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A leading boutique law firm dedicated to the global SME community

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Our Founder

Hear exclusively from our Founder, Mark Goh

A Special Mention

Tech for more productive interaction with clients: A good example is VanillaLaw® Docs, an interactive web-based platform created by Singapore law firm, VanillaLaw® LLC. VanillaLaw® LLC developed their own online contract template which, when used together with this platform, allows their clients to insert relevant information to prepare the first draft of legal documents.

The law firm reviews this and focuses on issues requiring legal advice and drafting amendments. The end product is still cleared by qualified lawyers but this technology enabled process cuts down the need for multiple or long meetings to take instructions. This saves time and costs for firm and clients.

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Indranee Rajah S.C., 
Senior Minister Of State For Law

(16 May 2017)

EDB Connections Concierge

VanillaLaw® is a Service Provider on the EDB Connections Concierge. The EDB Connections Concierge is an online service that helps new business and tech companies set-up in Singapore through EDB’s curated network of service providers. To access the EDB Connections Concierge, please click the button below.

Hear From Our Clients

I have entrusted all my legal affairs to Mark since 1997; from fundraising agreements in Singapore to litigation in the London Court of International Arbitration. He’s as quick off the mark in court as he is on his bicycle. Most importantly he takes a forensic evidence based approach which is in the interest of the small client, instead of burning fees on legal platitudes and litigation letters.


Jim James
Founder
EastWest PR

VanillaLaw provided me with excellent legal services and advice to navigate a complex case. Mark Goh and team always went above and beyond to accommodate our case and delivered excellent work in short timeframes. The advice we received was clearly presented and explained, and the strategy always considering the overarching objectives. They were very transparent and a pleasure to work with, I highly recommend working with them.


CHG

I am very happy to have met Mark & Boon Gan. This is the first time I meet lawyers who are so open with NO hidden agenda. Boon Gan…Amazing Guy! He brainstormed there and then with Mark.

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Dennis Ong
Founder
Suites International

It was great working with the team. They were commercial minded and gave us the legal advice candidly, while always keeping the ultimate goal of closing the deal in sight. We would work with them anytime!

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Foo Chih Yuen
Finance Officer (for a successful merger and acquisition)
Image Engine Pte Ltd

I’m very thankful for Boon Chong’s help the past year. There were many times when I felt like giving up yet he always supported and encouraged me by giving me words of advice. Many times I felt helpless, however, I found hope through his advice especially with regards to law terms, which normal people like myself may not even know how certain terminologies can or cannot be advantageous for our cases. Thank you, Boon Chong. You’ve really made an impact on my life and I’ll never forget your kindness and patience. To anyone who is seeking advice from professional lawyers, I strongly recommend Boon Chong. He is a dedicated and professional lawyer who will go all out to fight for you.


Yang Ying

Working with the VanillaLaw® and the GoSME teams has been a great experience. Not only did we tackle my legal needs, but we also worked on the business side of things. It was very effective and informative, working with a legal and a business team and seeing how law and business intersects – I really learned a lot.


Balli Singh
Founder
BFit

Having the support of both the business and legal teams as I planned my business was a crucial element to ensuring I got off on the right foot. Through their advice and experience, we were able to properly assess the legitimacy of certain partnerships, and successfully steered clear of some red flags.

The seamless teamwork and the level of professionalism is something I deeply appreciate. It is clear that the teams at GoSME and VanillaLaw® are passionate and sincere about their goal to support SMEs.


Dr. Jessherin Sidhu
Medical Practitioner / Founder
Insync Medical

We had a matter which went on to the mediation platform. The law firm assisted us to reach a prompt and fair settlement. The outcome of the mediation had a very positive effect on our company. The law firm handled our case in an extremely competent and professional manner.


Patrick Tan
Assistant General Manager
Sodexo Kim Yew Pte Ltd

Small Firm, but knows trial very well

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Noma Eisuke
Smile Asia Education Centre Pte. Ltd.

Mark is amazing. Very hands-on. Also Tomoka-san is great!

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Fumiya Nakajima
Managing Director
GMO Research Pte Ltd

Ours was a unique, probably first-of-its-kind, case in Singapore. Words cannot describe my gratitude to you for your wisdom and discernment as you fought for me during the process of justice culminating in the court mediation. Thank you once again.


Dr. Ho Ting Fei
Medical Practitioner
International Child & Adolescent Clinic

Really helpful and friendly! Would definitely work with them more for the next engagements.

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Gen Chia
Co-Founder
Sailing Star Pte Ltd

Finding out facts, looking into clauses of the contract and how to argue. Overall very helpful advice. All questions clarified. Feel ready to go to court. Thank you very much.

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Yoko Hasui
Sales and Marketing Executive

Contracts are drafted to prepare a business owner for the worst case scenario. If that happens, you become vulnerable… and can potentially ruin the business. VanillaLaw® Docs is aimed at helping SMEs who cannot afford in-house lawyers.


Andrew Sng
Managing Director
Decision Precision International Pte Ltd

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Minoru Kuwata
Waseda Singapore Pte Ltd

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Ong Maie Ling
The Institute & Research For Harmony

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Jason Ong & Fiona Lim
Founders
Posh Pups LLP

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Alex Tang
Managing Director
TYC Construction Engineering Pte Ltd

We had a litigation suit. The law firm helped us settle it and it was a job well done. I will return to the firm for their services for corporate advisory and contract management services


Jennifer Tan
Director
Sing Wang Motor & Credit Pte Ltd

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Martin Chan Wing Sing

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Ming Shen

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Aiko Miyamoto

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Liew Chee Kong
Managing Director
Elmet Engineering Pte Ltd

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Taro Tezuka

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Yashushi Itakura
Sumitomo Pharmaceuticals Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

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Tomomi Miyake

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Yuki Matsuda
Peace Boat

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Ryutaro Miyamoto
Blue Life Creation Pte Ltd

They listened to me very kindly and helpfully.
Thank you very much.


