Jonathan Yuen > Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

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.

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Labour and employment: local firms

The employment practice at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP ‘has the resources and the experience to handle any size project‘, and acts for major international corporations and senior executives on all aspects of employment law and related issues. Key areas of activity include restructuring and retrenchment exercises, advising on the employment aspects of major transactions, advocacy in litigation and handling complaints, misconduct and investigations. Desmond Wee specialises in non-contentious employment, and is noted for his expertise in trade union matters, retrenchments and termination of employment exercises and structuring employment terms. K Muralidharan Pillai acts for employers in contentious matters, including enforcement of post-termination restrictive covenants, banking secrecy and preserving confidentiality. Jonathan Yuen has a strong record defending corporate clients in disputes involving wrongful termination, whistle-blower claims, work-place discrimination, constructive-dismissal and other related issues.