Daniel Goh Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lim Ker Sheon Email: email@example.com
Adrian Wee Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dominic Chan Email: email@example.com
Noel Oehlers Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Characterist LLC is a multi-disciplinary law practice based in Singapore.
Established in 1978 by Mr. Lie Kee Pong as Lie Kee Pong Partnership, the practice enjoyed strong growth and was rebranded Characterist LLC following a merger in 2007.
Through the acquisition of talent in key focus areas, the practice has a wealth of expertise in dispute resolution, including civil and commercial litigation and arbitration.
Of particular importance to the firm is its close relationships with law practices in Asia, enabling the firm to handle international and cross-border litigation and arbitration matters.
The firm is recognized for its work in commercial disputes, bankruptcy & insolvency, construction & infrastructure, insurance litigation, and whitecollar crime (including corruption, financial crimes and securities offences).
The firm acts in a wide variety of commercial disputes, both local and cross-jurisdictional, featuring complex and novel issues of law and fact. These include disputes involving worldwide injunctions, fraud, trusts, minority oppression, derivative actions and the lifting of the corporate veil (including companies incorporated in secrecy jurisdictions). The firm has also been involved in a number of high-profile and important decisions, including public-interest cases relating to issues of administrative and constitutional law.
The firm has acted in a number of cases involving the insolvency, judicial management and schemes of arrangement of large companies, both private and publicly-listed.
The firm’s construction practice group is known for its work in disputes relating to time-delay analysis (including loss and expense of prolongation and acceleration), disputes involving the SIA and PSSCOC standard form contracts, and the jurisdictional and technical aspects of Security of Payment adjudication.
The firm’s approach to dispute resolution is to leverage its diverse skillsets to bring multi-faceted solutions to any dispute. This includes the use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, such as negotiation and mediation. The firm has been included in the Singapore Mediation Centre’s Mediation Advocacy Power List since its inception.
We believe in providing frank, open and honest advice. Our clients appreciate our candour and value our practical and holistic approach towards achieving solutions.
Above all, we remain rooted to our values – character, competence and catalyst. We strive to live our values at work, to be a firm that connects with our clients and our community to effect change.
Full-service firm Characterist is recognised for its work in commercial disputes, insolvency, construction, infrastructure and insurance cases, as well as white-collar crime matters.
Heading the firm is Daniel Goh who specialises in product liability disputes.
During the research period, the firm was kept busy acting for three road accident victims against a driver who suffered a stroke before the collision, making this the first decision in Singapore to be based on a defence of automatism under tort law; representing Grande Corporation, a joint venture partner, against other partners in a claim of alleged conspiracy; and advising Solvadis Commodity Chemicals on an insolvency case.
Notable clients include Grande Corporation, Galeno and Solvadis Commodity Chemicals.
“The team (Dominic and Daniel) is very diligent and knowledgeable. There are no apparent shortcomings.” – Insolvency
“The firm provided detailed, clear and helpful advice. They are professional, have good follow up and are prompt in their response. ” – Product liability and recall
“The work is of a good standard. Very diligent and thorough.”
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