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Terence Seah

T: +65 6602 6605 Email Terence | Vcard Office: Singapore

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Singapore's 70 Most Influential Lawyers aged 40 and under

Singapore's 70 Most Influential Lawyers aged 40 and under

Recommended Lawyer for Employment

Recommended Lawyer for Employment

Terence Seah Partner

Contact details

Terence Seah

Terence Seah
Partner

T: +65 6602 6605 Email Terence | Vcard Office: Singapore

Terence is a partner at Virtus Law*. One of our experienced litigators, he has acted for and advised multi-national corporations and international banks in significant local and international commercial disputes.
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Terence has worked on disputes which have focused on a wide range of subject matters such as complex derivative products, commercial fraud, regulatory breaches, defamation, employment and mental capacity. In addition, he has successfully defended accused persons in criminal trials.

He also has financial transaction 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).

*Virtus Law LLP (T13LL0339K) and Stephenson Harwood LLP (T13LL0821C) are registered as a Formal Law Alliance in Singapore under the name Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance. Both firms are registered in Singapore under the Limited Liability Partnership Act (Chapter 163A) with limited liability. The term "partner" is used to refer to a member in one of the constituent law firms.

"Excellent, professional in all aspects … it is the personalised touch that makes the difference!"
Max Cheong (Director, Corporate Services), Caterpillar Energy Solutions Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd

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  • Banking and financial services litigation
  • Corporate crime and directors' criminal liability
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Terence is a seasoned court lawyer with experience handling disputes spanning different areas of law, including commercial fraud, contracts, commercial torts, shareholder disputes and trusts.

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.

International healthcare corporation

Acting for an international healthcare corporation in negotiations with its logistics service provider in respect of temperature excursions in the storage facilities.

Indonesian mine joint venture

Acting for a party in a failed Indonesia mine joint venture.

Outsourcing contract negotiations

Acting for an international healthcare corporation in negotiations with its logistics service provider in respect of temperature excursions in the storage facilities.

Medical defamation claim

Acting for a medical professional in a defamation claim made by a fellow practitioner.

Social networks defamation claim

Acting for parties accused of defamation on online social networks.

More: Commercial litigation

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).

High Court suit

Acting for Minibond Ltd, a special purpose issuer of structured notes, in its defence in the High Court suit brought by note holders.

Securities and Futures Act and the Commodity Trading Act

Advising 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.

Chinese offshore notes default - Singapore law aspects

Advising on Singapore law aspects in relation to the default of $13.2 million of semi-annual interest due on $309.3 million of China’s offshore notes.

Rogue traders

Advising private banks on rogue traders.

Private banking dispute

Advising private banks in disputes relating to a counterparty that exceeded trading mandate.

More: Banking and financial services litigation

Terence has vast experience representing accused persons in criminal proceedings. He also prosecutes on behalf of regulatory bodies such as the Health Sciences Authority for regulatory offences.

Criminal breach of trust acquittal

Obtaining acquittal of a manager of a restaurant charged with criminal breach of trust as a servant in respect of restaurant monies.

Health Sciences Authority

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

Bank of Fiji

Acting for Bank of Fiji in respect of dollar notes stolen in Singapore container yard during transit.

Banking fraud

Representing a bank's former employee in his defence against a criminal charge under section 477A of the Penal Code for allegedly falsifying a bank valuation report of his then employer.

Assault claim

Quashing the conviction and sentence of a foreigner convicted of assaulting a taxi driver.

More: Corporate crime and directors' criminal liability

Terence has handled numerous employment disputes including relating to the enforceability of non-competition obligations; breach of confidence; employee termination compensation issues; employee gross misconduct; criminal liability for employee corruption and other serious offences; sexual harassment; breach of employees' duty of fidelity; director resignations and personal data protection.

Acting for Links International on the termination of an employee.

Advising a former cable network content company's senior executive on his rights on resignation, including in relation to restraint of trade.

Advising a shareholder director of Gene Onyx Limited in his exit from the company.

More: Employment

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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).

Acting for Minibond Ltd, a special purpose issuer of structured notes, in its defence in the High Court suit brought by note holders.

Advising 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.

Advising on Singapore law aspects in relation to the default of $13.2 million of semi-annual interest due on $309.3 million of China’s offshore notes.

Advising private banks on rogue traders.

Advising private banks in disputes relating to a counterparty that exceeded trading mandate.

More: Banks and banking

Awards

Singapore's 70 Most Influential Lawyers aged 40 and under

Singapore's 70 Most Influential Lawyers aged 40 and under

Recommended Lawyer for Employment

Recommended Lawyer for Employment

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