Philip is the Managing Partner of Harry Elias Partnership and heads the Litigation Practice Group in Singapore.
Philip’s extensive experience in civil litigation includes disputes in or over contracts, shares, companies, property, professional negligence, trusts and wills. He is consistently identified as a leading business crime lawyer in directories such as Who’s Who Legal, having represented many clients in securities and corruption cases.
Philip’s career started with the Commercial Affairs Department, the specialist enforcement agency which prosecutes white collar crimes. Philip was the first head of the agency’s Anti-Money Laundering unit.
Philip’s advice is constantly sought on insider trading and market manipulation, regulatory compliance (directors’ duties and governance) and medical malpractice. Philip has acted as prosecuting counsel for professional bodies (such as the Singapore Medical Council) against doctors and accountants. His high-profile cases in the Supreme Court include judicial reviews and challenges to collective sale agreements of condominiums. Apart from court work, Philip handles arbitrations seated in Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia.
Philip has been highly recommended as a star name and leading lawyer by independent publications such as The Asia Pacific Legal 500, Who’s Who Legal, Asian Business Legal, The Straits Times, The Guide to Asia-Pacific’s Leading Law Firms, TODAY Paper, The Business Times and Channel News Asia.
Philip speaks regularly at business forums and seminars on securities laws, corruption, enforcement actions of government agencies, issues relating to directors’ duties, white collar crimes and legal issues in medical practice.
Philip was called to the Singapore Bar in 1995. He is a Bachelor of Laws of the University of London and an alumnus of the University of Adelaide where he obtained an Economics Degree (major in Accounting) under a Singapore Government scholarship.