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Chew Xiang

Partner

Practice Area:

Restructuring & Insolvency

BA (Hons), University of Oxford
Juris Doctor, Singapore Management University (summa cum laude)
Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore

T +65 6232 0418
E [email protected]

Chew Xiang is a partner in the Firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency practice group.

He was formerly a journalist and served as a Justices’ Law Clerk before joining Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP in 2015.

Experience 

Chew Xiang has experience in a range of commercial disputes, shareholder fights, and contentious restructuring and insolvency matters. He was placed on the Supreme Court’s Young Amicus Curiae Scheme in 2017.

Litigation and other disputes
  • Acted for a Singapore-listed company against former directors for breach of fiduciary duties, diversion of business opportunities, and secret profits.
  • Acted for a securities brokerage in a claim against a securities trading customer for multi-million dollar contra losses.
  • Acted for the estate of a Singapore politician in an application for determination of rights under an interview agreement.
  • Acted for the management council of an industrial property against a subsidiary proprietor for defamation.
  • Acted for a solar energy company in an action against a competitor for defamation and conspiracy. 
  • Acted for a multinational rubber company against its joint venture company in a multi-jurisdictional dispute.
  • Acted for a golf club in an appeal against a compensation award arising from an acquisition under the Land Acquisition Act.
  • Acted for the Singapore subsidiary of a Shanghai-listed company in a claim against a former director for breach of fiduciary duties.
Restructuring & Insolvency
  • Acted for a creditor in a successful contest against a scheme of application filed by a shipping company.
  • Acted for the Singapore subsidiaries of a foreign listed construction conglomerate in applications for schemes of arrangement and subsequently judicial management. 
  • Acted for a Singapore-listed furnishings company in a members’ scheme of arrangement as part of the privatisation of the company.
  • Acted for a Singapore company listed on NASDAQ in a members’ scheme of arrangement as part of the acquisition of the company.
  • Acted for a Singapore-listed marine and offshore services provider in applications for schemes of arrangement.
  • Acted for judicial managers of a Singapore-listed marine and offshore services company.
  • Acted for liquidators of a Cayman islands company in relation to a fraud claim and injunctive relief against its former directors and controllers.
Reported judgments
  • Trisuryo Garuda Nusa Pte Ltd v SKP Pradiksi (North) Sdn Bhd and another and another appeal [2017] 2 SLR 814 
  • Lee Wei Ling and another v Attorney-General [2017] 2 SLR 786
  • Southern Realty (Malaya) Sdn Bhd v Chen Jia Fu Darren (alias Tan Suryo) and others [2016] 5 SLR 1307
  • Lee Wei Ling and another v Attorney-General [2016] 5 SLR 902
  • Re Sembawang Engineers and Constructors Pte Ltd [2016] 3 SLR 1057
  • SKP Pradiksi (North) Sdn Bhd and another v Trisuryo Garuda Nusa Pte Ltd [2016] SGHC 200
  • Re Punj Lloyd Pte Ltd and another matter [2015] SGHC 321
  • Re Sembawang Engineers and Constructors Pte Ltd [2015] SGHC 250
Memberships/Directorships
  • Member, Rules of Court working party
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
Publications
  • Co-author, Singapore chapter, Chambers Global Practice Guide on Insolvency (2016)