Thursday, 26 May 2011

Boy adopts pedigree dogs, then sells them

Boy adopts pedigree dogs, then sells them

Lawyer Chia Boon Teck said in this case, it all depends on how the boy represented himself to the dog owners. If it was clear that he told them he wanted the dog for himself but later got rid of it, 'he may be then accused of cheating them of their dogs'.

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Our Partners - Chia Boon Teck

Mr Chia Boon Teck graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, in 1993 as its top foreign student and amongst the top 5% in the Faculty of Law, and awarded the Herbert Smith Prize in Commercial Law.

Mr Chia Boon Teck was called to the English Bar (Lincoln’s Inn, United Kingdom) as a Barrister-At-Law in 1994, and he was admitted to the Singapore Bar as an Advocate & Solicitor in 1995. Mr Chia Boon Teck is a Litigator and his areas of practice include administrative law, banking & finance matters, civil & commercial litigation, company law, construction litigation, corporate debt recovery, corporate litigation, criminal litigation, defamation, directors & shareholders’ disputes, employment law, immigration matters, insolvency, landlord & tenant disputes, matrimonial matters, medical negligence claims, military court martials, partnership disputes, property disputes, Strata Titles matters, and vehicle & industrial accident claims.

In practice for the past 15 years, Mr Chia Boon Teck has been involved in several high profile cases including the Bukit Merah Indonesian maid double murder case, the Shenton Way Gunman case, the defamation suit against a Presidential candidate, and the NKF trials.

Mr Chia Boon Teck co-chaired a Law Society committee in 2005 that liaised with the Ministry of Law and Ministry of Home Affairs to improve the criminal justice system, particularly, in respect of accused persons’ treatment and access to defence counsel whilst in police custody as well as the prosecution’s disclosure of documents in criminal trials. In 2006, Mr Chia Boon Teck again co-chaired another Law Society committee to liaise with the Ministry of Law and the Attorney-General’s Chambers to address the relevance and scope of capital punishment in contemporary Singapore. In 2007, Mr Chia Boon Teck was also a member of a Law Society ad hoc committee that presented a submission to the Ministry of Law and Ministry of Home Affairs in response to the Government’s proposed changes to the Penal Code.

Professional Qualifications
  • Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln’s Inn) UK (1994)
  • Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore (1995)
  • Commissioner for Oaths (2005)
  • Notary Public (2011)

Professional Affiliations
  • Member, Council of The Law Society of Singapore (2002 - 2007)
  • Member, Executive Committee, The Law Society of Singapore (2003 - 2006)
  • Vice Chairman, Criminal Practice Committee, The Law Society of Singapore (2002 - 2006)
  • Member, Criminal Practice Committee, The Law Society of Singapore (2007 - 2011)
  • Chairman, Small Law Firms Committee, The Law Society of Singapore (2005)
  • Member, Complaints Committee, The Law Society of Singapore (2002 - 2005)
  • Council Representative, Criminal Legal Aid Scheme, The Law Society of Singapore (2003 - 2005)
  • Council Representative, International Relations Committee, The Law Society of Singapore (2002 - 2003)
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law (1995 - 2011)
  • Member, Social and Welfare Committee, Singapore Academy of Law (2005)
  • Member, Professional Affairs Committee, Singapore Academy of Law (2006)
  • Member, Lincoln's Inn, London (1993 - 2011)
  • Member, Complaints and Disciplinary Panel of The Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (2005 - 2008)
  • Founding Member, Police-Law Society Liaison Committee (2007 - 2011)
  • Member, Asean Law Association (2006 - 2011)
  • Member, Singapore Mediation Centre Resource Panel (2007 - 2011)

Community / Business Affiliations
  • Chairman, Fengshan Tanah Merah Neighbourhood Committee (2004 - 2006)
  • Assistant Secretary, Fengshan Community Club Management Committee (2004)
  • Member, Fengshan Citizen's Consultative Committee (2004)
  • 1st Vice Chairman, The Tanamera Condominium Council MCST Plan No. 1963 (2000 - 2001)
  • Member, Tanjong Katong Primary School Advisory Committee (2005 - 2006)
  • Vice Chairman, The Esparis Council MCST Plan No. 3015 (2009 - 2010)
  • Director, Britam Asia Pte Ltd (2007 - 2011)
  • Director, Corstone Pte Ltd (2007 - 2011)
  • Agent, Escada Textilvertrieb GMBH (2008)
  • Director, Corstone Management Pte Ltd (2008 - 2011)
  • Director, Volt Service Corporation Pte Ltd (2008 - 2011)
  • Director, SSA Fund (Singapore) Pte Ltd (2008 - 2011)
  • Member, Business China, Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry (2009 - 2011)
  • Director, Mega Sino Enterprises Limited (2011)
  • Director, Sin Cheng Holdings Pte Ltd (2011)

