Cheryl has wide-ranging experience in general commercial litigation and arbitration. She is adept at handling large and complex matters. She has advised on diverse areas of law, including banking, corporate, shareholder and insolvency, gas and oil disputes, construction and corporate debt restructuring. She has also advised on disputes involving corporate takeovers and schemes of arrangement. In addition, she has broad transactional experience, particularly in the areas of procurement and mergers and acquisitions.
After completing her pupillage with Drew & Napier, Cheryl joined the firm’s Litigation Department in 1994. She spent two years in Drew & Napier’s Corporate Department, where she was involved in commercial transactions, focusing on mergers and acquisitions involving public-listed companies. She was made a Partner in 1999, a Director in 2005, and became a Consultant in 2011.
In the course of her practice spanning almost 20 years, Cheryl has worked on numerous court and arbitral disputes. Here are just a few:
- PT Makindo (formerly known as PT MakindoTbk) v Aperchance Co Ltd & ors  SGHC 221 – Case which concerned allegations of contempt of court arising from advertisements misrepresenting the judgment of a Singapore court and considered whether misreporting of concluded proceedings amounted to contempt of court.
- Raifessen Zentralbank Osterreich AG v Archer Daniels Midland & ors  SGHC 182 – Case involving allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation and conspiracy by unlawful means, relating to structured trade finance transactions.
- State of Johor & another v Tunku Alam Shah ibn Tunku Abdul Rahman & ors  SGHC 156 – Case involving a testamentary bequest of property situated on Tyersall Road, Singapore. The case considered issues relating to construction of the term “State property”, whether the property was bequeathed to the beneficiary in his capacity as sovereign ruler or in his personal capacity, and conflict of laws.
- Indofood International Finance Ltd v JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A  EWHC 2103 (Ch) London, Court of Appeal, Chancery Division – Instructed UK counsel for the appellants in this seminal tax case involving the meaning of “beneficial ownership” in international double-taxation treaties in the context of a tax redemption clause in a Eurobond issue.
- Oei Hong Leong v Ban Song Long David & Natsteel Ltd  SGCA 35 – Defamation claim by the appellant who was criticised for being “obstructive, oppressive and irrational” in the context of an Extraordinary General Meeting, following a contested takeover offer.
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