Our Clients trust us to do right by them. And we do. Every Single Time.

Silvester Legal LLC is a Singapore based boutique law firm that specialised in civil litigation and corporate matters. In Silvester Legal, we believe that you do not need to pay for expensive lawyers for outstanding service, and we prove that with every Client.

Over the years, Clients have become our partners, and growth is a testament to the quality of work we produced. We know clearly that we will only succeed when our Client succeeds.

Founded in 2018

10 people in their team


Practice areas
Family
Criminal Defense
Elder Law
Employment & Labor
Business
Bankruptcy & Debt
Media, Technology and Telecoms

Languages spoken
English

Social media

Practice areas

Family

Adoption
Child Custody
Child Support
Collaborative Law
Divorce & Separation
Marriage

Silvester Legal helps its clients to obtain the rights they deserve, as efficiently and unbitterly as possible in matrimonial and Family Justice Court proceedings. We can assist in relation to a full range of children and family law matters including adoptions, divorces, child custody and access applications, Personal Protection Orders (PPOs), family violence, and division of matrimonial assets.

Criminal Defense

Criminal Litigation
Drunk Driving
Sex Crime
Speeding & Traffic Ticket
White Collar Crime

There can be few experiences more nerve-wrecking then being summoned to court or the police station to answer criminal charges. It is essential that you are advised well and advised early. You need to know what to expect in criminal proceedings, what you should say, what your charge entails and the sentence that you are facing in case of conviction.

The lawyers at Silvester Legal LLC will work on legal representations to the Attorney General’s Chambers to reduce the charge against you. We will also address the sentence that the prosecution is seeking. There are cases where it would be advisable to plead guilty and mitigate your sentence. This would allow you to deal with the matter quickly and get on with your life.

However, if you want to fight the charge and do not intend to plead guilty, our experienced criminal lawyers have fought criminal trials and will fight in your corner to achieve the best outcome possible for you.

Our lawyers have experience in defending white collar crimes, sexual offences, causing hurt offences, criminal force, theft charges, gambling offences, computer misuse act offences and traffic offences, among others.

 

We will be with you every step of the way, advising, encouraging and protecting you.

Elder Law

Estate Planning
Trusts
Will & Testament

You want to ensure that your legal matters are taken care of to ensure that should the moment arise that you are unable to conduct them yourselves, or on the unfortunate incident of your demise, your loved ones know your wishes and are able to carry them out. A well-written Will not only informs the people around you of how your estate should be dealt with.

A well-written Will provides comfort and clarity to your loved ones, making administration of your estate easier and more cost effective.

The estate lawyers at Silvester Legal LLC do not believe in form filling and express Wills. You are dealing with your life’s work and the people you care for the most. We believe that we need to spend time with you to advise you on how exactly your estate can be administered with maximum clarity and minimal fuss. We also provide Administration and Probate services by making the requisite application to Court at affordable, fixed fees. We aim to have these matters resolved as quickly and economically as possible.

Employment & Labor

Employment Rights
Hiring & Firing
Job Discrimination
Labor Law
Wrongful Termination

EMPLOYMENT LAW (INDIVIDUALS)
Singapore’s economy is as vibrant as any in the world. Inevitably there will be employment issues that may arise; Unfair Dismissal, Retrenchment, Unlawful Termination, Non-compete Clauses, Confidentiality agreements and Restraint of Trade Clauses are just some of the areas we have expertise in.

Of course, the best way to deal with the issue would be to ensure that the employment agreement itself is fair and truly reflects the nature of the employment relationship. However, hindsight is always 20/20 and it is not uncommon that employment disputes will arise.

As an employee, you will need to know what you are signing. Or whether you have been unfairly treated.

Silvester Legal LLC will give you succinct, practical advice on your recourse in employment disputes.

EMPLOYEES ARE YOUR MOST IMPORTANT BUSINESS ASSET. PLANNING FOR THEM CAN AVOID UGLY DISPUTES LATER ON.

EMPLOYMENT LAW (COMPANIES)
Singapore’s economy is as vibrant as any in the world. Inevitably there will be employment issues that may arise; Unfair Dismissal, Retrenchment, Unlawful Termination, Non-compete clauses, Confidentiality agreements and Restraint of Trade Clauses are just some of the areas we have expertise in.

