Glen Koh

Consultant

Glen was educated at King’s College, London, and holds an honours degree in law and a diploma in Theology. He has passed the Bar Vocational Course in England, and is a member of Middle Temple. He is admitted to the English Bar and is also a solicitor of England and Wales.

Tel: +65 6808 6148
Email: glen.koh@fl.sg

Bar Admissions

  • Barrister, England and Wales (2000)
  • Singapore (1999)
  • Solicitor, England and Wales (2002)

About Glen Koh

Prior to being a consultant at Farallon Law Corporation, he trained in one of London’s  “magic circle” chambers (Fountain Court Chambers, and 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square) and trained in one of the “magic circle” international law firms (Herbert Smith);  thereafter Glen worked in several Singapore firms (including Drew and Napier LLC and Tan Kok Quan Partnership) before being a sole proprietor of a Singapore law firm (Messrs Glen Koh) for nearly a decade.

As a solicitor of England and Wales, Glen is qualified to advise with regard to English law provided his work does not entail any “restricted activities”, such as litigation. Neither does he practice as a Barrister, although he holds the degree.

Glen is a lawyer dual-qualified in Singapore and England and Wales. He has experience in a range of work spanning the contentious and non-contentious. Glen has been instructed in recovering debts with at least one case of consequential insolvency proceedings. Glen has also, for example, appeared in the Singapore Courts relating to an application for a Freezing Order (to aid the enforcement of a prospective judgment debt and succeeded), and he has applied for judicial review against an appellate Court decision made in a commercial case. He has worked on a range of dispute related matters ranging from car accidents and industrial accidents (under the Factories Act) to claims for subsidence on a building site. He has advised under the Hire Purchase Act on the recovery of dues.       

As regards corporate and securities work, Glen advised on the acquisition of a shipyard by Sembcorp Ltd. Glen acted in the defence of a takeover of a public company under the Takeover Code, of which was the defence was successful and the matters remain confidential.   He has also advised in corporate finance work, such as the listing of a Singapore domiciled entity on the Alternative Investment Market in London.

Glen has written articles for academic journals such as the Singapore Academy of Law Journal (2008) 20 Saclj 227 “The Duty of Care in Strata Title Developments” and for the Law Gazette, November 2008 “Verification, Falsification and Rights”.

Glen was noted with appreciation by the Singapore Academy of Law in support of the Junior College Law Program 2010, and was noted with appreciation by the Law Society of Singapore for service to the Law Society Pro Bono Scheme. He is on the panel of volunteer lawyers for the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme and on the panel of assigned solicitors for the Legal Aid Bureau.

Experience

  • Litigation (Contentious Work)

    Financial Regulations

    Defending a claim brought against solicitors for alleged negligent mis-statements made in an Economic Zone Property Trust prospectus.

    Mergers and Acquisitions

    Defending a claim made by purchasers against vendors of a bank for alleged negligent mis-statements.

    Professional negligence

    Acting for claimant (a pension fund) against financial advisers in negligence.

    Commercial law

    Acting for claimant for breach of contract and negligence in the manufacture of hip replacement designs.

    Construction and technology

    Acting for claimant against seller of boiler in contract and tort for defective boiler causing explosion and fire damage to factory.

    Insurance

    Acting for insurers in various accident related claims, including motor accidents and industrial accidents.

  • Arbitration

    Acting for claimant in arbitration against seller for failing to deliver goods under CIF contracts.

  • Transactional Work

    • Acting for the offeror in the acquisition of the whole stake in a private company.
    • Acting for the lessee in the negotiation of a commercial tenancy agreement.
    • Acting for the pro tem sales committee in the en bloc sale of a commercial development.
    • Acting for the offeree in a bid to purchase a company.
    • Acting for the issuer in the issue of shares on a foreign stock exchange.
    • Acting for the issuer in the issue of shares on the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited (SGX).
  • Other Work

    Insurance law in construction context

    Acting for owner (led by a Senior Counsel) in a claim against insurers for defective construction of building resulting in settlement of the building.

    Professional conduct

    Acting for the Law Society (led by a Senior Counsel) in disciplinary proceedings for the contravention of the Legal Profession Act of Singapore.

  • Awards & Memberships

    • Sustained Excellence in Commercial Dispute Resolution Team Singapore 2015 – Acquisition International M&A
    • Commercial Dispute Resolution Team of the Year Singapore 2014 – Acquisition International M&A
    • Best use of Information Technology Firm 2008 – Asian Legal Business Awards
    • Scholastic Merit Award 1991
    • Member, The Honourable Society Of The Middle Temple
    • Member, Singapore Academy Of Law

Education and Qualifications

  • LLB (Hons) King’s College London (1997)
  • AKC, Associate of King’s College London (1997)

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Charlotte Wong
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Alvin Chan
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Nicolas Tang
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