- Advised a European-based conglomerate on the enforcement of non-compete and non-solicitation clauses against several of their former C-Suite employees.
- Acted for a young offender in a criminal matter related to the OCBC scam;- Richway successfully managed to ensure the youth did not obtain a custodial sentence but instead was sentenced to probation.
- Acted for a global reinsurance company in a claim against its former Managing Director for, amongst others, breaching non-compete and non-solicitation clauses within his employment contract after joining a competitor. The claimed sum was for over US$3mio.
- Advised the Managing Director of a global private bank on his exit from the bank to join a competing bank. Advice was rendered on the enforceability of certain non-compete and non-solicitation clauses within his employment contract.
- Advised a group of 20 bankers on their exit from a leading British private bank to join a competing Swiss bank. Advice was rendered on the enforceability of certain non-compete and non-solicitation clauses within their employment contracts.
- Acted for a listed Australian technology company against the government of a state in a claim arising out of a breach of a Technology Agreement in an SIAC arbitration. The claimed sum exceeded US$200 million.
- Acted for the (then) Media Development Authority against a leading Malaysian technology company in relation to certain breaches arising out of a Licence Agreement in an SIAC arbitration.
- Acted successfully for a Dubai based conglomerate which specialises in the manufacture and erection of precast concrete elements for construction projects in the Middle East in an ICC arbitration in Dubai. The claimed sum exceeded S$6 million. The dispute centred on certain allegations of delay related to the construction of 12 office buildings in Dubai.
- Advised a global MNC on both the litigious and non-litigious aspects related to several construction projects for the supply of E-houses in the Yamal LNG project in Russia (EUR500 million) and the Upper Zakum Project in Abu Dhabi (EUR25 million).
- Acted successfully and advised Mr Satinder Singh Garcha, an Indian high-net worth individual in a matter against a lawyer in a professional negligence suit and the disciplinary proceedings that followed. The dispute arose out of a failed real estate development project and was a reported decision [Satinder Singh Garcha v Uthayasurian Sidambaram  SGHC 240].
- Acted for various construction companies and developers in claims arising out of certain defects in the construction of commercial and residential buildings.
- Acted for a local technology company against a leading Malaysian technology company in relation to certain breaches arising out of a Licence Agreement in an SIAC arbitration.
- Acted for Societe Generale Bank in defending a USD$198 million claim brought by Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd (“JSPL”), a subsidiary of SembCorp Marine Ltd (before the High Court of the Republic of Singapore). The claim related to certain alleged unauthorised foreign exchange transactions entered into by JSPL’s former Director of Group Finance.
- Acted for an international private equity firm, in a shareholders’ dispute arising from a US$260 million leveraged buy-out of a technology company which resulted in proceedings before the Courts in Singapore, Mauritius and the United Kingdom.
- Acted successfully for a Swiss-based MNC against a Chinese-based MNC in an appeal from an arbitration decision on jurisdiction before the Singapore High Court and the Singapore Court of Appeal, both appeals resulted in landmark rulings which relate to the interpretation of an arbitration clause and in particular on whether the SIAC could administer an arbitration in accordance with the ICC Rules. Both these appeals were reported decisions. [Insigma Technology Co. Ltd v Alstom Technology Ltd  1 SLR 23; Insigma Technology Co Ltd v Alstom Technology Ltd  SGCA 24].
- Acted for the provisional liquidators of a global entity, in successfully obtaining a Mareva Injunction to freeze USD$135 million of assets of the entity after it was discovered that the main director of the entity had used this entity to perpetrate an elaborate “Ponzi” scheme.
- Acted successfully for an Indian conglomerate in a US$5 million claim in arbitration proceedings under the SIAC Rules against a leading Korean trading company in a dispute relating to the sale and delivery of certain raw commodities.
- Acted for a global REIT in rendering advice on the litigation aspects of the transfer of a lease (for a major Singapore landmark) to a foreign entity.
- LLB (Hons) King’s College London, 2004 (2nd Class Upper Honours)
Bar Associations and Qualifications
- Called to the Bar of England & Wales, Barrister-at-law (Inner Temple), admitted 2005 (Graded: Very Competent)
- Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, admitted 2007
Nadia’s practice represents a broad cross-section of the kind of legal services that most businesses and individuals typically need, regardless of industry sector or client profile, with a particular focus on dispute resolution.
She regularly advises corporate and private clients on schemes of arrangement, bankruptcy proceedings, trade disputes, employment disputes and a wide array of other contractual and tortious claims from fraud to defamation. Her litigation practice draws upon her experience representing clients in complex multi-jurisdictional cases involving misappropriation of funds and shareholder disputes. She has also represented numerous employers and employees in claims relating to wrongful dismissal, breach of employment contracts and harassment in the workplace. She has significant experience handling highly contentious cases of all kinds from State Courts to Court of Appeal level.
