Daniel CHAN is a Partner in the Banking & Financial Disputes Practice.

His main practice areas are banking & trade finance disputes, insolvency & restructuring, corporate fraud, investigations & asset recovery, financial services regulatory, commercial & corporate disputes, shareholder litigation, tort & contractual claims and domestic & international arbitration.

Apart from his practice, Daniel is an adjunct tutor with the School of Law at the Singapore Management University. He is also a regular tutor at the Preparatory Course leading to Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations run by the Singapore Institute of Legal Education.

Daniel graduated from the National University of Singapore, and was placed 6th in his class in the Singapore Bar Examinations. He was also a recipient of the Singapore Academy of Law Overseas Attachment Award. In addition to being a Fellow of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore, Daniel is a mediator accredited by the Singapore Mediation Centre.

Matters of significance in which Daniel has been involved in include the following:

  • Acting for Credit Suisse AG, Singapore Branch, in defending a US$26 million claim brought by a former private banking client and his corporate investment vehicle for alleged breaches of duties in relation to losses arising from the former client’s investments in various financial derivatives, including dual currency investments and accumulators.
  • Acting for BVI and Cyprus incorporated companies in an arbitration claim against Indonesian coal mining companies seeking an annulment of the sale and purchase of three Indonesian coal mining companies with claims valued over US$185 million.
  • Acting for Korea Line Corporation which is one of the largest shipping companies in Korea in its application for a stay of proceedings to prevent the arrest and seizure of its vessels calling on Singapore during the restructuring of its approximately S$600 million debt through parallel schemes of arrangement and rehabilitation proceedings in Singapore and Korea.
  • Acting for Motorola Solutions Credit Company LLC in its bid to enforce a US$2.65 billion U.S. Court judgment in Singapore against members of a prominent Turkish family for a massive fraud perpetuated against Motorola.
  • Acting for the liquidator of an insolvent subsidiary of a public-listed Indian company on matters arising out of the liquidation and representing the subsidiary in legal proceedings involving complex multimillion dollar claims against its Indian parent company and directors.
  • Acting for OpenNet Pte. Ltd. in an application for judicial review against The Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore ("IDA") in relation to various decisions by the IDA arising from the construction and rollout of the Next Generation Nationwide Broadband Network.

Related Practices

  • Banking & Financial Disputes