Daniel Soo

Director

Biography

Daniel Soo is a Director of Selvam LLC. He is a commercial litigation and international arbitration lawyer who advises and acts for clients in wide range of commercial matters. He has a focus in technology, telecommunications, intellectual property, franchising / licensing transactions and data protection. He has a keen interest in blockchain technology, cybersecurity, digital payment and other aspects of the knowledge-based economy.

A seasoned litigator with over a decade of experience, Mr. Soo has successfully led several high stakes cases including appeals, trials and applications before the High Court, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, and Subordinate Courts. He has also been involved in matters before the Court of Appeal.

Mr. Soo’s clients include large multinational corporations and private equity funds from across the Asia Pacific region and India, as well as start-ups and individuals from a range of industries including telecommunications, property, energy, infrastructure, pharmaceutical, education and media.

He has acted as counsel in a range of complex matters including telecommunications and infrastructure litigation, arbitrations on regional cross-border investments, high stakes shareholder fights, and insurance and employment disputes. He also has an active criminal practice and is never afraid to wade into the trenches on behalf of his clients.

In addition, Mr. Soo advises his clients on a range of non-contentious matters, including IP matters, licensing agreements, compliance with the Personal Data Protection Act, and all aspects of employment law – including contracts, regulations, confidentiality, termination and forensic investigations.

Mr. Soo graduated with Honours (2nd Upper) from the National University of Singapore Law School, where he was placed on the Overall Dean’s List. Prior to joining Selvam LLC, he practiced for ten years in Singapore’s top dispute resolution firm, where he trained and worked with Senior Counsel.

He is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Admissions

  • Singapore

Education

  • National University of Singapore, LL.B. (Hons), 2006

Experience

  • Duane Morris & Selvam LLP/Selvam LLC
    - Director, 2018-present
    - Associate Director, 2017

  • Drew & Napier LLC
    - Director, 2014-2016

    -Senior Associate, 2010-2013

    - Associate, 2007-2010
    - Pupil, 2006-2007

Publication

Selected Publications

Representative Matters

  • Currently acting for a Singapore technology company against in a HC suit against Huawei International over a failed WiMAX project
  • Acted for two shareholders of an engineering company in a minority oppression action - [2016] SGHC 177
  • Acted in an SIAC arbitration for an Indian infrastructure company involving a mining joint venture in Kalimantan against its Indonesian partners.
  • Advised an oil major on its rights under the Singapore-Netherlands treaty and ICSID arbitration relating to the compulsory acquisition of a jetty and oil refinery.
  • Acted for an oil major in an action against six of its former employees for breach of their fiduciary duties and duties of fidelity, and misuse of confidential information.
  • Advised and acted for a Middle Eastern bank in enforcing a counterguarantee against Export-Impact Bank of China, where an injunction had been granted by the Beijing Municipal Court.
  • Defended one of Singapore's largest property magnate in two suits brought by former investors, involving the construction and sale of Park Regis Hotel.
  • Defended a director of a multimillion dollar investment company against allegations of fraud, breach of directors' duties and diversion of business opportunities which involved tracing of assets across various jurisdictions.


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