- We acted for Bina Puri Holdings Bhd, a Malaysian public company listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (“KLSE”), who was sued for S$4.6 million being a commission allegedly due to a Singapore company that claimed it had assisted our client in procuring the award of 2 construction projects in Saudi Arabia. Successfully resisted and had the claim dismissed on the ground that the plaintiff had failed to discharge its burden of proof and/ or the transaction had been tainted with illegality and unenforceable. The case is significant for reinforcing the legal principle that a court will take cognizance of illegality and strike down a claim even where the illegality has not been pleaded in the parties’ case.
- We acted for Cortina Holdings Limited, a luxurious watch retailer listed on the SGX-ST in its claim against an ex-employee for criminal breach of trust, for which we obtained judgment in the High Court for over SGD13 million. We successfully defended the client against competing claims from third parties in respect of the items recovered from the ex-employee.
- We acted for the Taiwanese Civil Aeronautics Administration (the “CAA”) to defend the CAA in the High Court & the Court of Appeal in relation to the Third Party proceedings commenced by the Singapore Airlines Limited (“SIA”) arising from the crash of SIA’s aircraft operating Flight SQ006 at the Chiang Kai-Shek International Airport on 31 October 2000. Wide-ranging issues concerning state immunity, forum non-conveniens, lis alibi pendens & others have been canvassed by us on behalf of the CAA before the Court of Appeal and/or the High Court (See: Judgments reported in (a)  3SLR 688, (b)  1SLR 570, & (c)  1SLR 409) in the SIA case.
- We also attracted much publicity when we represented the Taiwanese Government recently in its claim against two individual for the recovery of approximately USD30 million, which was meant to be paid to the government of Papua New Guinea (“PNG”) in connection with Taiwan’s provision of technical assistance services to PNG. We have successfully obtained the judgment in the High Court & Court of Appeal in favour of the Taiwanese Government for the full claimed amount (See: Judgment reported in  SGHC 147).