Her matrimonial practice features cross-border disputes regarding child custody and the enforcement of maintenance as well as High Court litigation pertaining to the division of substantial matrimonial assets located in multiple jurisdictions. Her criminal practice includes experience representing clients in prosecutions for drug offences, sexual offences and violent offences ranging from voluntarily causing hurt to homicide. She also has experience representing children charged with criminal offences.
Nadia’s non-contentious practice includes the drafting of various commercial agreements such as shareholders’ agreements and distribution agreements as well as personal legal instruments such as wills, lasting powers of attorney and deed polls.
Nadia is on the panel of lawyers of a number of embassies in Singapore.
Nadia is also a Consultant in a leading London law firm, Branch Austin McCormick LLP, in their dispute resolution, employment and family law departments.
Qualifications / Admissions
- LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore
- Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore
- Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales
- Solicitor of the Supureme Court of Ireland
Memberships / Appointments
- The Law Society of Singapore
- The Singapore Academy of Law
- Irish Chamber of Commerce, Singapore
- Criminal Practice Committee of the Law Society of Singapore
- Singapore Association of Women Lawyers
- The Medico-Legal Society of Singapore
- AIJA – International Association of Young Lawyers
- American Bar Association
- Irish-American Bar Association of New York
- The Law Society of England & Wales
- The Law Society of Ireland
In The Media
- “Lawyers report surge in queries related to issues triggered by coronavirus pandemic” – The Straits Times, 26 April 2020
- “Intellectually disabled boy gets reformative training for raping teen girl” – Yahoo News, 12 March 2018
- “Problematic neighbours? Here are 4 things you can do when the kampung spirit disappears” – Channel NewsAsia, 14 January 2018
- “SMRT settles lawsuit over escalator fall” – The Straits Times, 5 May 2016
- “Shangri-La shooting: Man who encouraged friend to crash through barrier jailed, caned” – Channel Newsasia, 21 December 2015
- “Horror at home: Most child abuse cases here involve caretakers” – The New Paper, 1 November 2015
- “Does an ex-wife really get half the man’s money in a divorce” – Moneysmart.sg, 15 October 2015
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- What happens if my ex-spouse does not give me access to my child?
- Repealing Section 377A
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- The Law in Singapore on Single Mothers – Is there more to be done?
- What constitutes elderly abuse?
- Single Fathers in Singapore – Overcoming Legal Obstacles
- 5 Times when the Non-Compete Clauses in your Employment Contract Probably Aren’t Enforceable
- Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore – Vol 16(3) Road Traffic, (2019 Ed.)
- Atkin’s Court Forms – Singapore, Chapters XXXVII & LI
- Doing business with foreign companies safely
- COVID-19 Commercial Lease Issues in Singapore: What to Do
- COVID-19: Temporary Relief from Legal Obligations
- FAQ: Movement and Assembly during Circuit Breaker
- FAQ: Employment rights in the time of COVID-19
- The impact of COVID19 on access/custody arrangements in Singapore
- Divorce and separation during COVID-19
- Domestic violence during COVID-19
- OMG Holdings Pte Ltd v Pos Ad Sdn Bhd  4 SLR 231: Unjust enrichment, restitution, IP licencing, passing off, restraint of trade, misrepresentation, pleadings, limitation
- TAT v TAU  SGFC 19: Custody, care and control, access, relocation
- THH v THI  SGFC 135: Interim maintenance for wife and child
- PP v Rosdi Bin Joenet  SGHC 58: Sentencing for homicide in case of mental illness.
- PP v ASR  SGHC 94: Suitability of reformatory training as sentence for aggravated rape where offender was intellectually disabled child.
