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Hiren George Jonas

Associate
+65.6713.0259
Fax +65.6538.1311
Hiren Jonas is an associate in the firm’s complex commercial litigation and disputes practice group. His focus is mainly on civil and commercial litigation.

He has assisted on a wide variety of matters pertaining to company law, contractual and shareholder disputes, breaches of directors’ and fiduciary duties, misrepresentation, tenancy disputes and disputes concerning strata living. He also advises on regulatory issues pertaining to statutes such as the Personal Data Protection Act 2012, Employment Act, Competition Act and the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act.

He graduated from the Singapore Management University in 2016 and was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2017.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Young Lawyers Committee 2019
  • Member, Catholic Lawyers Guild
Commercial Litigation
  • 2018 SGHC 239- Suit No. 491 of 2015 between Winsta Holding and another v Sim Poh Ping and others. Acted for Defendants in a case involving alleged breach of directors’ and fiduciary duties. Court ultimately awarded the plaintiffs only around $SG1.4 million of the up to SG$39.8 million claimed.
  • Part of a team that advises and acts for one of the two casinos in Singapore in its contentious and non-contentious matters.
  • Acted for Thomson Medical Group in applications for capital reduction amounting to around $4.37m.
  • Acted for Alliance Catering & Consultancy Services in winding up proceedings against subsidiaries of Pacific Radiance Ltd.
  • Acting for the estate of a former director of a company seeking the return of a SG$1.7 million loan from the company.
  • Has acted for various companies in tenancy related disputes.
  • Has acted for numerous companies seeking repayment of outstanding debts.
Strata Living
  • Ramachandran Jayakumar and another v Woo Hon Wai and others and another matter - [2017] 2 SLR 413: Assisted a team led by N. Sreenivasan SC that successfully acted as counsel for the collective sale committee of Shunfu Ville in a landmark decision of the Court of Appeal that explained and applied the statutory provisions relating to how a majority is obtained and recognised in relation to approval for en-bloc sales. The Shunfu Ville en-bloc, at SG$638 million is one of the largest in recent years.
  • Yap Choo Moi v The MCST Plan No. 361 (“ Leonie Tower”) STB No.80 of 2016: acted for a subsidiary proprietor of a condominium who successfully challenged the authority of the Management Corporation Strata Title (MCST) of that condominium to permanently remove the central cooling towers that serviced the air-conditioning systems in the estate by way of the passing of a by-law.
  • (Balestier Point) v 28th Management Council to MCST 1420 STB No.82 of 2017: Case involving an interpretation of a provision of the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act as well as issues relating to the Personal Data Protection Act 2012.
  • Regularly advises MCSTs on issues relating to the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act.
Corporate
  • Reviewed loan facility documents for a loan of SG$35 million from the Bank of India.
  • Assisted in the drafting of indemnity letters and deeds of trust.