CIVIL LITIGATION

Mr Sean Lim Thian Siong (Head of Department, Senior Partner – Founder)

Mr Tang Chi Loong (Senior Partner – Founder)

Ms Tan E-Fang (Partner)

Mr Gong Chin Nam (Senior Legal Associate)

Mr Mohd Zikri B Mohd Muzammil (Legal Associate)

Ms Marilyn Ho Su Fen (Legal Associate)

Ms Thian Rui Ling (Legal Associate)

Mr Brandon Lim Xing Wei

Mr Vinodh S/o Visvanathan

COMMERCIAL DISPUTES

We handle a wide variety of business disputes. We represent clients in their Court litigation and assist in resolving disputes via negotiations and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms like mediation and arbitration.

Areas of law include:

  • Contract Law
  • Company Law
  • Claims for recovery of secured / unsecured debt
  • Claims based on guarantees and indemnities
  • Defamation
  • Director’s Duties
  • Guarantees and Indemnities
  • Insolvency – individuals and corporate
  • Insurance Law
  • Landlord and Tenant
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Law disputes
  • Trust
  • Acquisition of Companies
  • Sale of Goods / Services
  • Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
  • Non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, non-disclosure agreements
  • Abuse of trust involving breach of fiduciary relationship
  • Employment disputes

Our corporate clients are in the following industries:

  • Banking & Finance
  • Factoring
  • Stock-broking
  • Insurance
  • Real Estate Developers
  • Property Owners and Lessors
  • Transport
  • Property Management Corporations
  • Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Heavy Equipment
  • Construction
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Healthcare & Medical

When faced with contentious issues, our experienced commercial litigation team can advise and closely guide clients around potential minefields, thus saving clients the expense and time incurred for taking on or fending off litigation claims.

We aid in resolving the immediate issue and ensuring that similar issues can be avoided in the future.

INSOLVENCY, RESTRUCTURING & DISSOLUTION

We provide help for corporations and individuals in financial distress. If action is taken early enough, we can guide you through whether you are a large corporation or a small/medium enterprise. 

It is possible to rescue the business if action is taken early enough. We work with your financial advisers to steer you through.

We also help creditors maximise recoveries or individuals avoid a potential slide into bankruptcy with practical solutions.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Company Voluntary Arrangement
  • Administration
  • Compulsory Liquidation
  • Creditors’ Voluntary Liquidation
  • Individual Insolvency
  • Individual Voluntary Arrangement

Our firm also assists companies in the relatively more straightforward process of recovering from trade debtors and/or debtors granted facilities by financing companies. Companies’ accounts receivables are important to the cash flow of a business.

We have a dedicated team providing clients with support, enabling our clients to collect repayment in the most cost-effective manner. Our services include conducting searches to ascertain information on the debtor, issuing letters of demand, taking legal action to secure judgment against the debtor, conducting execution proceedings to enforce clients’ rights, taking out bankruptcy or winding-up action, and drafting settlement agreements.

We act for and advise lenders as well as debtors and provide guidance to clients in various insolvency regimes, including bankruptcy, liquidation, scheme of arrangement, judicial management, and receivership just to name a few.

We also handle disputes between creditors and debtors or creditors and creditors, recovery of security, enforcement of Judgments, and other pre-emptive remedies. Claims range from unsecured to secured or cross-securitised facilities.

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AND CONFLICT AVOIDANCE

Our disputes team also provide the very important but often ignored aspect of Contract Management and Conflict Avoidance.

Many corporations fail to recognise the importance of conflict avoidance and when things fall apart, the corporations spend inordinate amount of time fighting fire when disputes arise.

Depending on clients’ requirements, our services range from general advisory on contract performance, to advising on particular contracts, highlighting on key stages and strategizing and advising on how to manoeuvre around potential contractual uncertainties and pitfalls.

If required by clients, we also provide targeted advice on parties’ legal liability and contractual compliance to avoid disputes.

PERSONAL DISPUTES (FAMILY & MATRIMONIAL, PROBATE & ADMINISTRATION)

We assist individual clients in their personal disputes including matters involving:

  • Family & Matrimonial Law;
  • Probate & Administration of Estates.

We advise clients on their legal rights if embroiled in a personal dispute. We act for clients in any legal action commenced in Court to protect their interests.

If parties are negotiating with a view to settlement, we advise clients on their legal position to enable them to secure the best outcome in the settlement.

htalaw@htapartners.com.sg
20 Upper Circular Road
#02-10/12 The Riverwalk

Singapore 058416