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Junxiang Koh

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Junxiang Koh

Junxiang Koh

Legal Director

People

Junxiang Koh

Junxiang Koh

Legal Director

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*Clyde & Co Clasis is a joint law venture in Singapore between Clyde & Co and Clasis LLC.

Junxiang has advised and represented corporations, directors and individuals in numerous high value, complex disputes, and appeared before all levels of the Singapore Courts. His matters frequently involve issues relating to alleged breaches of director's duties, employment contracts, and professional liability.

He has advised and represented forensic accountants, the Singapore Stock Exchange and the Singapore government in forensic investigations into suspected cases of commercial fraud, accounting irregularities and breaches of listing regulations. Highlights include investigations into the affairs of several publicly-listed companies in Singapore during the S-Chip scandal of 2010, investigating the affairs of a well-known Singapore charity (which resulted in a set of high-profile criminal proceedings against the founders), and acting for the former independent director and audit committee chairman of a public company in his dealings with various regulatory authorities. He has also worked with specialists in the fields of private investigations and computer forensics to trace and recover assets in difficult jurisdictions.

Junxiang’s practice also extends to corporate insolvencies and restructuring. He has acted for creditors, companies and insolvency professionals in numerous high-profile insolvencies, particularly in the resources and shipping sectors, in both contentious and non-contentious matters. Matters of significance include successfully acting in a landmark case involving the novel question of arbitrability of claw-black claims; successfully representing a Hong Kong based investment bank in enforcing its security over the assets of the Singapore property developer, involving injunctions, committal proceedings and a landmark decision on directors’ personal liability for costs of litigation.

Junxiang tutors aspiring lawyers in Civil Procedure and Insolvency as part of the preparatory course leading to Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations.

Experience
  • Acted for and advised a large coal mining company in Indonesia, in a US$22 million dispute with a major engineering and construction company, arising from a failed joint venture project in East Kalimantan.
  • Acted for and advised the main contractor, a Singapore incorporated subsidiary of a large Indian construction company, in a dispute with a Chinese government-related owner arising out of the EPC Contract for the Myanmar-China Crude Oil Pipeline Project.
  • Acted for a multi-national software solutions company in a US$2 million dispute with a Philippines bank in an arbitration governed by the SIAC Rules.
  • Acted for India's largest state-owned bank in a dispute with an Indonesian shareholder of their Indonesian subsidiary in an arbitration governed by SIAC Rules.
  • Acting for a Swiss multinational in an ICC arbitration involving a long- running complex financial fraud in Indonesia. The amount defrauded is estimated to be in the region of US$30 million.
  • Acted for a major Indian bank in setting aside an injunction obtained by a Singapore-based company in a dispute with several other international parties over letters of credit and non-delivery of over US$4 million worth of goods.
  • Acted for a major Indian bank in a series of applications to the High Court of Singapore (and subsequent appeal to the Court of Appeal) to enforce its security over a pledge of shares in a Singapore subsidiary of an MNC.
  • Advised and acted for a multi-national energy derivatives trading company in respect of issues arising from a Scheme of Arrangement proposed by Armada Pte Ltd.  Armada's total debts at the time were in the region of US$700 million and there were more than 30 creditors.
  • Acted for a Hong Kong based investment bank in appointing receivers and managers over a Singapore-based property developer, Consult Asia Pte Ltd, which had issued some US$32 million worth of notes and had defaulted on payment.  Subsequently acted for the bank in its application to wind up Consult Asia and in connection therewith, subject the sole director to committal proceedings. 
  • Acted for the Cayman Islands based liquidators of Petroprod Ltd in avoidance claims of more than S$10 million against its former managers.
  • Acted for a Singapore-based property developer with debts of over S$20 million in applying for a Scheme of Arrangement.
  • Acting for a global commodities merchant in a US$300 million fraud perpetrated through the forgery of warehouse receipts. The case involves concurrent proceedings in Singapore, San Francisco, London, Hong Kong, Macau, and the Cayman Islands.
  • Advised and represented a Big 4 accounting firm in investigating the affairs of a major Singapore charity, initiated by the Singapore Charities Commission and drafting the Special Audit Report. Based on our findings, high profile criminal proceedings were brought against the major figures of the charity, who were all convicted for criminal breach of trust.
  • Acted for the liquidator against a former director of the debtor-company in a case involving breaches of fiduciary duties akin to fraud. The investigations were in Singapore and Malaysian and involved working with Shearn Delamore & Co from Malaysia as well as Kroll Associates.
  • Acted for a global financial institution in an investigation into an ex-trader, which involved about S$25 million of trades. The matter involved asset tracing, Mareva injunctions and proceedings against third parties to recover the assets.
  • Acted for the former independent director and audit committee chairman of an S-Chip company (Chinese company listed in Singapore) in investigations initiated by the Singapore Stock Exchange into alleged conflicts of interest.  Also acted for the individual in disciplinary proceedings brought by the Institute of Chartered Public Accountants of Singapore

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Expertise

Junxiang is a Legal Director at Clasis LLC, Singapore. Junxiang's main areas of practice are litigation and arbitration disputes, with a focus on shareholder disputes, employment, financial fraud, and regulatory investigations.

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