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NG LIP CHIH

Lip Chih is the founder of Ng Lip Chih & Co and NLC Law Asia LLP, the predecessors of NLC Law Asia LLC.  Pursuant to a tie-up between NLC Law Asia LLC and Foo & Quek LLC, Lip Chih is now a director of Foo & Quek LLC.  However, the NLC Law Asia LLC team still works closely with Lip Chih and would instruct him as counsel from time-to-time, in particular for High Court and Court of Appeal cases or arbitrations involving a high quantum claim, as well as complex or novel issues of law.

BACKGROUND

 

Ng Lip  Chih  completed  his  Bachelor  of  Laws  degree  at  the  London  School of Economics and Political Science. He is also qualified to be a solicitor in England.  Upon graduation in 1996, he joined the largest law firm in Singapore. After 5 years, Lip Chih was made a Partner. In 2004, Lip Chih was seconded to SGX to act as its Head of Enforcement.

 

After spending ten years in the largest law firm in Singapore, Lip Chih left and founded Ng Lip Chih & Co. In 2009, Lip Chih founded NLC Law Asia LLP and was appointed to act as its Managing Partner. In 2014, Lip Chih founded NLC Law Asia LLC and appointed to act as its Managing Director. In April 2017, Lip Chih joined Foo & Quek LLC as a Director. Foo & Quek LLC is a reputable legal firm first established in 1972.

Lip Chih has extensive experience in software, real estate, corporate and litigation matters. His clientele includes international clients from Japan, China, Indonesia, Holland and USA.

 

In recognition of his experience, expertise and impeccable reputation in the legal field, Lip Chih has been appointed as a member of various key professional boards and panels, including the following:

 

  1. Lip Chih has been appointed by the Minister For Law to act as a Statutory Member of the Singapore Law Society Council pursuant to Section 48(1)(B) of the Legal Profession since January 2017. Lip Chih was re-appointed by the Minister For Law to act as a Statutory Member of the Singapore Law Society Council pursuant to Section 48(1)(B)  of the Legal Profession for a third term from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2022.

  2. Lip Chih has also been appointed a Member of the Disciplinary Panel under the Institute of Valuers and Appraisers, Singapore (IVAS) for the term of 1 July 2021 to 31 March 2023.  IVAS plays an active role in upholding the professional excellence of business valuers and the IVAS Disciplinary Panel plays a vital role in ensuring the continued excellence of our Chartered Valuer and Appraiser (CVA) Charter holders.

  3. Lip Chih is also a committee member of the Professional Development And Practice Chapter, Singapore Academy of Law. The Professional Development And Practice Chapter focuses on the development and upgrading of the legal professionals in Singapore.

  4. In addition, Lip Chih is a serving member of the Audit Committee of the Tanglin Club. The Tanglin Club is one of the oldest clubs in Singapore.

  5. Lip Chih also serves as a Council Member of a Management Corporation for a condominium development in Singapore. 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Contributed

 

  • "Business Conduct" in Halsbury's Laws of Singapore (Volume 17 - Securities) (with Soo Seong Theng). (Butterworths Asia, 2003). pp 100 - 214.

  • "Interrogatories" and "Interrogatories Before Action" in Singapore Civil Procedure 2003 (Sweet & Maxwell, 2003), pp 515 - 530.

 

ADMISSION

 

Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore - 1996

Solicitor of the Supreme Court, United Kingdom - 1999

 

A number of significant cases which Lip Chih has handled are as follows:-

Singapore Court of Appeal

  1. Tuitiongenius Pte Ltd v Toh Yew Keat and another [2021] 1 SLR 231; [2020] SGCA 103

  2. Sun Electric Pte Ltd and another v Menrva Solutions Pte Ltd and another [2019] SGCA 51

  3. Sudha Natrajan v The Bank of East Asia Ltd [2017] 1 SLR 141; [2016] SGCA 66

Singapore High Court

 

  1. Angliss Singapore Pte Ltd v Yee Heng Khay (alias Roger) [2021] SGHC 168

  2. Sun Electric Pte Ltd and another v Menrva Solutions Pte Ltd and another [2021] SGHC 101

  3. Sun Electric Pte Ltd and another v Menrva Solutions Pte Ltd and another [2020] 4 SLR 978; [2020] SGHC 18

  4. Goh Kok Liang v GYP Properties Ltd and another [2020] SGHC 53

  5. Tuitiongenius Pte Ltd v Toh Yew Keat and another [2020] 5 SLR 354; [2019] SGHC 264

  6. Ho Heng Leng (alias Foo Chee Kai) v Lodge, Kenneth George (litigation representative and administrator of the estate of Lodge, Vivien (alias Vivien Tsuji), deceased) (Lim Soon Wah Thomas, third party) [2017] SGHC 96

  7. Maybank Kim Eng Securities Pte Ltd v Lim Keng Yong and another [2016] 3 SLR 431; [2016] SGHC 68

  8. Baumann Xiaoyan v Tong Lian Joo and another [2011] SGHC 178

  9. Baldor Electric (Asia) Pte Ltd v Liew Chin Choy and others [2010] SGHC 32

  10. AAR and another v AAS (liquidator and trustee of B and others) and others [2009] 4 SLR(R) 33; [2009] SGHC 139

  11. Lee Chee Wei v Tan Hor Peow Victor and others [2008] 4 SLR(R) 80; [2008] SGHC 88

  12. CEF (Capital Markets) Ltd and Another v Goh Chin Soon and Others [2001] SGHC 342

  13. Baldor Electric Company v Goh Kee Boon [1998] SGHC 352

  14. OCBC Securities Private Limited (Formerly known as OCBC Securities Pte Ltd) v Lim Wee Beng Eddie [1998] SGHC 400