We are a dispute-resolution focused firm. Our clients include multinational companies, leading businesses, professionals, and high net worth individuals. They all expect and rely on the individual personal service and high level of expertise for which we are known.
We believe in delivering excellent quality work, and to value add to our clients at every stage of the matter. As such, while some law firms work on volume, we are selective in whom we choose to represent and believe in offering bespoke solutions for each and every client of ours, and in the client experience that we offer to our client. Each interaction with us is on the same high level of commitment from us throughout the matter. We do not believe in using template documents, and all our documents are specially curated to each client’s specific circumstances and demands.
While we believe that there can be win-win in reaching an amicable resolution of the matter, we believe that the best results for our clients are achieved (whether through negotiations, formal mediation or trial) when the lawyers are fully prepared from the get-go to bring the matter all the way to trial. Our focus on being ever ready for trial drives us to successful and more cost-efficient results for our clients as critical issues are identified early, and strategic steps are taken to maximise the advantage for clients whether through the negotiation or the litigation process.
Jacqueline was a Partner at one of the leading and largest law firms in Singapore before leaving to set up Jacque Law to better serve her clients. She has a decade of legal experience working in two of the largest local law firms, working closely with and appearing alongside eminent senior counsel in numerous high profile and/or high value matters.
Jacqueline’s areas of practice encompass a broad range of matters including, employment law, banking and finance disputes, medical law, family law and criminal law. Her past and present clients include global financial institutions, multinational corporations, healthcare conglomerates, property developers, statutory boards, professionals and ultra-high net worth individuals.
As one of the few lawyers in Singapore who has both defended and prosecuted doctors, Jacqueline is well versed in the intricacies of medical malpractice from both perspectives.
Jacqueline has acted as counsel in several State Court and High Court trials, as well as appeals to the High Court and Court of Appeal. She has also appeared as counsel in coroner’s inquiries and disciplinary proceedings before the Singapore Medical Council.
Jacqueline co-authored the Singapore Chapter in The Life Sciences Law Review 2017 edition which provides an overview of legal issues of interest to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies in more than 30 jurisdictions.
Jacqueline graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LLB (2nd upper Hons) degree and is admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2009. She is fluent in written and spoken Mandarin, and has acted for Chinese clients in legal proceedings.
- Successfully defended Deutsche Bank AG in one of the largest private banking claims in Singapore in excess of US$280 million before the Singapore High Court.
- Acted for a local licenced moneylender and an offshore company in the Singapore High Court and successfully recovered tens of millions owed to them under various facility and bond subscription agreements
- Successfully negotiated a settlement on behalf of Asia’s leading property developers in a Singapore High Court action brought by the subsidiary management corporation of a luxury condominium in Singapore regarding defects in common property.
- Represented a local authority in SIAC arbitrations concerning the design and construction of a major infrastructure project, involving claims exceeding S$130 million.
- Successfully prosecuted a senior orthopaedic surgeon Dr Kevin Yip for professional misconduct at both the disciplinary inquiry stage as well as in the Court of Appeal. A suspension of eight months was meted out against the doctor.
- Successfully procured a six-digit settlement sum for the patient’s estate against two doctors for post-operative complications resulting in death.
- Successfully acquitted a plastic surgeon against all charges of professional misconduct brought by the Singapore Medical Council.
- Obtained an urgent injunction against an errant employee of a leading healthcare conglomerate in the Singapore High Court for the delivery up and restraint of use of confidential and proprietary information.
- Successfully secured discontinuance of a claim in the Singapore High Court (for the employee) without the employee making any form of monetary payment to the employer (a multi-national agriculture conglomerate).
- Advised a leading financial institution in internal investigations against a team of former employees for possible breaches of fiduciary duties as well as non-solicit and non-compete clauses.
Matrimonial & Family Law
- Represented the wife in a high value High Court family law matter, including the cross-examination of parties (which is unusual for determination of financial matters associated with divorce).
- Advised on the enforceability of a prenuptial agreement involving cross-jurisdictional issues and assets valued in excess of S$1 billion.
Appointments & Memberships
Joel’s expertise lies in advising clients in achieving the most commercially sound outcome across a broad spectrum of contentious work. His practice area focuses on commercial litigation, shareholders’ dispute, investigations, and arbitration.
He regularly advises multinational corporations, private and listed companies in a wide range of areas including shareholders’ disputes, breaches of director’s duties, employment, investigations, and employment disputes. He also has strong expertise in the area of sports and education related matters.
Joel is also proficient in Mandarin and has advised Chinese clients in litigation proceedings. In 2016, Joel was selected for placement under the Supreme Court’s Young Amicus Curiae Scheme, and has subsequently appeared twice as amicus curiae in two separate Magistrate’s Appeal.
- Successfully represented a minority shareholder in advancing a claim of minority oppression by the majority shareholders of a civil engineering company.
- Successfully represented a minority shareholder in a claim over breaches of directors’ duties by the Company which was formerly listed on Philips Securities OTC.
