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P. PADMAN
巴德曼

Contact / 联系电话: 6817 8795

Email / 电邮: padman@kscgp.com

​Padman is a consultant in the firm’s Litigation and Arbitration Practice Group. He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1990 and has been in practice since 1991.  



Areas of Practice

With deep experience in general and commercial litigation, Padman’s practice covers a broad range of areas. He has been regularly involved in commercial disputes of all types, and in property-based litigation, medical malpractice and general litigation involving the sale of goods/provision of services, contractual disputes and trusts, as well as defamation.


Padman is very experienced in international commercial arbitration and regularly acts as counsel in such disputes both before the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and International Chamber of Commerce arbitrations seated in Singapore. 


He has also acted for and advised various corporations, including Singapore and overseas listed corporations, on their obligations and concerns, in the areas of employment, contract, and statutory duties.    


A selection of the reported cases in which Padman acted are :

  • Govintharaju v Ganasen [1994] 2 SLR (R) 226

A case in which a successful application was made in the Court of Appeal for specific performance of a sale and purchase agreement and where the sellers claimed undue hardship


  • Foo Ko Hing v Foo Chee Heng [2002] 1 SLR (R) 604

A case concerning the confidentiality of information held by a solicitor who acted for both parties in a commercial transaction. 


  • UOB Bank Ltd v Ng Huat Foundations Pte Ltd [2005] 2 SLR (R) 425

The issue was whether an insolvent company who was involved in arbitration could stay a winding up application against it.


  • Hoban Steven Maurice Dixon v Scanlon Graeme John [2007] 2 SLR (R) 770

A minority oppression case, the Court of Appeal considered whether an order to “purchase” the minority’s shares was frustrated by a nil valuation.


  • Amutha Valli d/o Krishnan v Titular Superior of the Redemptorist Fathers in Singapore [2009] 2 SLR (R) 1091

Successfully defending the Church and one of its priests in the High Court against allegations of molest, false imprisonment and assault.

  • Ho Cheng Law v Low Yong Sen [2009] 3 SLR (R) 206

The issue was whether there was a general time limit to tax the bills of solicitors.

  • Yip Kok Seng v Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners Board [2010] 4 SLE 1990

The issue before the High Court was whether a decision by the TCMP Board to commence an investigation into the conduct of a practitioner should be set aside for lack of jurisdiction.

  • PSONS Ltd v UPF Holding Ltd [2014] 3 SLR 1

Successfully setting aside a Mareva Injunction asset freezing order in the High Court on the ground that the plaintiff had participated in the underlying conduct and was not of clean hands.


  • Zynerygy Solar Projects & Services Pvt Ltd v Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd [2017] SGHC 223

Whether an arbitral award could be set aside on grounds of breach of natural justice.

  • Quek Yen Fei Kenneth Yeo Chye Huat [2017] 2 SLR 229

Successfully obtaining a larger award of damages in the Court of Appeal for a young man who had his leg amputated and where important questions on the computation of damages arose.

  • Zero Mario Geraldo Nalpon v The Law Society of Singapore [2017] SGHC 301 and [2018] SGCA 71

Acting for the Law Society of Singapore and successfully resisting an application for judicial review.


  • Iskandar bin Rahmat v The Law Society of Singapore [2020] SGHC 40

Acting for the Law Society of Singapore and successfully resisting an application for disciplinary proceedings against criminal defence lawyers.


  • Loh Chiang Tien v Saman Dharmatilleke [2020] SGHC 45

Where complex questions arose about the basis of certain debts and investments and whether these were time-barred relationship.


  • Raffles Education Corporation Ltd v Shantanu Prakash [2020] SGHC 83

Whether a conspiracy case brought in Singapore against overseas entities should be stayed on the ground of forum non conveniens.


Experience

Padman lectures regularly to the insurance and banking industry on relevant legal issues. He has also lectured the management of a prominent research agency on their areas on interest.  Recently, he has given a lecture on "Good Faith in Insurance Contracts" at an event for legal professionals in the insurance industry.

He acts as an Adjudicator for MidRec, which is an adjudication scheme for consumers dissatisfied with cars purchased from CaseTrust-accredited car dealers.

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By invitation, Padman has contributed an article to the magazine Human Resources on the subject of terminating an employment contract. Padman has also contributed chapters to leading practice text Singapore Precedents of Pleadings.

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He has defended the Law Society of Singapore in matters in the High Court, as well as being a member of the Inquiry Panel of the Law Society, which looks into complaints of misconduct against lawyers.

​Padman also is a trainer in the compulsory Advocacy Course run by the Law Society for fresh law graduates before they are admitted to practice.


Other interests

In his limited free time, Padman has a keen interest in photography, and in heritage buildings and is often happy to give pro bono advice to charitable organizations. He is a member of the Resource Panel of a prominent heritage building in Singapore.


Appointments and Memberships

Padman is a member of the Law Society of Singapore and the Singapore Academy of Law.

