Chin Jia Yi

Chin Jia Yi
Associate

LLB (Hons) – University of Manchester (UK)
Called to the Singapore Bar: 2014

T | (65) 6220 9388
E | chinjiayi@jtjb.com

Jia Yi read law and graduated with honours at the University of Manchester. Having started her legal career in commercial litigation and arbitration since joining the firm, Jia Yi has been involved in a broad spectrum of disputes and advisory work, including commercial, corporate rehabilitation, as well as employment matters. Jia Yi has handled all phases of litigation from investigations through appeal, representing the interests of corporate and individual clients on complex transactions, agreements and lawsuits.

Her experience includes:

  • Acting for a foreign listed company in insolvency proceedings, as well as related proceedings in respect of claims for breach of contract.
  • Acting for various individuals against a prominent financial institution in a fraud and asset recovery claim.
  • Advising and representing various local companies and its directors in defending a claim brought before the Singapore Court by a foreign company for alleged breach of contract and trademark infringement.
  • Acting for a maritime engineering service provider in an arbitration in Singapore against a drilling service provider in relation to a dispute over consultancy services and alleged breach of contract.
  • Acting for a foreign investment company in Singapore against a local trading company in relation to off-specification cargo and demurrage.
  • Representing a local company and its directors in defending a multi-million dollar claim arising from alleged breach of trust and fiduciary duties.
  • Acting for a prominent maritime services provider in defending a claim by two foreign ship agencies for alleged breach of contract and unpaid invoices for services rendered.
  • Advising and acting for various multi-national companies in employment-related matters, including the enforcement of restrictive covenants against former employees.
  • Advising and representing landlords and tenants (including commercial landlords, building owners and lessees) in tenancy-related matters, including leasing and subleasing of commercial and residential properties.