Mark Lee

Joint Managing Director
Head of Commercial and Corporate Dispute Resolution Practice
LL.B (Hons)
Advocate and Solicitor, Singapore

mark.lee@wmhlaw.com.sg

DID: 6514 6352

Primary Focus

Civil & Commercial Litigation Practice, Corporate & Shareholder Disputes Practice, Debt/Asset Recovery & Insolvency Practice, Arbitration Practice, Criminal Practice

Making Excellence a Habit

Practice

Mark co-founded WMH Law Corporation and is the Joint Managing Director of the firm.

He is also one of the youngest lawyers named as a finalist of the coveted Young Lawyer of the Year Award at the 15th Annual Asian Legal Business South East Asia Awards 2019 ("Awards").

From an original shortlist of 15 finalists (comprised of lawyers from prominent local and international law firms), Mark was further selected as one of the Top 5 Finalists of the Awards. Mark is one of only two lawyers from local law firms in this list of Top 5 Finalists.

The Awards recognise the excellence and outstanding performance of South East Asia’s leading law firms (and lawyers) that have significantly contributed to the evolving legal landscape of the region and is hailed as “the pre-eminent legal awards in Asia”. Mark is lauded as an "astute lawyer", "a very effective litigator", "surgical with his approach and strategy to complicated issues" and for his "keen strategies".

Having formerly practiced respectively at Singapore’s oldest Asian boutique legal firm and at one of the Big Four law firms in Singapore, Mark’s practice spans a broad spectrum of subject matters and diverse areas of the law.

Mark has an active litigation practice and handles both civil and criminal work. Mark is engaged in trial and appellate advocacy and has represented clients at all levels of the Singapore Courts.

Mark's clientele includes high net worth individuals, corporations and conglomerate / corporate groups situated both locally and abroad (including Italy, United Kingdom, Australia, etc) traversing a wide range of industries. Amongst others, Mark acted for a leading international corporate group in the live entertainment industry renowned for producing the world’s most popular musical, theatrical productions and international touring productions.

Mark has a particular emphasis in corporate, shareholder and boardroom disputes. He routinely advises high valued companies, shareholders and directors in complex, multi-party shareholder disputes, breach of director duties claims and minority oppression claims. Mark has acted for multi-million dollar companies, public listed companies and various Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).

Mark is also regularly invited to speak at various conferences and writes prolifically on various legal developments with a keen interest in corporate disputes, including:-

(a) “Lifting of the Veil of Incorporation”

(b) “Derivative Action by Shareholders; Section 216A of the Companies Act”

(c) “Case Update: Ho Yew Kong v Sakae Holdings Ltd [2018] SGCA 33”

(d) “Shareholder Minority Oppression – Remedy – Share Buy-Out & Valuation”

(e) “Access to a Company’s Documents & Records”

(f) “Power to Grant Relief – Directors’ Liability; Section 391 of the Companies Act”

(g) “Oppression, Disregard of Shareholders’ Interests & Prejudice”

In the time that Mark has been in practice, he has been involved in a variety of complex litigation, including a case in relation to the enforcement of an English judgment in respect of assets worth more than US$17 million against foreign state-owned entities. Mark also acted as lead counsel for a remisier in a multi-party suit involving, inter alia, a prominent trading house and a foreign claimant incorporated in the British Virgin Islands with cross-border elements traversing multiple foreign jurisdictions.

Mark has advised both individuals and corporations (including several public listed companies) in a wide variety of cases involving various areas of the law (including but not limited to); debt / asset recovery, bankruptcy and corporate insolvency, defamation, contractual claims, equity and trusts, tortious claims, tenancy disputes, independent corporate legal compliance audit/investigations, international/domestic arbitrations and various criminal matters.

Mark has acted in numerous high profile cases which were featured in various prominent newspapers and local publications. Notably, Mark was interviewed by “The Business Times” where WMH Law Corporation was described as “a young law firm punching above its weight”. Separately, in an article by Lianhe Zaobao (联和早报)(a mandarin newspaper), Mark was described as such; “Mr Lee not only helped his client avoid a potential imprisonment term of up to two years, a fine, caning or any combined punishment, Mr Lee also helped his client to start the re-healing process for his whole family.

Mark believes in giving back to the community and volunteers regularly through various avenues with a myriad of organizations.

Client Accolades

  • ... An astute lawyer... keen grasp of the law ... able to very swiftly discern the underlying issues of a dispute. Mark’s keen strategies and wealth of experience have been great assets to my company.

  • ... helpful and extremely competent ...[in dealing with] inter-jurisdictional matters ... . Mark completed the job with outstanding competence ... extensive legal knowledge. He is a credit to the Singapore legal profession.

  • "... professional, effective and I can always count on him to deliver top-notch service."

  • "a very effective litigator who delivers results for his clients. He is precise with his advice and surgical with his approach and strategy to complicated issues. ... very impressed with his professionalism ... ."

  • ... professional and yet approachable style that make us feel so comfortable. ... great passion and commitment ...

  • ... driven and motivated and worked tirelessly to fight for the best outcome ... deeply impressed by his professionalism."

Memberships / Appointments

  • Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
  • Member of the Law Society of Singapore
  • Member of the Singapore Academy of Law
  • Lead Lawyer Panel, Criminal Legal Aid Scheme
  • Panel lawyer, Criminal Legal Aid Scheme
  • Panel lawyer, Legal Aid Bureau