巴德曼 (Padman) 律师是本所诉讼与仲裁业务组顾问,1990年毕业于新加坡国立大学,自1991年开始从事法律业务工作。



业务领域

凭借在一般诉讼及商业诉讼方面的丰富经验,巴德曼律师的业务涵盖广泛领域,他经常参与各类商业纠纷、基于房地产的诉讼、医疗事故,以及涉及货物销售/服务提供、合同纠纷和信托及诽谤的一般诉讼。


巴德曼律师在国际商事仲裁方面具有经验丰富,他经常在新加坡国际仲裁中心和设于新加坡的国际商会仲裁院的此类争议中担任律师。


他也为包括新加坡和海外上市公司在内的多家公司提供法律服务,并就这些公司在雇佣、合同和法定职责的关注事项及义务方面提供法律意见。


巴德曼律师代理的案件包括:


Govintharaju 诉 Ganasen [1994年] 2 SLR (R) 226

成功向上诉法院申请针对具体履行买卖协议,而卖方声称难以履行协议的案件


Foo Ko Hing 诉 Foo Chee Heng [2002年] 1 SLR (R) 604

涉及商业交易中的双方代表律师所持有的信息的机密性的案件。


大华银行诉 Ng Huat Foundations Pte Ltd [2005年] 2 SLR (R) 425

问题是,参与仲裁的无力偿债公司是否可以继续申请中止清盘程序。


Hoban Steven Maurice Dixon 诉 Scanlon Graeme John [2007年] 2 SLR (R) 770

少数股东压迫案,上诉法院考虑发出“购买”少数股权的庭令是否因零估值而受挫。


Amutha Valli d/o Krishnan 诉 Titular Superior of the Redemptorist Fathers in Singapore [2009年] 2 SLR (R) 1091 

在高等法院成功地就针对教会及其一名牧师的骚扰、虚假监禁和殴打指控进行抗辩。


Ho Cheng Law 诉 Low Yong Sen [2009年] 3 SLR (R) 206

问题是,是否有对律师费征税的一般时限。


Yip Kok Seng 诉中医管理委员会 [2010年] 4 SLE 1990

在高等法院席前提出的问题是,由于缺乏管辖权,是否应中止中医管理委员会决定对中医师行为进行调查的决定。


PSONS Ltd 诉 UPF Holding Ltd [2014年] 3 SLR 1

以原告参与不法行为且并非自身清白为由,在高等法院成功撤销玛瑞瓦禁令(资产冻结令)。


Zynerygy Solar Projects & Services Pvt Ltd 诉 Phoenix Solar Pte Ltd [2017年] SGHC 223 是否可以基于违反自然公正的理由而撤销仲裁裁决。


Quek Yen Fei Kenneth 诉 Yeo Chye Huat [2017年] 2 SLR 229

在上诉法院成功为一名年轻男子争取到一笔更大的损害赔偿金,他的腿被截肢且在计算损害赔偿金时出现重要问题。


Zero Mario Geraldo Nalpon 诉新加坡律师公会 [2017年] SGHC 301 和 [2018年] SGCA 71 

代表新加坡律师公会,成功驳回司法复审申请。


Iskandar bin Rahmat 诉新加坡律师公会 [2020年] SGHC 40

代表新加坡律师公会,成功驳回针对刑事辩护律师的纪律处分申请。


Loh Chiang Tien 诉 Saman Dharmatilleke [2020年] SGHC 45

关于某些债务和投资的基础是否存在复杂的问题,还有这些是否是时间限制的关系。


Raffles Education Corporation Ltd 诉 Shantanu Prakash [2020年] SGHC 83

是否应以不方便管辖地为由中止在新加坡针对海外实体提出的串谋案件。



经验

巴德曼律师经常向保险业和银行业讲授有关法律问题,他也为一家著名研究机构的管理人员讲授他们感兴趣的领域。他最近在一场针对保险业法律专业人士的活动上进行有关“保险合同中的诚信”的演讲。


巴德曼律师担任 MidRec 仲裁员,MidRec 是一项针对向新加坡消协保证标志 CaseTrust 认可的汽车经销商购买汽车的消费者感到不满意的仲裁计划。


巴德曼律师受邀为《人力资源》杂志撰写一篇有关终止雇佣合同的文章,他也为领先的实践文本《新加坡诉状先例》撰写文章。


巴德曼律师曾在高等法院为新加坡律师公会的事务辩护,他还是新加坡律师公会调查小组成员,该小组负责针对律师的不当行为进行调查。


巴德曼律师也是新加坡律师公会开设的强制辩护课程的培训师,为应届法学专业毕业生提供入职前培训。


其他兴趣

在有限的空闲时间里,巴德曼律师对摄影和历史建筑怀有浓厚兴趣,他经常乐于向慈善组织提供无偿的意见。巴德曼律师是新加坡著名文物建筑资源小组成员。


委任及会员资格

巴德曼律师是新加坡律师公会及新加坡法律学会会员。

 

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