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Yap Chun Kai

Yap Chun Kai is a litigation and arbitration lawyer, specialising in commercial, civil, and employment disputes.

Chun Kai is an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He has acted for both local and international clients in complex civil and commercial disputes before all levels of the Singapore Courts. Apart from his litigation portfolio, Chun Kai also has experience in arbitration proceedings administered by the SIAC and the LCIA rules.

Chun Kai has acted for clients in matters pertaining to shareholder disputes, breaches of directors' duties, minority oppression and construction contracts. He also has specialist knowledge on employment law and is well versed to represent clients in employment matters.

Chun Kai is fluent in both English and Mandarin. He is based in Singapore and practices out of Premier Law LLC.

Relevant work

  • Acted for a joint venture holding company in its dispute against its managing director for breaches of directors' duties and contracts (which breaches resulted in losses of S$2 Million ) in the context of the joint venture's acquisition of leading cold chain logistics businesses in the People's Republic of China and underlying shareholder disputes.
  • Acted for a C-suite executive and key shareholder of a global logistics company in arbitrations commenced under the SIAC Rules in disputes pertaining to breaches of an employment agreement and a shareholders' agreement by the company.
  • Acted for a global software company in matters involving licensing compliance, including identifying illegal downloaders of its software and taking action against these unlicensed users to enforce the company's intellectual property rights in the software.
  • Acted for the subsidiary of a major Singapore-listed construction company for its breaches of high value disputes, including claims in respect of supply and installation of specialized security systems.
  • Advised a global hotel conglomerate and a leading technology company on employment matters such as employee redundancies, regulatory issues and other employment issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.