Alex has been an active litigator since he was called to the Singapore Bar in 2014. His practice areas span commercial litigation, international commercial arbitration, IP matters, investigations and employment matters. He appears regularly before the Singapore Courts and international arbitral tribunals.
Clients prize Alex for his responsiveness and his ability to offer tailored advice having regard to their needs and concerns. He is regularly sought by clients who value his counsel on contentious matters. Alex’s clients, which include multinationals, GLCs, SMEs and individuals, come from Singapore, ASEAN, Greater China, the United States of America and the Middle East.
Alex joined NLC Law Asia LLC in May 2019 and is proud to work closely with the highly respected disputes team of the firm. During the course of his study at the National University of Singapore, Alex was placed on the Dean’s List for Academic Year 2010-2011 and was actively involved with research work at the Centre for International Law. In 2013, Alex co-authored an article which was published in the prestigious Journal of International Economic Law on 31 August 2013 and widely cited by the international academic community.
Acting in a matter before the Singapore International Commercial Court involving issues of Saudi Arabian law and legal obligations of good faith
Acting in various matters involving IP-related matters, including trademark invalidation proceedings, opposition proceedings, applications for trade mark registrations and copyright infringement matters
Successfully resisted an application for a Springboard injunction in a highly complex and contentious employment matter
Represented a high net-worth family and their investment vehicles in a claim in excess of S$100 million against an international private bank
Successfully represented a lender in a Singapore High Court decision involving a convertible loan agreement (https://www.supremecourt.gov.sg/docs/default-source/module-document/judgement/-2016-sghc-77-pdf.pdf)
Represented a family company in a what is now a landmark decision on trusts law in Singapore (https://www.supremecourt.gov.sg/docs/default-source/module-document/judgement/ca90-ca91-ca92-ca93-ca95-2015--2017-sgca-13(ed)-tcsfinal3-21feb17-pdf.pdf)
Represented a NYSE-listed global professional services firm in relation to a dispute over a post-employment non-compete restrictions
Acting for the claimant in an arbitration under the ICC Rules involving a joint venture dispute with a claim amount of US$30 million