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TSMP Law Corporation

Denise Teo

Denise Teo

Associate Directors

Expertise

  • Commercial & Corporate Litigation
  • Financial & Technology Crimes and Investigations/Criminal

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Profile
Denise handles both civil and criminal matters, including investigation work. Denise joins TSMP from one of the "Big Four" law firms, where she honed her skills for a number of years.

She specialises in advising on civil disputes and has experience advising on commercial contracts, shareholder agreements, trusts, insolvency, defamation, negligence and conspiracy. Denise has acted for MNCs, listed companies and unincorporated associations from various industries such as insurance, construction, shipping, real estate and food & beverage.

Denise also has experience guiding her clients through internal investigations or investigations by the authorities. Her combined civil and criminal experience allows her to provide holistic advice to clients, approaching their issues from all angles.

When not at her desk poring over client’s documents, Denise can be found poring over the pieces of large, complex jigsaw puzzles. Apart from being her training ground for patience and perseverance, Denise employs the same puzzle-solving approach while working on her cases – scrutinising every detail while never losing sight of the big picture is the key to her success.

Bar Admissions

Singapore

Education

LL. B. (Hons) (NUS)
Areas of Practice

Commercial & Corporate Litigation | Financial & Technology Crimes and Investigations/Criminal

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Represented insurance company in a claim brought by its policyholders for more than S$7m arising from their purchase of a fake insurance policy sold by their insurance agent, involving issues of vicarious liability, creation of trusts, conspiracy and negligence (Ong Han Ling & Anor v American International Assurance Company Ltd & Ors [2017] SGHC 327)

Represented supplier of pipes and fittings against a contractor in a contract claim for supply of pipes and fittings for the construction of Marina Bay Sands (Sintalow Hardware Pte Ltd v. OSK Engineering Pte Ltd [2016] SGHC 104, Sintalow Hardware Pte Ltd v. OSK Engineering Pte Ltd [2017] SGCA 33, Sintalow Hardware Pte Ltd v OSK Engineering [2019] SGHC 286)

Assigned LASCO counsel for former police officer Iskandar bin Rahmat in his appeal against 2 section 300(a) murder convictions, commonly known as the ‘Kovan double murder’ (Iskandar bin Rahmat v PP [2017] SGCA 9)

Represented seller of an industrial property worth S$27 million in bringing a claim against the potential buyer for wrongful rescission of the Option to Purchase (Hoy Fatt Pte Ltd v. Riway (Singapore) Pte Ltd & another [2015] SGHC 6)

Represented an investor group in defending a claim brought by a liquidator for the clawback of S$6 million worth of shares intended to serve as security for a loan

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