Eddee has acted for international clientele in a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial litigation cases ranging from fields as diverse as banking, telecommunications, hospitality and wealth management. He has also engaged in some of the most significant cross-border insolvency and restructuring matters in Singapore, notably acting for a US bank creditor in the restructuring of Asia Pulp & Paper in 2000 and for the Drydocks group of companies (subsidiaries of Dubai Ports World) in applying for a scheme of arrangement in 2012.
Eddee is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and is a member of INSOL International and the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore.
Eddee also writes on a wide variety of litigation, arbitration and business law related topics, including:
- Contributor to Doing Business 2016: Measuring Regulatory Quality and Efficiency (13th edition) published by the World Bank Group
- Singapore chapter of The Asset Tracing and Recovery Review published by Law Business Research Ltd in 2015
- Singapore Civil Procedure (Sweet & Maxwell) – author of chapter on Affidavits
- Commercial Litigation in Singapore (Sweet & Maxwell) – author of chapter on Summary Judgment, Striking out and Preliminary Determination
Areas of practice
- Commercial litigation and arbitration
- Insolvency, restructuring and investigations
- Infrastructure and projects
Acting for United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) in its claims for fraud against, amongst others, a property developer company within the Lippo group, relating to UOB’s grant of mortgage loans amounting to an aggregate sum of S$181 million for the sale and purchase of luxury condominium units at The Marina Collection at Sentosa Cove developed by the Lippo entity. This case included an interlocutory application involving a complex area of law pertaining to whether the fraud exception applies to prevent attribution of the knowledge of an employee who had been fraudulent and/or who had committed a breach of duty to the employer. Eddee also successfully argued against an appeal by the defendants before the High Court.
Advising and acting for a government ministry in relation to numerous issues arising out of the construction of a government complex.
Acting for a telecommunications company in a dispute arising from the procurement of a marquee sports program.
Acting for a telecommunications company in claims arising from the unauthorized tapping off of its cable network.
Acting for a regional education chain in a dispute with its private equity investor in respect of investments in Dubai, Kuwait and Vietnam.
Acting for a major international hotel chain in respect of their dispute with a Singapore landlord.
Acting for Silverlink Holdings Limited (Silverlink), the holding company of Amanresorts, a major luxury resort chain in a dispute between Silverlink and one of its shareholders and in a second related dispute involving the directors of Silverlink.
Acting for Starwood Asia Pacific in relation to a claim arising from the acquisition of the Westin Grande Sukhumvit, Bangkok.
Acting for a local Singapore bank in claims against a property developer and other defendants for alleged fraud/conspiracy.
Acting for a Middle Eastern bank in relation to fraud committed by a bank employee where funds were transferred to Singapore.
Acting for a BVI company in claims amounting to US$88 million against a major US bank for misrepresentation and mis-selling of currency derivatives.
Acting for a Philippines client in claims for unauthorized trading against a German bank.
Acting for an Indonesian client in claims for unauthorized trading, failure to advise and misrepresentation against a major US bank.
Acting for Drydocks World SEA in respect of its scheme of arrangement and its subsidiaries as regards liabilities of US$2.2 billion.
Advising and acting for a Singapore listed company in respect of fraud committed by employees in respect of the company’s Mexican subsidiary.
Advising a major US bank in relation to the debt standstill of Asia Pulp & Paper Ltd.
Advising and acting for a major coal producing company in Indonesia in respect of disputes arising from the supply of coal to a Hong Kong-based entity.
Acting for majority shareholders in relation to an application for an injunction to restrain the payment of an interim dividend of S$90 million.
Assisting PricewaterhouseCoopers with the investigations into the oil trading losses of China Aviation Oil which amounted to US$550 million and which has been described as the second Barings in Singapore – Asian Legal Business’ South East Asia Deal of the Year 2005.
Acting for a Hong Kong client in claims made against the Marina Bay Sands for breach of contract and in the tort of conversion in respect of gambling chips.