Andre Jumabhoy

Andre Jumabhoy

ANDRE JUMABHOY

Director

  • LL.B., King’s College London, 2002
  • M.A., University of Glasgow, 1998
  • Advocate & Solicitor, Law Society of Singapore
  • Barrister, England and Wales
About ANDRE JUMABHOY

Mr. Jumabhoy is a dedicated trial lawyer with considerable experience in complex criminal and civil disputes. Mr. Jumabhoy has particular expertise in white collar crime having acted for clients, both corporates and individuals, charged with insider trading, bribery, high-value frauds, money laundering, and breach of directors’ duties.

Mr. Jumabhoy began his legal career in 2003 at the Bar in London, with a criminal set of chambers. Mr. Jumabhoy has defended charges spanning the full spectrum of criminal offences, including murder, armed robbery, serious sexual assault and high value fraud. He frequently appeared in the Old Bailey, High Court and the Court of Appeal. Over time, his practice broadened to include civil matters, with a focus on white collar crime.

In 2011, Mr. Jumabhoy returned to Singapore and joined the Attorney General’s Chambers as a Deputy Public Prosecutor. Initially posted to the capital crimes team where he prosecuted crimes such as a murder and drug trafficking, Mr. Jumabhoy moved on to prosecute financial crimes in 2012. His work there focused on corruption and fraud offences involving public companies, public officials and private individuals, as well as money laundering and Company Act offences. He prosecuted what the media dubbed “the sex for grades” trial. Mr. Jumabhoy has appeared in the State Courts, High Court and Court of Appeal, and has been involved in numerous appeals, including the definitive approach to the presumption of corruption involving civil servants under Section 8 of the Prevention of Corruption Act (Chapter 241), and the law concerning the admissibility of previous convictions under the Evidence Act (Chapter 97). He was promoted to Deputy Senior State Counsel in 2014.

Mr. Jumabhoy has considerable international experience in company investigation under the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act, as well as under the Securities and Futures Act. He has represented multinationals caught up in large-scale bribery and corruption investigation, most recently a multinational shipbuilder involved in a corruption scandal in Brazil involving the Brazilian state-owned company Petrobras (“Operation Carwash”).

Outside of his practice, Mr Jumabhoy actively contributes to the legal community as an advocacy trainer for the Singapore Bar Exams as well as being a lecturer at the National University of Singapore, in Legal Analysis and Writing.

Representative Work
Singapore
  • Conducting an internal investigation of a multinational shipbuilder caught up in a corruption scandal in Brazil involving the Brazilian state-owned company Petrobras (“Operation Carwash”).

  • Prosecution of publicly listed ship building company and its directors in respect of corrupt payments made by the company to foreign companies and officials in South Korea and Myanmar.

  • Prosecution of religious body involved in cheating statutory boards.

  • Prosecution of CEO of a publicly-listed company for cheating and breach of directors’ duties.

  • Prosecution of multi-jurisdiction (Malaysia, Hong Kong and Taiwan) and multi-million dollar cheating scheme to evade customs duties and GST in respect of car importations.

  • Prosecution of a director of a US-listed multinational corporation involved in the receipt and distribution of bunker fuel from global oil companies.

  • Prosecution of a law professor and student for giving better grades in return for sexual favours and gifts (“Sex for Grades”).

  • Advising a US medical manufacturer on the civil recovery of funds stolen as a result of a cyber attack.

  • Conducting third party due diligence of a proposed acquisition in Indonesia by a US multinational.

  • Advising and implementing anti-corruption and anti-money laundering policies and compliance programmes for various companies across energy, consumer and infrastructure sectors.

England

Mr. Jumabhoy has regularly appeared in the Court of Appeal, Criminal and Civil Division, the High Court and Crown Courts throughout England during his time at the bar. Details of his work are available on request.

Favian Kang

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FAVIAN KANG

Director

  • LL.B, Singapore Management University
  • Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
About FAVIAN KANG

Favian is a seasoned disputes resolution lawyer. Over the years, he gained significant experience and developed a broad-based disputes resolution practice.

Favian has been involved in a wide range of disputes resolution work including commercial disputes, shareholders’ disputes, employment disputes, construction disputes, matrimonial and probate disputes and intellectual property rights’ disputes.

He has also acted for clients in mediations; and adjudication proceedings under the Building and Construction Security of Payment Act. Favian is also familiar with corporate insolvency and has acted for clients in contentious companies’ winding up proceedings and advised clients on schemes of arrangement.

Favian is an experienced criminal defence lawyer and has defended several individuals in the State Courts and the High Court for several different types of offences such as murder, drug trafficking, statutory rape, molest, rioting, regulatory offences and white-collar crime offences such as cheating, criminal breach of trust, falsification of accounts. He has also advised clients on offences under the Securities and Futures Act.

Favian is a rare criminal defence lawyer who has a unique insight into all stages of the criminal justice system from the investigations stage to prosecution in Court to the post-conviction stage and is well placed to guide clients through the entire process.

