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Engelin Teh SC Linda_Ong_bio
Managing Director

Engelin Teh is one of Singapore’s top litigators and personally conducts the more complex cases. Her determination to achieve the best possible result ensures a high rate of success

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Engelin is the Managing Director and heads the Litigation Department. Engelin’s forte is litigation,   arbitration and mediation work with particular emphasis on the following areas:-

  • Matrimonial matters, including divorce, custody and maintenance claims and division of matrimonial assets
  • International commercial transactions and other contract claims, including international joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions
  • Banking claims with focus on financial products, mortgage claims, cheque forgery, loan recovery (collaterised and uncollaterised) and claims on trust receipts, letters of credit, guarantees, debentures and other forms of banking documentation
  • Corporate litigation, including liquidation, receivership, judicial management and schemes of arrangement, minority oppression, shareholders' disputes, rights and liabilities of directors, breach of fiduciary duties and matters involving the Singapore Companies Act
  • Building and construction claims including claims against developers, architects, engineers, main contractors and sub-contractors
  • Employment disputes, including employment contracts and collective agreements
  • Remedies in public and administrative law relating to breach of natural justice
  • Medical and other professional negligence claims
  • Intellectual property claims
  • Insurance claims
  • Defamation claims

In the course of her practice, Engelin has been involved in several notable reported cases in the High Court and the Court of Appeal in Singapore, including:-

         Yeo Hung Khiang v Dickson Investment (Singapore) Pte Ltd and others
[1999] 1 SLR(R) 773

         Yeo Cheng Hay Andrew v Yo Mie Yoen Theresa and Another [1998] SGHC 279

         MP-Bilt Pte Ltd v Oey Widarto [1999] 1 SLR(R) 908

         Zulkifli Baharudin v Koh Lam Son [1999] 2 SLR(R) 369

         Freddi Lim Chee Beng and Others v Heshe Holdings Ltd [1999] SGHC 319

         Microsoft Corp and others v SM Summit Holdings and another [1999] 3 SLR(R) 1017

         Tan Tiang Hin Jerry v Singapore Medical Council [2000] 1 SLR(R) 553; [2000] SGCA 17

         De Souza Tay & Goh v Singapore Press Holdings Ltd [2001] 2 SLR(R) 201

         Subbiah Pillai v Wong Meng Meng and others [2001] 2 SLR(R) 556

         Shoba d/o Gunasekaran v A Rajandran and another [2001] SGHC 139

         Golden Village Multiplex Pte Ltd v Marina Centre Holdings Pte Ltd [2002] 1 SLR(R) 169

         Keimfarben GmbH & Co KG v Soo Nam Yuen [2004] 3 SLR(R) 534

         Doctor's Associates Inc v Lim Eng Wah (trading as SUBWAY NICHE) [2012] 3 SLR 193

         Lee Sian Teck Chartered Architects v Chuang Uming (Pte) Ltd and another (Court of Appeal) (unreported)

         William Ding Chun Fong v Public Prosecutor (Magistrate’s Appeal) (unreported)

         Public Prosecutor v Bollywood Veggies Pte Ltd (unreported)

Engelin graduated from the University of Singapore in 1978 with an LLB (Hons) and was admitted to the Singapore bar in 1979.  She was appointed Senior Counsel on 10 January 1998. The appointment of Senior Counsel, Singapore’s equivalent of Queen’s Counsel in Britain, was made by the Selection Committee which includes the Chief Justice and the Attorney-General. Engelin has also been admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.

A qualified arbitrator, Engelin has worked extensively on international commercial claims as well as construction and building matters.  Engelin is a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIA), the Singapore Institute of Directors and the Academy of Law and sits on the panels of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the ICC International Court of Arbitration and the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration. She has assisted in the conduct of the Entry Course for the SIA and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIA) and also the conduct of the International Special Fellowship Course organised by the CIA in association with the SIA.

Besides being a mediator on the Singapore Mediation Centre Principal Panel of Mediators, Engelin is also a CEDR accredited mediator.

Engelin is a member of the Asian Patent Attorneys Association (Singapore Group) and the Inter-Pacific Bar Association. She was an appointed tutor for the Postgraduate Law Course conducted by the Board of Legal Education of Singapore. Apart from being appointed as member of the Inquiry Panel of the Law Society where she has sat on inquiry committees, both as member and chairman, in relation to complaints against lawyers, Engelin also sits on the Disciplinary Tribunal Panel of Presidents.




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