim to be dismissed Ng and her husband also succeeded in their counter claim against Ang for breach of trust and fiduciary duties in the rentals collected Kok Khun also appeared in the Court of Appeal in the appeal by Ang where Ng s ownership of the property was not challenged and her rights under the counter claim were upheld This case was reported in Trust World an international trust law and practice website It was also reported in the 4 December 2008 issue of the Lian He Zhao Bao Banque National de Paris v Hew Keong Chan Gary 2001 1SLR300 In Banque National de Paris v Hew Keong Chan Gary 2001 1SLR300 a French bank claimed that Tan Shee Chin a private banking customer of the bank and his sister dishonestly assisted his sister s husband Gary Hew a BNP employee to cause the bank losses of 4 5 million in share and foreign exchange transactions Kok Khun acted for Tan Shee Chin and successfully defended him against the bank s claim in the High Court This case was reported in the Straits Times on 23 November 2000 Tai Kam San v Lim Cher Kia 2001 1SLR607 In Tai Kam San v Lim Cher Kia 2001 1SLR607 2 shareholders sold their shares to another shareholder in a company The company was subsequently listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange and the shareholder who bought their shares became the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of

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  • Wee Swee Teow & Co - Advocates & Solicitors, Singapore's Oldest Asian Legal Firm
    in all aspects of commercial leasing including drafting Master Leases Tripartite Leases in REITS developments and advising on all aspects of landlord s obligations liabilities and involved extensively in advising landlords asset managers and property managers on resolution of issues arising between them and the occupiers of their commercial buildings acted for major and anchor tenants in their negotiations with their landlords and local authorities acted for registered societies in Singapore in their assignments of land and in their financing transactions securitised against such land acted for boutique developers in their land acquisitions and advised on issues pertaining to their unique developments In Blossom s Banking and Finance practice she has represented individuals corporations in their loan transactions as well as advised in syndicated lending transactions She has also rendered legal opinions to foreign lenders on Singapore based securities In addition she has also advised on schemes of arrangements and liquidations including one where liquidators dealt with assets in excess of S 1Billion Blossom also advises both banks and developers on loan and financing matters for property developments including facility arrangements Professional Highlights handled loan and security documentation for individuals as well as corporations secured against property assets as well as other assets such as shares and contractual benefits acted to advise lead banks in syndicated loans to foreign borrowers including issuing legal opinions to fulfill drawdown preconditions advised in scheme of arrangements for note holders to achieve a client s divestment advised liquidators in the course of one of the largest by asset value liquidations todate in respect of both their liquidators duties as well as advising in the corporate arrangements in respect of the finalisation of the liquidation advising developers as to their loan and financing documents including land loans constructions loans interest rate swap facilities revolving credit

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  • Wee Swee Teow & Co - Advocates & Solicitors, Singapore's Oldest Asian Legal Firm
    claims Employment law He has advised and represented individuals and companies regarding employment related issues and disputes Insolvency litigation He has represented a court appointed Judicial Manager of one of the largest construction companies in Singapore in 2004 represented a Manager of a court sanctioned Scheme of Arrangement involving debts of more than 100 million Partnership disputes He has represented individuals in negotiating and drafting terms for the dissolution of a partnership represented a local company in litigation against its former partner a foreign company for breaching an agreement to dissolve the partnership Matrimonial practice He has represented various individuals in negotiating the terms of settlement of divorce and petitioning the Court for divorce represented an individual worth approximately S 20 million in contentious divorce proceedings Professional Highlights The cases he assisted in which received the attention of the media include Westacre Investments Inc v The State Owned Company Yugoimport SDPR also known as Jugoimport SDPR 2009 2 SLR R 166 in which he assisted a foreign creditor to register a foreign judgment amounting to 42 million in Singapore although the creditor had missed the deadline for registering the judgment by over 5 years On behalf of the foreign creditor it was argued that the delay was due to factors beyond the creditor s control that the creditor had been diligent in trying to enforce the judgment in various countries around the world and that the debtor had tried to prevent the detection of its assets in Singapore The Court of Appeal accepted this argument See Article in The Straits Times 6 Jan 2009 Reported Judgments Tan Yong San v Neo Kok Eng and others 2011 SGHC 30 Public Prosecutor v Tan Hiap Hua 2010 SGDC 322 Westacre Investments Inc v The State Owned Company Yugoimport SDPR also known as

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  • Wee Swee Teow & Co - Advocates & Solicitors, Singapore's Oldest Asian Legal Firm
    and corporate practice as Legal Officer of Singapore Airlines Limited Advocate Solicitor at Rodyk Davidson and Company Secretary of Sembawang Shipyard Limited Sembawang Corporation Limited now known as SembCorp Industries Limited Jurong Shipyard Limited and SembCorp Marine Limited Gerard has been involved in numerous multi million dollar investigations negotiations settlements joint ventures mergers acquisitions claims recoveries initial public offerings loan and other financing arrangements local and international public relations and human resource projects and management of the meetings of Shareholders the various Boards of Directors and Audit Committees of the Listed Companies that he has worked for Gerard s vast experience in assisting companies and corporations in their day to day operations and affairs makes him ideally suited to provide advice and consultancy to companies and corporations not only in legal matters but also in other areas of their activities and operations Gerard is also involved extensively in engineering and construction advice disputes litigation and arbitration safety and health programmes and investigations into industrial accidents and related matters for the Firm s clients Memberships Appointments Directorships Member of the Law Society of Singapore Member of the Singapore Academy of Law Our Partners Giam Chin Toon S C Yeung Shun Yun

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