Selvam LLC Welcomes Director Jerald Foo to Firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group

Singapore, 14 November 2022―Jerald Foo has joined Selvam LLC as a Director in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group at its Singapore office. Jerald focuses his practice on commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation, having significant experience with complex commercial disputes both as a practitioner in a leading international law firm and as a former judicial officer.

“We’re delighted to welcome Jerald to the firm,” said Leon Yee, Chairman of Duane Morris & Selvam. “He is a star hire and his extensive experience working for various multinational companies is a strong addition to our global dispute resolution capabilities.”

Jerald’s areas of practice include cross-border disputes, company law, banking law, equity and trust, joint venture and shareholder disputes, restructuring and insolvency, fraud and asset recovery, international trade, oil and gas, employment and white-collar crime.

Jerald is well-regarded for both complex commercial disputes and challenging criminal matters. The Honourable Chief Justice has praised Jerald’s advocacy as “thorough and of great assistance”. A rare three-person High Court coram complimented Jerald for his “very comprehensive and cogent written and oral submissions” and “for the diligence and care with which he applied himself as officer of the court”. The Honourable Justice Chan Seng Onn also commended Jerald for his “comprehensive research, analysis and clear written submissions which were instrumental in helping the Court arrive at its decision”.

“I am thrilled to be joining such a talented and ambitious team, which is dedicated to delivering results for its clients,” said Jerald.

Jerald was awarded a Distinction (Bachelor of Civil Law) at Mansfield College, University of Oxford, together with a College Prize for Distinguished Performance. Jerald also obtained First-Class Honours (Bachelor of Law) from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Concurrent with his legal practice, Jerald taught Company Law for two years as a Teaching Fellow at the National University of Singapore.

About Selvam LLC

On 1 January 2011, Selvam LLC entered into a joint law venture with Philadelphia-based United States law firm Duane Morris LLP. The affiliation, formally known in Singapore as an Enhanced Joint Law Venture (JLV), was the first U.S.-Singapore joint venture to be approved by Singapore as part of the enhanced liberalisation of its legal services market in 2008. The joint venture, known as Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, enables Duane Morris to strengthen its capabilities, access and presence in Asia through Selvam LLC’s top-ranked Singapore corporate and disputes practices, and likewise helps Selvam to leverage the support of Duane Morris’ U.S. and other international offices.

In addition, the partnership enables Selvam to draw upon the JLV in terms of the technology, IT infrastructure, training and capabilities of a global law firm. Together, the firm now has over 900 lawyers across 30 offices including five offices in Asia: Singapore, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Shanghai and Yangon. Selvam LLC undertakes all Singapore law aspects of the JLV, including litigation, employment, real estate and family law matters. Due to the ever-increasing volume of cross-border transactions, our local law capability greatly enhances the scope of legal services we are able to offer our clients.


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