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Tan Kok Quan Partnership

Restructuring and insolvency: local firms Tier 3

Tan Kok Quan Partnership focuses on contentious aspects that arise from the implementation of judicial management, schemes of arrangement, liquidation and complex cross-border restructuring and insolvencies, including related investigations. Eddee Ng and Paul Seah are the key partners.

Practice head(s):

Eddee Ng

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

BNP Paribas

Mizuho Bank


Bangkok Bank Public

Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore Branch)

Dispute resolution: local firms Tier 4

Tan Kok Quan Partnership receives frequent accolades for its presence in headline and big-ticket disputes, including commercial, banking and white-collar crime cases. It is further noted for shareholder, estate and joint-venture disputes. Marina Chin and Eddee Ng head the team and Paul Seah is also rated for high-stakes litigation. Keith Tnee is an emerging talent.

Practice head(s):

Marina Chin; Eddee Ng


‘The team is able to provide thorough analysis, corresponding solutions and work closely with clients on the implementation of the solutions within a short period of time. Such services are only possible when the team is nimble, close knitted and able to work closely together.’

‘Keith Tnee is an outstanding lawyer who is very knowledgeable, analytical and commercial. Most importantly, he has the personal touch.’

The firm: TKQP has a wealth of experience in handling a broad and diverse spectrum of cases. Over the years, it has earned a stellar reputation for the quality of its work so much so that its reputation speaks for itself.

Its lawyers, with varied social, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, are imbued with the same service ethic that places clients and their needs first – delivering a consistently high standard of service with a sound knowledge of local business practices.

The firm’s principal founder and first managing partner was Tan Kok Quan, SC, a well-respected litigator who was among the first batch of lawyers to be appointed senior counsel in Singapore.

From 2007 to early 2015, the firm was helmed by Kannan Ramesh, SC, the first senior counsel to be groomed from within the firm and under whose stewardship, the firm grew to become one of the leading legal practices in Singapore.

Today, the firm is jointly led by Marina Chin and Eddee Ng, and continues to have a reputation for top-quality legal services, with recognition for its lawyers coming in the form of accolades and citations in leading legal publications, references from clients and the number of landmark cases its lawyers have been involved in.

Areas of practice: Disputes: The firm’s disputes practice comprises highly motivated lawyers who combine intellectual rigour with strategy and pragmatism to deliver legal solutions to its clients.  Effectiveness and efficiency are its hallmark qualities.  With its wealth of experience, this practice is frequently mandated to handle precedent setting matters.  It is also well versed in the various arbitration rules published by leading arbitral bodies of which a number of its lawyers are fellows.  Its lawyers contest both domestic and international arbitrations, ranging from infrastructure disputes to telecommunication disputes to private banking claims.

Insolvency, restructuring and investigations: The firm has a strong team of experienced practitioners who are capable of advising all types of stakeholders on the full spectrum of issues that arise from the implementation of judicial management/schemes of arrangement, liquidation of companies and complex cross-border restructuring and insolvencies, including related investigations that may arise.

Infrastructure and projects: Clients can look to the firm for timely, innovative and bespoke solutions incorporating best industry practices.  The firm has advised on a wide spectrum of issues that arise during the life-cycle of infrastructure projects, including feasibility studies, procurement and project delivery, property development, financing, construction, agency, insurance, insolvency, employment, contract administration, and legislative and regulatory requirements.

Banking and finance: Team members in this practice area have a deep understanding of the financing and security structures typically used and issues faced in project finance, acquisition finance, syndicated lending and trade finance transactions.  Clients benefit from the firm’s extensive experience advising commercial banks, multilateral finance institutions, borrowers and sponsors across numerous industry sectors and jurisdictions in Asia, the Middle East and the UK.

Corporate and commercial: The firm has experience in handling cross-border transactions and are no strangers to managing negotiations for clients at every step of the process.  The team advises local and foreign investors in their commercial ventures, whether through collaboration, strategic alliances or joint ventures.  It assists international clients in the expansion of their business operations in the region through the acquisition of businesses and assets, and by way of franchise and licence agreements.

Insurance: The firm has a large insurance practice group, specialising in insurance litigation and advisory work.  Working closely with a wide range of experts from different disciplines, such as forensic accountants, scientists, engineers and doctors, the firm represents a wide base of insurers and handles claims involving all classes of insurance.  The firm also specialises in road traffic claims and has acted in some of Singapore’s largest personal injury claims with excellent results.  It is the first law firm in Singapore to introduce the use of bio-mechanic experts in dealing with whiplash claims.

Real estate: The firm acts for corporations, publicly-listed companies, statutory boards, banks, financial institutions and property developers in the entire gamut of real estate work, involving residential property, commercial complexes, industrial buildings, en-bloc sales and purchases, and real estate investment trusts.

Department Name Email Telephone
Disputes Marina Chin +65 6496 9510
Disputes Eddee Ng +65 6496 9540
Infrastructure and projects Karam S Parmar +65 6496 9541
Infrastructure and projects Eddee Ng +65 6496 9540
Insolvency, restructuring and investigations Eddee Ng +65 6496 9540
Insolvency, restructuring and investigations Paul Seah +65 6496 9512
Banking and finance Lawrence Low +65 6496 9537
Corporate and commercial Li Li Choo +65 6496 9239
Insurance Weng Kie Teo +65 6496 9527
Insurance Christopher Fernandez +65 6496 9519
Real estate Su Ean Tan +65 6496 9531
Photo Name Position Profile
 Alcina Chew photo Alcina Chew Partner
Ms Marina Chin  photo Ms Marina Chin Joint Managing Partner Co-Head of Disputes
Mr Eddee Ng  photo Mr Eddee Ng Joint Managing Partner Co-Head of Disputes Head of Insolvency, Restructuring and Investigations…
Mr Karam Singh Parmar  photo Mr Karam Singh Parmar Senior Partner, Disputes Co-Head of Infrastructure and Projects
Mr Paul Seah  photo Mr Paul Seah Senior Partner                                   
Mr Keith Tnee  photo Mr Keith Tnee Partner
Number of lawyers : 40