- Advised and managed the disputes for a Fortune 500 Company’s global commercial dispute during its pre-litigation phase, and achieved successful outcome in vast majority of the cases.
- Successfully acted for a broadcasting company in an ICC arbitration valued at more than US$80 million regarding the media rights to a major Indian sporting event.
- Successfully acted for a group of mine owners in an SIAC arbitration regarding disputes over the sale and purchase of various entities relating to coal mines in Indonesia.
- Successfully represented a local marketing agency in recovering the fees owed to it by a footwear distributor.
- Successfully represented an international bank in defending against a claim brought by an investor for the alleged mis-selling of the financial product popularly known as “accumulators”.
- Successfully represented an international glass manufacturer in achieving a successful outcome in respect of a suit brought by its client for alleged manufacturing defects supplied to a major private education complex in Singapore.
- Represented a local holding company of a large chain of childcare centres in relation to a contentious acquisition of the group’s brand and businesses.
Arbitration Related Matters
- Assisted in the landmark case of AJU v AJT  4 SLR 739, where the Singapore Court of Appeal affirmed its minimal interventionist approach in arbitration. The underlying dispute involved a sports promoter involved in the organisation of a tennis tournament in Thailand.
- Successfully represented the respondent, an Asian government, in resisting an application to set aside an arbitral award.
- Advised a local company in the termination of a senior employee, and in enforcing the confidentiality and non-compete obligations owed by the employee to the company.
- Advised a local company in managing the planned termination of its employees.
- Advised a local listed company in terminating the services of its general manager, and managing the transition process.
Appointments & Memberships
Loo Liang Zhi
Liang Zhi is admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, and is an Associate with the Firm. He graduated from the University of Liverpool with a Bachelor of Laws Second Class Honours (Upper) in 2016.
Prior to joining the firm, Liang Zhi was working in a leading specialized disputes resolution firm and trained under a renowned Senior Counsel. His areas of practice include contentious and non-contentious work. Liang Zhi regularly appears as counsel in the High Court of Singapore and the Family Courts, and his areas of practice spans a wide range of areas, including matrimonial and family law, medical negligence and general commercial disputes.
Liang Zhi has a firm dedication and conviction to help individuals, and has a keen interest in family law since his university days. His award winning research paper in UK on “Child Labour: Abolish or Regulate” is testament to his commitment to social issues and children’s welfare. He believes strongly in prioritising the welfare of children in divorce proceedings as it is often children that are the biggest victims in a divorce. He does so by putting in extra effort to understand client’s concerns and goes out of his way to help clients who are embroiled in messy divorces in the hope that the child’s needs are protected.
On the non-contentious end, Liang Zhi routinely advises clients on succession and estate planning matters, including the drafting of wills, extraction of grant of probate and letters of administration and executing lasting power of attorney.
Outside of work, Liang Zhi believes in giving back to the community and volunteers through mission trips and local outreaches. He regularly leads worship in his church and has actively serves in the youth and young adults ministries. He also enjoys a good workout at the gym, and reading up on social issues involving child bullying, domestic violence, juvenile delinquency and gender discrimination.
Kimberly is an Associate with the Firm, and is admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. Her areas of practice include contract and commercial disputes, director and shareholder disputes, asset recovery, medical negligence, family law and criminal law.
Kimberly graduated with a Bachelors of Law (Cum Laude) from Singapore Management University (“SMU”) in 2017. Since her university days, Kimberly has had a keen interest in corporate and commercial disputes and criminal law. Her academic rigor and pursuit for excellence led her to top her class in SMU in clinching the Michael Hwang Prize for Top Student in International Commercial Arbitration and the RHT Tan Chong Huat Prize for the Best Student in Corporate Crime.
In pursuit of her areas of interest, Kimberly trained in one of Singapore’s Big Four and top tier dispute resolutions firms, and obtained experience in corporate and criminal matters. Keen to understand the mind of the regulator, Kimberly subsequently joined the Monetary Authority of Singapore as in-house legal counsel for the Authority’s Enforcement Department.
Since joining the Firm, Kimberly has assisted in wide range of matters including a dispute under the Mental Capacity Act, intellectual property, medical negligence, corporate and regulatory, in addition to commercial and civil litigation. Kimberly hopes to hone her advocacy skills as a litigator and one day make arguments before the Court of Appeal in Singapore.
In her spare time, Kimberly enjoys binge-watching medical and legal dramas (while still being mindful to keep one foot in reality). Her favourites are House, Scrubs and Law and Order.
Kimberly also loves to travel and is constantly looking forward to her next adventure overseas. She finds volunteering overseas to serve the international community particularly fulfilling, and has volunteered in schools and orphanages in Laos and Nepal. Together with her church, Kimberly also recently went to Yangon, Myanmar for a mission trip. Through her various volunteering trips, Kimberly gained a greater appreciation of the struggles of humanity, and strives to do her best for her clients.