Jhia Huei has handled disputes in a variety of areas, including non-consensual restructuring, fiduciary duties, construction and engineering, banking, international arbitration, real and personal property, probate litigation and divorce litigation. She also has experience advising on matters including employment agreements, IT services agreements, company constitutions and share buy-backs, charities, and trusts. She is deeply interested in all areas of law touching on real and personal property, including securities, trusts, estate administration and insolvency law.
Significant matters Jhia Huei has assisted with include:
Acting for the beneficiaries of an estate valued in excess of S$10 million and successfully advancing novel arguments on the Family Division of the High Court’s lack of jurisdiction to hear inter vivos undue influence claims;
Successfully acting for the plaintiffs in a complex and highly technical industrial accident dispute after taking over conduct of the matter in the midst of trial;
Acting for a foreign institutional client in various multi-million dollar cross-border claims arising out of trade finance facilities;
Successfully acting for an established Japanese department store in defending a multi-million dollar claim in a landmark suit involving the interpretation of commercial leases;
Acting for the defendant in resisting the setting aside of a multi-million dollar investor-state arbitration award involving novel points of law on the interpretation of investor-state treaties;
Successfully acting for institutional creditors in resisting an application for a cross-border restructuring moratorium in a landmark case on Section 210(10) of the Companies Act;
Successfully acting for foreign liquidators in Singapore’s first case on the common law recognition of liquidators from a company’s Centre of Main Interests;
Acting for the judicial manager of a SGX-listed oil and gas company.
Jhia Huei is also the author of various articles on legal ethics, artificial intelligence, and legal education, some of which are published in the Singapore Law Gazette. She obtained her J.D. from the Singapore Management University in 2015 and was called to the Singapore Bar in 2016. Before becoming a lawyer, Jhia Huei was a graduate student in the humanities focusing on Japanese manuscripts and early literature and studied in the US, UK and Japan.