“Giving a higher perspective to someone at crossroads, helping him to lay aside uncertainties, crippling fears and confusion, to re-empower, and move forward.”

Lie Chin-Chin

Managing Director

Chin Chin has garnered more than 30 years of experience as a practising lawyer in Singapore. She counts herself privileged to have started her career under the mentorship of Mr Michael Khoo SC and the mentorship of her father, Mr Lie Kee Pong.

Within her very first year of practice, she fought cases all the way to the Court of Appeal. Her work earned recognition from the former Chief Justice Yong Pung How who commented that her analysis of the case had positively assisted the Court of Appeal. Since then, Chin Chin has represented corporations and people from all walks of life. She has fought and defended causes at all levels of the Singapore Courts and handled multiple complex business and real estate transactions.

In the last 2 decades, she has chosen to focus her practice on Family Law and on Conveyancing and Property Law. Chin Chin is the author of the book Instant Legal Protection for Your Family.

She has been instrumental in growing Characterist LLC into a multi-disciplinary practice dedicated to values at work. Under her leadership, her firm received awards over consecutive years including: Corporate INTL Global Awards for Boutique Family & Matrimonial Law Firm of the Year (2015-2023) and Boutique Property & Real Estate Law Firm of the Year (2015-2023), Asia’s Notable Firm 2020, Straits Times Best Law Firm Awards (2020-2023), and Benchmark Litigation Notable Firm for Family and Matrimonial Law (2024) amongst others amongst others.

Lie Chin-Chin

Managing Director

Significant Matters & Transactions

  • Sale and purchase of residential property for home owners and investors.
  • Sale and purchase of commercial property by developers and investors.
  • Sale and purchase of part-share in property.
  • Sale of property through Power of Attorney, deputies, and administrators and executors.
  • Sale of commercial properties to REITS.
  • Transfer of properties from trustees to beneficiaries.
  • Transfer of properties by gifts.
  • Acquisition of properties for investors/ developers on an en-bloc basis.
  • Arranging for properties to be held on trusts.
  • Claim against vendors for defective workmanship, negligent work, and/or misrepresentation.
  • Claim against agent for loss due to undisclosed conflict of interest.
  • Claims pertaining to unauthorised additions and alterations.
  • Acting for landlords and tenants in relation to tenancies and sub-tenancies.
  • Acting for religious organisations, cults, associations and societies to acquire premises for specific uses.
  • Acting in disputes between MCST and property owners.
  • Application for approval for foreigners to own landed property.
  • Application to replace lost title deeds.
  • Termination and amalgamation of strata-title/ sub-division of land.
  • Re-issuance of strata-title after installation of lifts to old buildings.
  • Multiple Decoupling
  • Setting up Living Trusts
  • Setting up Property Trusts

Significant Cases

  • Mohd bin Sapri v Synthes Singapore Private Limited and Others [1995] SGHC 248
  • Mohd bin Sapri v Soil-Build (Pte) Ltd and another appeal [1996] 2 SLR(R) 223
  • Cheng Heng Lee and another v Public Prosecutor [1998] 3 SLR(R) 747
  • Lie Kee Pong v Chin Chow Yoon and another [1998] 1 SLR(R) 747
  • Yu Wei Shin v Yong Kim Ying (m.w.) [2002] SGDC 163
  • GW v GX [2005] SGDC 54

    From The Desk Of Lie Chin-Chin

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