In the conduct of all his cases, Favian ensures that his clients receive the most beneficial advice in the circumstances to obtain a resolution that is expedient and cost-effective. He is alive and sensitive to the practical and commercial realities that may arise from any dispute.

As a former national athlete who represented Singapore in Muaythai in the Asian Championships and World Championships, Favian is a determined, tenacious and fearless individual who thrives in high stress environments and conflict situations. He brings these traits to the table in managing crisis and conflict situations.

Favian also served as the General Secretary of the National Sports Association for Muaythai and served the legal commissions of the Regional and International Federations for Muaythai. He has experience in sports law such as governance and regulation, event management, sponsorship and the World Anti-Doping Code.

Outside of legal practice, Favian continues to dabble in Muaythai.

Peter Cuthbert Low

Peter Cuthbert Low

Managing Director

  • LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore, 1977
  • Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore (1980)
About Peter Cuthbert Low

Peter is the founder of Peter Low LLC. He first started his law career as State Counsel and Deputy Public Prosecutor before moving into private practice. Peter has approximately 37 years of experience handling complex civil, commercial, criminal and matrimonial litigation. Peter was also the President of the Law Society of Singapore in 1991.

Peter is renowned locally and internationally as a human rights lawyer and fearless public interest litigator.Peter’s expertise in public interest litigation dates back to the 1980s, since the time of the so-called “Marxist Conspiracy”.

Apart from lawyering, Peter takes a keen interest in human rights advocacy. Peter is one of the founding members of MARUAH, Singapore’s leading human rights NGO. Through MARUAH, Peter actively engages in forums and speaks on human rights issues in the region.

Being at the forefront of law-making, Peter is regularly invited to share his views on novel points of law, as a panellist at academic conferences involving constitutional law, administrative law, defamation and contempt of court.

Peter also believes in giving back to society and in sharing his knowledge with the legal community and the public alike. Peter is frequently invited to speak at workshops conducted by and for non-legally trained professionals. He is also often consulted by local and foreign media for his professional opinion on the legal aspects of current affairs as well as developments in the legal profession.

Peter’s experience, involving many high-profile cases, includes:

Defending the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol-East Town Council in an application by the Ministry of National Development (2015);

  • Defending the Aljunied-Hougang-Punggol-East Town Council against a charge preferred by the National Environment Agency (2014 to 2015);

  • Defending an accused person involved in the so-called “Bras Basah rioting incident” (2014 to 2015);

  • Acting in a representative action for a group of financial consultants in a dispute involving their employment contracts and wrongful termination (2014 to 2015);

  • Representing a claimant in a tortious (personal injury) claim against SMRT Pte Ltd (2014);

  • Defending a former law professor of the National University of Singapore in the so-called “sex-for-grades” corruption case (2012 to 2013);

  • Defending an ex-national table tennis player against a criminal breach of trust charge (2012 to 2013);

  • Defending the former principal (a member of a Catholic religious order) of a top Singapore school against a criminal breach of trust charge (2012 to 2013);

  • Acting for a homosexual couple in their challenge in the High Court that the law criminalising sex between men violates the non-discrimination provision in the Constitution (2012 to 2013);

  • Defending one of four bus drivers from Peoples’ Republic of China employed by Singapore Mass Rapid Transport who went on strike (2012);

  • Defending a director of a public listed company Airocean Group Limited (2010) against charges of insider trading, reckless failure to disclose material information to SGX and making an announcement that was misleading in a material particular on SGXNET;

  • Acting for a director against his two brothers in a company share-holders’ dispute (2008 to 2010);

  • Defending the Executive Chairman of a public listed company against a charge of voluntarily causing hurt (2008);

  • Defending Dow Jones-owned Far Eastern Economic Review when sued for defamation by (then) Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew and Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (2007 to 2010);

  • Defending opposition politician Tang Liang Hong when sued for defamation by (then) Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew, (then) Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, (then) Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong amd (then) ex PAP MPs (1997);

  • Defending opposition politician Chee Soon Juan when sued for  defamation by PAP MP Dr Vasoo and Prof Ernest Chew (1994);

  • Defending the Singapore Democratic Party against a wrongful expulsion case brought against it by MP Cheam See Tong (1994);

  • Defending a Singapore Armed Forces lieutenant-colonel who was prosecuted by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau for financial irregularities (2004);

  • Defending a Singapore Armed Forces lieutenant when charged for negligently causing an explosion of a bomb resulting in the death of one of his men (1998);

  • Acting for Datin Sandra Kuah (1998 to 2003) in winning a $29 million divorce settlement;

  • Acting for Vincent Cheng [a State-alleged leader of a Marxist Conspiracy] and Singapore Polytechnic lecturer Chng Suan Tze [a State-alleged Marxist Conspirator] in a landmark case concerning the nature and scope of the powers of indefinite detention without trial under the Internal Security Act (1987 to 1989)

  • Acting in several High Court suits involving aviation contracts, employment and shareholder disputes, and, other contractual disputes; and

  • Acting in contested and uncontested matrimonial proceedings for private clients, both locals and expatriates, including proceedings with cross-border elements and proceedings  involving matrimonial assets worth over $10 million.