Keith heads the Restructuring & Insolvency Department in Oon & Bazul. He specialises in complex commercial dispute resolution and restructuring and insolvency. He has particular expertise in cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters, fraud and asset recovery, shareholder and company law disputes, as well as employment, equity and trust, probate and wills disputes.
He regularly appears as lead counsel at all levels in the Singapore Courts on most of his matters, including against senior counsel. His clients include insolvency practitioners, distressed companies, financial institutions and funds, multi-national companies, small and medium enterprises, and high nett worth individuals.
He is a Fellow of INSOL International, having graduated with Honours from INSOL International’s Global Insolvency Practice course (GIPC) 2021/2022 as one of the top 3 graduates.
He is a founding executive committee member of the Young Insolvency Practitioners’ Committee of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore (IPAS) and a founding committee member of FIRE Starters (a global community of practitioners in the fraud, insolvency, recovery and enforcement sphere). He is also a facilitator for the Corporate Insolvency Modules at the Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE) course for law graduates seeking admission to the Singapore Bar.
He has also been an accredited mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre since 2013 and frequently acts for clients in mediations.
Keith began his legal career as a Justices Law Clerk to the Judges of the Supreme Court of Singapore, and thereafter also served concurrently as an Assistant Registrar hearing civil disputes. Prior to joining the firm, he also practised for seven years with an elite UK magic circle firm in Singapore.
Keith graduated from the Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore with First Class Honours. He was part of the moot team that won the inaugural Singapore run-off round of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Competition, in which he was named Best Speaker. His team was a semi-finalist in the international rounds. In 2013, Keith was in the two-man team that won the Essex Court Chambers-Singapore Academy of Law Moot Competition for young Singapore litigators.
Keith is a member of the Inquiry Panel of the Law Society of Singapore on the appointment of the Honourable Chief Justice. He also serves as an independent board member of the Singapore Ice Skating Association.
Keith also previously taught Company law for two years as a Teaching Fellow at his alma mater.