Charlene’s commercial litigation practice covers a broad spectrum of commercial law and procedure, including international disputes involving conflict of laws, commercial contract, company and partnership law, directors’ and fiduciary duties and commercial agency, as well as disputes involving confidential information and intellectual property. She is adept at getting to grips with complex facts quickly and finding the approach that best fits the client’s commercial interests, both legally and tactically.
Charlene is regularly instructed in matters in the High Court and County Courts, as well as in relation to general advisory work and large-scale disclosure exercises involving issues of privilege.
Examples of her recent work in this area include:
- acting for the Defendant in a High Court trial concerning a claimed put option in respect of shares in a Latvian company (led by Rupert D’Cruz);
- acting for two property development companies in related proceedings in opposing applications for security for costs;
- advising a modelling agency in respect of copyright issues and misuse of confidential information;
- conducting a disclosure exercise and opposing a further Third Party Disclosure order in relation to a case concerning fiduciary duties and maturing business opportunities;
- advising a shareholder in respect of the validity and enforceability of a Shareholders’ Agreement and construction of its clauses;
- defending High Court claims of breach of copyright and misuse of confidential information;
- acting for the Claimant in High Court proceedings for breach of fiduciary duties, breach of post-termination restrictive covenants and dishonest assistance (led by Selwyn Bloch QC and Adam Solomon).
In addition, Charlene also gained experience in large scale litigation and commercial negotiations at one of Singapore’s largest law firms, Rajah and Tann.