Chern Yang is a Director at Premier Law LLC. He graduated with a Bachelor of Law (Honours) from the National University of Singapore in 2004 and was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2005.  Since then, he has had experience in matters spanning a wide spectrum of legal issues, including defamation, contractual claims, landlord-tenant disputes, employment issues such as breach of fiduciary duty and protection of confidential information and trade secrets, shareholder disputes, and claims in tort such as negligence and conspiracy. Amongst others, he was involved in the following:

an assessment of damages for breach of contract (Asia Hotel Investments Ltd v Starwood Asia Pacific Management Pte Ltd and Or [2007] SGHC 50);
an application for pre-action interrogatories to be administered (Richland Logistics Services Pte Ltd v Biforst Singapore Pte Ltd [2006] SGHC 137);
defending an individual in an action brought against him by his former employer for conspiracy (Nagase Singapore Pte Ltd v Ching Kai Huat and Ors [2007] 3 SLR 265; and [2008] 1 SLR 80);
an application by a shareholder of a company for leave to bring a common law derivative action for and on behalf of the company (Ting Sing Ning (alias Malcolm Ding) v Ting Chek Swee (alias Ting Chik Sui) and Ors [2007] 1 SLR 369; and [2008] 1 SLR 197); and
a determination of a preliminary issue of whether a particular resolution passed by shareholders was in breach of the Articles of Association (Lian Hwee Choo Phebe & Anor v Maxz Universal Development Group Pte Ltd & Ors [2008] SGHC 102)

In addition, Chern Yang has also been involved in advising banks on issues relating to secured and unsecured facilities, debt recovery, and bankruptcy and insolvency. In this respect, he has assisted banks in various aspects of the recovery of their loans upon default by the borrowers, including the commencement of legal action against the borrowers, enforcement of Judgments, and realisation and enforcement of the securities, such as mortgages and personal guarantees, in satisfaction of the debt owed to the banks.

While Chern Yang’s main area of practice is in litigation, he has also had the opportunity to diversify into the realm of corporate work and has been involved in advising clients on various corporate transactions. Besides commercial disputes, Chern Yang’s practice also includes advising and representing clients in matrimonial matters such as divorces, spousal separations, maintenance, division of matrimonial property and custody, care and control of children. He has also advised Management Corporations and Councils on strata title matters including issues in relation to their rights and obligations arising out of the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act 2004.

Outside of work, Chern Yang finds great satisfaction in devoting part of his time doing pro-bono work and is on the Panel of Solicitors for the Legal Aid Bureau.