Kenneth Chua

Kenneth Chua

Associate Director

TSMP Law Corporation
Singapore

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Profile
Kenneth joined TSMP after spending a number of years in the Singapore office of one of the largest law firms in the United States. His practice focuses on litigation, international arbitration, white collar investigations and making representations to/before regulators.

Kenneth acts routinely in complex commercial litigation (including breach of directors’ duties and shareholder disputes) as well as a range of high value asset recovery and preservation proceedings. His portfolio of investigations work includes assisting multi-national companies in cross-jurisdictional investigations. Kenneth’s regulatory practice also encompasses advising, and making submissions to regulators, on areas which engage Singapore’s treaty obligations.

Litigation can be a drawn-out process that requires intense focus and unwavering stamina, two characteristics that Kenneth is well known for ever since he picked up cross-country running in his school days. For Kenneth, the satisfaction is in completing the journey well, whether it is taking a matter from the pre-litigation stage all the way to a successful enforcement of judgment or overcoming challenges to finish a half marathon.

Bar Admissions

Singapore

Education

LL.B. (HONS) (NUS)
Areas of Practice

Banking & Securities Litigation | Commercial & Corporate Litigation | International Arbitration

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

CPIT Investments Limited v Qilin World Capital Limited & Anor, [2017] 5 SLR 148. Acted for borrower in dispute before the Singapore International Commercial Court over the terms of non-recourse loan. The borrower had put up listed shares as security. The borrower claimed, amongst other matters, a portfolio loss in excess of HK$700 million for the drop in share price which the borrower argued resulted from the lender’s selling of the pledged collateral in the open market.

Foo Jong Long Dennis v Lawrence Ang & Anor, [2016] 2 SLR 287. Acted for one of the founders of Raffles Town Club in claim for fraudulent misrepresentation and breach of pre-emption rights against his co-founders. The Court considered, inter alia, the application of the Riddick principle to documents used previously in open court ([2015] 2 SLR 578).

RALS International Pte Ltd v Cassa di Risparmio di Parma e Piacenza S.p.A. [2016] 5 SLR 455. Acted for party to a promissory note who sought a stay of court proceedings in favour of arbitration. Appeal dealt with whether an arbitration clause in a purchase agreement binds a subsequent holder of promissory notes paid pursuant to that purchase agreement, when the subsequent holder also took assignment of the “underlying credit” in that purchase agreement.

Lim Li Meng Dominic & Ors v Ching Pui Sim Sally, [2015] 5 SLR 989. Act for subsidiary proprietors in successful appeal against the High Court’s order approving a collective sale of the condominium development known as Gilstead Court at a sale price in excess of S$150 million. Appeal dealt with whether the High Court could use the blue pencil doctrine to purge unfairness in the distribution of sale proceeds created by various clauses in the collective sale agreement.
Articles

What the Dickens is Up With Audit Firms?
TSMP Law Corporation, May 2019

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