Margaret’s areas of practice comprise wide-ranging matters including shareholder disputes, employment matters, defamation and sale of goods. She specialises in international commercial arbitration and litigation.
Margaret regularly advises and acts for multinational corporations in domestic and international arbitrations. In addition, she has substantial experience regarding the enforcement and setting aside of international arbitral awards.
Margaret is on the Reserve List of SIAC's (Singapore International Arbitration Centre) Panel of Arbitrators and has experience as sole arbitrator. She was also a Council Member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and is the subject editor (arbitration) for the SAL (Singapore Academy of Law) Practitioner. She is also part of the Core Committee of the ICC Arbitration Group in Singapore.
Margaret authored the Singapore chapter of Global Legal Insights: International Arbitration 2019 and co-authored the Singapore chapter of The International Arbitration Review (10th edition).
Apart from arbitration-related matters, Margaret has appeared in cases before the Singapore International Commercial Court, Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal. She has also been appointed amicus curiae under the Supreme Court’s inaugural Young Amicus Curiae Scheme.
- Acted to successfully resist the setting aside of an ICC arbitration award that was made in favour of an Asian government. The matter related to a major international transport facility, and the amount in dispute was in excess of US$1 billion.
- Acted to successfully resist the setting aside of a SIAC arbitration award that was made in favour of a Liberian subsidiary of an American multinational energy corporation headquartered in Houston. The matter related to certain production sharing contracts. The amount in dispute was in excess of US$40 million.
- Acting for a dye company that is listed on the National Stock Exchange and the Bombay Stock Exchange in India in its minority oppression claim before the Singapore High Court, where the shareholding company is one of the top global dyes and related chemicals producers with annual turnover in excess of US$800 million.