Singapore

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Recommended Lawyer for Labour and employment: Singapore

Christine Ong

Senior associate

Christine is a senior associate at Virtus Law. She specialises in litigation and employment and she has experience in a wide range of commercial disputes.

Christine focuses on civil and commercial disputes, and has represented accused persons in criminal proceedings. She has also worked on various employment matters including advising on retrenchment, termination of employment, duties owed by employees to their employer and on post-termination covenants. Christine has provided advice on both contentious and non-contentious matters as well as drafted, reviewed, advised on and amended various legal documentation and agreements, including employment contracts and company policies.

 

She was previously seconded to Amazon.com, Inc as legal and employment counsel for the Asia Pacific region while concurrently practicing as a litigator. This experience has helped Christine understand the value of resolving disputes in a commercial and practical manner that provides her clients with the most suitable resolution to their matter.

Real estate

Reviewed tenancy agreements and advised on issues relating to termination of tenancy agreements, including on forfeiture of leases.

 

Advised and acted for a client in a High Court suit to claim outstanding rental under a tenancy agreement.

 

Advised and acted for a client in a High Court suit involving a claim for a wrongful draw down on a bank guarantee in relation to a warehouse tenancy lease.

Employment

Advising clients on employment contracts, termination of employment for cause and without cause, transfer of employees pursuant to a sale of business, fiduciaries duties owed by employees to their company and the enforceability of restrictive covenants.

 

Conducted compliance checks and reviewed conduct of employees to ensure compliance with Singapore law.

 

Legal and employment counsel for the Asia Pacific Region in Amazon.com, Inc in which she provided advice on Singapore employment law. As part of her role in Amazon, she liaised, co-ordinated and reviewed legal advice from legal counsel in the various Asia Pacific countries for the purposes of answering legal queries in relation to Amazon entities in the respective Asia Pacific countries.

 

Advised and acted for a client in dealing with representations made to the Ministry of Manpower by an ex-employee for unfair dismissal and defamatory postings made on social media about the client’s business and practices.

 

Advised and acted for a client in a High Court suit where the Plaintiffs’ claims against the client were premised on his purported breach of his contractual, legal and fiduciary duties allegedly owed to the Plaintiffs in his capacity as, amongst others, an employee of one of the Plaintiffs.

Commercial litigation

General commercial disputes spanning different areas of law including general contractual claims and acting for both individuals and corporations.

 

Acting for companies in relation to obtaining urgent injunctions or setting aside injunctions obtained against the company.

 

Acting for an individual to successfully defend against a High Court application to set aside an arbitration award.

Corporate crime and directors’ criminal liability

Represented Health Sciences Authority in the trial of a criminal prosecution of a tobacco company for wrongful advertising.

 

Assisted in the criminal re-trial of a Norwegian national after his plea of guilt was set aside.

 

Assisting individuals in their mitigation pleas for various offences committed.

Banks and banking

Assisting an individual in a matter involving a claim by a bank against the individual for claims relating to a personal guarantee.

 

Advising a bank on claims made by its clients in respect of derivative investment products.

 

Assisting a private investment company in a matter involving a freezing order in respect of assets in Singapore.

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Christine focuses on civil and commercial disputes, and has represented accused persons in criminal proceedings. She has also worked on various employment matters including advising on retrenchment, termination of employment, duties owed by employees to their employer and on post-termination covenants. Christine has provided advice on both contentious and non-contentious matters as well as drafted, reviewed, advised on and amended various legal documentation and agreements, including employment contracts and company policies.

 

She was previously seconded to Amazon.com, Inc as legal and employment counsel for the Asia Pacific region while concurrently practicing as a litigator. This experience has helped Christine understand the value of resolving disputes in a commercial and practical manner that provides her clients with the most suitable resolution to their matter.

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Real estate

Reviewed tenancy agreements and advised on issues relating to termination of tenancy agreements, including on forfeiture of leases.

 

Advised and acted for a client in a High Court suit to claim outstanding rental under a tenancy agreement.

 

Advised and acted for a client in a High Court suit involving a claim for a wrongful draw down on a bank guarantee in relation to a warehouse tenancy lease.

Employment

Advising clients on employment contracts, termination of employment for cause and without cause, transfer of employees pursuant to a sale of business, fiduciaries duties owed by employees to their company and the enforceability of restrictive covenants.

 

Conducted compliance checks and reviewed conduct of employees to ensure compliance with Singapore law.

 

Legal and employment counsel for the Asia Pacific Region in Amazon.com, Inc in which she provided advice on Singapore employment law. As part of her role in Amazon, she liaised, co-ordinated and reviewed legal advice from legal counsel in the various Asia Pacific countries for the purposes of answering legal queries in relation to Amazon entities in the respective Asia Pacific countries.

 

Advised and acted for a client in dealing with representations made to the Ministry of Manpower by an ex-employee for unfair dismissal and defamatory postings made on social media about the client’s business and practices.

 

Advised and acted for a client in a High Court suit where the Plaintiffs’ claims against the client were premised on his purported breach of his contractual, legal and fiduciary duties allegedly owed to the Plaintiffs in his capacity as, amongst others, an employee of one of the Plaintiffs.

Commercial litigation

General commercial disputes spanning different areas of law including general contractual claims and acting for both individuals and corporations.

 

Acting for companies in relation to obtaining urgent injunctions or setting aside injunctions obtained against the company.

 

Acting for an individual to successfully defend against a High Court application to set aside an arbitration award.

Corporate crime and directors’ criminal liability

Represented Health Sciences Authority in the trial of a criminal prosecution of a tobacco company for wrongful advertising.

 

Assisted in the criminal re-trial of a Norwegian national after his plea of guilt was set aside.

 

Assisting individuals in their mitigation pleas for various offences committed.

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Banks and banking

Assisting an individual in a matter involving a claim by a bank against the individual for claims relating to a personal guarantee.

 

Advising a bank on claims made by its clients in respect of derivative investment products.

 

Assisting a private investment company in a matter involving a freezing order in respect of assets in Singapore.

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Recommended Lawyer for Labour and employment: Singapore

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