Paul LOY is a Partner in the Specialist & Private Client Disputes Practice.

Paul has an active dispute resolution practice involving both court litigation and international arbitration. His main areas of practice include civil matters, with a focus on commercial and corporate disputes, as well as matters concerning white collar crime, defamation and fraud.

He also advises private and corporate clients, including multinational companies and government bodies, on a broad range of legal issues, including corporate governance, intellectual property, criminal, regulatory and employment matters.

Paul engages in pro bono work as an Assigned Solicitor with the Legal Aid Bureau. He is also an advocacy trainer for the Part B Advocacy Course, conducted as part of the Bar course in Singapore.

Paul graduated from the University of Nottingham and is admitted to the Singapore Bar.

Some of the commercial disputes in which Paul has been involved in include acting for the following:

  • A multimillion-dollar claim for minority shareholder oppression in a partnership dispute against multiple defendants, which claim was successful before the High Court of Singapore.
  • A landmark representative action on behalf of 209 successful appellants in a Court of Appeal case, in which the Court of Appeal allowed the tort and contract claims brought by the appellants to proceed as a representative action.
  • The successful defence in an arbitration held before a tribunal in England on behalf of an energy company against a Swiss counterparty, which dispute also involved the successful defence of a concurrent application for a freezing injunction brought by the counterparty in the High Court of Singapore.

Where criminal issues are involved, some examples of the more significant matters that Paul acted in include the following:

  • Defending a top police officer against charges of corruption in accepting sexual favours in exchange for furthering the business interests of two information technology companies, and securing a rare acquittal; and successfully defending a CEO charged with engaging in commercial sex with a minor in relation to an online vice ring case.
  • Defending a high-profile businessman on drug trafficking charges and obtaining an acquittal on the same.
  • Representing the Singapore Land Authority in a civil claim in the High Court for recovery of over S$12 million against multiple defendants arising from what is believed to be the largest fraud committed against a governmental authority in Singapore since 1995.

Related Practices

  •  Specialist & Private Client Disputes
  •  White Collar & Enforcement