Successfully represented a foreign construction worker on a pro bono basis in a landmark decision on the award of costs in pro bono cases; the case considered, for the first time, that a successful litigant was entitled to costs in legal proceedings notwithstanding that he was being represented pro bono.
CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING
Advising an international contractor on contracts in relation to a USD1.99 billion construction project for the MRT system.
Partner in charge: Derek Loh
CORPORATE REAL ESTATE
Acted for the vendor in the sale of a freehold industrial building with a land area of 23,900 sq. ft. to a member of the Nanshan Group at a sale price of SGD51.1 million.
Partner in charge: Jennifer Chia
Representing Keith Tay, a former director of SingPost Ltd, in respect of issues arising from the Special Audit initiated by SingPost into various acquisitions.
Partner in charge: Thio Shen Yi, SC
TMT / EMPLOYMENT & LABOUR
Advised NASDAQ listed data networking multinational Brocade Communications on the Singapore employment aspects of its USD 1.5 billion acquisition of NYSE listed mobile internet infrastructure provider Ruckus Wireless.
Partner in charge: Ian Lim
Responding to queries from TNP, employment lawyer Ian Lim said: “With the accelerating growth of the gig economy, the consequence of not having any kind of protection for gig workers that will be that an ever larger proportion of Singapore’s workforce will lack the statutory rights and protection that conventional employees take for granted (such as paid medical and annual leave).”
— 13 Jan 2017 —