12 Best Lawyers in Singapore [Free Consultation]

by | Aug 26, 2021 | Blog

Here are the 12 best lawyers in Singapore, based on our research. Keep in mind that they’re not ranked in any order.

1. Jonathan Wong

Company: Tembusu Law LLC

Contact number: +65 9424 6208

Jonathan is the founder of Tembusu Law and LawGuide Singapore. He created Singapore’s first legal chatbot in 2017.

Jonathan graduated from the University of Bristol in 2002 and was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in 2003. He was a Partner at a law firm which helped him drive innovation, strategy, and work on internal functions including organisational development, talent management, regional and international business growth, and strategic partnerships.

Formerly a prosecutor at the Attorney-General’s Chambers in Singapore, he can help you with any legal issues you might have, whether it is civil or criminal. He can even represent you in court if that is what you need.

2. Genesa Tan

Company: Tembusu Law LLC

Contact number: +65 9116 9164

Genesa graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2019. She became an attorney of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2020. Genesa has experience with civil, commercial disputes, debt recovery and defamation matters as well as criminal defense and community justice work.

Genesa is a person who believes in using her knowledge of the law to help other people. She has done pro bono work since her university days at NUS. Genesa has helped many different types of people through community projects, such as the youth and the elderly.

Genesa is very curious. This comes in handy when she is helping her clients. When Genesa isn’t reading about cases on the computer, she likes to read many different types of books. She speaks some English and Mandarin, and has been learning Japanese too.

Genesa likes to garden on her days off. She is patient and she is dedicated, which means that in a Litigation court case, she is able to apply her patience and dedication at work.

3. Alyssa Mundo

Company: Tembusu Law LLC

Contact number: +65 8292 1042

Alyssa graduated from the University of Leeds (UK) with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 2014, and became an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2016.

Having joined Tembusu Law in 2020 as a family lawyer, Alyssa primarily handles matrimonial cases and contentious Family Court matters.

Her expertise lies in the area of family law, and she regularly handles divorce cases involving jurisdictional and cross-border issues.

She regularly engages in difficult litigation for both local and expat clients, most recently having argued a Family Justice Court appeal which helped clarify the Singapore Courts’ position on the appropriate method of valuing Build-to-Order (BTO) flats.

Alyssa also negotiates out-of-court settlements and advises on non-contentious Family Law and Estate matters.

Being familiar with Employment Law, she is capable of handling employment law matters and commercial transactions.

She is a Volunteer Lawyer with Community Legal Clinics organised and administered by the Law Society Pro Bono Services, and she also serves as an Assigned Solicitor for the Legal Aid Bureau (LAB).

4. Riko Isaac

Company: Tembusu Law LLC

Contact number: +65 9783 8476

Riko Isaac graduated from the University of Leeds with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree in 2015. He was admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor to the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2017.

Before joining Tembusu Law, Riko spent a year training under a well-regarded Senior Counsel and was part of the dispute resolution team in one of Singapore’s oldest law firms. He then worked closely under another prominent Senior Counsel at a Big 4 law firm on contentious commercial litigation cases for two years before joining Tembusu Law.

Riko represented clients at all levels of the Singapore Courts as well as the Singapore International Commercial Court. Notable cases include a high-profile case involving breach of fiduciary duties relating to improper payments of about SGD 33.7 million from public and town council funds (Aljunied-Hougang Town Council v Lim Swee Lian Sylvia and others, 2019).

Other complex cases include claims of unjust enrichment, dishonest assistance and unlawful means conspiracy for the recovery (Esben Finance Ltd. v Wong Hou-Lianq Neil) which was part of a series of connected cases heard in different jurisdictions including Malaysia and the British Virgin Islands.

As a lawyer at Tembusu Law LLC, he has a diverse skill set. He is experienced as Lead Counsel in criminal cases and also advises clients with Family Justice issues.

He is a volunteer lawyer with Community Legal Clinics organised and administered by the Law Society Pro Bono Services and an active volunteer lawyer for the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS).

5. Adrian Wee

Company: Characterist LLC

Adrian Wee is the Director at Characterist LLC. He heads the firm’s criminal litigation and advocacy practice group. He is also an active member of the legal assistance scheme of capital offences (LASCO). Commercial and criminal litigation is his primary practice area.

Adrian graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LLB degree (Hons) in 2003. In 2004, he was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore. He was involved in several administrative law matters. He acted on behalf of Faith Community Baptist Church to quash a decision by the acting Manpower Minister.

Adrian has a commercial litigation portfolio that includes contract disputes, breach of director’s duties, tenancy, restraint of trade, defamation, debt recovery and medical neglect. He also advises corporations who have been the victims of fraud in addition to his litigation portfolio. 

Adrian is also a regular speaker at legal seminars and conferences for both legal practitioners and laypersons. He was also a former wedding singer and musician.

6. Amos Cai

Company: Yuen Law LLC

Amos Cai is the Director at Yuen Law LLC. He also heads the firm’s dispute practice group. 

Before joining Yuen Law LLC in 2018, Amos graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LLB degree (Hons) in 2011. In 2012, he was admitted as an advocate and solicitor for the Supreme Court Of Singapore.

