Commercial and Contractual Disputes

Corporate and commercial transactions can give rise to a variety of disputes especially when the global business climate is challenging. Such disputes could include claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty, misrepresentation, breach of guarantees and rectification issues, variation works, premature and/or wrongful termination and force majeure, amongst other issues. Whether you are bringing the claim or defending against one, you will need a commercially practicable yet creative solution-based approach to resolve disputes in order to not only succeed but also succeed whilst protecting your business resources, commercial relationships and overall reputation.

We fully understand the sentiment that most clients have, which is to resolve differences without incurring costly litigation. We typically help our clients navigate disputes with this overall sentiment in mind. Of course, if any differences cannot be resolved amicably, we then guide our clients through the tricky landscape of court proceedings, arbitration and/or mediation, providing tactical advice and solutions to put your business in the most advantageous position.

We have experience of acting in complex and varied disputes for local, regional and international companies, partnerships and entrepreneurs from a variety of sectors, and fully understand the commercial considerations from both sides of the fence.

Drawing upon our commercial litigation experience, we can also provide risk management advice during the course of your projects and/or transactions to pre-empt litigation and minimise the risk of disputes arising.

We draw on our considerable experience in dealing with a wide range of disputes arising out of all types of commercial activity, including:

  • Agency, distribution and franchise agreements
  • Breach of confidence
  • Breaches of trust and breaches of fiduciary duties
  • Civil fraud
  • Design and build contracts
  • Economic torts, including procuring breaches of contract, causing loss by ‘unlawful means conspiracy’
  • Exclusion and limitation clauses
  • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Misrepresentation claims
  • Professional negligence
  • Property leasing agreements
  • Retention of title
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Sale and supply of goods and services
  • Trade finance
  • Unjust enrichment, knowing receipt and dishonest assistance
  • Warranty and indemnity claims

For more information, please contact Edgar Chin, Felicia Tan or Moses Lin.