Ascendant Legal LLC
Providing a comprehensive dispute resolution and litigation service in Singapore
We are a Singapore law practice comprising a team of experienced lawyers with a wide spectrum of expertise, particularly in the areas of litigation and arbitration, insolvency and restructuring, regulatory compliance and investigations, antitrust and competition, intellectual property, and real estate.
Our Formal Law Alliance (FLA) with global law Firm Norton Rose Fulbright offers our clients with complete coverage in Singapore and across the globe.
Ascendant Legal and Norton Rose Fulbright are registered as a Formal Law Alliance
In 2018, Ascendant Legal LLC entered into a Formal Law Alliance (FLA) with global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright.
Global brochure: Law around the world
Norton Rose Fulbright provide the world’s preeminent corporations and financial institutions with a full business law service. We have more than 3,700 lawyers and other legal staff based in Europe, the United States, Canada, Latin America, Asia, Australia, the Middle East and Africa.
Withholding evidence on the ground of Common Law Public Interest Immunity in Singapore
The Singapore High Court recently confirmed in Mah Kiat Seng v Attorney-General  SGHC 202 (Mah Kiat Seng) that the common law doctrine of public interest immunity remains part of Singapore law and was not superseded by the enactment of the Evidence Act (Cap. 97) (EA) in 1893.
Singapore to enshrine workplace anti-discrimination laws
On 29 August 2021, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that the Government will enact new laws to formally enshrine the Tripartite Guidelines on Fair Employment Practices (“TAFEP Guidelines”) into statute.
Kei-Jin Chew recognised in Who's Who Legal: Southeast Asia 2021
Kei-Jin Chew, managing director of Ascendant Legal, is recognised as being among Southeast Asia’s leading business lawyers and experts in Arbitration and Litigation in Who's Who Legal: Southeast Asia 2021.
MAS Consultation – Proposed amendments to impose requirements on financial institutions conducting unregulated business
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued a consultation paper on 2 July 2021 seeking views on various proposals, including to introduce powers to enable the MAS to impose requirements on certain financial institutions conducting unregulated business.