Amos focuses on civil or commercial litigation and criminal litigation. He counsels clients on other areas of the law such as construction arbitrations/adjudication applications, probate and bankruptcy. Some of the cases handled are notable, such as a construction dispute worth over S$12 million.

Amos is also a volunteer lawyer with the Singapore Law Society’s Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS). The Law Society of Singapore started CLAS to assist those in need. 

Amos is involved in football and tennis regularly outside of legal practice. He represents the Law Society football team.

Amos is also fond of playing board games.

7. Nawaz Kamil

Company: Providence Law Asia LLC

Nawaz Kamil is the Director at Providence Law Asia LLC. He is also an expert in corporate insolvency and restructuring at Providence Law.

Before joining Providence Law Asia LLC, his practice included working in the Banking and Financial Disputes Department at WongPartnership LLP and working in the Corporate Insolvency & Restructuring Department at Drew & Napier LLC.

Nawaz graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LLB degree (Hons) in 2007. His primary practice areas are corporate insolvency and restructuring, corporate and commercial litigation, banking and financial dispute and shareholder disputes.

Many high-value cases have been involved in his practice, including international commercial arbitration, internal investigations, construction law, financial regulatory matters, intellectual property law and insurance law.

8. Hariz Lee

Company: Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP

Hariz Lee joined Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP in June 2021 as a Counsel.

Hariz graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LLB degree in 2013 and was called to the Singapore Bar in 2014. The majority of his practices are in commercial litigation and insolvency matters ranging from corporate litigation, corporate insolvency, fraud and asset recovery.

Hariz represents a broad clientele from SMEs to MNCs under asset recovery, professional negligence and director-shareholders disputes. Notable cases handled such as: representing 3 Thai nationals, who were alleged to be part of a syndicate and had cheated a local casino amounting to approximately S$1.3 million under a criminal trial in 2016. He also successfully represented a well-known Singaporean food court operator in striking out a claim for misrepresentation by a former tenant in 2019.

Hariz volunteers with the Law Society Sports Committee, as a mentor for undergraduates of NUS law school and as School Advisory Committee for Bedok View Secondary School.

9. Gokul Haridas

Company: Tito Isaac & Co LLP

Gokul Haridas is Tito Isaac & Co LLP’s recruitment partner and a dispute resolution lawyer in practice such as insurance, construction, commercial, employment, and criminal law.

Gokul graduated from the University of London with an LLB degree (Hons) in 1997. And in 2008, the National University of Singapore and King’s College London awarded him a Master of Science degree in Construction Law and Arbitration.

Before joining the firm, he was an Assistant Commissioner with the Ministry of Manpower, where he presided over disputes under the Work Injury Compensation Act. He attended a G20 meeting as the sole representative of Singapore while he was with the Ministry.

Gokul has worked in both the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the Ministry of Manpower for a decade. Several times, he has represented individuals and companies facing criminal charges.

10. Wayne Ong 

Company: Wayne Ong Law Practice

Wayne strives to provide accessible and quality legal advice in family, probate and criminal matters. He started his practice in 2017.

Wayne graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2008 with an LLB degree 2007 and in 2019, he was admitted as an advocate and solicitor for the Supreme Court Of Singapore.

In addition to criminal law, Wayne also developed a broad practice in multiple disciplines such as building and construction, intellectual property, family and probate, and intellectual property.

After leaving private practice in 2013, Wayne went to work for a property developer in Singapore and then worked for a multinational technology corporation. Wayne also gives conservative and sensible advice to corporate clients with his mix of litigation and in-house experience.

Wayne was also a former volunteer lawyer with the Singapore Law Society’s Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS).

11. Denyse Yeo 

Company: Tito Isaac & Co LLP

Denyse Yeo is a partner of Tito Isaac & Co LLP. 

Denyse graduated from the Singapore University of Singapore in 1997 with a degree in sociology and philosophy. She was awarded an LLB degree (Hons) by the University of Bristol in 2000 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court Of Singapore in 2009.

Denyse is a specialist in corporate and commercial advisory work. During her time as in-house counsel, she was involved with the legal, compliance and corporate secretarial matters of the manager of the local REITs.

Denyse also advises clients on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and investments after returning to legal practice in 2017. She also regularly advises on corporate governance and other commercial matters in Singapore.

12. Manfred Lum

Company: Dentons Rodyk

Manfred is an Associate in Dentons Rodyk’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Practice team. His main areas of practice are focused on corporate and commercial disputes. In matters relating to equity and trusts, shareholder disputes, commercial fraud and conspiracy, as well as insolvency and restructuring issues, he has advised and acted for both commercial and individual clients.

Manfred graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2018 and was awarded a scholarship to read law, and was called to the Singapore Bar in 2019. He received a distinction in professional responsibility and ethics during the Singapore Bar Examinations in 2018.

During his time at NUS, he took part in many mooting competitions. He was a member of the team that competed in the 14th Willem C. Vis (East). Where he also was given an Honorable Mention for Best Oral Advocate.

About the author

About the author

Jonathan Wong

Jonathan is the Founder and Managing Director of Tembusu Law. He is also the founder of LawGuide Singapore, a prominent legaltech startup which successfully created and launched Singapore’s first legal chatbot in 2017.