Shu Mei has a very active practice handling highly contentious private client and matrimonial disputes. A majority of her cases involve international elements as well as complex legal and factual issues. She acts regularly for high profile individuals at all levels of the Singapore Courts as well as in negotiations and mediations.
Through mediation and a collaborative approach towards practice, she believes that solutions may be achieved even in the most complex of cases. Where highly contentious proceedings are necessary to protect a client’s rights, she supports her clients in preserving their peace and dignity in the most challenging of circumstances. Shu Mei also provides advice in relation to succession planning.
Shu Mei is an accredited mediator, and an accredited Collaborative Family Practitioner.
In addition to her experience in private client and matrimonial work, Shu Mei has also represented corporations in international arbitrations under SIAC, ICC, CIETAC, UNCITRAL and DIAC rules and is a member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
Shu Mei also speaks regularly about dispute resolution, family law, succession planning, and mediation at events and conferences.
Some of the matters Shu Mei has acted in are:
Advising a patriarch with net worth of over $5 billion regarding inter-related family law, private wealth and trust issues for 3 generations, and setting up various legal agreements and structures in place in order to protect family assets in the event of divorce, mental incapacity or death.
Advising and Acting for various private and higher education institutions in Singapore regarding their policies as regards children from atypical family backgrounds (adoptive, divorcing, separating etc.), highly contentious family backgrounds, including drafting various policies on child abuse, drugs, counselling, bullying, child’s rights (under the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child), including dealing with allegations of negligence.
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Recommended Lawyer in Family and Matrimonial work in 2020
Sources say: “Shu Mei represented me in matters related to a highly contentious divorce proceeding that involved several jurisdictions. It was quickly evident through working with her that she is knowledgeable, experienced and respectful. During the process she was very responsive and spent time to help me navigate all the issues and ensured that I understood the legal implications and potential risks involved in any actions so that I can make an informed decision. This included acting on my behalf to research and explore legal implications in other jurisdictions so that we have a comprehensive resolution. She conducted herself in an utmost professional manner, and clearly explained each step of the process to me. Her legal skills, expertise, efficiency and empathy are instrumental when navigating the difficult decisions often involved in family law proceeding.”
“Shu Mei was experienced and held her client’s hand and was able to reach a quick resolution to resolve the matter globally. She will seek a practical outcome and resolve the matter effectively for the client.”