Danny TeoLegal Advisor
Danny Teo Kim Soon graduated with an LL.B (Hons) degree as an external student of the University of London in 1992. He studied for and passed the English Bar finals, and was called to the English Bar by the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in February 1993.
Mr Teo worked with several law firms, namely, M/s Chua Hay & Wee, M/s Lui Lee & Leong, M/s Yong Koh & Partners, M/s Brown Pereira & Co, M/s A. Rohim & Partners and M/s Ong & Co, before starting a partnership with Mr Edwin Seah. They set up the firm of M/s Edwin Seah & K S Teo in November 2001 and had a practice that specialized in insurance litigation, including, personal and accident insurance. The practice was dissolved in March 2007, following which Mr Teo joined M/s Woodworth & Associates as an associate. After M/s Woodworth & Associates was dissolved in 2009, he joined Regional Law LLC, which later changed its name to DG Law LLC, also as an associate.
Mr Teo left DG Law LLC in end 2014. He joined Satwant & Associates as a partner in June 2015. He left Satwant & Associates in May 2018 and joined Advance Law LLC as Director in June 2018.
Mr Teo has been involved in numerous cases, involving personal injury claims that were reported in the local press. He has also been involved in many civil and criminal trials. He has advised retainer clients on company matters and contracts including franchise and trust agreements.
Mr Teo was among a pioneer group of lawyers selected by the former District Judge, Mr Liew Thiam Leng, to mediate their insurance claims in the Subordinate Courts. He has been a mediator with the Small Claims Tribunal since 1996. He volunteered his services to the Ang Mo Kio branch in mediating civil and neighbourhood disputes. He was also a volunteer with the Criminal Legal Aid of Singapore (CLAS). He was a Commissioner for Oaths from 2004 to 2007.
He negotiated various agreements for the acquisition and/or joint venture investment in Power Plant projects in the Asia Pacific region.
He is a member of the Singapore Academy of Law and the Law Society of Singapore. During the course of practice, He has had numerous notable clients including National Car Rentals (S) Pte Ltd (AVIS), Keng Soon Auto Pte Ltd, Richwest Enterprises Pte Ltd, Deshin Engineering & Construction Pte Ltd, Comex Frontier Pte Ltd, Corrpro Asia Pte Ltd, HKR Asia-Pacific Pte Ltd, Noel Gifts Ltd, Indochine Group of Companies, Richard’s Lighting (former owners of Crystal Palace Lighting) and Looque Models (formerly Elite Models), among others.
He has also acted as a consultant for various companies and advised them on legal issues, negotiating contracts terms and facilitating and arranging financial loans and investments. He has recently been involved in cryptocurrency matters.