Our Securities and Shareholder Litigation practice advises on a comprehensive range of corporate and investment disputes across all major sectors.
From representing majority and minority shareholders, joint venture partners, companies and directors in a diverse range of shareholder, director and investment disputes, rely on a team that has acted in large and complex disputes demanding insight into your industry. Our clients include leading multinational corporations, listed companies, financial institutions, public authorities, professional firms and private business clients.
Benefit from experienced practitioners that have distinguished themselves in important landmark cases on issues such as financial assistance, minority oppression, breach of directors' fiduciary duties, breach of warranties and share buy out valuation. These include complex cases involve fraud and multimillion-dollar cross-border merger and acquisition transactions, and we regularly advise directors and senior management on corporate governance issues and directors’ duties.
Our services include:
- Corporate governance
- Capital reduction
- Derivatives action
- Directors' duties
- Fraud, investigations and asset recovery
- Joint venture disputes
- Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures disputes
- Oppression actions
- Shareholder disputes
September 8, 2016
The recent High Court decision in Encus International Pte Ltd (in compulsory liquidation) v Tenacious Investment Pte Ltd & Ors  SGHC 50 (Encus International) bears significance to lenders for two pivotal reasons. First, it reiterates the orthodox position that an appropriately-crafted entire agreement clause could cause a previously-negotiated agreement, including a prior term sheet, to be superseded. Secondly, it casts a long shadow of doubt on the status of grant of security in Singapore’s insolvency regime. While the traditional English position holds that the grant of security is beyond the reach of avoidance under the Bankruptcy Act, the court in Encus International has significantly opined that this may no longer be the case in Singapore. Read more