Keng Ling was admitted to the Singapore Bar as an advocate and solicitor in 2001.
She has acted for and advised multinational corporations, statutory boards, banks, financial institutions, small businesses and individuals in a wide range of contentious matters. She has been involved in the conduct of a wide variety of cases in the High Court and in the State Courts. She has extensive experience in the enforcement of mortgages, guarantees, debentures, assignments and other securities, factoring and hire purchase agreements, corporate and individual insolvency, disputes relating to land, leases, tenancies and sale and purchase agreements, employer / employee disputes, and management corporation disputes with subsidiary proprietors and developers.
Apart from contentious work, Keng Ling also routinely drafts, reviews and advises on terms of employment, leases and tenancy agreements, loan / facility documentation and various other contractual arrangements for financial institutions, corporations, statutory boards and individuals.
Keng Ling is a contributor to A Guide to Termination of Employment in Singapore, published by LexisNexis (and in its second edition), co-author of the Singapore chapter of Getting the Deal Through – Restructuring and Insolvency 2011, published by Law Business Research Ltd, and co-author of the Singapore chapter of the third, fourth and sixth editions of Employment and Labour Law, published by Sweet and Maxwell in 2010, 2012 and 2015 respectively.
Professional Admissions / Qualifications
Member of the Supreme Court Pleadings Selection Committee
Acting for and advising various multi-national corporations and individuals in respect of employment matters, including reviewing, drafting and advising on terms of employment, non-competition clauses, confidentiality agreements and severance agreements, advising on the employee’s duties of fidelity, confidentiality, post-employment restrictions and other employment issues
Acting for a former employee of a company within a multinational group specialising in power and automation technologies with respect to claims for, among other things, restitutionary damages based on breach of fiduciary duty, confidentiality and breach of copyright
Acting for an individual in proceedings in the High Court and the Court of Appeal against his former employer (in compulsory winding up) and the liquidators thereof for unpaid salary and benefits
Acting for a leading automobile manufacturer in successfully resisting the continuation of Court proceedings against it by a former distributor on the basis of an agreement between the parties to refer disputes to arbitration and/or to a forum other than the Singapore Courts
Acting for a statutory board in proceedings in the High Court relating to a dispute over a long-term lease where various declaratory reliefs were sought by the lessee in insolvent liquidation in support of its concurrent application for a scheme of arrangement with its creditors
Acting for a foreign government authority in a matter relating to a longstanding easement over embassy land
Acting for the defendant in the High Court and the Court of Appeal in proceedings relating to claims for adverse possession
Acting for a Singapore listed company in a land boundary dispute over the erection of a wall on the boundary between two adjacent parcels of land in proceedings commenced by the company against the owner of the adjoining land
Acting for a financial institution in the High Court in successfully opposing an application by the insolvent debtor for a scheme of arrangement with its creditors and successfully opposing the consequent application for the stay of winding up proceedings against the insolvent debtor
Acting for the deceased’s estate in a series of litigation in the High Court and the Court of Appeal arising out of a dispute between the estate of the deceased and his extended family in respect of substantial assets allegedly held on trust by the deceased for his late brother and/or his late nephew