Dr Hiromi Higurashi

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Jake Lee
Loong Foo Pte Ltd

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Yamamoto Shohei

Efficient Process

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Violet Chan S C

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Desmond Woo

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Samuel Teo, Chia Xue Ung, Kelly Chin and Kef Tan
d'Phenomenal Pte Ltd

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Betty Boey

After consult by Mark Goh we have a very clear direction

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Woon Kai Wen
Synchong Hoe Piping Sdn Bhd

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Misa Shimamura

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Violet Lau
The Japanese School Singapore

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Yoichiro Ushioda

I like the fast responses and personal touch. They are direct and respectful at the same time. Good experience so far

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Jyo

I am grateful for you dedicated support

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Takahashi Hajime
Lifebrandz

Our Clients

Meet the Teams

Introducing our experts who are passionate about you and your business and how they can help you

How We Get You Results,
To Be Assured That It Is Plain And Simple

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Knowledge Is Power

The Faith In Values
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The Faith In Values

By Mark Goh
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Recently, our firm's Head of Marketing explained to me that in order to stand out in a crowded online market, we need to articulate our values. Her point was substantiated by research. In principle, I agree. However, the problem I see is what is in reality and how to execute this (value). We are ...

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Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Relocate Your HQ To Singapore
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Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Relocate Your HQ To Singapore

By Mark Goh
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The businesses you compete with (and we don't mean just the Dyson’s of this world) have considered the next best place in the world to do business - organisations from Dyson to Google are choosing Singapore as their new HQ location, understanding why could be critical to success for mid-sized compan...

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Why "Off-Shore" Your HQ To Asia? In Particular, Singapore
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Why "Off-Shore" Your HQ To Asia? In Particular, Singapore

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Voted as one of the best places to do business, Singapore shares British DNA in terms of language, law, finance, education and culture.  Singapore's Tax System Notably, Singapore offers one of the most attractive tax systems. Corporation tax is 17%, and the government offers significant tax re...

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Big Businesses Have Gone Overseas, Don't Be Left Behind
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Big Businesses Have Gone Overseas, Don't Be Left Behind

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Medium sized companies that fail to make the most of the digital revolution are being left behind.  And I don’t mean the Cloud or a new website – the real benefits of the digital revolution are how we make money from the changes.  Think about it, we all know mega companies like Dyson and Amazon s...

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Want To Play With The Big Fish?
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Want To Play With The Big Fish?

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How some SME’s are benefiting from the digital revolution, offshoring parts of their business, like the Amazon’s and Dyson’s of this world… We’ve all read about mega companies like Dyson and Amazon moving their Head Quarters to Singapore. Zoom also just announced that they’re now setting up a Dat...

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Small World, Big Thinking Exporting Your Brand And Services. 視点を大きく持てば世界は小さいものに。 ブランド・サービスの輸出を
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Small World, Big Thinking Exporting Your Brand And Services. 視点を大きく持てば世界は小さいものに。 ブランド・サービスの輸出を

By Mark Goh
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I was introduced to the UK Trade and Investments (UKTI) website by a friend, and if you search “export ready”, the page will offer you tons of information about how you can export goods to another country. You will get the usual information about import and export licenses and taxes. This is the sam...

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Singapore: Why It’s The Best Place In Asia To Do Business
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Singapore: Why It’s The Best Place In Asia To Do Business

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At the time of writing of this article, Singapore is the 2nd best nation and the top Asian nation, in terms of ‘ease of doing business’, globally. If you do a quick search in Google of the titled question, you will find numerous articles on the subject. In fact, here’s a quick t...

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Why Startups Need Lawyers, Not Legal Templates
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Why Startups Need Lawyers, Not Legal Templates

Ask any entrepreneur who is in the early stages of funding their business about their priorities. There’s no doubt that funding, growth, and product development will be among them (plus caffeine, of course!). Somewhere at the bottom of their priority list will be all their legal matters. This is u...

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How Do You Choose The Best Structure For Your Business?
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How Do You Choose The Best Structure For Your Business?

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Find out how to select the structure that suits your business best Many SME owners neglect the importance of choosing the right structure, not realising that it will impact many aspects of their business: personal liability, intellectual property protection, borrowing ability and more. Whe...

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5 Common Legal Mistakes That Small Business Owners Make
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5 Common Legal Mistakes That Small Business Owners Make

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Most local business owners are not doing enough to mitigate legal risks – find out more about the most common legal mistakes and how to avoid them. Many business owners in Asia tend to neglect legal risks when it comes to operating their companies – mostly due to superstition or plain oversig...

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250 North Bridge Road
#14-01 Raffles City Towers
Singapore 179101

Registered Address 
20 Collyer Quay
#23-01
Singapore 039419

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GoSMETM

Launched in 2018, GoSMETM is a digital community that helps SMEs integrate the 5 basic business functions to transform them for the digital future and reach customers, investors and resources globally.

VanillaLaw® Docs

VanillaLaw® Docs was the brainchild of our founder, Mark Goh.

It was developed in 2014 as a means to enable and empower the business owners to be able to prepare affordable commercial agreements

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