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Our Practices

Coleman Street Chambers LLC provides legal services in the following practice areas:


We represent clients in domestic and international arbitration for various corporate and commercial disputes.

Banking and Finance

We have advised companies, individuals and financial institutions on banking and finance related matters and our work in this area includes:

  • Banking regulation and compliance
  • Loan and credit facilities
  • Equity and debt capital markets

Civil and Commercial Litigation

With our considerable and extensive experience in litigation and our dedication to serve our clients and act in their best interests, we are committed helping you achieve the best outcomes in your civil and commercial disputes. Where appropriate, we will also recommend Alternative Dispute Resolution such as mediation as a means to resolve your dispute amicably and expeditiously where appropriate.

Some areas of legal representation that we provide include:

  • Contractual breaches
  • Defamation claims
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Employment matters
  • Tortious disputes including conspiracy, negligence, medical negligence disputes
  • Shareholder disputes and minority oppression
  • Matters under the Companies Act

Corporate and Commercial

We provide a comprehensive corporate practice which includes commercial legal support and advisory services, including advice on corporate compliance and governance issues. Our team helps manage legal and regulatory concerns on all aspects of corporate activities, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, banking and finance and due diligence through preliminary structuring of a transaction and documentation to a successful closing.

We work closely with our clients to help them realise their business goals. We also provide continuous, up-to-date advice on the following:

  • Employment law
  • Corporate compliance and governance
  • Company incorporations and registration of foreign branches
  • Company administration and secretarial services
  • Licensing, agencies and distribution
  • Corporate restructurings and amalgamation

Intellectual Property

We provide advice on matters relating to the protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, both in Singapore and around the world. The firm has extensive expertise in the registration of trademarks and protection of copyright within and outside Singapore. Our aim is to assist our clients to protect and maximise commercial returns from their intellectual assets. Where necessary, we have a network of associates in all major jurisdictions around the world, making our firm a one-stop solution to protect and enforce your IP rights, cost effectively.

Criminal Defence and Criminal Appeals

We have an established reputation in criminal defence, in particular, white collar crimes including complex corporate or insurance fraud; insider or fraudulent trading; market manipulation; corruption and bribery; breach of fiduciary duties; and corporate cyber-crimes.

We provide our clients with a single access point for representation on criminal defence. Our lawyers are experienced in an extensive range of criminal matters and we have experience in regulatory, trial and appeal processes in criminal proceedings.

We have advised clients facing criminal investigations and charges related to all forms of crime, including offences under the provisions of the:

  • Prevention of Corruption Act;
  • Penal Code;
  • Misuse of Drugs Act;
  • Remote Gambling Act; and
  • Corruption, Drug Trafficking and other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act.

Our clients range from major corporations to individuals, and we are fully committed to supporting them every step of the way in the criminal justice process, from the initial investigations to the conclusion of prosecution.

Trust, Wills & Probate

We take our client’s estate planning and business succession matters seriously and offer our assistance through the drafting of wills, trust instruments or deeds. In suitable cases, we also advise our clients to consider options such as deputy applications or Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) to safeguard the well-being of themselves or their loved ones.

We also assist clients in obtaining grants of probate / administration.

Divorce, Custody & Family Matters

We understand that matrimonial matters have to be handled with care and sensitivity. In addition to our deep experience in handling complex local and international matrimonial matters, our team is also empathetic to your needs and are committed to helping clients achieve a swift and amicable resolution of their matrimonial disputes. We encourage our clients to consider mediation as an option to resolving their disputes in a swift and amicable manner.

Some areas of our work include:

  • International child abduction matters
  • Contested divorce
  • Uncontested divorce
  • Guardianship applications
  • Custody of children

Construction Law

We have represented clients, including main-contractors and sub-contractors in litigation at all levels of the Singapore Court in various construction related claims. We also assist clients with the adjudication process under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (“SOPA”), having brought and defended claims.  Some common construction-related disputes that we have provided legal representation and advise on include:

  • Disputes relating to non-payment
  • Variation of purchase orders
  • Interpretation of construction contracts
  • Disputes relating to quality / standard of work carried out under construction contracts
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