Ivan earned his Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degree from the University of Leeds in 2017 and became a practicing advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2019.
Before joining Edmond Pereira Law Corporation, Ivan underwent Relevant Legal Training at a local Big 4 law firm. Seeking to hone his courtroom advocacy skills, he made a strategic move to a prestigious boutique law firm in January 2019 for his practice training and swiftly rose to the position of Partner by September 2022.
Ivan's primary specialization is in civil and commercial litigation. His career is punctuated by significant achievements, including his role as Lead Counsel in a diverse range of high-profile cases heard in both the High Court and State Courts. Notably, he assumed the lead position in a 10-day High Court trial during his very first year of practice. In his second year, he was entrusted with the responsibility of Lead Counsel in an appeal before the Appellate Division of the High Court, where he successfully overturned a prior High Court Judge's decision.
In addition to his litigation practice, Ivan has represented clients in domestic and international arbitration proceedings under the auspices of esteemed institutions such as the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the Grain and Feed Trade Association, and the Asian International Arbitration Centre.
Some of Ivan's notable cases include:
[Lead Counsel] Represented a Singapore Company in a 10 day High Court Trial for a claim sum in excess of SGD 1 million involving issues of mental capacity, non-est factum, illegality and the Moneylenders’ Act: North Star (S) Capital Pte Ltd v Megatrucare Pte Ltd  SGHC 110.
[Lead Counsel] Represented a client in a SGD 20 million personal injury claim in the High Court against the Public Utilities Board. Her claim was settled midway into trial.
[Lead Counsel] Successfully argued an appeal before the Appellate Division of the High Court against a decision of the High Court on a matter involving the right of survivorship, presumption of resulting trusts, presumption of advancement and the Housing and Development Act Lim Choo Hin v Lam Sai Ing Peggy  SGHC(A) 22.
[Lead Counsel] Successfully represented a major international hotelier in a claim by a former HR Director for unlawful dismissal and defamation.
[Lead Counsel] Successfully resisted a Summary Judgment application commenced by a commodities exporter for non-payment of goods. The case involved interbank cross-jurisdictional bank transfers which were intercepted by the Office of Foreign Assets Control after monies were received by the Plaintiff’s correspondent bank, but before it reached the Plaintiff’s receiving bank.
[Lead Counsel] Presently acting for a commodities trader in arbitration proceedings involving the non-delivery of goods with a claim value in excess of USD 1 million.
[Second Chair] Successfully acted for the Franchisee of a global fast-food chain in resisting an application for a prohibitory injunction by a Singapore Restaurant which involved trademark infringement and passing off.
[Second Chair] Successfully represented a client in the Court of Appeal in overturning a decision of the High Court. The aggregate claim value was in excess of SGD 6 million and involved consideration of the duty of disclosure in deeds of family arrangements: Navin Jatia and others v Ram Niranjan and another and other appeals  SGCA 31.
[Second Chair] Represented a successful businessman in criminal proceedings for cheating under section 420 of the Penal Code: Leck Kim Koon v Public Prosecutor  SGHC 236.
[Second Chair] Represented a Relationship Manager of a Singapore Bank against a negligence claim by a customer with a claim value in excess of SGD 800,000.00.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
LL.B (Hons), University of Leeds
Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
Member, Law Society of Singapore
Member, Singapore Academy of Law