OTP Law Corporation is pleased to share with you our news that Mylene Chua is now a partner of the firm.
And from 1st October 2017, Mylene became Managing Director (or Director of Coffee as she may be known), hoping to fuel the strategizing of OTP’s direction, which will involve many aspects of managing the firm.
It is said that coffee is something you drink to help you get to Happy Hour. Please do pop by our offices at Collision 8 so we can all ideate over a cup of good feeling.
For those of you who wonder if Mylene will still be a part of PracticeForte – she will.
And with your help, it is all our hope to bring all our firms to newer and stronger places.
We are ever grateful for your support and strength.
Lim Seng Siew
Seng Siew has over 29 years practice experience in litigation and commercial transactions, concentrating mainly on technology related matters. In addition to practice experience, in the years when he was CEO of a technology start-up (2000-2003) and Senior Director of the Technology Cluster, Singapore Academy of Law (2008-2011), he has also gained practical experience managing technology projects as well as the daily operations of such entities.
In addition to his active legal practice, Seng Siew is also an active representative of the legal profession in dealing with the government and the judiciary. As an ExCo member of the Law Society of Singapore, he would give feedback on policy matters to the authorities. As the chairman of the Inadequate Professional Services Committee and a member of the Ethics Committee, he is also involved in regulating the conduct of lawyers.
Susan Tay Ting Lan
Susan Tay founded OTP Law Corporation (its predecessor, Ong Tay & Partners) in 1991. She celebrated her 30th year in practice this April, 2018.
Susan’s practice primary focus is family and matrimonial law. Also a litigation lawyer with special interest in employment, shareholders’ disputes and trust law, her experience extends as well to commercial transactional work, conveyancing and real property. Calling on the amalgamation of her diverse experiences, she has served clients in complex cross border matrimonial work involving extensive and complicated portfolios of matrimonial assets.
Susan is an accredited mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre and a certified mediator with the Singapore International Mediation Institute. She currently mediates on various panels including the Singapore Mediation Centre, Law Society Mediation Scheme, the Family Panel of the Law Society Mediation Scheme, the MiKK e.V International Mediation Centre for Family Conflict and Child Abduction and the Thailand Arbitration Centre . Susan is also a trained parenting coordinator with the Family Justice Courts, Singapore. Susan is on the Community Justice Centre’s panel of Primary Justice Lawyers. She is an accredited Collaborative Family Lawyer. 2019, Susan was selected by MiKK to participate in a special training supported by the European Commission for the inclusion of children in family mediation.
In 2015 Susan co-founded PracticeForte Pte Ltd with Mylene Chua. 6 months after, the 1st grouping of 3 small law firms, including OTP Law Corporation came together as PracticeForte Advisory. Today, the Advisory has 17 firms and counting from cross disciplines and 6 affiliate members cross continents, closing the ASEAN- EU connect. A daring pursuit for the banding of the small, to build both expertise and peace, around the world.
Isabel is an associate at OTP Law Corporation. She joined OTP officially in 2018, but she’s actually been with us since 2016, interning and working part-time here while she was still an undergraduate at Singapore Management University (SMU). In her first year of practice, Isabel conducted, and won, her first trial. She has worked on a number of heavily contested matrimonial, Hague convention and relocation cases, and civil matters in the High Court and Court of Appeal. Isabel enjoys the client-oriented and challenging nature of practice. She aims to always be open to improving herself. Outside of work, she spends much of her time planning what to eat next.
Eric’s practice focuses on civil litigation and commercial transactions, with a particular emphasis on technology. He has a keen interest in the intersection between technology and law, both in technology related law and Legaltech. Eric appreciates the new legal and regulatory challenges that comes with technology, especially in the fields of cybersecurity, data protection and digital payment services. He is also actively engaged in the Legaltech ecosystem and can often be found tinkering with innovative technologies and methodologies to incorporate into his practice.
Emelia is the firm’s lead editor and writer, and has been behind many of our articles since her internship days in 2016. As our resident all –rounder, her work spans from corporate to civil, conveyancing to conflict resolutions. While her typing speed is impressive (pretty much verbatim minutes), it does not compare to the persuasiveness of her legal submissions. Her skilful writing has Emelia contribute greatly to our various efforts in policy reforms. Not only must she curate disparate feedback from different professionals, they must culminate in coherent and comprehensible presentations to the relevant authorities. Both at the firm’s level and as part of our bigger network of cross-discipline professionals, PracticeForte Advisory, Emelia’s presentations included the Public Consultation on the Recommendations from the Committee to Review and Enhance Reforms in the Family Justice System of Singapore. In her free time (very little), you’ll find her honing her writing and perspectives through analysing pop culture and social issues. Emelia is also an accomplished gamer.