Construction Law in Singapore
32 Maxwell Road, #02-12 Maxwell Chambers, Singapore, 069115
Aequitas Law LLP was founded on 1 July 2008.
We are a young, dynamic and vibrant full-service law firm which takes pride in our abilities to provide clients with commercially relevant and costs effective sophisticated legal representation. Our lawyers are responsive, thoughtful and vigorous advocates with a substantive understanding of our clients’ needs and interests. We place the highest emphasis in our relentless devotion to the pursuit of excellence in our work and representation.
We represent domestic and multinational clients in a wide range of industries over a comprehensive range of practice areas:
> Our Dispute Resolution Practice handles domestic and international matters in mediation, litigation, adjudication and arbitration. Our advocates are at the cutting edge of ADRs and strive to achieve the best possible outcome through negotiations and collaboration and non-contentious modes of dispute resolution. Where ADRs are unsuitable, our dispute resolution advocates provide sophisticated advice and vigorous representation in litigation, adjudication and arbitration.
In 2013, our Dispute Resolution Practice was awarded:
- The 2013 Corporate INTL Global Awards’ winners of both the “Mediation Law Firm of the Year in Singapore” and “Civil Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Singapore”;
- The 2013 Global Law Experts’ Practice Area Awards’ winner of both “Mediation, Law Firm of the Year in Singapore” and “Civil Litigation Law, Firm of the Year in Singapore”;
- 2013 Global 100’s winner of “Law Firm of the Year - Civil Litigation – Singapore.
> Our Corporate and Commercial Practice encompasses domestic and international matters including mergers and acquisitions, venture capitalists investments, financing and underwriting agreements, escrow agreements, incubators arrangements, business restructuring for IPOs and intellectual property.
In 2013, our Corporate and Commercial Practice was awarded the 2013 ACQ Global Awards’ winner of both “Corporate & Commercial Law Firm of the Year” and “Compliance Law Firm of the Year”.
> Our Conveyancing and Real Estate Practice spans the full range of the businesses and transactions of licensed and unlicensed developers, landlords and tenants in commercial, industrial and residential leases, and the sale and purchase and financing/refinancing of commercial, industrial and residential properties. Our firm is in the Central Provident Fund panel and the conveyancing panels of banks in Singapore.Show more +
Tat is a dispute resolution practitioner.
He has more than three decades of extensive experience in litigation, arbitration, adjudication, mediation and collaborative dispute resolution practices, and has appeared as counsel at all levels of the Singapore Courts and in international arbitrations administered by ICC, SIAC and JCAA. He has represented local and international clients in high value cases involving multiple jurisdictions and spanning across a wide range of industries, including energy, recycling, entertainment, construction, manufacturing and real estate.
Tat's practice focuses on conflict and dispute resolution. He heads his firm's dispute resolution practice based in Singapore, which has received accolades and awards for its mediation and civil litigation practice. The Legal 500 (2016) described Tat as “knowledgeable and sharp”, leading a team that “punches above its weight in heavyweight commercial litigation”.
He has been appointed as an expert in Singapore law for foreign court proceedings, as sole arbitrator in SIAC and LSAS proceedings, as sole mediator in cases administered by SMC, SCCDR, FJC and CAO.
Tat is accredited with many distinguished mediation panels, including SMC (Singapore), SIMC (Singapore), JIMC (Kyoto, Japan), AAA-ICDR (USA), CEDR (UK), HKMAAL (Hong Kong) and NMAS (Australia). He is an IMI certified mediation advocate, an IMI certified mediator, a designated mediator under the investment agreement framework of the Closer Economic Partnership Arrangement (CEPA) between Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Mainland China, a Mediator / Regional Consultant of the Compliance Advisory Ombudsman (CAO), International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group and a member of the Global Mediation Panel of the Office of the Ombudsman for the United Nations Funds and Programmes. He has successfully mediated a broad spectrum of cases, from commercial and relational conflicts to cross border multiparty disputes involving substantial claims to public interest disputes involving environmental and social concerns.
He is a member of SMC’s Board of Directors, a member of IMI’s Independent Advisory Committee, Co-Chair of the Law Society of Singapore’s Mediation Committee, immediate past Co-Chair of the IBA Mediation Committee, and Chair of the Society of Mediation Professionals (Singapore). He is also a 2017 Weinstein JAMS International Fellow.
Tat has received recognition for his mediation practice in Who’s Who Legal: Mediation since 2016. In Who’s Who Legal: Mediation (2018), Tat was lauded as "the best in Singapore" for mediation services by his peers. According to Who’s Who Legal: Mediation (2019), Tat received widespread plaudits for his leading mediation work. According to peers, he is "sensational with an international reputation".Show more +