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A leading boutique law firm dedicated to the global SME community

The Legal Team

Our Founder
Mark Goh
吴逸龍
"It is not can we? It is will We?"

JOHN STEINBACK

GLEN KOH
许德敏
Consultant

GLEN KOH
许德敏
Consultant

Bachelor Of Laws (Hons),
      King’s College London

Associate of King’s College (Theology)
Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)

Year Of Call : 1999

“Reason has always existed, but not always in a reasonable form.”

KARL MAX

TOMOKA HASEGAWA
坂卷 智香
Japanese Foreign Lawyer

PAERIN CHOA
蔡豪龙
Associate Director

Bachelor Of Pharmaceutical Science,
      University Of Kyoto

The Legal Training And Research
Institute Of Japan
      Supreme Court Of Japan

Year Of Call : 2006

ビジネスで成功する一番の方法は、
人からいくら取れるかをいつも考える
のではなく、
人にどれだけのことをしてあげられる
かを考えることである。

DALE CARNEGIE

PAERIN CHOA
蔡豪龙
Associate Director

PAERIN CHOA
蔡豪龙
Associate Director

Bachelor Of Laws (Hons), 
      National University Of Singapore
Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)
Year Of Call : 2007

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.”

ROBERT FROST

NG BOON GAN
黄文彦
Senior Legal Associate

PAERIN CHOA
蔡豪龙
Associate Director

Bachelor Of Laws (Hons),
      National University 
Of Singapore
Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)
Year Of Call : 2015

“I ask not for a lighter burden, but broader shoulders.”

SENECA

ONG BOON CHONG
王文聪
Legal Associate

ONG BOON CHONG
王文聪
Legal Associate

Bachelor Of Laws (Hons),
      Singapore Management University
Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)
Year Of Call : 2020

“Every adversity contains, at the same time, a seed of equivalent opportunity!”

NAPOLEAN HILL

BARRY HARWOOD

Of Counsel

PAERIN CHOA
蔡豪龙
Associate Director

Bachelor Of Arts (Hons),
Post Graduate Law
Barrister-at Law, England & Wales (Lincoln’s Inn)

International Civil & Commercial Mediator
Stonewall E&D Champion
Year Of Call : 1998

“Everyone is equal before the law.”

FERDI OZER

International Associate

PAERIN CHOA
蔡豪龙
Associate Director

Bachelor Of Laws (Hons) – University of Hertfordshire,
BPP University (Bar Professional Training Course)
Barrister-at-Law, England & Wales (Lincoln’s Inn)
Charted Institute of Arbitrators (Member)
Construction Skills Certification
British Safety Certification (Member)
Year Of Call : 2019

“All for one and one for all, united we stand divided we fall.”

ALEXANDRE DUMAS

The Business Team

Vivienne Wee
黄翠玲
Head Of Operations

Bachelor Of Laws (Hons)
     University Of Buckingham (UK)
Content Marketing Strategy
     (WSQ Certified)

Watch your thoughts, for they become words.
Watch your words, for they become actions.
Watch your actions, for they become habits.
Watch your habits, for they become your character and
Watch your character, for it becomes your destiny

MARGARET THATCHER

RAJ SAND

Head of Information Technology

PAERIN CHOA
蔡豪龙
Associate Director

Bachelor of Computer Science
      Edith Cowan University (Australia)

“Open your arms to change but don’t let go of your values.”


DALAI LAMA

JOE CHONG
张源财
Head of Finance

PAERIN CHOA
蔡豪龙
Associate Director

Bachelor Of Accounting (Hons)
      National University Of Malaysia

“The first step to getting anywhere is deciding you’re no longer willing to stay where you are.”

ANONYMOUS

PAERIN CHOA
蔡豪龙
Associate Director

PAERIN CHOA
蔡豪龙
Associate Director

LLB (Hons), National University Of Singapore Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore) Year Of Call – 2007

"Every adversity contains, at the same time, a seed of equivalent opportunity!"