What Our Clients say
…My case was extremely complicated spanning continents. Nadia held my hand every step of the way giving me the confidence to see it through. Her intellect and understanding of the law are beyond doubt but it was the level of empathy and compassion that helped me through a very dark time. I have nothing but admiration for Nadia and will always be in her debt. Therefore I can honestly say that I would recommend Nadia without hesitation…Nadia 19
…She was empathetic, and her advice and tone greatly reassured me. I opted to seek her expertise in seeing the matter out fully. I’m delighted to say that her assistance and professionalism in handling a stressful few weeks was much appreciated. Would absolutely seek her assistance if I ever need it again…Nadia 18
…I really like Nadia’s knowledge and her creative way of giving advice for legal matters. She’s always a great help and a fast thinker…Nadia 17
…Her honest approach has changed some of my perceptions about the legal profession and in the future I would not hesitate to engage or recommend her services…Nadia 16
…A thoughtful and diligent lawyer, Nadia handled my case efficiently and compassionately. It was a pleasure to work with her towards a successful outcome…Nadia 15
…We are so glad to have engaged Nadia’s help, who is an outstanding and exemplary lawyer…Nadia is extremely patient, full of empathy and highly efficient as she handled our matters with her utmost professionalism. We felt so at ease and appreciate all her efforts in helping us resolving our worries…Nadia 14
…Nadia has been understanding and approachable. She is very professional and was efficient in meeting the tight deadline…Nadia 13
…we are extremely pleased with her professional work. Ms Nadia possesses a sharp legal mind…Her warm personality coupled with her diligent and sincere attitude made working with Ms Nadia a pleasant experience…Nadia 12
…Mrs. Moynihan is one of the finest attorneys and persons you will ever meet. Her approach to law is both extremely thorough and meticulous, while at the same time, her personality is warm, kind, and generous…Nadia 11
…To Nadia, her clients matter…I could not recommend her any higher…Nadia 10
…After meeting with many lawyers, I felt that Nadia listened, showed compassion and acted in a manner befitting of a person with integrity…I have and will refer her again, and again to others…Nadia 9
…Nadia is warm, personable and she has excellent listening skills. I particularly appreciated her efficiency and the swiftness with which she put my case together…proactive, kind, understanding, sensitive and non-judgmental…Nadia 8
…she is highly professional, responsive and knowledgeable…extremely diligent…Nadia 7
…I made the right choice…compassionate and sympathetic…an upstanding professional…Nadia 6
…I can’t thank her enough…Nadia 5
…We have total faith in Nadia…Nadia 4
…Nadia had a sincere desire to help without overcharging for it…Nadia 3
…Her professionalism, empathy and sharp intellect impressed me…Nadia 2
…Nadia is my go-to solicitor in Singapore…Nadia 1 Facebook Linkedin
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Adrian Tan Wen ChengDirector
Memberships / Appointments
- The Law Society of Singapore
- The Singapore Academy of Law
- Low Heng Leon Andy v Low Kian Beng Lawrence  SGHC 200: Probate dispute
- Tang Ling Lee v PP  SGHC 18: Benchmark sentencing for negligently causing grievous hurt in a road traffic case
- TSF v TSE  SGCA 49: International child custody dispute
- PP v Poong Foo Yun  SGDC 423: Sexual offences against minor
- Wong Meng Cheong and another v Ling Ai Wah and another  SGHC 233: Claim by deputies on behalf of person without mental capacity
- Thu Aung Zaw v Ku Swee Boon  SGHC 265: Setting aside summary judgment
- Carlsberg Singapore Pte Ltd v Laurels Food Suppliers (Pte.) Limited  SGDC 32: Distribution agreement, proof of evidence
- UCA v UCB  SGFC 65: Division of matrimonial assets
What Our Clients say…helped me achieve a positive outcome…I’m thankful to him…and I strongly recommend him… Adrian 10 …what impressed me most was his professionalism and no-nonsense approach. He quickly gained my confidence and trust… Adrian 9 …Adrian is a rock, a fighter for my family. He anchored us when we were sinking and feeling lost. His compassion for people, plus his compelling drive to right the wrong gave us hope at a time when we needed it… Adrian 8 …He combines his knowledge and experience in the legal field with a heartfelt compassion for his client and a strong determination to win – whatever it takes… Adrian 7 …Adrian is an unconventional tactician and a witty advocate… Adrian 6 …very professional…glad to recommend Adrian… Adrian 5 …His resourcefulness, experience and ability to articulate his points helped us to win the case. We are extremely thankful to Adrian and his team for their hard work… Adrian 4 …He was able to manoeuvre strategically with each development in the case and at the same time, able to empathise with us each and every step of the way… Adrian 3 …Adrian was calm and well prepared in attendance at every hearing… Adrian 2 …professional, concise and composed… Adrian 1 Facebook Linkedin
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- Acted for a Cayman Island venture capitalist fund in the recovery of various outstanding amounts arising from syndicated loan transactions over US$50 million, which involved the enforcement of a share charge, obtaining summary judgments against the corporate and personal guarantors, resisting SIAC proceedings by the debtor, resisting certain reliefs sought by the debtor during a UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency recognition application. This case was reported in Re Rooftop Group International Ltd and another (Triumphant Gold Ltd and another, non-parties)  SGHC 280. The decision may be accessed at https://www.elitigation.sg/gdviewer/s/2019_SGHC_280.
- Acted for Agritrade Resources Limited, a Hong Kong listed company, in various recovery actions in Singapore, India and Hong Kong, as well as in a global debt restructuring exercise of over S$450 million across the Courts in Bermuda, Hong Kong and Singapore. This restructuring is related to the widely publicized collapse of the Agritrade group in Singapore which led to the issuance of a related Court of Appeal decision in Rothstar Group Ltd v Leow Quek Shiong and other appeals  SGCA 25. The decision may be accessed at https://www.elitigation.sg/gd/s/2022_SGCA_25.
