Mark Yeo

Partner, Civil Litigation

+65 6411 5808

markyeo@etplaw.com

Professional Experience

Mark Yeo is a partner and is specialized in contentious civil and commercial litigation.

Mark’s practice is varied and wide-ranging. His areas of practice encompass enforcement and resistance of claims relating to: –

  • breaches of contracts for employment, construction, sale and purchase goods and property, leases, tenancies, hire-purchase and loans;
  • insurances;
  • breach of fiduciary and/or statutory duties;
  • defamation;
  • negligence, including medical negligence; and
  • mortgagee rights.

He is also involved in our corporate practice where he advises and drafts leases, employment agreements, shareholders’ agreements, sale and purchase agreements, security and charge documents for financing of vessels and letters of credit.

Notably, Mark has acted for: –

  • European companies in international arbitration against Indonesian and Chinese parties;
  • Foreign and local entities and individuals in shareholders’ disputes;
  • Developers and management corporations on defect claims;
  • Corporate and individual landlords in the enforcement of their rights to re-possess leased properties and in the recovery of arrears and damages against defaulting tenants;
  • Management corporations in claims against subsidiary proprietors for breaches of by-laws;
  • High net worth individuals for trust claims;
  • Employers and employees on employment related claims and disputes, including the enforcement of non-disclosure agreements, restraint of trade or restrictive covenants;
  • Corporate entities on winding up and liquidation, and on restructuring through judicial management and/or schemes of arrangement; and
  • Beneficiaries of trusts and estates of deceased relatives.

 

Education

Mark graduated in 2000 from the National University of Singapore with an LL.B (Hons.) and was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2001.

 

Notable Cases

This section will be updated but Mark was involved in the following reported cases:-

  • Intergraph Systems South East Asia Pte Ltd v Tong Wen Li (committee of the estate of Zhang Yiguang, mentally disordered) [2005] 1 SLR(R) 255; [2004] SGCA 52
  • Chung Jia Hwa v Tan Chor Mui [2007] SGDC 134
  • Chan Yuen Lan v See Fong Mun [2014] SGCA 36

Mark Yeo

Partner, Civil Litigation

+65 6411 5808

markyeo@etplaw.com

Husband’s suit against lecturer thrown out

Mark Yeo, assisted by Shaun Marc Lew and Charmaine Lim, represented an English language teacher (“the Client”) in successfully defending a High Court suit started by the Plaintiff against the Client for damages.

 

The Plaintiff was the husband of one of the Client’s former students. The Plaintiff’s cause of action was based on negligence (a breach of duty of care) for alleged mental distress caused by the Plaintiff’s discovery using a hidden camera of his wife’s relationship with the Client.

 

The Client successfully applied to strike out Plaintiff’s claim against him on the ground that there was no reasonable cause of action against the Client. Mark Yeo had argued that claim was “framed as a breach of some form of duty of care when in effect it was a disguised claim for damages for adultery”.

 

As a consequence of the successful striking out of the Plaintiff’s claim against the Client, the Court also ordered that the Plaintiff pay the Client costs of the action.

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For a full report of the case see ST-article June, 9 2019.

Biography

Mark Yeo

Partner, Civil Litigation

+65 6411 5808

markyeo@etplaw.com

Professional Experience

Mark Yeo is a partner and is specialized in contentious civil and commercial litigation.

Mark’s practice is varied and wide-ranging. His areas of practice encompass enforcement and resistance of claims relating to: –

  • breaches of contracts for employment, construction, sale and purchase goods and property, leases, tenancies, hire-purchase and loans;
  • insurances;
  • breach of fiduciary and/or statutory duties;
  • defamation;
  • negligence, including medical negligence; and
  • mortgagee rights.

He is also involved in our corporate practice where he advises and drafts leases, employment agreements, shareholders’ agreements, sale and purchase agreements, security and charge documents for financing of vessels and letters of credit.

Notably, Mark has acted for: –

  • European companies in international arbitration against Indonesian and Chinese parties;
  • Foreign and local entities and individuals in shareholders’ disputes;
  • Developers and management corporations on defect claims;
  • Corporate and individual landlords in the enforcement of their rights to re-possess leased properties and in the recovery of arrears and damages against defaulting tenants;
  • Management corporations in claims against subsidiary proprietors for breaches of by-laws;
  • High net worth individuals for trust claims;
  • Employers and employees on employment related claims and disputes, including the enforcement of non-disclosure agreements, restraint of trade or restrictive covenants;
  • Corporate entities on winding up and liquidation, and on restructuring through judicial management and/or schemes of arrangement; and
  • Beneficiaries of trusts and estates of deceased relatives.

 

Education

Mark graduated in 2000 from the National University of Singapore with an LL.B (Hons.) and was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2001.

 

Notable Cases

This section will be updated but Mark was involved in the following reported cases:-

  • Intergraph Systems South East Asia Pte Ltd v Tong Wen Li (committee of the estate of Zhang Yiguang, mentally disordered) [2005] 1 SLR(R) 255; [2004] SGCA 52
  • Chung Jia Hwa v Tan Chor Mui [2007] SGDC 134
  • Chan Yuen Lan v See Fong Mun [2014] SGCA 36
References

Mark Yeo

Partner, Civil Litigation

+65 6411 5808

markyeo@etplaw.com

Husband’s suit against lecturer thrown out

Mark Yeo, assisted by Shaun Marc Lew and Charmaine Lim, represented an English language teacher (“the Client”) in successfully defending a High Court suit started by the Plaintiff against the Client for damages.

 

The Plaintiff was the husband of one of the Client’s former students. The Plaintiff’s cause of action was based on negligence (a breach of duty of care) for alleged mental distress caused by the Plaintiff’s discovery using a hidden camera of his wife’s relationship with the Client.

 

The Client successfully applied to strike out Plaintiff’s claim against him on the ground that there was no reasonable cause of action against the Client. Mark Yeo had argued that claim was “framed as a breach of some form of duty of care when in effect it was a disguised claim for damages for adultery”.

 

As a consequence of the successful striking out of the Plaintiff’s claim against the Client, the Court also ordered that the Plaintiff pay the Client costs of the action.

.

 

For a full report of the case see ST-article June, 9 2019.