Mitchel Chua

Mitchel graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Murdoch University, School of Law and was awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Academic Excellence for the year 2012. While in university, he received a high distinction for his honours thesis, which is entitled “The Aristocrats of Intellectual Property, How Modern Enclosure has Fuelled the Internet Piracy Revolution”.

Mitchel has aided in various litigation matters, which range from intellectual property, criminal, medical, corporate, employment and prosecution. Such notable cases includes:

(a) the defense of a former governmental officer charged, under section 182 of the Penal Code, for giving false information following a procurement exercise,

(b) the mediation and successful settlement of a claim brought against a gynecologist and obstetrician by distraught parents following the demise of their child

(c) the application for an urgent interlocutory injunction against employees who were conspiring to solicit customers and employees from a company,

(d) the defense against an unhappy ex-employee, claiming in excess of SGD$15 million, against his former employers following an RTO exercise,

(e) successfully bringing charges against a group of more than 20 restaurants dishonestly using public utilities from the service provider, and

(f) the successful defense of a company, which was alleged to have infringed on another company’s trade marks, wherein the successful defendant was entitled to rely on the “own name defence”. The use of the “own name defence” in this case was novel, as it was the first time such a defence had been considered and decided upon so thoroughly by the High Court of Singapore.

Mitchel is also a passionate volunteer with the Law Society’s Pro Bono Services Office (“PBSO”) and regularly attends community legal clinics to assist people with their employment disputes and other contract related disputes.

Academic Background:
Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Murdoch University, School of Law
Awarded the Vice-Chancellor’s Commendation for Academic Excellences for the year 2012.
Professional Qualifications:
Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
Singapore Academy of Law
Law Society of Singapore
International Trademark Association

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