Mark was called to the Singapore Bar in 2002, and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 2009. He became a partner of the firm in 2009.
Dispute Resolution Practice – Commercial Litigation and Arbitration
Mark has acted for clients in various domestic and cross-border commercial litigations and arbitrations. The cases which Mark has handled include banking disputes, shareholder disputes, employment disputes as well as claims by and against his clients for breaches of fiduciary duties, fraud conspiracy and other corporate-related wrongdoings. He has also acted in domestic and international arbitrations with very substantive interests or amounts at stake.
Mark’s dispute practice has a particular emphasis in shareholders’ disputes. He has successfully represented many of his clients who are involved in very bitter shareholders’ disputes. Some of the reported cases which he was involved in include:
- Eng Gee Seng v Quek Choon Teck and others  1 SLR 241
- Khoo Eng Hock Patrick and Another v Eastlink Shipbroking Pte Ltd and Another  SGHC 52
- Govindasamy Supramaniam v Bailey Foreign Holdings Corp and Others  SGHC 199
- Yeo Boong Hua and Another v Turf City Pte Ltd and Others SGHC 38
Banking, Insolvency and Restructuring
He has acted for and continues to act for local and foreign financial institutions on banking issues, including the enforcement of banking facilities and securities (local and cross border), advising on banking secrecy obligations, anti-money laundering regulations and general banking issues.
He has also acted and advised financial institutions and insolvency practitioners in several high profile insolvency restructurings involving SGX main-board listed companies. Mark was part of the legal team advising China Aviation Oil (Singapore) Corporation Limited in its debt restructuring exercise, involving over half a billion US dollars in debt, which is by far one of the largest debt restructuring exercises in Singapore’s history. Mark has also acted for liquidators of Singapore companies to claw back assets which were wrongfully dissipated and pursue directors and officers for wrongdoings and fraudulent acts committed during their tenure as directors or officers.
Domestic and International Arbitrations
Mark has also acted in numerous domestic and international arbitrations, with substantial amounts or interests at stake. Some of the arbitrations which Mark was involved in include:
- Arbitration between Singapore and Korean parties in relation to a construction dispute relating to a coal-powered power plant in Thailand.
- Arbitration between 2 major Indonesian companies relating to their rights and obligations over a major resort enclave in Indonesia.
- Arbitration involving a company listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange after a failed bid to acquire a majority stake in a Singapore corporation.
- Arbitration involving a major contamination incident at a well known condominium in Singapore.
- Various domestic and international arbitrations arising from allegations of breaches of contract.
Mark has acted for and against doctors and hospitals in medical professional liability cases, and has acted for doctors in relation to disciplinary proceedings before the Singapore Medical Council. He is also on the panel of lawyers for the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board and Singapore Pharmacy Council. Some of the reported cases in this field of work include:
- Chai Chwan v Singapore Medical Council  SGHC 115
- Dr Paul Ho v Singapore Medical Council  SGHC 9
- Public Prosecutor v Zhong Zhi Li (No.2)  SGDC 138
- Public Prosecutor v Zhong Zhi Li  SGDC 126
- Tang Kin Hwa v Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board  4 SLR 604
- Member, Law Society of Singapore
- Member, Singapore Academy of Law
- Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
- Corporate Director’s Common Law Duty To Creditors? – A Revelation of the Present State of the Law, Singapore Law Review (2002) 22 Sing LR 104 – 131