Our Lawyers

Stephanie is one of the founding Directors of Lexton Law Corporation. She had graduated with 2nd Class (Upper) Honours in Law from the National University of Singapore. She had also undertaken the Practice Law Course towards obtaining the requisite Practicing Certificate in Singapore upon graduation and had graduated 16th for the year 1996.

As an advocate and solicitor practising in Singapore, Stephanie is engaged in both contentious and non-contentious legal work since 1996.

Her practice areas include the following:

Real estate and property
- Acting for vendors and purchasers in the sale and purchase of residential and commercial property
- Advice on and preparation of loan documents, mortgage and other security related documents
- Acting for landlords and tenants in the drafting, negotiating and reviewing of leases and tenancies of residential and commercial properties

Civil & Commercial Litigation and Advisory Work
- Advice and conducting litigation, both in the State Courts and the High Court in respect of contractual and commercial disputes for both individuals as well as corporate clients
- Assisting in the process of alternative dispute resolutions eg mediation
- Enforcement proceedings including winding up, bankruptcy, garnishee, writs of execution and examination of judgment debtor
- Advisory work in respect of employment, breach of confidentiality and trade secrets issues, tenancies and licenses, management corporation, strata title and property management matters

Matrimonial, Family & Probate Practice
- Advising in respect of Deeds of Separation, Divorce and the ancillary matters thereto including the division of matrimonial assets, maintenance, custody of children
- Advise in respect of issues concerning family violence and applications to the Family Justice Courts for Personal Protection Orders
- Resolution of family disputes through mediation and the Family Justice Courts
- Applications to the Family Justice Courts for Adoption, Guardianship of children and for the Appointment of committees to act for mentally disordered persons
- Advice on and preparation of Wills
- Obtaining of grant of probate and letters of administration

Corporate & Business Advisory
- Licensing and distributorship agreements
- Sale and purchase of business, assets and shares agreements
- Management and consultancy agreements
- Guarantees and Indemnities
- Joint venture agreements
- Shareholder / Partnership agreements
- Employment and service agreements

 stefhong@lextonlaw.com.sg

Edwin is one of the founding Directors of Lexton Law Corporation. He graduated with Honours in Law from the National University of Singapore in 1995.

He has practiced primarily in construction, commercial and civil litigation (including property damage and personal injury claims) as well as non-contentious work. His other main area of practice has been in alternative dispute resolution such as mediation, neutral evaluation, med-arb and arbitration. He also provides advice on general corporate matters, employment disputes and on wills and probate work. Edwin also provides advice pertaining to general corporate matters to SMEs and businesses.

Recent notable projects:
- Most recently, acted as counsel in a High Court family trust dispute involving quantum in excess of S$200m with interlocutory appeals to the Court of Appeal, reported in Tan Chin Hoon & Others v Tan Choo Suan & Others [2010] SGHC 340.
- Acted as counsel in High Court dispute over licences to occupy and tenancy dispute, reported in Abundance Development Pte Ltd v Absolut Events and Marketing Pte Ltd [2009] SGHC 198.
- Acted as counsel in numerous Security of Payment Act (SOPA) claims both as Claimant and as Respondent, including in a successful claim involving quantum in excess of S$4.3m against an overseas-listed main contractor.
- Acted as counsel in an intellectual property dispute in the High Court, involving alleged mis-use of franchise agreements in 2011.
- Acted as counsel in a High Court dispute over alleged breach of fiduciary duties as directors in 2011.
- Acted as counsel for a Singapore Enterprise50 company in their High Court dispute with licensees in 2004.
- Advising and assisting a Singapore company in subscribing for new shares in the Gretai Securities Market in Taiwan.
- Advising and acting for vendors in a sale and purchase of shares by a Singapore-listed company.

Background and appointments
- Member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
- Member of the Society of Construction Law (Singapore).
- Member of the Singapore Institute of Directors
- Advocacy Trainer with the Board of Legal Education’s Post-Graduate Law Course conducted by The Law Society of Singapore.
- Member of the Year 2007 in Business Network International’s (Singapore) 2007 annual review.
- Volunteer with The Law Society’s Pro-Bono Community Legal Clinics and Criminal Legal Aid Scheme.
- Board member of Caritas Humanitarian Aid and Relief Initiatives, Singapore (CHARIS)

 edwinsim@lextonlaw.com.sg
 

Xiaowen is one of the founding Directors of Lexton Law Corporation. Awarded the Humanities Scholarship by the Ministry of Education, Singapore for her pre-university studies, Xiaowen subsequently went on to read Law at the National University of Singapore, from which she graduated with Honours.

As an advocate of the Supreme Court of Singapore and solicitor practising in Singapore, Xiaowen is engaged in both contentious work, as well as non-contentious and advisory work.

Fluent in both written and spoken English and Mandarin, Xiaowen’s practice areas include the following:

Civil & Commercial Litigation and Advisory Work
- Contractual, company and commercial, building and construction, and tort disputes and claims
- Enforcement proceedings including winding up, bankruptcy, garnishee, writs of execution and examination of judgment debtor
- Employment
- Tenancies and licences
- Assisting in processes of alternative dispute resolution including mediation
- Trusts and Powers of Attorney

Matrimonial, Family & Probate Practice
- Separation and divorce
- Division of matrimonial assets, maintenance and custody of children
- Family violence issues and applications to the Family Justice Courts for Personal Protection Orders
- Resolution of family disputes through mediation and the Family Justice Courts
- Adoption and guardianship of children
- Applications to Court to be appointed as a deputy for persons who lack mental capacity
- Advice on and preparation of Wills
- Lasting Power of Attorney
- Administration of estates and inheritance matters including applications to Court for Grant of Probate and Letters of Administration

Management Corporations and Property Management
- advising and acting for Management Corporations, Managing Agents and subsidiary proprietors in MCST-related matters

Xiaowen was invited to be and sat as a member of the Focus Group Panel, involved in the review of the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act which is the main piece of legislation governing MCST matters in Singapore. She also lectures at the BCA Academy’s Management Corporation course.

Corporate & Business Advisory
- Sale and purchase of business, assets and shares
- Licensing and distributorship
- Employment, service, management and consultancy agreements
- Guarantees and Indemnities
- Joint ventures
- Shareholders and partners
- Contract documentation

 xiaowen@lextonlaw.com.sg