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Jerrie Qiu Lin Tan

Senior Associate
Fax +65.6538.1311
Jerrie Tan is a member of the litigation and dispute resolution practice group with a focus in civil and commercial litigation and arbitration. She also does both prosecutorial and defence work for criminal matters (both blue collar and white collar crimes).

Ms. Tan graduated from the Singapore Management University of Singapore in 2012 and qualified as an advocate and solicitor in the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2013.

Professional Background

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Tan started her legal practice in a boutique law firm specializing in criminal and commercial litigation, before joining one of the big four law firms in Singapore. She joined Straits Law Practice LLC as a senior associate in 2017.

Professional/Civic Activities

Active volunteer under the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) and Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences (LASCO)
Civil and commercial litigation
  • Re: Zetta Jet Pte Ltd and others [2018] SGHC 16 – Acted for the Intervener in the first reported decision regarding an application brought by the US Trustee for recognition of US insolvency proceedings in Singapore under the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency.
  • BCBC Singapore Pte Ltd and another v PT Bayan Resources TBK and another [2017] 5 SLR 77 – This is the first case brought in the Singapore International Commercial Court involving issues of contract law.
  • Chan Siew Lee Jannie v Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Ltd [2016] 3 SLR 239 – The Court of Appeal considered the rights of the petitioning creditor in a bankruptcy application.
  • Chan Siew Lee v TYC Investment Pte Ltd and others and another appeal [2015] 5 SLR 409 – The Court of Appeal considered the novel question of whether shareholders have reserve management powers and if so, the circumstances under which these powers arise.
  • Phosagro Asia Pte Ltd v Piattchanine, Iouri [2016] 5 SLR 1052 – The Court of Appeal considered the question of what constituted “serious misconduct” in an employment context.
  • Ramesh s/o Krishnan v AXA Life Insurance Singapore Pte Ltd [2015] 4 SLR 1 – The High Court considered the novel question of whether an ex-employer had a duty to take reasonable care in providing employment references of its former employee to other organizations.
  • Assisted / argued successfully in interlocutory applications taken out in the High Court, including mareva injunction and prohibitory injunction applications.
  • Assisted in an application taken out under the International Arbitration Act for pre-arbitral injunctive reliefs.
  • Acted in contentious family law proceedings and mental capacity proceedings.
Criminal matters
  • Prosecuting counsel for Statutory Boards.
  • Public Prosecutor v Rasheed Muhammad and another [2017] SGHC 29 – Acted for one of the co-accused facing a charge of committing murder with common intention under Section 302(1) read with Section 34 of the Penal Code.
  • Prabagaran a/l Srivijayan v Public Prosecutor and other matters [2017] 1 SLR 173 – The Court of Appeal considered the constitutional challenge to the then new additions to the Misuse of Drugs Act (“MDA”), i.e. Section 33B(2)(b) and Section 33B(4) of the MDA. The challenge was on the basis that:- (a) these provisions were in breach of the separation of powers; and (b) these provisions were not “law” capable of depriving the applications’ lives and liberty under Article 9(1) of the Constitution.
  • Public Prosecutor v Ilechukwu Uchechukwu Chukwudi - Acted for the accused who as acquitted of a capital drug trafficking charge before the High Court, but whose acquittal was overturned by the Court of Appeal on the main basis that the accused had lied in his statements. Subsequent to the Court of Appeal decision, new evidence surfaced which was relevant to the issue of the accused’s innocence. The Court of Appeal allowed a review of its decision and remitted the matter back to the Trial Judge for further hearing. The case is pending the Trial Judge’s decision.
  • Public Prosecutor v Tan Hock Khin (Chen Fuqin) [2014] SGDC 282 – Acted for an accused facing charges under the Prevention of Corruption Act and Estate Agents Act.
  • Acted for a director of an oil trading company charged with conspiracy for dishonestly receiving stolen property.