- Acted for the Receivers and Managers (from Kroll) of the Yang Kee Logistics Group in successfully resisting various High Court court applications and also advising the Receivers and Managers on the various aspects of the operations and sale processes. One of the key High Court decisions for this matter may be accessed at https://www.elitigation.sg/gd/s/2023_SGHC_43
- Acting for the Judicial Managers (from Quantuma) of the Finlync group, a financial technology and payment services business, in the restructuring of the commercial verticals and assisting with recovery of claims and the adjudication of debts.
- Acting for the Judicial Managers (from Quantuma) of the Atom Asset Exchange group, which was once the 2nd large crypto exchange. This restructuring process is being managed in co-ordination with insolvency professionals and international firms from various jurisdictions including the Cayman Islands, Malta and Hong Kong.
- Acting for and advised the BVI liquidators of Six Capital Investments Limited in various recovery actions with respect to a debt of over US$143 million and in seeking and obtaining recognition of the BVI winding up proceedings in Singapore under the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency.
- Acting for the founders of the Ryobi construction group which undergoing a cross-border insolvency managed by PWC. This matter involves co-ordination with various firms such as Rajah & Tann and other firms in Asia.
- Acting for and advising The Working Capitol Group, a co-working and property management business in Singapore, in a debt restructuring exercise involving the evolving co-working space industry in Singapore. This restructuring further features a novel debt consolidation exercise of the Group’s debts amounting to approximately S$48 million and a pre-packed scheme proposed under Section 71 of the Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018.
- Acted for a major Chinese bank in a high-profile cross-border liquidation of a Singapore mainboard-listed company with over S$297 million in debts.
- Acted for an Indonesian businessman in the restructuring of his personal debts amounting to approximately US$240 million through a voluntary arrangement proposed pursuant to the Insolvency, Restructuring and Dissolution Act 2018.
- Acted as lead trial counsel and successfully defended a Singapore S$16 million claim in the High Court brought by the liquidator in relation to alleged breaches of directors’ duties owed by the individuals to the company.
- Acted for a major shareholder of Super Park Asia Group Pte Ltd in contentious provisional liquidation proceedings. The dispute was eventually heard by the Singapore Court of Appeal which issued a judgment Superpark Oy v Super Park Asia Group Pte Ltd & Ors  SGCA 8. The decision may be accessed at https://www.elitigation.sg/gd/s/2021_SGCA_8.
- Acting for the Liquidators (from Ernst & Young) of Griffin Real Estate Investment Holdings in the recovery of an estimated S$35 million from the former directors of the company and in other recovery actions against third parties amounting to more than S$30 million.
- Acted for the Receivers and Managers (from Ernst & Young) of Airtrust (Singapore), an oil and gas pipe trading company, in a shareholders’ dispute and in a claim by the company against, inter alia, former directors for breaches of fiduciary duties and conspiracy against the company. Also advised the said Receivers and Managers in the performance of their duties as Court-Appointed Receivers and Managers. This matter eventually culminated in various related decisions including Lee Pei-Ru Alice and another v Airtrust (Singapore) Pte Ltd  SGHC 259.This decision may be accessed at https://www.elitigation.sg/gd/s/2013_SGHC_259.
- Acted for Deribit, one of the world’s largest cryptocurrency derivatives exchange, in the FTX and Babel Group cross-border crypto restructurings, where more than US$4 billion of debt across multiple jurisdictions where involved. This also involved resisting various Singapore High Court applications by the Babel group and working together with various internationals firms.
- Acted for a Binance entity in resisting various Singapore High Court applications filed by a NASDAQ listed cryptocurrency group which is going through a cross-border restructuring. This matter involved working with professionals from Alvarez & Marsal, Gibson Dunn, and Quantuma.
- Acted as lead counsel for a prominent bank in successfully resisting a cross-border restructuring filing in the Singapore High Court. This matter involved working with the Squires team in Sydney, who was instructing counsel for this urgent brief.
- Acted for the Receivers and Managers (from Ernst & Young) of a subsidiary of a listed company which was the developer and owner of a high-tech data centre in Singapore. Successfully concluded a sale of the data centre in satisfaction of the subsidiary’s debts and was involved in the drafting of the sale agreement and completion of the sale process. A High Court decision relating to this matter is reported at  SGHC 58.
- Acted as lead counsel for a Silicon Valley based founder of the Unicorn tech conglomerates, in a shareholder dispute involving a Singapore High Court trial and proceedings in the US and India.
- Acted as lead counsel for two Taiwanese investors against directors of a Singapore company in fraudulent investment scam matter with a successful claim of S$4 million.
- Acted as lead counsel in a Pro Bono criminal matter where the accused, who was initially charged with importation of a Class A drug, was eventually given a significantly reduced charge of possession after representations to and negotiations with the prosecution.