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Individual Profile

Joseph Liow

Straits Law Practice LLC - Singapore

Joseph Liow - Straits Law Practice LLC
  • 9 Raffles Place
  • Singapore, Singapore Island, Singapore
  • 048619

Profile submitted by Joseph Liow

Main Areas of Law

Joseph is the Deputy Managing Director of Straits Law Practice LLC and currently heads one of the litigation teams handling civil and commercial litigation, building construction disputes, and employment disputes. His areas of specialty include Building and Construction Law, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Employment Law. He has served as the Honorary Secretary of the Society of Construction Law (Singapore) for several terms until 2010.

Work Highlights

Joseph acts for a wide range of clients in the construction and building industry, including developers, main contracts, sub-contractors and material suppliers since 1995. He has also represented numerous clients involved in various employment disputes, including foreign banks, corporate entities, labour unions and high net worth individuals in Singapore employment law matters including advising on the Employment Act, the Retirement and Re-employment Act, the Child Development Co-Savings Act, the Workplace Safety and Health Act and the Personal Data Protection Act 2012. He has also worked closely with many international law firms to provide Singapore law advice as local counsel.


Joseph was an ASEAN Scholar, graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1992 and has been in legal practice since 1993. Joseph is a qualified Arbitrator, having completed the Fellowship Assessment Course conducted by the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a qualified Adjudicator with the Singapore Mediation Centre as well as being a qualified Adjudicator in Malaysia.

Professional Memberships

Joseph is passionate about advocacy and has been a Lead Trainer and member of the Advocacy Committee of the Law Society of Singapore for over 15 years. He is also an active member of various committees of the Law Society of Singapore and has served as the Vice-Chairman of the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme Committee and six terms as the Chairman of the Sports Committee.