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Chern Yang is a banking and commercial matters litigator and also has extensive experience as a mediator.

Chern Yang has expertise in secured and unsecured facilities, debt recovery, bankruptcy and insolvency. He helps banks with the recovery of loans upon default by the borrowers, which could include enforcement of judgments and realisation and enforcement of securities, such as mortgages and personal guarantees.

Aside from banking litigation, Chern Yang has advised on a wide spectrum of issues such as defamation, contractual claims, medical and other professional misconduct or negligence, and landlord-tenant disputes. He also has experience in corporate commercial matters such as breach of fiduciary duty, shareholder disputes, and claims in tort such as negligence and conspiracy.

Chern Yang is a proficient mediator and was one of the youngest to be appointed as a Principal Mediator and Fellow of the Singapore Mediation Centre. He regularly teaches mediation and has done so for the Judiciary in Brunei and Myanmar.

Relevant work

Acting for a minority shareholder in an application for a common law derivative action in Singapore against errant directors of a foreign company - Ting Sing Ning (alias Malcolm Ding) v Ting Chek Swee (alias Ting Chik Sui) and Ors

Acting for an individual against an Austrian-incorporated bank in respect of losses suffered on his investment portfolio following the Asian Financial Crisis of 1997/8 - Go Dante Yap v Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG

Lead counsel in a High Court claim by a patient against an eye surgeon for medical negligence arising out of a LASIK surgery.

Lead counsel in successfully striking out a multi-million dollar claim on the basis that a contractual clause in a settlement agreement was unenforceable by reason of it being a penalty - Allplus Holdings Pte Ltd & Ors v Phoon Wui Nyen.

Lead counsel defending an ex-employee of an oil and gas consultancy company against his former employer for alleged breaches of employment duties in the High Court and the Court of Appeal - Enholco Pte Ltd v Schonk, Antonius Martinus Mattheus & Anor .


Member, Law Society of Singapore

International Mediation Institute (IMI) and Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI) Certified Mediator

Principal Mediator & Fellow, Singapore Mediation Centre

Member, Society of Mediation Professionals (Singapore)

State Courts of Singapore Outstanding Court Volunteer (Advocate and Solicitor) 2015