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Daniel Lee

Daniel is experienced in litigating multi-million dollar commercial and corporate claims and acting for high-net-worth individuals in matters ranging from high-value property disputes to transnational fraud investigations.


He is also experienced in handling complex infrastructure, construction, and engineering disputes involving claims for prolongation costs and extension of time entitlements and is well versed in adjudication proceedings under the Security of Payment Act.

Work Experience


Commercial Litigation Practice

  • Acted for the respondent in Red Star Marine Consultants Pte Ltd v Personal Representatives of Satwant Kaur d/o Sadara Singh, deceased [2020] 1 SLR 115, in a dispute involving a novel question on the rules of attribution of corporate officers’ acts to corporate entities.

  • Acted for the applicant in Law Chau Loon v Alphire Group Pte Ltd [2019] SGHC 275 and the respondent in Alphire Group Pte Ltd v Law Chau Loon [2020] SGCA 50, and obtained specific performance of a settlement agreement which compromised a judgment debt of S$3.5m for S$1.4m. 

  • Acted for a Romanian medical equipment supplier in a dispute involving the supply of medical ventilators, uncovering a transnational fraudulent enterprise and securing a Mareva injunction over the defendants’ assets.

  • Defended a group of private equity professionals against a S$1.0m claim by an SGX listed company for breaches of directors’ duties in the creation of a private equity investment platform, securing a full withdrawal of the plaintiff’s claim.

  • Acted for a local businessman in an investment dispute involving a S$20m condominium property in Singapore’s Central Business District, securing a settlement for the return of his investment capital. 

  • Acted for the defendants in disputes over ownership of an S$8m conservation shop-house in Singapore’s Central Business District.

  • Acted for a former director of a gaming company in an application for leave to bring a statutory derivative action against his ex-colleague, involving a novel question on whether former members of a company have standing to bring such applications.

  • Acted for the former chairman of the management committee of a commercial property in a defamation claim involving statements made by subsidiary proprietors against him.

  • Acted for a former member of the executive committee of a Sikh temple in a defamation claim involving statements made against him and his fellow committee members.

  • Acted for a Malaysian construction company in their application for stay in favour of foreign proceedings, in a dispute over investment agreement with a Singaporean individual.


 

Construction Litigation and Adjudication Practice

  • Acted for a pre-fabricated concrete subcontractor in a S$2.2m SOP claim involving a novel question on whether prolongation costs may be recovered under the amended SOP Act, under a clause providing for a liquidated rate of such costs.

 

  • Acted for a mechanical & electrical subcontractor in a S$22m SOP claim involving expert analysis of delays and close to 1000 pages of extension of time notifications, site reports, and other documentation.

  • Acted for a mechanical & electrical subcontractor in a S$14.9m SOP claim claiming prolongation costs and involving expert analysis of delays and over 3000 pages of extension of time notifications and other documentation.

  • Acted for a main contractor in a S$1.0m SOP claim involving over $500k in variation works for tunnelling and pipelaying.

Memberships

  • Law Society of Singapore – Member

  • Singapore Academy of Law - Member

Qualifications and Education

  • Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore, 2018

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), National University of Singapore, 2017


Publications 

  • Tham Wei Chern & Daniel Lee, “Tours Pvt Ltd v Hilton International Manage (Maldives) Pvt Ltd, [2019] SGCA 10”, Case Summary (2019) 29 SIArb Newsletter.

  • Tham Wei Chern & Daniel Lee, “BAZ V BBA, [2018] SGHC 275”, Case Summary (2019) 29 SIArb Newsletter.

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