ONG Pei Chin is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice.

Pei Chin advises and represents clients on a broad range of contentious as well as non-contentious commercial matters. She has acted in litigation proceedings before the Singapore Courts and also in domestic and international arbitration proceedings conducted under the auspices of various institutional arbitral institutions such as the International Chamber of Commerce, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. These matters often involve complex and technical facts, cross-border elements and novel areas of law.

Pei Chin also has an active investigations and regulatory practice and has advised various Mainboard listed entities, financial institutions and professional firms.

Pei Chin graduated from the National University of Singapore and is admitted to the Singapore Bar.

Some significant matters before Singapore’s Court of Appeal which Pei Chin has acted in are the following:

  • Ting Siew May v Boon Lay Choo [2014] 3 SLR 609, acting for the successful appellant seeking rescission of a contract for the sale and purchase of property on grounds of illegality. This is the leading Court of Appeal decision on contracts illegal at common law, having been entered into with an illegal or unlawful purpose.
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland NV and others v TT International Ltd (nTan Corporate Advisory Pte Ltd and others, other parties) [2015] 5 SLR 1104, representing TT International Limited in resisting nTan Corporate Advisory Pte Ltd’s application to the Court of Appeal for the Court to set aside a prior decision of its own. The matter was heard by a coram of 5 Judges, and led to the Court of Appeal’s seminal decision on jurisdiction and the doctrine of res judicata.
  • KS Energy Services Ltd v BR Energy (M) Sdn Bhd [2014] 2 SLR 905 where the Court of Appeal set out the interpretation of the phrase “all reasonable endeavours” commonly used in commercial contracts.

Significant investigation and regulatory matters include the following:

  • Conducting a review into the circumstances surrounding Singapore Post Limited's consideration and approval of the acquisition of a US e-commerce company, TradeGlobal Holdings Inc in November 2015 for around US$170 million and advising the company’s Independent Committee on legal issues arising from the review. The summary report of the review was published by the company on SGXNET.
  • Advising NGSC Limited in relation to findings made in the Final Report of Factual Investigation into Matters relating to the acquisition of Multi Skies Nusantra Limited and its subsidiaries dated 7 December 2017, prepared by Ernst & Young Advisory Pte. Ltd.
  • Conducting an investigation into potential bribery and corruption committed in respect of certain contracts entered into by a company in the oil & gas industry.

Related Practices

  • Commercial & Corporate Disputes
  • Corporate & Regulatory Investigations