Of course, the best way to deal with the issue would be to ensure that the employment agreement itself is fair and truly reflects the nature of the employment relationship. It is always advisable to have your employment contract reviewed by an experienced lawyer before you sign it. However, hindsight is always 20/20. Employment disputes are increasingly common.

If you wish to ensure that your company has an employment contract for your employees that covers all obligations, come to us for drafting/ vetting of employment contracts.

If you are an employee, you will need to know what you are signing and your legal rights and obligations thereunder. Or whether you have been unfairly treated. We will give you succinct, practical advice on your recourse in employment disputes.

Business

Administrative
Admiralty & Maritime
Banking & Finance
Business Registration
Contract
Due Diligence
Investment
International
Legal Document
New Business Formation

IN CASES OF DISPUTE; COMMERCIAL AGREEMENTS ARE ESSENTIAL TO PROTECT YOUR COMPANIES’ RIGHTS.

BUSINESS ADVISORY, TRANSACTIONS AND COMMERCIAL AGREEMENTS

A company’s commercial agreements govern relationships within the company and relationships that the company has with other entities and individuals.

A commercial agreement is a legally binding contract which will set out the understanding between two or more parties on what they are obliged to do and what they are prohibited from doing. It will also set out essential clauses governing the risks and liabilities of the parties and what parties should do in case of a dispute.

The lack of written commercial agreements or badly drafted commercial agreements is the basis of many expensive lawsuits. Not paying due attention to commercial agreements can be costly and can often lead to the demise of a business.

INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION & DISPUTES

Singapore is a hub for the resolution of international arbitrations and disputes. As a centre for commerce, we have businesses from all over the world conducting trade on our shores. International arbitration and disputes are a reality in our modern business climate.

Arbitration in Singapore can be conducted under the regime of the Arbitration Act or the International Arbitration Act.

Our expertise and experience in this field are particularly in Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”) and the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (“SCMA”) arbitrations. The SIAC is a world-renowned arbitration centre which needs no introduction. The SIAC has been handling increasing caseloads since its inception in 2006. The SMCA offers an economical and viable alternative to the SIAC in international disputes.

Bankruptcy & Debt

Bankruptcy
Credit Repair

YOU WILL FIND WORTH CONSIDERING.

BANKRUPTCY, RESTRUCTURING & INSOLVENCY

As a company, you may be faced with the reality that the business has not been doing as well as it should and it may be time to consider restructuring or insolvency options. We will advise you of your company’s legal position and offer you the most practical and clear-cut advice as to your options moving forward. We can also assist in dealing with creditors, negotiations and if all else fails, restructuring the company. We work with other professionals in this area to advise holistically so that all options are made available to you at this critical time.

As an individual, you may face the daunting prospect of bankruptcy. It is understandably nerve-wrecking. You will want to know what your options are and the process, cost and time needed should you want to consider the option of bankruptcy. Silvester Legal LLC will assist you to ensure that you make decisions that are best for you, and allow you options that you will find worth considering.

Media, Technology and Telecoms

Cyber Law, Data Privacy and Data Protection
Information Technology

PDPA COMPLIANCE

Over the years, the issue of personal data has been coming to the fore. Since its enactment in 2016, the Personal Data Protection Act has been a growing concern for many businesses. Your business may have no ill-intent in respect of the personal data of your customers but this does not excuse you from the obligations under the PDPA.

It was recently reported in the media that as of late 2019, the Personal Data Protection Commission had levied a record $1.28 million in fines to 26 companies, mostly from 3 industries; finance, retail and non-profit.

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) under the EU is now in force and becomes relevant for companies in international business.

As the protection of personal data becomes more prevalent and important in society, companies and individuals need to understand their rights and obligations under the PDPA. We have experience in this and will advise accordingly.

Silvester Legal LLC will perform an audit of your company’s personal data practices to ensure that your company is on the right side of the Law and your company practices are compliant with statutory obligations under the PDPA.

Our Associates

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Mr. Walter Silvester

Managing Director

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