Leonard Chua, Associate
Leonard is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. His principal areas of practice are in litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution, handling complex commercial, civil and criminal matters. He also does advisory and transactional work. Some of Leonard’s more recent notable experiences include:
- Acting in the Court of Appeal in relation to joinder, injunctions, breach of confidence and conflict of interests (Lim Oon Kuin and others v Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP and another appeal  SGCA 29).
- Acting in divorce proceedings where the total matrimonial assets exceeded S$5 million and included a multinational accounting firm founded by the parties (VTU v VTV  SGHCF 23).
- Acting in on an appeal in respect of mental capacity and undue pressure(VKX v VKW  SGFC 16).
- Acting for a director (at first instance and on appeal) charged under section 157 of the Companies Act for failing to exercise reasonable diligence in his supervision of companies (Chai Chung Hoong v Public Prosecutor  SGHC 28).
- Acting for a director in an appeal against his conviction under section 340 of the Companies Act for knowingly carrying on a business for a fraudulent purpose (Public Prosecutor v Iseli Rudolf James Maitland and another  SGDC 204).
- Acted for a government statutory body in obtaining an injunction against a company and its director under a consumer protection legislation. This was the first case where an injunction was obtained against the director personally. See: https://www.cccs.gov.sg/media-and-consultation/newsroom/media-releases/fashion-interactive-court-order-17-jan-2020.
Leonard actively does pro bono work under the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) as well as with the Prison Fellowship Singapore.
During his time in law school, Leonard won the Jenny Lau Prize for being the top student in International Environmental Law & Policy. He was also a semi-finalist for the Advocacy Cup, the national mock trial competition. Leonard has published an essay titled “Settlement Rates and the Pressure to Settle” in the publication Contemporary Issues in Mediation (Volume 3).
Leonard is fluent in English and Mandarin.