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Senior Counsel Davinder Singh

Discussion in 'The Courtyard Café' started by CoffeeAhSoh, May 31, 2014.

  1. CoffeeAhSoh

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davinder_Singh


    http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/hotelier-loses-suit-against-rolls-royce-agent


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    Christopher Tan

    The Straits Times

    Friday, May 30, 2014


    Hotelier loses suit against Rolls-Royce agent


    The High Court has dismissed a claim by a hotel tycoon that his $1.4 million Rolls-Royce Phantom was defective because it produced some noise and vibration when making three-point turns.

    But in doing so, Justice Judith Prakash has suggested that Rolls-Royce may be wise to moderate some of its advertising "puffery".

    Mr James Koh Wee Meng, 51, the man behind the Fragrance chain of budget hotels, appointed Senior Counsel Davinder Singh to file a suit against Rolls-Royce agent Trans Eurokars in late 2011.

    He claimed that his Phantom - Rolls-Royce's flagship model - made a loud noise and vibrated whenever he turned the steering wheel sharply, for instance, when making a three-point turn.

    He said in the suit that Trans Eurokars failed to rectify the purported flaw - which he said he noticed soon after taking delivery of the vehicle in December 2008 - despite repeated attempts.

    In a judgment issued yesterday, Justice Prakash said she arrived at her decision after weighing expert evidence from both sides. The experts included Mr Robert Matawa, an engineer at international testing and certification group TUV SUD Automotive.

    Mr Matawa tested six similar Phantoms, and they all had varying values on the so-called Berwertungs Index (BI) - an evaluation index used by the automotive industry. Of the lot, the best score was 7.75, while the worst was 5.75.

    He found that Mr Koh's car - which was rated 6 on the BI in an earlier test - was "not defective".

    The TUV engineer added that the noise and vibration were a consequence of "parking phenomenon", which was triggered by high forces exerted between tyres and the road, and which was evident in all the Phantoms tested.

    The judge said she found Mr Matawa "convincing".

    But not so for the evidence of Mr David Bellamy, a UK-based self-employed vehicle examiner, who said the condition of Mr Koh's car was "unacceptable".

    His evidence, she said, was "entirely subjective". In fact, she noted that when he first tested Mr Koh's car, he did not apply a rating to it, and that he had started doing so only after he had seen a copy of another expert's report.

    In doing so, she also noted that Mr Bellamy had "erroneously referred" to the index as "B1" (B-One) rather than BI. As such, his "attempt to rate the Rolls on the BI scale was strained and difficult to give much credence to".

    She dismissed Mr Koh's claim with costs, but not before commenting on the hype surrounding Rolls-Royce cars.

    On the one hand, she said Mr Koh "cannot really expect the experience of driving in the Rolls to be the same as flying on a cloud, which is the impression some may get from the term 'waftability' made up many years ago to describe the experience of travelling in a Rolls-Royce".

    But on the other, "it may be wise for Rolls-Royce to moderate its advertising puffery".

    She added: "In no fairy tale has any magic carpet exhibited the parking phenomenon."

    Trans Eurokars' executive chairman, through his lawyer Senior Counsel Tan Chee Meng, said he was "extremely pleased with the outcome".

    Mr Koh was uncontactable.

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    http://www.drewnapier.com/Lawyers/Davinder-Singh




    Davinder Singh, SC
    Chief Executive Officer
    Dispute Resolution
    Davinder is the Chief Executive Officer of Drew & Napier LLC. He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1982 and joined the Litigation Department of Drew & Napier thereafter.

    He was in the first batch of Senior Counsel appointed in Singapore.

    Davinder has litigated cases in almost every area of the law, including landmark cases. He is widely considered as Singapore's most revered advocate and counsel of choice, recognised time and time again as a top litigator and arbitration counsel by various local and international legal publications. He has an active international arbitration practice involving complex commercial disputes and multiple jurisdictions. He has, inter alia, advised and/or acted in numerous ICC, SIAC, UNCITRAL and ad hoc arbitrations.

    In 2014, Davinder received the prestigious “Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession” award from Chambers & Partners. This award was given to only two individuals in 2014 for their exceptional achievements and significant impact on their market, across the region and internationally. Davinder was the only Singaporean to receive the award in 2014.

    Davinder has also been ranked by Chambers & Partners as a “Star Individual" in Dispute Resolution (Singapore), a standalone category above Band 1 for 4 consecutive years (2011 to 2014).

    Davinder was the only litigator in Singapore to be named as External Counsel of the Year by Asian-MENA Counsel in 2012.
     
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    Chope! Bayi simi siek?
     
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    my 5 year-old Chery QQ got no such problem leh!
     
  5. hockbeng

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    In asia, most dont have a good command of the english language so guys like him will shine.

    Go to Australia/England/USA no fight lah!
     
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    Not even a QC. Hardly impressive.
     
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    this bayi is one fucking solid stud ok???




    ended up fucking one of the heowchee employees in his firm
     
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    Can you elaborate?
     
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    After reading all these threads abt lawyers...i wish to God I went to take law in Uni..than my life will be soo much better now. Sigh..
     
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    This guy same reservist with me last time. But for a officer, he only book in opening day and never seen again till last day of ICT!!
     
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    any gossip about this SC? his relationship with his secretary?
     
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    No, lah!...slap on the back...shout, BAYI CHOPE!..."all siek"....!! ha ha ha
     
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    The Cantonese call them...."law yow"...the 'kinder' term for backside? you wanna be a lawyer??
     
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    Just because you appoint him as counsel does not guarantee you will win every time - if you look through past cases you will see that - of course there are consistent outcomes for certain clients.
     
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    KNN stupid Ah Neh judge..
    want to have magic carpet ride ..better ask the Bayi to unravel his Turban ..than can
    have magic carpet
     
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    does he carry bars of soap with him?
     
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    He bought an expensive car, an expensive lawyer and then brought in a automotive expert that ended up fabricating his report.
     
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    all ah neh incl bayi fuck their law firm emlpoyees
     
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    this bayi fucked it up eh?
     
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    i remember K Shanmugam had straight As while this Singh's results wasn't as sterling as the former. I wonder who charged higher fees between these two.
     

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