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Yi Lei Tan

T: +65 6661 6527 M: +65 9800 6288 Email Yi Lei | vCard Office: Singapore

Yi Lei Tan Associate at Virtus Law

Contact details

Yi Lei Tan

Yi Lei Tan
Associate at Virtus Law

T: +65 6661 6527 M: +65 9800 6288 Email Yi Lei | vCard Office: Singapore

Yi Lei is an associate at Virtus Law*. His practice area is in litigation and dispute resolution and he has assisted in a wide range of commercial disputes.
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Yi Lei assists clients in a wide variety of commercial disputes before the Singapore Courts, arbitrations as well as out-of-court proceedings such as mediation. He has a strong focus in insolvency and restructuring matters, assisting both companies in distress as well as creditors seeking to maximise their recovery. Most recently, Yi Lei has been assisting in cryptocurrency-related disputes which often bear an international element.

Yi Lei has assisted in handling a wide range of contentious matters, including international trade fraud actions, defamation actions and cryptocurrency-related disputes. These matters are often international in nature, and Yi Lei has assisted his clients to manage litigations, and pre-litigation work in Dubai, Holland and USA.

Yi Lei is also regularly involved in insolvency and restructuring matters, assisting in the first application for a scheme of arrangement moratorium by a foreign company under the 2017 Companies Act amendments (which resulted in the first reported judgment on the requirements of a scheme of arrangement). Yi Lei also assists major secured lenders to recover assets from the restructuring of various large corporations such as the Bourbon Corporation, the Hin Leong Trading group and Agritrade International. Yi Lei further successfully assisted liquidators and bankruptcy trustees in Hong Kong and the People's Republic of China to obtain recognition orders from the Singapore Courts to assist the respective liquidations / bankruptcies.

He has acted for and assisted in a number of cryptocurrency related matters, including successfully obtaining judgments and arbitration awards in relation to SAFT disputes, winding up a counterparty in a SAFT dispute, and acting in relation to coin issuance and cryptocurrency fund management disputes.

*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.

  • Marine and international trade
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Commercial litigation
  • International arbitration

Assisting in arrests and seizures of vessels as a form of security.

Acting for owners in respect of a claim for damaged cargo.

Assisting charterers in LMAA proceedings against owners and sub-charterers in respect of delivery of an unseaworthy vessel.

More: Marine and international trade

Advising clients on restructuring core business which included applying for a scheme of arrangement moratorium for a foreign company.

Advising clients on issues involving the removal of liquidators.

Acting for client to resist a company winding up application.

More: Restructuring and insolvency

Acting in a matter to defend against defamation claim.

Acting in matters involving conspiracy, fraudulent breach of trust, knowing receipt and dishonest assistance.

Acting for clients for their mitigation plea for Road Traffic Act offences.  

Acting for owners in SIAC proceedings against charterers in respect of a claim for damaged cargo.

Acting in SIAC proceedings to defend against a claim for breach of contract.

Assisting in LMAA proceedings to defend against claims for unpaid hire.

More: International arbitration

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