  • Bachelor of Laws (LL. B. Hons), University of Sheffield
  • Awarded The Herbert Smith Prize in Commercial Law (1993)

Practice Areas
  • Administrative Law
  • Banking & Finance Matters
  • Civil & Commercial Litigation
  • Company Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Corporate Debt Recovery
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Defamation
  • Directors & Shareholders’ Disputes
  • Employment Law
  • Immigration Matters
  • Insolvency
  • Landlord & Tenant Disputes
  • Matrimonial Matters
  • MCST Matters
  • Medical Negligence Claims
  • Military Court Martials
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Property Disputes
  • Strata Developments Litigation
  • Vehicle & Industrial Accident Claims


Co-Managing Partner

Advocate & Solicitor
Commissioner For Oaths
Notary Public

Barrister-At-Law (United Kingdom)
DID: (65) 6345 0002

Monday, 18 April 2011

clients' feedback

"On behalf of the partners of APAC Capital Management LLP, I wish to thank Ms Wong Kai Yun for her outstanding efforts and expertise, not only in drafting our legal agreements, but in helping us gain a sound understanding of Singapore's financial regulatory framework as it applies to our business. This led to a successful launch of our first investment fund in April 2010. Ms Wong's knowledge, combined with her courage and creativity, was exactly what we needed to get our business going. Chia Wong LLP is certainly well-equipped to help entrepreneurs like us turn dreams into reality."

Monday, 11 April 2011

clients' feedback

“As an international private equity firm, Corstone Capital is very demanding on its law firm relationships. I have found Chia Wong to be an outstanding firm of highly qualified lawyers who understands our business issues and uniquely blend both into their advice to us.”

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Our Partners - Wong Kai Yun

Wong Kai Yun graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore in 1994, and was called to the Singapore Bar as an Advocate & Solicitor in 1995.

Ms Wong's areas of practice include civil & commercial litigation, company law, corporate debt recovery, corporate litigation, directors & shareholders' disputes, insolvency, matrimonial matters, property disputes, advisory work on company and commercial matters, agency and distribution agreements, asset and wealth management (trusts structuring), banking and finance matters, business development and structuring, corporate / company agreements, corporate governance & compliance issues for private & listed companies, estate and succession planning, franchising and licensing agreements, joint venture & cross-border transactions, loans and securities documentation, partnership agreements, registration & incorporation of businesses and companies, shareholders' agreements, tenancies and leases.

With a special focus on family law matters, Ms Wong's clients include high net worth individuals with especial concerns over financial settlements, as well as expatriates with cross-jurisdictional issues.

Ms Wong deals extensively with estate & succession planning, and acts for private banking clients in structuring trusts and other mechanisms for wealth preservation.

Ms Wong handles both contentious and non-contentious probate, having conducted trials involving the division of sizeable estate properties.

Professional Qualifications
  • Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore (1995)

Professional Affiliations
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law (1995 - 2011)
  • Member, Family Law Practice Committee, The Law Society of Singapore (2001 - 2011)
  • Executive Editor, Singapore Journal of Legal Studies (2009 - 2011)

Business Affiliations


Advocate & Solicitor

DID: (65) 6346 0002

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Singapore Lawyers - Skillful and Sincere

At Chia Wong LLP, our motto is "TAKE THE BULL BY THE HORNS".

The team of lawyers at Chia Wong LLP has worked together in previous firms before emerging on our own. With a strong litigation foundation, we pride ourselves on our aggressive effective style of litigation and dispute resolution. Having handled several high profile cases as a team, we have honed a practice which is not just sound on legal principles, but also recognizes the realities of media exposure, commercial practicality and individual sensitivity.

The clientele of Chia Wong LLP range from public listed companies to individuals, and the scope of our briefs range from multi-million dollar international corporate disputes to local personal legal entanglements.

A sampling of the cases handled by our team include media sensitive defamation cases, breach of directors’ duties in prominent public organizations, highly contentious disputes over en bloc sales, disputes arising from substantial investments gone awry, breach of complex international trade contracts, etc.

Our strengths in fault-finding and trouble-shooting have also enabled us to serve our clients well in the creative structuring and efficient administration of their corporate deals and commercial vehicles to meet their needs. With associate offices in Dubai, Ho Chi Minh City, Kuala Lumpur and Shanghai, Mr Chia Boon Teck and Ms Wong Kai Yun have handled many cross border disputes and various public infrastructure and private building projects involving foreign entities and individuals.