Mr Paul Seah > Tan Kok Quan Partnership > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Tan Kok Quan Partnership
1 WALLICH STREET
07-02 GUOCO TOWER
SINGAPORE 078881
Singapore
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Work Department

  • Disputes
  • Insolvency, Restructuring and Investigations

Position

Senior Partner                                   

Career

Paul’s main area of practice is in civil and commercial disputes, where he has acted as lead counsel in some of Singapore’s most important and high-profile cases in recent years. Paul also has a speciality in insolvency and restructuring work, and has advised Singapore’s leading accounting firms and financial institutions in numerous well-publicised insolvencies.

Outside of legal practice, Paul chairs the board of Living Waters Methodist Church. He is also a council member of the Law Society of Singapore, and the co-author of a number of leading textbooks on civil and commercial litigation in Singapore.

In 2017, Paul garnered the Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards’ Disputes Star of the Year award.  He was also recognised by the Asian Legal Business as one of “40 Under 40 – Asia’s Brightest Young Legal Minds” in 2015.  In 2014, Singapore Business Review ranked him as one of Singapore’s “20 Most Influential Lawyers 40 and Under”.  In addition, Paul is ranked as a Recommended Lawyer for Dispute Resolution, and Restructuring and Insolvency by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2017-2020.  He is also ranked as a Distinguished Practitioner for Dispute Resolution, and Restructuring and Insolvency by Asialaw Profiles, 2020.  This is in addition to Paul being recognised as a Leading Lawyer for Dispute Resolution, and Restructuring and Insolvency by Asialaw Profiles, 2017-2019.

Paul graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2005, and started his practice in TKQP after being called to the Bar in 2006.

Languages

  • English
  • Mandarin

Memberships

  • Director, Board of The Law Society of Singapore Pro Bono Services
  • Member of Complaints and Disciplinary Panel under the Public Accountants Oversight Committee
  • Chairperson, Living Waters Methodist Church
  • Member, Board of Directors of Metropolitan YMCA Singapore
  • Member, Council of The Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, The Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, INSOL International
  • Fellow, Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), National University of Singapore, 2005

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Restructuring and insolvency: local firms

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.

Singapore > Dispute resolution: local firms

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.