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David Goh Soon Khian
Partner

David graduated from the National University of Singapore and is widely known in the Asia-Pacific region for his expertise in complex commercial disputes (in both litigation and arbitration matters) and advises clients in large commercial disputes, regulatory matters, compliance and anti-bribery/corruption cases. With his language skills, he is also often called upon to handle cross-border matters and has built up significant experience in dealing with issues relating to conflict of laws or private international law. David has also represented clients in large shareholder disputes, insolvency and other company-related issues.

David’s other key practice relates to product liability. He advises clients in defending their products, especially in the automotive sector. In particular, he was responsible for overseeing the defense and co-ordination of product liability matters for a large luxury German brand covering all of Asia for over 9 years. He also acts for various large multi-brand dealers in Asia.

Both in practice and senior in-house roles, David was heavily involved in compliance matters, especially in relation to anti-corruption matters and investigations. This includes creating internal systems to comply with the requirements of the relevant anti-corruption legislation and participating in internal investigations in respect of potential breaches.

Recently, David has been involved in the following kinds of works :-

  • Advised a major investment bank in respect of claims under derivatives contracts, pursuing recovery in heavily contested insolvency litigation in Hong Kong and devising and implementing strategies to successfully defend collateral litigation in South Korea;
  • Conducted investigations directly sanctioned by the board of directors (mainly under the Sarbannes-Oxley regime) for improper conduct or fraud, then reporting with recommendations;
  • Acted for large Korean airline conglomerate in relation to investigations by the United States Department of Justice into allegations of price-fixing, including conducting interviews of key personnel around the world, preparing reports and working on strategies and advice to clients;
  • Led or assisted in a number of FCPA investigations arising out of Asia Pacific region, including Thailand, Philippines and the PRC;

David is fluent in English and Chinese. He speaks English, Mandarin (Putonghua) and several Chinese dialects (Teochew, basic Hokkien and Cantonese).

 

Education

LLB (Hons.)

Admission Jurisdiction

Singapore – May 1997
Hong Kong – April 2000
England & Wales – July 2000

Area(s) of Specialization

Disputes (Litigation and Arbitration), Regulatory and Compliance

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