Corporate lawyer


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Keith Hsu


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Keith has a practice that focuses on corporate and commercial transactions and disputes. Together with his strong business and finance background, he is highly valued by clients in finding commercially workable solutions to both contentious and non-contentious matters.

He has helped clients acquire, dispose and restructure companies, including one where the consideration involved was in excess of S$240 million. Keith advises on numerous private equity financing and debt financing transactions and has experience advising both investors and investees. He has also assisted fund managers in the creation and structuring of funds and is familiar with the relevant securities regulations.

Keith’s commercial litigation work typically involve disputes between shareholders, contractual claims, claims in conspiracy, other tortious claims, and disputes that involve claims in equity and trust.

Keith has acted as lead counsel before the Court of Appeal and multiple High Court trials.

Some notable cases Keith has been involved in include:

  • A SGD100+ million claim for alleged conspiracy commenced by liquidators against an alleged senior employee, which Keith successfully defended.

  • Writers Studio Pte Ltd v Chin Kwok Yung [2022] SGHC 205. Successfully defended an action for alleged breach of confidence and successfully resisted an appeal before the Court of Appeal.

  • Ashley Francis v Yeo Chin Huat Anthony and Ors [2020] SGHC 93. Successfully defended a claim for breaches of contract and alleged conspiracy linked to a shareholders’ dispute.

  • Keppel Club v Seetho Oi lin. Acted in a high-profile S$36 million dispute involving club  memberships.

  • Centre for Competency-Based Learning Development Pte Ltd v Skillsfuture Singapore Agency [2024] SGHC 121. Acted in a high-profile suit against Skillsfuture Singapore Agency.

  • Max Master Holdings Limited v Taufik Surya Dharma & Ors [2016] SGHC 147. Successfully obtained a Court order and successfully implied a term in respect of an oral contract for the return of shares of a company.

  • Successfully invalidated a Will on grounds that the circumstances surrounding its execution were suspicious.


Keith’s experience also includes multiple successful applications to the Courts for pre-emptive remedies, such as Mareva Injunctions and many other interlocutory applications.


Keith Hsu