Bar Admissions

  • Singapore (2016)

Charlotte commenced practicing law in 2016. She joined Farallon Law Corporation in 2018
where she continued her training under its Managing Director, Nicolas Tang. Her main
areas of practice are dispute resolution (litigation, arbitration and mediation), criminal law
and M&A/corporate work.

Her civil-commercial practice includes contracts and commercial disputes, shareholder and
director disputes, employment disputes, joint venture disputes, landlord and tenant disputes,
defamation and insolvency. Her criminal practice focuses on commercial and business crime
and corruption.

Experience

Litigation and Dispute Resolution Experience

  • Successfully defended the Chinese CEO of a Chinese B2B2C e-commerce platform in a High Court suit for fraudulent misrepresentation and obtained an order for stay of proceedings in Singapore for forum non conveniens as there were parallel proceedings in China
  • Successfully obtained judgment for a financing company after striking out the debtor’s defence and counterclaim and assisted in enforcement of the judgment through cross-examination in examination of judgment debtor
  • Represented a New York tech founder in a High Court suit against a Chinese multi-millionaire, involving a landlord and tenant dispute and harassment, culminating in a 4-day trial before Justice Vincent Hoong
  • Represented a businesswoman in a Singapore lawsuit for fraudulent misrepresentation in the formation and dissolution of a partnership for a child education centre
  • Represented an American startup founder in a dispute involving fraudulent misrepresentation in the sale of a franchise for an international gym and fitness franchise chain
  • Represented a Singapore SME construction company in a dispute involving abandonment of work by a sub-contractor and claims for loss of profits in relation to the construction of a Singapore hospital
  • Represented an investment company and argued for a stay of proceedings in Singapore pending arbitration
  • Represented Mdm Choo Hong Eng, a Singaporean philanthropist, in a High Court suit involving breach of directors’ duties, conversion, trespass and defamation
  • Advised a Canadian director and minority shareholder of a Singapore company in a claim for minority oppression under Section 216 of the Companies Act and statutory derivative action under Section 216A of the Companies Act against directors for breach of directors’ duties in respect of company transactions in excess of US$1.8
    million
  • Advised a Russian director and minority shareholder of a Singapore cryptocurrency company in a claim for minority oppression under Section 216 of the Companies Act
  • Advised a local director in a High Court suit for breach of directors’ duties involving monies taken out of a family company for family use
  • Represented an Indonesian businesswoman in a dispute involving the exercise of a put option in respect of her shareholding in an Indonesian bag manufacturer

Employment

  • Advised and represented a Singapore petrochemical company in disputes against former employees for breach of employment contract involving restraint of trade and confidentiality, breach of confidence and conspiracy
  • Advised a British petroleum company and its Singapore subsidiary on employment issues such as investigations into misconduct by employees, suspension and termination

Defamation

  • Represented multiple plaintiffs, including companies and businessmen, in a defamation suit involving defamation on social media and print media such as Facebook, STOMP, the Straits Times and 联合晚报 (Lianhe Wanbao). The matter was successfully settled in our clients’ favour
  • Represented an aggrieved couple in a dispute involving defamatory media statements made by a government-linked agency to the national press and through social media. The matter was successfully settled in our clients’ favour

Mediation

  • Acted as a mediation advocate in the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) and the State Courts Centre for Dispute Resolution (SCCDR), preparing clients for mediation and advising on mediation strategy

Criminal Law

  • Defended and acted for Mr Katsutoshi Ishibe, 53, and Mr Takaaki Masui, 55 in a 12-day trial and a Magistrate’s Appeal (in relation to Masui) involving corruption offences for receiving payments from a third party while as an agent of a Japanese company. Successfully adduced fresh evidence by way of two criminal motions at the Magistrate’s Appeal
  • Assisted a Singapore SME company to avoid a fine for failure to pay CPF contributions by writing representations to the CPF Board on the basis that the complainant was an independent contractor
  • Made representations and pleas in mitigation for offences such as criminal breach of trust, cheating, driving under the influence, reckless or dangerous driving and driving whilst under a disqualification period

Corporate Experience

Charlotte has advised a range of clients that include companies, banks, SMEs, start-ups and individuals. She has advised such clients on their term sheets, agreements, and corporate and regulatory matters. She has experience handling distribution agreements, employment agreements, franchise agreements, lease agreements, non-disclosure agreements, service agreements, shareholders’ agreements and subscription agreements.