ROBERT FROST

PAERIN CHOA

Paerin has more than 10 years experience as a corporate lawyer, with an unusual career trajectory – he spent 6 years right after law school as an actor, host and writer. His return to practice saw him successfully marrying the two worlds of Law & Entertainment. He also serves as legal counsel to a number of SMEs, advising them on operations, agreements and business growth strategies.

PAERIN CHOA
蔡豪龙
Associate Director

PAERIN CHOA
蔡豪龙
Associate Director

LLB (Hons), National University Of Singapore Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore) Year Of Call – 2007

"Every adversity contains, at the same time, a seed of equivalent opportunity!"

ROBERT FROST

PAERIN CHOA

Paerin has more than 10 years experience as a corporate lawyer, with an unusual career trajectory – he spent 6 years right after law school as an actor, host and writer. His return to practice saw him successfully marrying the two worlds of Law & Entertainment. He also serves as legal counsel to a number of SMEs, advising them on operations, agreements and business growth strategies.

PAERIN CHOA
蔡豪龙
Associate Director

PAERIN CHOA
蔡豪龙
Associate Director

LLB (Hons), National University Of Singapore Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore) Year Of Call – 2007

"Every adversity contains, at the same time, a seed of equivalent opportunity!"

ROBERT FROST

PAERIN CHOA

Paerin has more than 10 years experience as a corporate lawyer, with an unusual career trajectory – he spent 6 years right after law school as an actor, host and writer. His return to practice saw him successfully marrying the two worlds of Law & Entertainment. He also serves as legal counsel to a number of SMEs, advising them on operations, agreements and business growth strategies.

PAERIN CHOA
蔡豪龙
Associate Director

PAERIN CHOA
蔡豪龙
Associate Director

LLB (Hons), National University Of Singapore Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore) Year Of Call – 2007

"Every adversity contains, at the same time, a seed of equivalent opportunity!"

ROBERT FROST

PAERIN CHOA

Paerin has more than 10 years experience as a corporate lawyer, with an unusual career trajectory – he spent 6 years right after law school as an actor, host and writer. His return to practice saw him successfully marrying the two worlds of Law & Entertainment. He also serves as legal counsel to a number of SMEs, advising them on operations, agreements and business growth strategies.
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GLEN KOH

Glen was educated at King’s College, London. He holds an honours degree in law and a diploma in Theology. He has passed the Bar Vocational Course in England and is a member of the Middle Temple. He is admitted to the English Bar and is also a Solicitor of England and Wales.

Glen has trained in one of London’s (top) magic circle chambers (Fountain Court Chambers and 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square). He went on to be trained in a magic circle international law firm, Herbert Smith. Upon his return to Singapore, Glen practised in several large Singapore law firms, including Drew & Napier LLC and Tan Kok Quan Partnership. Before joining the VanillaLaw team, Glen ran his own practice for more than 10 years, largely serving the SME community. With more than 18 years in practice, his experience spans both dispute and non-contentious work.

Throughout his practice, Glen has gained recognition by his peers, namely:
1. Acquisition International M & A
Sustained Excellence in Commercial Dispute Resolution Team Singapore 2015
Commercial Dispute Resolution Team of the Year Singapore 2014
2. Asia Legal Business
Best use of Information Technology Firm 2008

TOMOKA SAKAMAKI

Tomoka deals exclusively with the firm’s Japanese clientele. Having lived overseas for many years, she is comfortably fluent in both Japanese and English.

Tomoka is passionate about bridging the local and Japanese communities wherever she resides. She has been residing in Singapore for more than 8 years.

日系クライアント担当、外国法弁護士。

民事、刑事、企業法務案件等、日系クライアントへの多様な法律サービスの提供を目指す。 

また、現地におけるDV、セクハラ、性犯罪被害などにあった日本人女性サポートを行うため、現地団体にて活動中。

PAERIN CHOA

Paerin practices in a wide range of areas in corporate and commercial law in Singapore. Throughout his practice, Paerin has worked on various transactions ranging from M&A, business sales and acquisition and investments, intellectual property, licensing and distribution.

