Simran TOOR is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice.

Her main areas of practice include banking and commercial disputes, with a strong focus on complex, cross-border financial crime advisory and defence work. Simran specialises in corporate and governmental investigations, anti-corruption work, and advises corporate and individual clients on regulatory compliance matters. Simran is authorised by the Attorney-General of Singapore to conduct criminal prosecutions carried out on behalf of the State.

Simran graduated from the University of Bristol and is admitted to the Singapore Bar. She obtained an LL.M. (Banking and Finance) from University College London, and graduated from the Legal Practice Course at Store Street, London, with Distinction. Simran also placed in the top 10 of her class in the Practical Legal Course (Singapore), where she was awarded best subject prizes for Professional Responsibility and Criminal Procedure.

Prior to working at WongPartnership, Simran spent 5 years as a criminal prosecutor with the Attorney-General’s Chambers in Singapore. She was named by the Global Investigations Review 2016 as being part of WongPartnership's team of lawyers "with plenty of government experience", which adds value to clients’ needs.

Simran has been an elected member of the Council of the Law Society of Singapore since 2010. She sits on the Law Society’s Criminal Law Committee, which engages the authorities on criminal investigation and enforcement regimes. She is an active proponent of diversity and inclusion, and is the Co-Founder and Co-Chairperson of the Law Society’s Women’s Committee. In 2020, Simran was appointed to the Executive Committee of the ASEAN Law Association, a non-governmental organisation comprising ASEAN judges, government officers, lawyers, and academics, designed to foster cross-border legal development in the region.

Matters of significance in which Simran has been involved in include acting for the following:

  • Ms Serina Wee, the former Finance Manager of City Harvest Church, in respect of charges involving conspiracy to commit criminal breach of trust by expending S$24 million in church funds without authorisation, and conspiracy to falsify the church’s accounts in respect of a further S$26 million used to cover up the unauthorised transactions.
  • Former Senior Vice President of Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd (“ST Marine”), Mr Mok Kim Whang, in relation to 826 charges for conspiring with other top ST Marine executives to corruptly give gratification to agents of ST Marine’s customers, as inducement for granting ship repair contracts to ST Marine, and for falsifying company documents in furtherance of the conspiracy.
  • The former CEO and President of publicly-listed Singapore entities involved in the ongoing Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau investigations into the Singapore aspects of various transactions arising in relation to the Operation Car Wash/Petrobras corruption scandal in Brazil.
  • A prominent environmental activist, Mr Howard Shaw, in relation to a charge for engaging in commercial sex with a minor under Section 376B of the Singapore Penal Code.
  • Shell Eastern Petroleum Pte. Ltd., in a number of regulatory actions brought by the Ministry of Manpower, the National Environment Agency and the Singapore Civil Defence Force, including the enforcement action brought in relation to well-publicised 32-hour fire at Shell’s Pulau Bukom oil refinery.
  • Bayerishe Hypo-Und Vereinsbank in a watershed claim brought against Asia Pacific Breweries (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., in relation to a S$120 million fraud committed by the latter’s Finance Manager on several international banks, making this one of the largest corporate frauds in Singapore's history.

Related Practices

  • Commercial & Corporate Disputes