  • Advised Macquarie Bank (Australia) on its acquisition of the business assets of a Singapore aviation equipment company
  • Advised Daimler Financial Services Africa & Asia Pacific Ltd on its vehicle leasing agreements
  • Advised Daimler Fleet Management Singapore Pte Ltd on its vehicle hire purchase agreements
  • Advised MC Automotive Pte Ltd on compliance issues related to anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing
  • Advised Arvato Digital Services Singapore Pte Ltd on its human resource policies

Reported Cases

  • Li Mao v Zhou Yuan [2019] SGDC 46
  • Public Prosecutor v Katsutoshi Ishibe and another [2018] SGDC 239

Education and Qualifications

  • LL.B. (Hons, 2:1), University of Nottingham (2014)

Memberships

Programs Attended

  • Sage Mediation International Mediator Accreditation Workshop (2020)
  • Sage Mediation International Commercial Mediation Workshop (2020)
  • Law Society of Singapore Trial Advocacy Course (2019)
  • Law Society of Singapore Basic Written Advocacy Workshop (2019)
  • Singapore Mediation Centre Strategic Conflict Management for Professionals Module 2 (2019)
  • Singapore Mediation Centre Strategic Conflict Management for Professionals Module 1 (2018)
  • Law Society of Singapore Introductory Course to Arbitration (2017)

What Our Clients Say

“I am an attorney based in New York specializing in International Law and Commercial Law. Recently, I had retained the services of Nicolas Tang of Farallon Law in a United States court action involving a party residing in Singapore. Mr. Tang and his firm flawlessly handled the proceedings. His team was extremely efficient in the action and knowledgeable in seeing the matter through to a successful outcome. Our U.S. client is forever indebted to them, as I am, for their professionalism, kindness, and, of course, result. My colleagues and I will only retain Mr. Tang’s firm should the need for local Singapore counsel arise again in the future.”

Allen M. Lowy Attorney at Law

“We definitely recommend Mr Nicolas Tang for his professionalism, approachability and immense dedication to his work and his clients.

Mr Nicolas has guided us well through complicated legal principles and deliberates carefully every move’s outcome possibilities and probabilities before any is taken. He sees the big picture and strategises the path forward and involves us in the thought process throughout.

Mr Nicolas also gives full consideration of our thoughts and feelings which were greatly appreciated during this onerous process.

Talk to him and you too will not regret!”

Richard Koh

“We would like to thank you and your team for helping us on on this matter.

I think we are very happy with the outcome.”

Mr Tan

“I am an attorney based in New York specializing in International Law and Commercial Law. Recently, I had retained the services of Nicolas Tang of Farallon Law in a United States court action involving a party residing in Singapore. Mr. Tang and his firm flawlessly handled the proceedings. His team was extremely efficient in the action and knowledgeable in seeing the matter through to a successful outcome. Our U.S. client is forever indebted to them, as I am, for their professionalism, kindness, and, of course, result. My colleagues and I will only retain Mr. Tang’s firm should the need for local Singapore counsel arise again in the future.”

Allen M. Lowy Attorney at Law

“We definitely recommend Mr Nicolas Tang for his professionalism, approachability and immense dedication to his work and his clients.

Mr Nicolas has guided us well through complicated legal principles and deliberates carefully every move’s outcome possibilities and probabilities before any is taken. He sees the big picture and strategises the path forward and involves us in the thought process throughout.

Mr Nicolas also gives full consideration of our thoughts and feelings which were greatly appreciated during this onerous process.

Talk to him and you too will not regret!”

Richard Koh

“We would like to thank you and your team for helping us on on this matter.

I think we are very happy with the outcome.”

Mr Tan

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