Leonard Chua, Associate

Leonard graduated from the National University of Singapore and is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.

Leonard’s principal areas of practice are in litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution, handling complex commercial, civil and general matters. He also does advisory and transactional work.

Some of Leonard’s more recent notable experiences include:

Disputes

  1. Acting 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;
  2. Acting in several prosecutorial matters for various medical/professional bodies. Also assisted in a different capacity in providing legal advice to the Disciplinary Committee/Tribunal;
  3. Assisting in a construction dispute involving consequential losses caused by the need for rectification works, and the reasonableness of rectification methods;
  4. Assisting in several management corporation strata title (“MCST”) disputes between MCSTs and residents;
  5. Assisting in the successful application for a stay of proceedings on the basis of forum non conveniens;
  6. Assisting in an application for summary judgment on the basis that a resulting trust had arisen, and the presumption of advancement had been rebutted;
  7. Assisting in a trial regarding unlawful means conspiracy and fraudulent misrepresentation;
  8. Acting in a major insolvency matter with parallel actions being brought by creditors against directors of the company;
  9. Acting on behalf of a regulated entity in an employment-related dispute against one of its former managing directors.

Advisory

  1. Advising on the Personal Data Protection Act and the Computer Misuse Act. Covered privacy issues arising from employee-monitoring programs, feedback management tools and data localisation projects;
  2. Advising on the requirement of a Capital Market Services License under the Securities and Futures Act;
  3. Advising on employment matters, particularly in relation to cost-saving measures taken in lieu of COVID-19.

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. He believes that mediation can at times be a suitable avenue for dispute resolution, and has published an essay titled “Settlement Rates and the Pressure to Settle” in the publication Contemporary Issues in Mediation (Volume 3).

Leonard likes meeting people, and enjoys sports and the outdoors. When time permits, he can be found seeking to understand the world better through books and films. He is a committed member of his church, and serves as a board member of the Christian student-ministry he attended.

Leonard is fluent in English and Mandarin.