About Us

Our Roots

Our practice was first established in 1978 by Mr. Lie Kee Pong as Lie Kee Pong Partnership. In 2007, we merged with another growing law firm to become Characterist LLC.

From our beginnings as a sole-proprietorship, we have since grown into a full-service law firm offering comprehensive, competent and cost-effective legal solutions while retaining specialized expertise across multiple practice areas. These include litigation and dispute resolution, corporate and commercial law, property and real estate, insurance and personal injury, criminal litigation and advocacy, family and matrimonial law, trust, estate planning, probate and administration, construction and intellectual property. Our clients include individuals, professionals and businesses, including SMEs, MNCs, Statutory Boards and listed companies on various exchanges.

But wherever and however we grow, we remain rooted to our values – we want to live our values at work, to be a firm that connects with our clients and our community to effect change.

Our Values

The values you believe in determine what you do, and how you do it.

At Characterist LLC, our values drive us, at the place where we work, how we work, and what kind of lawyers we want to be. And these values work, because our clients appreciate and value our legal services.

Competence: As a full-service law firm, we offer a depth of expertise across a breadth of areas of practice. This accumulated wealth of knowledge and experience is reflected in the quality of our work – our clients can see that in everything we do, we solve problems effectively and practically.

Character: Values determine character. And our values determine ours. As a firm, we strive to make this translate into making a positive and valuable difference for you, your business and your family.

Catalyst: Change is a constant in life. The question is whether it is positive or negative. We aspire to be a catalyst of positive change in the lives of our colleagues, our clients and in society.


What Our Clients Say

  • Dorothy Teng

    Characterist LLC- Just different. I wish to express my heartfelt appreciation for the excellent service rendered to me. During the legal proceedings, Daniel was invaluable in helping me through a difficult time. I am extremely pleased with the level of professionalism and expertise he had brought forth to me- His cogent analysis, his artful flair for argument, his approach and position and, most significantly, his unflappable demeanour are key elements of a competent attorney. While lawsuits can be very uncomfortable and stressful throughout the process, Daniel made me feel at ease and kept me informed about the case every step of the way. With a heart of compassion, he was responsive no matter how trivial my questions were and was quick to take appropriate actions while providing me with wise counsel and good guidance. I would wholeheartedly recommend Daniel and Characterist LLC to anyone in need of legal prowess.

  • Kok Toong Keong

    “Chin Chin has strong knowledge in the area of advice and is very experienced. She is able to provide good advice and explain legalities in simple layman terms. She is professional and gives a sense of reliability.”

  • Ms. Lim

    “Seeing through two bereavements within a year, I am quite overwhelmed, but luckily Ms Lie and her support staff are always on top for my case. With Chin Chin and her team, I feel very reassured that everything will be done well by Characterist for my case, at this time when I am very busy and going through a difficult time.”

  • Dr. Chua Soo Yong

    Atlas Orthopaedic Group

    Daniel and his team at Characterist LLC are what I’d describe as stellar. They are responsive, reasonable and reliable. I feel they have a similar work culture with my practice and beliefs – that is to care and help our patients (clients) as our family and friends. Time and again, I have referred some frustrated patients who had sub-par legal service and advice from their lawyers to Daniel and they always come back happy yet relieved. I trust in Characterist LLC. They deliver.

  • Swee

    Associate Director of C&H Realty

    I convinced my client to engage [C]haracterist LLC. Must thank Ker Sheon for his general sharing at C&H. It cast a lasting impression.

  • Annick Curtis

    UFE Singapour – Union des Français de l’Etranger

    Characterist is different from other law firms in being friendly and reliable. They make the difference.

  • Senior partner in an offshore American law firm with offices worldwide.

    Bernard is reliable, professional, and cost-efficient.

  • Finance manager of Ovivo Singapore Pte. Ltd

    MNC in the water industry

    Bernard has consistently provided astute legal advice to us in relation to local regulation. Bernard is friendly and experienced. He is responsive and always provides immediate legal advice when needed.

  • Ng Boo Han and Audrey Koo (successful Appellants)

    Despite taking over the case from our previous lawyers in short notice of just two days to our [deadline] for our appeal, you were able to grasp the difficulties and intricacies we faced… We took courage and confidence from your conviction and zeal as you put forth our case in the High Court… We felt that [Dominic] put his whole heart and soul in representing us in our litigation. That inspired hope for us in what seemed like an unsurmountable obstacle… Our vindication is a testimonial of your capabilities, experience and dedication to do the utmost for your clients.

  • Boey Ghim Huat

    [Dominic] would analyse the facts critically and present all possible options available… He would anticipate the most likely outcome on critical and specific issues. He is very resourceful, knowledgeable and meticulous in presenting his case. Most of all, he is very sharp. I would not hesitate to recommend him for any legal proceeding for the future.