Timothy graduated with a Bachelor of Law (Cum Laude) from Singapore Management University.
Timothy’s area of practice on commercial disputes focuses primarily on contractual disputes, shareholder and director rights and obligations, and intellectual property. His commercial disputes experience ranges from interlocutory applications to trials at both the State Courts and High Court.
Eschewing hyperboles and unsustainable propositions, Timothy’s methodical and incisive approach towards the practice of law has helped his clients in achieving their goals in a cost-effective manner. Notably, Timothy was the lead counsel in striking out a claim in Singapore in relation to a ship arrest made in India. The ability to identify his opponent’s Achilles heel was the single arrow shot that successfully struck out the entire claim without the need for a protracted litigation process.
Besides commercial dispute work, Timothy regularly advises on the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights. As a millennial and dynamic lawyer, Timothy is highly sought after by the divas and gurus of social media and e-commerce because of his affinity for modern technology and ability to interplay the law and the digital world in a seamless manner. This affinity has often been a beacon of light in the darkness for internet personalities when it comes to protecting their reputation, online business and trade secrets.
In this day and age, Timothy is part of a rare breed of lawyers who are effectively bilingual and highly conversant in Mandarin. His ability to effectively communicate with Mandarin-speaking clients has allowed him to rise above his peers to gain a deeper insight into the challenges faced by specific groups of individuals – in particular, Mandarin-speaking foreigners and PMETs. Combining his ability to discern the law easily with his highly functional 华语, Timothy is able to dispense pragmatic legal advice in relation to acquisitions, financing and regulatory compliance with ease. In this regard, many of Timothy’s Mandarin-speaking clients have praised him for his command of Mandarin, and feel at ease when communicating their concerns and legal woes to him. Whether it is writing letters of demand or advising clients on corporate governance, Timothy seeks to ensure that nothing is lost in translation.