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Helmsman welcomes Una Khng onboard to head its Commercial Disputes Practice

03 Oct 2022

Singapore multi-disciplinary legal firm Helmsman LLC on Monday (3 October) appointed Una Khng as Director and Head of its Commercial Disputes Practice Group.

She brings with her a wealth of experience in dispute resolution, and will be supported by a team of lawyers, drawing from their collective expertise in domestic and international disputes across a broad spectrum including claims in respect of complex financial products, banking and investment disputes, joint venture and shareholder disputes, corporate governance disputes, breaches of trusts, contractual disputes, fraud and white-collar crime, misrepresentation and property disputes.

Just prior to joining Helmsman, Khng held appointments as District Judge and Assistant Registrar at the Supreme Court of Singapore. In April 2019, she was appointed Deputy Divisional Registrar of the Singapore International Commercial Court.

“We are delighted to have Una onboard as Head of Commercial Disputes. Una brings with her a unique blend of experience and expertise – having spent time in private practice at one of the largest local firms and in the judiciary,” said Ian Teo, Managing Director, Helmsman LLC.

Khng began her career as a Justices’ Law Clerk in the Supreme Court of Singapore. She went on to practise and make partner at one of the largest law firms in Singapore before re-joining the Supreme Court of Singapore.

She was also an integral member of the team behind the establishment of the Singapore International Commercial Court and was also involved in the Court of Appeal Registry and the Secretariat of the Rules of Court Working Party.

Khng read law at the University of Cambridge, graduating with First-Class Honours, and was named valedictorian of her Graduate Diploma of Singapore Law class at the National University of Singapore. She also won the prize for Commercial Practice in the Singapore Bar examinations. Further, Khng has taught at the law schools of the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Management University.

“In the three years since Helmsman incorporated its Singapore office, its growth has been nothing short of remarkable. Today, it is recognised as one of the leading law firms in Asia, particularly in shipping and commodities,” states Khng, Director, Head of Commercial Disputes, Helmsman LLC.

“I am excited to be part of the firm’s transition to provide international level multi-disciplinary legal services to meet the growing demands. As the Head of Commercial Disputes at Helmsman, I look forward to expanding our practice within Asia Pacific and beyond.”

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Photo credit: Helmsman LLC
Published: 3 October, 2022

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