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Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore
LL.B. Hons (NUS)


Laila is a partner of the Firm's Dispute Resolution Practice Group.

Laila has significant experience in complex, high-value commercial litigation and arbitration matters. She is familiar with handling multi-jurisdictional disputes, and her matters frequently involve transnational elements. Her matters have involved clients and / or disputes relating to jurisdictions in Asia, Europe, the Americas, and the Middle East.

Her broad-based commercial practice covers industries such as banking and finance, international trade, commodities, offshore construction, and various others. She has acted as counsel in transnational disputes involving fraud and conspiracy, and in applications for worldwide freezing orders.

On the domestic front, she has considerable experience advising on and representing clients in company and employment-related matters, including disputes between shareholders, claims for breach of director's duties, and the validity of restrictive covenants.

Laila is a recipient of the Singapore Academy of Law Overseas Attachment Award, pursuant to which she undertook a work attachment in London with Blackstone Chambers, a leading barristers' set. During the attachment, she assisted in various disputes led by Queen's Counsel and other leading barristers.

Her experience includes:

  • Acting for an Indian multi-national entity in the cotton industry and its local subsidiary, in a letters of credit dispute against a bank. The matter involved a worldwide freezing order of assets amounting to over USD 7 million.

  • Acting for Saudi Arabian entities in the ship-building industry, in defending against claims made by a bank for, amongst other things, conspiracy in relation to the proceeds of a vessel.

  • Acting for a petrochemical trading entity in defending against a claim by New Zealand plaintiffs for trespass and conversion of fuel oil originally located in the Autonomous Region of Bouganville, Papua New Guinea in the aftermath of a civil war.

  • Acting for foreign judgment creditors in a highly-contested garnishee proceedings involving complex issues of Singapore, Swiss, and English law. The matter involved interesting conflicts of law issues, as well as the effect of concurrent foreign attachment proceedings and potential foreign sanctions over the receivable in question.

  • Acting as counsel for a Mexican entity in an arbitration seated in Houston, Texas and governed by the American Arbitration Association rules, involving a counterclaim exceeding USD 14 million in relation to services performed for an offshore construction project in the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Acting for an offshore construction company in an arbitration governed by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre rules, with respect to a claim exceeding USD 8 million for, amongst other things, defective works carried out in an offshore project in Indonesia.

  • Advising a local energy and commodities company in a trade dispute relating to the sale of used biofuel.

  • Acting for the subsidiaries of a Malaysian-listed group in the gas, chemicals and exhaust industry, in defending against a claim for conspiracy. The matter involved the execution of a large-scale search order spanning six locations.

  • Acting as instructing counsel for a Singapore-listed entity in proceedings instituted in the US courts against an American apparel manufacturer and supplier, for the breach of distributorship agreement.

  • Assisting in a claim for deceit and fraudulent misrepresentation in the sale and purchase of gold, in arbitration proceedings governed by the London Court of International Arbitration rules.

  • Assisting in an application to the English courts for leave to appeal against an arbitration award on a point of law.

  • Advising the assured shipowners in a claim against hull & machinery underwriters for the constructive total loss of vessel.

  • Assisting in a dispute between a tobacco company and its former employee involving a novel point of employment law. It was held by the Singapore High Court held that Singapore law may recognise a cause of action based on the unfair manner of dismissal and dismissal of an employee in bad faith; and

  • Acting for a former senior employee in a claim by a global non-profit educational institute, for breach of a restrictive covenant and resulting damages for loss of chance.

Laila obtained her LL.B. (Hons) from the National University of Singapore in 2010, and was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2011.






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