Kah Hee Lau
Kah Hee is actively involved in commercial litigation, arbitration, as well as immigration law, employment law, corporate compliance and governance. He also has experience advising and acting for various parties in contractual, commercial, corporate, banking, property, employment and financial, investment related disputes. In the areas of corporate compliance, Kah Hee's practice includes bank fraud investigation, defence against government/regulatory investigations and white collar criminal matters. Kah Hee has experience in contentious tax matters, and given his dual qualification as both an Attorney as well as a Chartered Certified Accountant, he has developed a deep interest in tax litigation and advisory work, and has published in the area of tax avoidance. Kah Hee read law at both the National University of Singapore and the University of Cambridge where he graduated respectively with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) in 2008 and a Master of Laws (First Class Honours) in 2011 on the Lee Foundation Scholarship. Kah Hee is qualified as an Advocate & Solicitor in Singapore and as an Attorney-at-Law in New York, and his legal career has spanned almost a decade. He was placed second in the Singapore bar exams and was awarded the Lai Kew Chai prize for being the top candidate in Commercial Practice. Kah Hee is dually-qualified as both an Attorney as well as a Chartered Certified Accountant. Kah Hee obtained the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants professional degree in 2010, was the prize winner for the final exams, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science (First Class Honours) in Applied Accounting. Kah Hee is also an Accredited Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre and is one of 75 mediators recently appointed by the State Court as a Volunteer Mediator for a term of 3 years till 2019. Kah Hee began his legal career in 2008 as a Justices' Law Clerk and then as an Assistant Registrar at the Supreme Court of Singapore where he worked for the Chief Justice and Judges of Singapore. Thereafter, Kah Hee was appointed a Deputy Public Prosecutor and State Counsel at the white-collar crime division of the Attorney-General's Chambers of Singapore in 2010. During his stint in the Singapore Legal Service, Kah Hee was also an adjunct member of the teaching faculty at the National University of Singapore, School of Business where he taught the final year accounting students Corporate & Securities Law. Kah Hee then practised litigation and arbitration as a Senior Associate with the largest local law firm in Singapore (Rajah & Tann LLP) and the largest international law firm in the world (Baker & McKenzie), before joining Derrick Wong & Lim BC LLP as a Partner in April 2016.