Leading Civil Litigation Law Firm

When it comes to legal disputes that involve civil litigation, you can count on our experienced litigation lawyers to provide you with the best legal representation with reasonable legal fees. Get access to one of the best litigation teams in Singapore without breaking the bank. Speak to us today to find out more about our credentials and how we can help you.

  • Technical experts with a commercial focus
  • Proven international track record
  • Competitive and capped legal fees

World-Class Civil Litigation Team In Singapore

Favourably representing individuals and businesses alike as both plaintiffs (the party suing) and defendants (the party being sued) at all levels of the Singapore Courts in a variety of complex litigation matters.

We have extensive experience in all areas of civil litigation, and we know how to get the best results for our clients. Whether you’re an individual, or company that’s being sued, or would like to explore the option of suing another party, our experienced team will be able to advise you accordingly.


We undertake a broad range of commercial litigations and commercial work ranging from shareholder disputes, unjust enrichment claims, winding-up, fraud, asset-tracing and recovery and enforcement of foreign judgments. We also provide balanced and pragmatic legal advice to help clients anticipate and pre-empt legal and reputational risks and deliver dispute avoidance and resolution solutions that are pragmatic, cost-effective and the right fit for every client’s circumstances and means.

Frequently Asked Questions on Civil Litigation

Farallon Law has favourably represented individuals and businesses alike as both plaintiffs (the party suing) and defendants (the party being sued) at all levels of the Singapore Courts in a variety of complex litigation matters.

What Is Civil Litigation?

Civil litigation is a legal process where individuals, businesses, or other entities resolve disputes in a court of law. These disputes typically involve seeking monetary compensation or specific actions rather than criminal penalties. Civil litigation encompasses a wide range of legal issues, including contract disputes, property disputes, family law matters, and personal injury claims.

What Is A Civil Lawsuit In Singapore?

In Singapore, a civil lawsuit is a legal action initiated by an individual or entity (the plaintiff) against another party (the defendant) in a civil court. The purpose is to resolve a dispute where the plaintiff seeks compensation or other relief for harm or loss suffered due to the defendant’s actions or inactions. Singapore’s civil law system provides a structured framework for these disputes to be resolved fairly and efficiently.

How Do I File A Civil Lawsuit In Singapore?

To file a civil lawsuit in Singapore:
1. Consult a Lawyer: Determine the validity of your claim with legal advice.
2. Pre-litigation Steps: Complete any required mediation or send a Letter of Demand.
3. File Legal Documents: Submit a Writ of Summons or Originating Summons to the court, depending on your case.
4. Serve Documents: Notify the defendant by officially serving the court documents.
5. Attend Court Proceedings: Participate in pre-trial conferences and, if necessary, a trial.
6. Enforce Judgement: If successful, follow court procedures to enforce the judgment.

What's The Difference Between Arbitration And Litigation?

Litigation means going to Court to resolve a dispute. Both parties will present their case in the Court, at which point the judge renders their verdict. On the other hand, arbitration is a private process where both parties agree that a third party (a neutral party) will yield a binding decision.


Arbitration also differs from litigation in several ways. The main difference is that arbitration is handled outside of the court system and can be much faster and less formal than litigation. However, arbitration can only be granted if it is provided within a contract agreed upon between the parties.

World-Class Civil Litigation Team In Singapore

Farallon Law has favourably represented individuals and businesses alike as both plaintiffs (the party suing) and defendants (the party being sued) at all levels of the Singapore Courts in a variety of complex litigation matters.

  • Corporate Debt Recovery
  • Writ Of Summons
  • General Business Disputes
  • Corporate Insolvency Proceedings
  • Business Negligence Claims
  • Major Employment Disputes
  • Company Law Disputes
  • Minority Shareholder Oppression

What We Can Help You With

We have expertise in numerous industries and specialized sectors including. Our team operates globally in multiple jurisdictions and have partners in multiple languages.

Contractual Disputes
Libel & Defamation
Partnership Disputes
Negligence Claims
Debt Recovery
Landlord & Tenant Disputes
General Disputes That May Warrant Legal Action
Shareholder Disputes
M&A Disputes
Fraud & Asset Tracing
Company Winding Up
Real Estate Disputes
Breach Of Fiduciary Duties
Corporate Conspiracy

Nicolas Tang

Bar Admissions

Singapore (2002)   |   England and Wales (2006)   |   New York (2009)   |   Hong Kong (2009)

Nicolas is a Panel Arbitrator at the Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC) and a Reserve Panel Arbitrator at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). In the mediation arena, he is an Accredited Mediator at the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI), the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) and a Mediation Advocate at the International Mediation Institute (IMI) in Netherlands.

Having received his pupillage training from Davinder Singh SC in 2001, he commenced practice in 2002 in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team of Drew & Napier and has since practiced at international law firms Allen & Overy (Singapore office), Sidley Austin (Hong Kong office) and Baker McKenzie (Singapore and Indonesia offices).

His main areas of practice are international arbitration, civil litigation, mediation, employment law, criminal law, defamation, mergers and acquisitions and corporate and compliance.

He has extensive experience as in-house counsel in supply chain management, employee disputes, subcontractor issues and compliance work arises from serving at US MC Flex where he was responsible for contractual, compliance and litigation matters at all Singapore, Indonesian and Malaysian sites.

Throughout his career, he has advised on multi-jurisdictional disputes and corporate transactions involving clients and adverse parties from Australia, Bahrain, Bali, Bangladesh, Beijing, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Dubai, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Guangzhou, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jakarta, Japan, Kuwait, Las Vegas, Lebanon, London, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Papa New Guinea, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Surabaya, Taiwan ROC, Thailand, Tokyo, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA and Vietnam.

Professional Qualifications
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2020)
  • Mediation Advocate, International Mediation Institute (2020)
  • Level 1 Accredited Mediator, Singapore International Mediation Institute (2020)
  • Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, University of New South Wales (CiArb) (2019)
  • Strategic Conflict Management for Professionals (Modules 1 and 2), Singapore Mediation Centre (2018)
  • Diploma in Singapore Law, National University of Singapore (2001)
  • LL.B. (Hons, 2:1), University of Nottingham (2000)

Our Locations

Reach out to us, and our team of lawyers will try our best to assist you in any way we can.


160 Robinson Road, #22-07
SBF Center, Singapore 068914

Tel: +65 6690 2990

Fax: +65 6722 8600


127 Ratchadamri Road, Lumpini, Unit A, Level 26, Gaysorn Tower, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

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