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Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

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Jonathan Yuen

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Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Work Department

Employment & Benefits (Disputes), Commercial Litigation, Financial and Investment Disputes, Business Fundamentals


Head, Employment & Benefits (Disputes)


Jonathan advises and represents clients in complex corporate disputes arising from mergers & acquisitions, joint-ventures, partnerships, investment agreements, fund-raising situations and divestments. He frequently acts in shareholders’ disputes and situations involving the breach of directors’ duties, negligence, fraud, conspiracy, misrepresentation, defamation and breach of contract.

As Head of Rajah & Tann’s Employment & Benefits (Disputes) practice, he represents and advises employers and C-Suite/management level employees and stakeholders in all contentious employment matters including those involving breaches of confidentiality, non-solicitation and non-competition clauses, diversion of corporate opportunities, claw-back of salary, bonus / commissions and stock options and allegations of wrongful termination and constructive dismissal. He has advised on and led internal investigations, disciplinary and termination proceedings on matters such as the theft and misuse of proprietary information, sexual harassment, workplace bullying and discrimination.

He represents employers and corporations in engaging with the Ministry of Manpower (MOM), Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices (TAFEP) and the Central Provident Fund Board (CPF) in respect of offences, employee complaints and investigations, and defends against claims made under the Tripartite Alliance for Dispute Management (TADM) framework and claims in the Courts.

Singapore: Labour and employment

Labour and employment – Local firms

Within: Labour and employment – Local firms

The 'very impressive and cost-effective' team at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP acts for local and global corporates, banks and government bodies, including Procter & Gamble Europe, Prudential Assurance Company Singapore and WorldQuant Singapore. Desmond Wee and Jonathan Yuen jointly head up the team; the latter stands out for 'offering commercially practical and sound advice' and for 'not over-lawyering the issues'. K Muralidharan Pillai is also well regarded for his extensive employment-related litigation expertise. The group is handling a number of matters for Starwood, part of the Marriott Group, including representing the client in the successful defence of allegations by a senior ex-employee of wrongful dismissal and defamation. It was also engaged by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices to provide  employment law training across a range of topics for stakeholders from the Ministry of Manpower and other organisations.

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