Anthony Lee Hwee Khiam
Anthony Lee is one of the Founding Partners and is currently the Managing Partner of BIH LI & LEE LLP.
He has acted as lead counsel in various matters before all levels of the Singapore Courts. In particular, Anthony is frequently appearing before the Court of Appeal and the High Court.
Over the past 40 years, Anthony has had a broad and diverse range of clients and matters that cut across varied industries and sectors. These include private equity funds, financial institutions, listed companies, government linked entities, small-medium enterprises and individuals.
Aside from being very experienced before Tribunals and the Courts, he also frequently advises clients on how to better manage their legal risks and inform them of their legal rights or remedies at law.
Clients trust Anthony for his sound and cogent legal advice which helps them shape their case strategy to achieve a more favourable outcome.
Anthony was called to the Singapore Bar in January 1980
Anthony acted for a national sport association and its council members and overturned the High Court decision against them in respect of unlawful means conspiracy.
Anthony resisted an appeal before the Court of Appeal in this landmark decision which clarified and elaborated on the law with respect to both unconscionability and undue influence.
Anthony was successful in defending the landlord against a claim for both negligence and occupiers’ liability with respect to the construction of an embankment on the landlord’s premises.
Anthony acted successfully for a local private limited company in defending its trade mark against a large USA-based fashion company.
Anthony was successful in the appeal when acting on behalf of a management corporation for a condominium development, in respect of damages for breach of contract against a subcontractor of the development.
Anthony acted successfully for two companies claiming reimbursements for losses caused by an ex-director’s breach of fiduciary duties.
Anthony acted for the directors and shareholders of a company and resisted a minority oppression claim and obtained a declaration that an extra-ordinary general meeting and a board of directors meeting that were convened (as well as the resolutions passed) were invalid.
Anthony successfully defended some of the churchgoers who were sued in this unique case that involved claims for assault, battery and false imprisonment arising from an alleged botched exorcism.
Anthony succeeded in acted for an estate and its representatives by defending a trusts claim, which contested the certain assets including a large semi-detached house contained in a will.
Acting for the Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS) in various matters before the Copyright Tribunal and the High Court. These relate to discrete and novel points of law as well as claims for copyright infringement against those who use musical or literary works without first obtaining the requisite license.