Clement Tan

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  • 2 Shenton Way, #18-01, SGX Center 1
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    Weekdays: 9am to 6pm


Clement Tan is a dispute resolution lawyer with extensive experience in a wide range of corporate commercial disputes, and has represented clients at all levels of the Singapore judicial system and arbitrations. He has previously acted in matters involving white collar crime, employment disputes, minority oppression cases, contractual disputes, defamation claims and construction cases.

Prior to joining the firm, Clement enjoyed a 6 year stint as a District Judge in the State Courts of Singapore. There, he had the opportunity to preside over both civil and criminal cases and has, over the years, penned numerous written judgments. Clement is able to offer clients a unique perspective, from his prior experiences as a practitioner and judge. Clement also served as a judge in the Subordinate Military Courts from 2018 to 2021.

His published cases include:-

LCS Optiroc Pte Ltd v Sorada Jingjid [2016] SGDC 147

Powercore Pte Ltd v D+B Projects Pte Ltd (United Overseas Bank – garnishee) [2017] SGDC 157

GBN v GBO [2017] SGDC 143

The Management Corporation Strata Title Plan No. 3250 v Yan Wen Ting [2017] SGDC 175

David M Hill Racing Stables Pte Ltd v Hong Kai Oh [2017] SGMC 49

The Management Corporate Strata Title Plan No. 393 v China Commodity Shopping Centre Pte Ltd [2017] SGDC 272

Management Corporation Strata Title Plan No. 3405 v Smile Inc Dental Surgeons Pte Ltd [2017] SGDC 288

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Reviews (12)

Mr Clement Tan was very helpful and responsive in assisting us with an employment dispute case.
Even though it was a minor case, legal matters are always stressful for us laymen and we really appreciate that he was forthcoming with his support and advice.

Dr Yap,

Clement is a shrewd and clever lawyer who gives his all in helping his clients. He helped me in my case


I had an excellent experience with Clement. He was punctual, reliable, and incredibly professional in his approach. I was very impressed with his knowledge and responsiveness to our questions. I would highly recommend his services! Thank you again Clement!

Natasha McLellan,

Clement has helped us with our settlement case a lot and is highly recommended if you are looking for a trustworthy lawyer.

Asher Gan,
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Media & Publications

Clement is the contributing editor for the Practitioner’s Guide on Damages Awarded for Defamation Cases in Singapore (2019, Academy Publishing). He is also an editor of various chapters of the Singapore Civil Procedure.

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