Simran TOOR is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes and Corporate & Regulatory Investigations Practices.

Her main areas of practice include commercial and contentious regulatory disputes, with a strong focus on complex, high profile white-collar crime advisory and defence work.

Simran specialises in corporate and governmental investigations, anti-money laundering and anti-corruption work, and advises an array of clients on regulatory and compliance matters. Simran is also authorised by the Attorney-General of Singapore to conduct criminal prosecutions carried out on behalf of the State.

Prior to working at WongPartnership, Simran spent five 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".

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. Simran has been an elected member of the Council of the Law Society of Singapore since 2010. She presently sits on the Law Society's Finance Committee, which oversees the Society's finances and the those of its registered charity subsidiary, the Law Society Pro Bono Services Office. She also sits on the Criminal Law Committee, which engages the courts and authorities on investigation and enforcement regimes. Simran is a proponent of diversity and inclusion, and is the Co-Founder and Co-Chairperson of the Law Society's Women's Committee. She also sits on the board of KIDStart Limited, a government-linked entity overseeing assistance programmes for children from low-income families.

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.

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

  • A global financial institution on its confidential internal investigation into possible fraudulent translations, irregularities, and potential employee misconduct in connection with trade finance facilities granted to major oil trader Hin Leong, after it was discovered that the latter's owners had perpetrated a massive fraud. The financial institution is one of the larger creditors of Hin Leong.
  • A special committee appointed by the board of directors of a Singapore-headquartered cloud-based software start-up on an internal investigation, following whistleblowing allegations on the start-up's business operations and management. Corporate governance matters advised upon included the internal controls, anti-money laundering, procurement, and tender obligations applicable to the start-up.
  • A individual involved in the ongoing investigations into the Singapore aspects of the alleged fraud within the Wirecard group of companies worldwide.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Related Practices

  • Commercial & Corporate Disputes
  • Corporate & Regulatory Investigations
  • India
  • White Collar & Enforcement