Tan Yong Joon Alvin is a Partner in the firm’s Competition & Antitrust and Trade practice.
Alvin holds a Bachelor of Business Management and a Juris Doctor (J.D.) law degree from the Singapore Management University. Prior to his completing his J.D. in 2013, Alvin spent several years in a central ministry, where he became acquainted with the structure and workings of the Singapore Government. Alvin’s main areas of practice comprise Trade, Environment, Health & Safety, Competition, Consumer Protection, and Employment.
On Trade law, Alvin advises on licensing, import and export requirements, including for goods regulated by specific regulators such as telecommunication, consumer electronics, food, toys, waste products, etc. He also advises on requirements for strategic goods including strategic goods technology, as well as trade sanctions, etc. He has also assisted clients in going through the Singapore Customs’ voluntary disclosure programme for violations of Customs regulations, helping them manage the process and the leniency plea.
On Environment, Health & Safety law, Alvin advises on and has assisted clients in a variety of matters on health and safety concerns involving for example radiation spillage, environmental pollution, violation of food regulations, licensing in relation to health products, hazardous substances, as well as hospitals etc. He also advises extensively on environmental compliance issues for data centers.
On Consumer Protection law, Alvin advises on unfair practices in violation of the Consumer Protection (Fair Trading) Act, including those arising from e-commerce, and has assisted clients being investigated by the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore.
On Competition law, Alvin advises on competition issues including anticompetitive agreements, abuse of dominance, etc. He has worked on matters stretching across a range of industries, including manufacturing, insurance, shipbuilding, construction, etc.
On Employment law, he advises clients on a broad range of employment issues, ranging from termination matters, redundancy, recruitment, workplace safety and health, incentive schemes, misconduct and whistle-blowing. He regularly advises clients on their employment contracts and employment policies, including best practices.
In addition to the above, Alvin has also assisted clients on a wide range of corporate commercial matters including the preparation of contractual documents, as well as on personal law.