Luo Ling Ling

Partner, Corporate Crimes RHTLaw Taylor Wessing

Ling Ling is a Partner of RHTLaw Taylor Wessing. She has 10 years of experience in the legal industry.

An area of her expertise is in construction claims under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (SOPA). She acts for Developers, Employers, Main Contractors and Sub-contractors in both SOPA claims and defence work against wrongful SOPA claims. She has also argued in High Court applications to set aside Adjudication Determinations made against her clients. She has also advised clients on their arbitration claims in construction disputes. Her reported cases include: (1) Kingsford Construction Pte Ltd v A Deli Construction Pte Ltd – [2017] SGHC 174 and (2) Kwang Sing Engineering Pte Ltd v Sin Soon Lee Development Ltd – [2009] SGMC 1.

Early into her legal career, Ling Ling conducted trials and appeals on her own as lead counsel in court. She also represented clients in contentious interlocutory applications including seeking and defending applications for summary judgment, discovery, interrogatories, security for costs as well as enforcing judgments through applications for garnishee orders, examination of judgment debtors and bankruptcy proceedings.

During her engagement in the Singapore civil service, Ling Ling served in the Office of the Public Guardian, Ministry of Social and Family Development, as a Policy Advisor and later became Assistant Director, Legal.

Other than her work in the civil service, Ling Ling was a litigator in a large law firm and a boutique construction law firm. In private practice, Ling Ling represented local and international clients in high value litigation cases. In most of these cases, Ling Ling secured freezing orders to help the clients recover funds before these were dissipated.

Besides civil and commercial cases, Ling Ling also enjoys working on complex criminal matters, with a focus on white collar crimes and capital offences. She represented a Director of Airocean in his trial and appeal for several offences under the Securities and Futures Act from 2008 to 2012. Her work secured a successful appeal for the client. She was appointed as an Assisting Counsel on the Legal Aid Scheme for Capital Offences in February 2012. She represented a man convicted of murdering a taxi driver in a robbery gone wrong, in his appeal against the death sentence in 2012. She also defended various drug traffickers and couriers in their trials and appeals. Notably, she was appointed Amicus Curiae by the High Court in the case of PP v Gunasilan (2017), to conduct cross-examination of the Prosecution’s witness in a capital offence.