Evan undertook his legal training with Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, an international corporate law firm, and went on to specialist litigation firm Nicholas and Tan Partnership LLP. He subsequently joined Anthony Law Corporation and was made partner in only three years.
Evan’s practice is driven by his keen sense of commercial awareness. Although he has a focus on corporate and commercial dispute resolution, Evan is acutely aware that clients would rather not have an argument than spend money winning it. That is a guiding principle in his advisory practice. Evan has been described by his peers as one who is highly-sensitive, compassionate and with integrity.
Evan handles a wide variety of litigation, ranging from shareholder disputes to white-collar criminal representation. Some of his experience includes:
• Successfully defended a director in a claim for detinue vis-à-vis the sale and purchase of a barge that was relocated to a foreign jurisdiction
• Successfully defended an Australian director in an action brought against the liquidator of three Singapore companies that were jointly liquidated
• Successfully defended the founder of a wine investment company against a misrepresentation claim brought in personam
• Acted for a claimant in a misrepresentation claim against the agents of an offshore company in respect of the sale and purchase of a vessel detained in Thai waters
• Acted for a claimant in a defamation claim that involved an action for specific discovery against the government in its capacity as a non-party
• Acted in relation to a US$6 million investment mis-selling claim against a local bank
• Acted in relation to the defence of an accused person in one of the largest and highest profile white-collar crime cases in Singapore’s history
• Acted in relation to the defence of a former director in a S$27 million claim for breach of duties against the former auditors and executive directors of a company once listed on the SGX-SESDAQ
• Acted in relation to an international arbitration involving questions of breach of trust and unjust enrichment under the SIAC Rules