Partner - Clifford Law LLP
LL.B. (Hons), National University of Singapore
- Civil Claims
- Company Law
- Criminal Law
- Family Law
- IP & Entertainment Law
- Wills & Probate
Michael was called to the Singapore Bar in 1992 after graduating from the National University of Singapore.
A large portion of his practice involves family and divorce matters. Michael approaches these cases as both a legal practitioner and a family-oriented individual. Michael understands that divorce proceedings involve emotional issues which may or may not be adequately addressed using only legal means — so he is able to advise clients based on a larger picture.
In the area of general litigation, he has handled defamation cases, will disputes, trusts, claims over joint assets and information technology issues. He has handled pre-litigation evidence seizure cases (Anton Pillar Orders) as well as hotly contested estate disputes.
In criminal matters, he has helped clients obtain fair results, including the reduction of penalties and forfeiture of bail.
Currently, he acts as an advisor to several companies, assisting them in their legal and non-legal matters and issues, including restructuring exercises.
In the field of Entertainment Law and Intellectual Property Law, he counts well-known celebrities and talent management companies among his clients.
Married with two school-age boys, he is an alumnus of Anglo Chinese School and Junior College.
Memberships and Positions
- Associate Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre
- Commissioner for Oaths
- Notary Public
- Singapore Academy of Law
- SIMI Mediator