Professional practice

Lijing has a broad commercial practice with particular interests in unjust enrichment claims, civil fraud, shareholder disputes. He is accustomed to working closely with other lawyers, and has been instructed in both advisory work and ongoing litigation / arbitration. He is increasingly receiving instructions in “bet-the-company” disputes, acting both as an advocate and advisor.

Instructing solicitors have commented on Lijing’s ability “to make the most complicated legal and factual issues appear simple, and then deliver his advice in a crisp, clear, and precise manner.”

Lijing is a member of the Supreme Court Rules of Court Working Party and the SMU School of Law Advisory Board.

 

Examples of Recent Cases
  • Instructed with V K Rajah SC to advise a major regional financial company on its $700m contribution to a regional Government scheme
  • Instructed with V K Rajah SC to advise a global Fintech company on investigations into potential fraud
  • Instructed with V K Rajah SC to advise a major regional financial company on a $300m dispute with the tax authorities
  • Instructed as junior to Toby Landau QC in High Court litigation involving a trust claim over approximately $1b of assets
  • Instructed with Toby Landau QC to advise on a dispute arising out of a $400m shares acquisition in the region
  • Instructed as junior to Chan Leng Sun SC to advise a major regional pharmaceutical company on potential litigation involving the sale of goods and breach of Australian consumer laws
  • Instructed as lead counsel in High Court litigation involving restitution of approximately $16m
  • Instructed as lead counsel in SIAC arbitration involving a contractual claim for approximately $10m
  • Instructed as lead counsel in High Court litigation involving cross-claims arising out of a share purchase agreement, amounting approximately to $2.5m
Education
  • 2010: BCL (Distinction), Magdalen College, University of Oxford
  • 2009: BA (Jurisprudence) (First Class Hons), Magdalen College, University of Oxford
Awards
  • 2009: Gibbs Prize; proxime for best performance in Contract, Tort, Trusts and Land, University of Oxford
  • 2008: Lovells Prize for best performance in 2nd year, Magdalen College, University of Oxford
  • 2008: United Kingdom Champion, Phillip C Jessup International Moot, representing University of Oxford
  • 2007: 20 Essex St Prize for best performance in 1st year, Magdalen College, University of Oxford
  • 2007: Demyship (until 2009), Magdalen College, University of Oxford
  • 2007: University champion, Crown Office Chambers Moot, University of Oxford
  • 2006: Distinction in Law Moderations, University of Oxford
Publications

Lijing’s publications include:

  • Contributing editor, Singapore Civil Procedure 2015
  • Co-editor, Halsbury ‘s Laws of Singapore, Civil Procedure (2017)
  • Stare Decisis and Assistant Registrars, Singapore Law Gazette, January 2017
  • Substantive Legitimate Expectations: Slow and Steady, Singapore Law Gazette, June 2016
  • Fair Play and Match Fixing: A Dialogue on Tan Seet Eng v Attorney-General, Singapore Law Gazette, April 2016
  • Legitimate Expectations and Good Administration, Singapore Law Gazette, July 2015
  • 377A: Law and Morality, Singapore Law Gazette, January 2015
  • Implied Term of Mutual Trust and Confidence, Singapore Law Gazette, December 2014
  • Casting the Relator Action, Singapore Law Gazette, September 2014
  • Rule Against Apparent Bias – Language Disguising Thought?, Singapore Law Gazette, July 2014
  • Access to Counsel, Singapore Law Gazette, February 2014
  • Missing Witnesses, Singapore Law Gazette, November 2013
  • The Curious Case of Drug Importation, Singapore Law Gazette, September 2013
  • Amenability to Judicial Review: the ambiguity in Manjit Singh v AG, Singapore Law Gazette, April 2013
  • Locus Standi in Judicial Review: Two Roads Diverge in a Singapore Wood, Singapore Law Gazette, February 2013

 

Tham Lijing is practising from Tham Lijing LLC (UEN No. 201909681D), a limited liability law corporation.