This webinar will discuss recent developments in civil fraud litigation from the perspective of Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. It aims to provide a clear overview of emerging patterns in case law — particularly in relation to doctrines such as the constructive trust and vesting order — and highlight contemporary controversies and their impact on litigation strategy in pursuing civil fraud litigation. This programme is the first collaboration by way of webinar between The Law Society of Singapore and Bar Council Malaysia, and will be attended by lawyers from both sides of the Causeway.
Yvette Anthony, Counsel, Osborne Clarke Queen Street LLC (“OCQS”)
Yvette Anthony specialises in international commercial dispute resolution. Through OCQS, she leads its international commercial arbitration, litigation and employment practice in Singapore. She also supports its growing regulatory, competition, crisis and anti-bribery practice.
Yvette focuses her practice on complex commercial disputes, with an emphasis on technology and employment-related disputes. In the course of her practice, she has been involved in a number of prominent disputes involving trusts, including successfully representing the “effective wife” of a prominent Singaporean psychiatrist in a suit brought by his two sons over the ownership of a house worth more than S$10 million. Yvette has also acted against a global financial institution in litigation relating to a
long-running and high-profile series of cases. She has also advised large financial institutions on regulatory matters.
Yvette appears as counsel in hearings and trials before all levels of the Singapore courts and tribunals in international arbitration proceedings. She also sits as arbitrator.
Yvette has expertise in international investment disputes (“ISDS”), having spent time in a “Magic Circle” firm and having worked with a Queen’s Counsel on bilateral investment treaty disputes at the National University of Singapore (“NUS”) Centre for International Law.
Lee Shih, Partner, Lim Chee Wee Partnership
Lee Shih is the managing partner of the boutique dispute resolution firm, Lim Chee Wee Partnership. He has over 15 years of experience in dispute resolution, contentious restructuring and insolvency, and fraud and asset recovery.
He is the sole Malaysian member of the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) FraudNet, an international network of civil asset recovery lawyers in each participating country. He secured Malaysia’s first-ever “persons unknown” injunction and a Spartacus order for self-identification against persons unknown. He has acted as counsel in urgent injunctive and asset preservation relief, Bankers Trust discovery orders, and at cross-border fraud trials.
He has been described by Chambers Asia-Pacific as “well regarded for his expertise in company law, as well as restructuring and insolvency cases” and “the next generation of talented individuals: a forceful advocate in terms of intellectual prowess and punching well above his weight in terms of his level of seniority”. He was awarded the “Rising Star of the Year” at the Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards 2020.
Tang Hang Wu, Professor of Law, School of Law, Singapore Management University
Tang Hang Wu’s research interests include land law, restitution, equity, trusts, charity and non-profit law. Hang Wu has published widely and his work has been relied on by all levels of the Singapore courts, Federal Court of Malaysia and other Commonwealth countries. Hang Wu’s most recent book is The Principles of the Law of Restitution in Singapore. He is frequently instructed by other law firms to act as counsel before the Singapore courts, and has advised high net worth individuals, banks, trustees, the US Department of Justice, and international law firms, on complex property and trust issues.
Outside his work in academia and practice, he serves on boards and committees of multiple non-profit organisations, including the Strata Titles Boards, Special Needs Trust Company, and Community Foundation of Singapore. For his service, he has been presented with awards from The Law Society of Singapore, the Singapore Ministry of Law, Ministry of National Development and Ministry of Social and Family Development.
Idza Hajar Ahmad Idzam Partner, Zul Rafique & Partners
Idza Hajar Ahmad Idzam is a partner in the Litigation Practice Group in Zul Rafique & Partners. Her main area of practice is corporate and commercial litigation and arbitration. She has been involved in some of the most complex shareholder, boardroom, and corporate insolvency and restructuring disputes in the country, as well as in a number of landmark decisions on novel principles of law in Malaysia.
Idza is a “Recommended Lawyer” in the Legal 500 2019 Asia Pacific for dispute resolution and was named “Future Star” by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2019 and 2020. Idza was also named as “Outstanding Lawyer 2020 for Client Service Excellence” by Asialaw for dispute resolution.
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Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the
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