Terence Seah
Terence is a litigation Partner at Virtus Law. Focusing on commercial and finance dispute resolution, Terence is an experienced litigator who also has transactional experience advising banks and financial institutions on documentation relating to bonds, warrants, structured notes and derivatives products, including the master agreement, schedule and confirmations of the International Swaps and Derivatives Association, Inc (ISDA).   In addition, Terence has acted for accused persons in criminal proceedings involving white collar and regulatory offences. Terence also has expertise in the protection of vulnerable adults and has contributed to the Singapore chapter of a leading international text on the subject.   Terence graduated with 2nd Upper Honours from the National University of Singapore in 2002 and was called to the Singapore Bar in 2003. He was also called to the Roll of Solicitors of England & Wales in 2006.  
Notable matters:
  • Acting for accused persons in criminal prosecutions for criminal breach of trust, corporate fraud corruption, rogue trading and other commercial crimes.
  • Representing Health Sciences Authority in the trial of a criminal prosecution of a tobacco company for wrongful advertising.
  • Representing a Chinese subsidiary of a United States multi-national corporation in the High Court in its defence against claims for conspiracy to injure and breach of contract.
  • Advising international banks on claims made by private banking clients in respect of derivative investment products and margin calls.
  • Acting for Minibond Ltd, a special purpose issuer of structured notes, in its defence in the High Court suit brought by note holders.
  • Advising a multi-national corporation on restrictions and licensing requirements under the Securities and Futures Act and the Commodity Trading Act governing the sale and purchase of commodities and commodity futures and options.
  • Acting for an international healthcare corporation in negotiations with its logistics service provider in respect of claims totaling approximately US$4.5 million involving temperature excursions in the storage facilities in Singapore and Australia which caused its temperature sensitive products to be recalled.
  • Acting for multi-national corporations against former employees and directors for breach of fiduciary duties and corporate fraud.
  • Acting for a medical professional in a defamation claim made by a fellow practitioner.
  • Acting in partnership disputes.
  • Acting for parties accused of defamation on online social networks.
  • Acting for beneficiaries in personal estate distribution disputes.
  • Acting in employment disputes.
  • Acting for families of mentally incapacitated individual in cases brought under the Mental Capacity Act 2010.