Gabriel Lee

Senior Associate

Biography

Gabriel Lee is a Senior Associate in Selvam LLC’s Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution team. Gabriel first joined Selvam LLC as an intern in 2013. Gabriel returned to Selvam LLC as a practice trainee in January 2017, after graduating from Singapore Management University with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Bachelor of Business Management (BBM) with Top Honours (Summa Cum Laude).

Gabriel practices in and has represented clients in various corporate and commercial disputes in the Singapore Courts and in Arbitrations. Gabriel has a keen interest in restructuring and insolvency law.

Admissions

  • Singapore

Education

  • Singapore Management University, LL.B., Summa Cum Laude
  • Singapore Management University, BBM, Major in Finance, Summa Cum Laude

Experience

  • Selvam LLC
    - Senior Associate, Jan 2021-present

  • Selvam LLC
    - Associate, Aug 2017-Dec 2020

Honors & Awards

  • Awarded the Wee Chong Jin Scholarship in Law
  • Placed on the Dean’s List for Academic Years 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015

Publication

  • Banking Regulation 2018, Getting the Deal Through (Law Business Research Ltd), April 2018.
  • Banking Regulation 2017, Getting the Deal Through (Law Business Research Ltd), April 2017.

Representative Matters

  • Acted for the Defendant in Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Ltd v Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pte) Ltd [2019] SGCA 33. The appeal clarified the law on whether a respondent who fails to participate in the arbitration proceedings and therefore does not avail itself of the appeal route provided by Art 16 can, nevertheless, raise the jurisdictional objection before the supervisory court in setting-aside proceedings after the issue of the final award.
  • Acted for a Singapore-listed company in applying to the High Court of Singapore for a Scheme of Arrangements pursuant to section 210 of the Companies Act and assisted in conducting the resulting creditors’ meeting.
  • Acted for a nominee director in defending against a claim for breach of director’s duties in the High Court of Singapore.
  • Acted for an Indonesian company in defending an arbitration and in pursuing a counterclaim for US $23 million in the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.
  • Acted for a Hong Kong company in defending against a US $2 million claim in the International Chamber of Commerce’s International Court of Arbitration.
  • Acted for a Defendant in Ochroid Trading Ltd and another v Chua Siok Lui [2018] 1 SLR 363. The appeal, which was heard by the Chief Justice and four Judges of Appeal, is the seminal case on illegality in Singapore.
  • Acted for the Plaintiff in A Selvadurai Hallman v Singapore Amalgamated Services Co-operative Organisation Ltd [2018] SGHC 247. The matter is now on appeal.


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