Lim Tong Chuan

Director and Head of the Dispute Resolution Practice


Tong Chuan is a Director and Head of the Dispute Resolution Practice in Malcolm Tan Chambers LLC .

Tong Chuan was admitted as a Barrister-at-Law in England & Wales in 1991 and since then he has been admitted to practise law in a few other jurisdictions in Asia Pacific. He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1992, as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2001 and as a Solicitor in Hong Kong in 2017. He is also a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

With over 25 years of experience, Tong Chuan has practised in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. He specializes in litigation and dispute resolution. His areas of practice include arbitration, construction, commercial and contractual disputes, banking, insolvency and liquidation, shareholders’ disputes, insurance, intellectual property, real property & leases, contentious & non-contentious probate, family law and civil matters, amongst others.

Tong Chuan has acted for governments of numerous countries and multi-national companies in many notable cases, including the landmark decisions touching on the sovereignty of Taiwan, the applicability in Singapore of the double-actionability rule in tort (in conflict of laws) and the definition of ‘materiality’ and ‘accident’ in insurance law.

Nicholas Chang

Senior Associate

Nicholas Chang is a Senior Associate with Malcolm Tan Chambers LLC.

Nicholas graduated from the University of Leeds with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 2014, and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2016. He has worked in both small and large law firms throughout his practice.

Nicholas’s practice focuses on both dispute resolution and corporate law. Nicholas has been involved in contentious matters representing both individuals and companies in a variety of disputes in the Supreme Court, the State Courts and the International Chamber of Commerce (for arbitration matters). Such matters include contractual and company disputes, banking disputes, employment disputes and tortious claims. He has successfully led trials and hearings in both the Supreme Court and the State Courts.

In his corporate practice, Nicholas primarily drafts legal opinions, business plans and applications for licensing under the Payment Services Act, and actively works on compliance-related matters. He frequently drafts and reviews a range of commercial documents and contracts.

Nicholas also has experience in mainboard matters such as investigations of whistleblowing claims and restatement of financial statements.


Memberships & Associations

  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law

Practice Areas

  • Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate and Commercial Law
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