Paerin also serves as legal counsel for a number of SMEs in different industries, where he advises them on their day-to-day operations, and growth of business operations.

Paerin has an unusual career trajectory for a lawyer where he chose to pursue his interest in the entertainment industry prior to his return to legal practice as a corporate lawyer. His understanding of the entertainment industry in Singapore has allowed him to advise various entertainment players on their operations and productions.

NG BOON GAN

Boon Gan joined the firm as a practice trainee straight out of law school. He is comfortably bilingual in both English and Chinese. This allows him to work well with the SMEs. 

His experience in meeting SME needs includes mediation advocacy, advice on shareholder and director disputes, structuring settlements between competing businesses and representing clients in actions against errant employees.

ONG BOON CHONG

Boon Chong joined the firm as its Practice Trainee and has now joined the VanillaLaw® team as its Legal Associate

With a penchant for self-determination and having previously set up niche import and sale businesses, he understands the difficulties and risks associated with running SMEs. 

He is extremely excited at the prospect of assisting SME owners and believes that law, when done right, will be the chisel that shapes, structures and grows a business.

BARRY HARWOOD

Barry is the founder of Harwood Law. He has been practising at the Bar for over 22 years. After completing his combined pupillage in Criminal and Civil law, he has gone on to specialise in employment law, all aspects of discrimination & Tribunals. He is a senior champion and role model for Stonewall UK. In this time, he has also spent 12 years as a senior lecturer in law teaching the Bar Professional Training Course at Manchester Metropolitan University. He is also a fully qualified mediator & pupil supervisor, puts these skills into use on various committees of which he is a member. He has also been awarded the City & Guilds Medal for Execellance and the Professional Recognition Award (LCGI)

In 2019, Barry was also elected to be a member of the Bar Council of England and Wales, serving on both the Equality, Diversity & Social Mobility and the Education and Training committees. He also gives back to the profession by teaching advocacy to Bar students at the Lincoln’s Inn residential weekends. He was a staff Governor and equality & diversity champion to the board of Governors at Manchester Metropolitan University. He was the LGBT Chair for staff, and he also holds a role as a director/trustee of the Aspireplus multi-academy trust. In his free time, he enjoys travelling and a glass of red wine.

FERDI OZER

Ferdi is the Managing Partner at Ozer & Legal Associates (UK) and has qualified as a barrister at Lincoln’s Inn. He is ambitious, focused, and entrepreneurial with a proven-track record in dealing with matters on international law, contractual disputes and corporate transactional matters.

Ferdi has dealt with procurement of contract tenders and investments predominantly in the UK and around the world. His specific responsibilities involve analysing and drafting multi-million dollar contracts in the best interest of companies worldwide. Ferdi’s expertise in serving many companies around the world has helped many companies to expand their operations and increased diversification of the various sectors of the company.

With the world getting smaller and businesses engaging in more cross border work, Ferdi has struck up several strategic alliances with different legal communities. Harwood Law Chambers (UK) and Capstone Legal (Jaipur, India) are 2 of such alliances. Through these alliances, Ferdi has successfully concluded many collaborative projects ranging from international trade disputes to corporate transactional work.

VIVIENNE WEE

Vivienne has more than 20 years experience with the company in planning, co-ordinating and managing the it’s on-time and on-budget successful completion of its projects. With a keen eye for details, she is able to identify, analyse any potential project risks and develoop effective risk mitigation plans.

RAJ SAND

Raj has more than 15 years in the information technology space. He has participated in large scale projects for the National Computer Board (SG) and Singtel. 

His present responsibilities includes assisting the company maintain the effectiveness and efficiency of the existing documentation system and implementing stringent measures to improve its overall network

JOE CHONG

Joe has more than 10 years of experience with large financial advisory and accounting service organisations. 

He has a broad knowldge of financial practices including conducting audit, accounts management, financial reporting, tax, cash flow and payroll service. 

He sees himself as a business partner to the clients by providing meticulous and effective insights into often complex financial landscapes.

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