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A leading boutique law firm dedicated to the global SME community

We are the leading SME boutique law firm

We have more than 26 years experience serving more than 1000+ SMEs

We are a service provider on the EDB Connections Concierge

We can assist with cross-border legal matters
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Our Founder

Entrepreneur | Negotiator | Mediator Enterprise Architect | Advocate & Solicitor

Meet Mark Goh, the Founder of VanillaLaw®

An experienced business owner and corporate lawyer who started VanillaLaw® over 26 years ago. Mark has helped and supported the global business community his entire life and it’s his personal connection with the business community that makes him well placed to fully understand the trials and tribulations for any business owner.

Having survived 5 global recessions during his business lifetime, Mark has unparalleled knowledge and working theories (on how small businesses can endure and flourish just like the larger organisations.

  • Year Of Call – 1994
  • Bachelor of Laws LLB (Hons),
  •    University Of Buckingham (UK)

  • Barrister-at-Law Of The Middle Temple
  • Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)
  • Accredited Mediator,
  •    Singapore International
       Mediation Institute

  • Member, Accreditation Core Committee
  •    Singapore Institute of Legal
       Education

  • Trained Negotiator
  •    University of Oxford

  • Certified Enterprise Architect
  •    TOGAF Certification

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Meet Mark Goh, the Founder of VanillaLaw®

An experienced business owner and corporate lawyer who started VanillaLaw over 26 years ago. Mark has helped and supported the global business community his entire life and it’s his personal connection with the business community that makes him well placed to fully understand the trials and tribulations for any business owner.

 

This is the team of business lawyers you can depend on to give you the compelling and affordable strategies for all your business needs

TOMOKA SAKAMAKI
坂卷 智香
Japanese Foreign Lawyer
Year of Call: 2006
PAERIN CHOA
Associate Director
Year of Call: 2007
NG BOON GAN
黄文彦
Associate Director
Year of Call: 2015
ONG BOON CHONG
王⽂聪
Legal Associate
Year of Call: 2020
TOMOKA SAKAMAKI
坂卷 智香
Japanese Foreign Lawyer
Year of Call: 2006
PAERIN CHOA
Associate Director
Year of Call: 2007
NG BOON GAN
黄文彦
Associate Director
Year of Call: 2015
ONG BOON CHONG
王⽂聪
Legal Associate
Year of Call: 2020
BARRY HARWOOD
Consultant
Year of Call: 1998
ASHISH KUMAR SINGH
Of Counsel
Year of Call: 2012
FERDI OZER
International Associate
Year of Call: 2019
BARRY HARWOOD
Consultant
Year of Call: 1998
ASHISH KUMAR SINGH
Of Counsel
Year of Call: 2012
FERDI OZER
International Associate
Year of Call: 2019

THE BUSINESS TEAM

NICOLE VIVIENNE WEE
黄翠玲
Head of Marketing & Operations
RAJ SAND
Head of Information Technology
JOE CHONG
张源财
Head of Finance
KAREN FRANCIS TEY
郑⽟清
Legal Executive
NICOLE VIVIENNE WEE
黄翠玲
Head of Marketing & Operations
RAJ SAND
Head of Information Technology
JOE CHONG
张源财
Head of Finance

KAREN FRANCISE TEY
郑⽟清
Legal Executive

As corporate lawyers serving the SME community, we believe that Business comes before the Law. To give our clients the value-added service, we collaborate with other business owners who share the same vision as us.

Natcho Angelo
Co-Founder

Swany Paulina
Co-Founder

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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.

ASHISH KUMAR SINGH

Ashish is the co-founder and joint managing partner of Capstone Legal. He is also an International Associate at Harwood Law, where he advises on Indian Law.

He has extensive experience in dispute resolution including arbitration. Several cases in which he has appeared have been reported by the Courts – including the Supreme Court of India. He is regularly quoted on important legal issues by leading Indian newspapers and legal magazines.

He holds a B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) degree from National Law School of India University, Bangalore. In 2019, he was awarded the prestigious Pegasus Scholarship by the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, London. As a part of the scholarship, he undertook a work placement with Outer Temple Chambers, Blackstone Chambers and Cornerstone Barristers.

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 company’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 develop 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 knowledge 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.

KAREN FRANCISE TEY

Karen has more than 20 years of experience in the legal industry. She is highly meticulous in her work whilst keeping in mind to project timelines.

Her role, working alongside the lawyers, is integral to ensure the smooth flow in the delivery process of the work to the clients.

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