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Jared Kok FCIArb

Partner

Practice Area:

Commercial Litigation
Appeals & Issues
International Arbitration

LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore
Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

T +65 6232 0112
E jared.kok@rajahtann.com

Jared undertakes a broad range of work in the areas of commercial litigation and arbitration. 

Experience 

Jared is an experienced commercial dispute resolution lawyer who has practiced at two of Singapore’s top-tier dispute resolution firms. He regularly acts as lead counsel and has also worked with pre-eminent senior counsel. He is well-versed at handling trial, appellate, arbitration and advisory matters. 

He has acted for a wide range of businesses, financial institutions, government-linked entities and high-profile individuals.

His practice focuses on shareholder and joint venture disputes and commercial fraud cases.

Here are some examples of the matters that Jared has handled:

Commercial Fraud

  • Lead counsel in advising a $100 million charitable trust concerning allegations made by another charitable trust.
  • Lead counsel in a claim arising out of a hotel development project in Malaysia: HC/S 195/2021.
  • Represented the Singapore branch of a French bank in a US$60 million claim arising from the fraudulent presentation of documents under a letter of credit: HC/S 459/2020.
  • Represented a local company in a claim arising from an investment loan: HC/S 1244/2020.
  • Advised the Singapore branch of a Malaysian bank in a US$70 million claim arising from the fraudulent presentation of documents under a letter of credit.
  • Represented a commodities trading company in numerous arbitration and litigation proceedings in connection with claims arising from the actions of a rogue trader: HC/S 227/2017; HC/S 362/2017; SIAC Arbs 143 to 202/2017; SIAC Arb 216/2017; SIAC Arb 188/2018.
  • Represented a high-profile family in an arbitration involving a US$2.4 billion fraud claim arising from the sale of a pharmaceutical company: ICC Case No. 19074/CYK.
  • Represented the liquidators of a company in claims against its former directors and senior employees for losses caused by mismanagement and corruption: HC/S 1067/2015.
  • Represented secured creditors of the OW Bunker Group in numerous arbitration and litigation proceedings in connection with the recovery of assets secured under a US$700 million credit facility following the collapse of the group.
  • Represented a Malaysian listed company and its Singapore subsidiary in defending fraud and conspiracy claims brought by the Singapore Comptroller of Income Tax: HC/S 350/2014; CA/CA 189/2015.

Shareholder and Joint Venture Disputes

  • Lead counsel in cross-appeals before the Singapore Court of Appeal arising from a dispute over the valuation of shares: CA/CA 147/2019; CA/CA 148/2019.
  • Represented a minority shareholder in a dispute over corporate control of a fund manager: HC/S 374/2019; HC/S 490/2019.
  • Represented a majority shareholder in arbitrations arising from a joint venture to construct, develop and operate an integrated marina, residential and commercial development in MoDao Island, China: SIAC Arb 48/2018; SIAC Arb 70/2018.
  • Lead counsel in cross-appeals before the Singapore Court of Appeal arising from the termination of a biomass services arrangement: CA/CA 155/2017; CA/CA 157/2017.
  • Represented a substantial shareholder in a dispute over the corporate control of a Singapore public listed company: HC/S571/2017.
  • Represented shareholders in multiple proceedings arising from a joint venture dispute over a cross-jurisdiction supply chain for polymer parts used in the manufacture of high-end consumer electronics: HC/S236/2017; HC/S 238/2017; HC/S 910/2017; HC/S 312/2018.
  • Represented shareholders in a joint venture dispute over the construction and development of a mix-use property development known as the Capitol Singapore: HC/OS 1007-9/2016; HC/CWU 72-4/2016.
  • Lead counsel in a trial arising from a dispute over a biomass services arrangement: HC/S 468/2015.
  • Represented the majority shareholders in a Court ordered buyout of the minority’s interest: HC/S 125/2014.

Financial Services Disputes

  • Defended a trustee services company from claims arising from falsified payment instructions: SIAC Arb 55/2021.
  • Advised a Cayman segregated portfolio company against an investment manager concerning the management of US$800 million in assets.
  • Represented a local bank in defending claims for misrepresentation and contravention of the Financial Advisers Act: HC/S 232/2017.
  • Represented a project development company in defending a claim for payment for financial advisory services in relation to the development of a US$2 billion aromatic chemicals plant: CA/CA 95/2013; CA/CA 97/2013.
  • Represented a private bank in defending against claims for unauthorized currency trading: HC/S 125/2011.
  • Represented a Malaysian government linked company in pursuing a claim against an Indonesian government linked insurer under a credit insurance policy: SIAC ARB 011/10/MM.

Workplace and Employment

  • Advised a large accounting firm concerning a former partner’s claim for psychiatric harm.
  • Acted for an insurance company in a multibillion-dollar claim arising from the mass solicitation of an agency unit: HC/S 722/2016; AD/CA 78, 79 and 97/2021.
  • Advised a large distributor of fast-moving consumer goods in investigations concerning the breach of fair employment regulations.
  • Advised the Inquiry Committee of a government linked company on investigations into a sexual harassment complaint made against a senior board member.
  • Acted as lead counsel for a project development company in the trial involving an employment dispute: DC/S 3012/2012/H.
  • Represented an advertising company in a trial involving the enforcement of restrictive covenants and payment of employee benefits: HC/S 353/2012; HC/S 409/2012.
  • Acted as lead counsel for former employees of a security firm in an employment dispute: HC/S 671/2010.

Construction Disputes

  • Represented a subsidiary of a Singapore listed company in a dispute arising from the construction and development of energy and desalination facilities in Salalah, Oman: ad-hoc arbitration governed by UNCITRAL Rules.
  • Represented a subsidiary of a Singapore listed company in a dispute concerning the provision of EPC services in respect of a lamella clarifier plant: HC/S 965/2012.
  • Assisted in proceedings concerning a dispute over the non-supply of ready-mix concrete in the wake of the 2007 Indonesian sand ban: CA/CA 160/2009.
Reported Decisions
  • Prudential Assurance Co Singapore (Pte) Ltd v Tan Shou Yi Peter [2021] SGHC 109
  • Wei Fengpin v Low Tuck Loong Raymond [2021] SGHC 90
  • Retrospect Investment (S) Pte Ltd v Lateral Solutions Pte Ltd [2020] SGCA 15
  • Liew Kit Fah and others v Koh Keng Chew [2019] SGCA 78
  • Tan Choon Wee v Pine Capital Group Ltd [2019] SGHC 201
  • Poh Lian Construction (Pte) Ltd (in liquidation) v LauwWisanggeni [2019] SGHC 114
  • Shanghai Turbo Enterprises Ltd v Liu Ming [2019] SGCA 11
  • Koh Keng Chew v Liew Kit Fah [2018] SGHC 262
  • Shanghai Turbo Enterprises Ltd v Liu Ming [2018] SGHC 172
  • Biofuel Industries Pte Ltd v V8 Environmental Pte Ltd [2018] SGCA 28
  • BASF Intertrade AG Singapore Branch v H&C S Holding Pte Ltd [2017] SGHCR 10
  • Biofuel Industries Pte Ltd v V8 Environmental Pte Ltd [2017] SGHC 184
  • ARX v Comptroller of Income Tax [2016] SGCA 56
  • Precious Shipping Public Co Ltd v OW Bunker Far East (Singapore) Pte Ltd [2015] SGHC 187
  • Choo Liang Haw v Chua Seet Mui [2015] SGHC 47
  • Kraze Entertainment (S) Pte Ltd v Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd [2013] SGHC 39
Memberships 
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Independent Director, EtonHouse Community Fund