Joel Yeow

Associate Director

DID: +65 3109 1865

Email: joel@nairco.com.sg

Lawyer’s Profile

Joel graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LLB (Hons) degree in 2013 and was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2014.

Joel has handled and assisted in various complex commercial disputes and has extensive experience in multiple fields of law including international arbitration, insolvency and restructuring, and commercial disputes. Joel’s notable cases include BNX v BOE and another matter [2017] SGHC 289; BNX v BOE and another appeal [2018] SGCA 29 in relation to arbitration proceedings over the sale of a well-known hotel in Singapore worth over S$450 million; Lakshmi Anil Salgaocar v Hadley James Chilton and others [2018] SGHC 8 where he acted for receivers who were appointed by the BVI Court in a cross-border insolvency dispute; and Tan Yok Koon v Tan Choo Suan and another and other appeals [2017] SGCA 13 where he acted in an appeal in respect of a dispute over the estate of a late patriarch worth over S$300 million, involving complex issues of trust and company laws.

He has also acted as lead counsel in various matters including acting in arbitration-related court proceedings, including successfully resisting an application to set aside an arbitration award and successfully resisting application to resist enforcement of the arbitration award. He also has extensive experience in anti-bribery and money-laundering investigations.

Significant Matters:

  1. BNX v BOE and another matter [2017] SGHC 289; BNX v BOE and another appeal [2018] SGCA 29. Acted for the seller in respect of a dispute over the sale of a well-known hotel in Singapore worth over S$450 million in various arbitration-related court proceedings. The buyer had sought to rescind the sale on the grounds of misrepresentation and breach of warranties.
  2. Lakshmi Anil Salgaocar v Hadley James Chilton and others [2018] SGHC 8. Acted for receivers appointed in the British Virgin Islands in various cross border disputes. Successfully argued contested application in Singapore High Court to recognise the receivers’ appointment and powers.
  3. Tan Yok Koon v Tan Choo Suan and another and other appeals [2017] SGCA 13. Acted in an appeal in respect of a dispute over the estate of a late patriarch worth over S$300 million, involving complex issues of trust and company laws.
  4. Acted for a Thai Company in arbitration-related court proceedings, including successfully resisting an application to set aside an arbitration award and successfully resisting application to resist enforcement of the arbitration award. The dispute was in relation to a joint venture project in Myanmar to construct onshore oil pipelines.
  5. Acted for a state-owned company in SIAC administered arbitration to defend a claim by in excess of US$45 million, in relation to two major merger and acquisition transactions.
  6. Acted and advised the Singaporean subsidiary of a European offshore marine MNC in respect of self-investigation with regard to anti-bribery and anti-money laundering issues. Assisted client with overhauling its internal compliance procedure.