TITO ISAAC & CO LLP
Founder and Managing Partner
Tito founded Tito Isaac & Co (later LLP) as a one-lawyer practice in 1999. Today the firm is in its 21st year of service and currently has a team of more than 25 lawyers and about 40 support staff. The firm has served private individuals, SMEs and corporations. These include both local and international clients. The firm has also advised and acted (through overseas associates) in multi-jurisdictional matters. Tito has led the firm throughout its 21-year history and remains Managing Partner.
Tito is the firm’s leading litigator with extensive trial and appellate experience, covering a wide range of civil and criminal litigation. Tito has advocated for individuals and corporations from a range of industries in complex, cross-border, multi-jurisdictional matters. Tito maintains a number of regional legal relationships to facilitate this work.
Working with Relevant Professionals
Tito’s work often requires him to work with professionals such as accountants, engineers, doctors and management level corporate individuals.
Major Construction Company
Acted for one of Singapore’s largest inland transport and construction companies in matters arising from guarantees to financial institutions and proceedings where injunctive relief was required and successfully obtained and granted.
Billion Dollar Issues
Acted for foreign clients and had applied for, argued and successfully obtained urgent injunctive relief in respect of assets valued in the region of S$ 1 billion.
Oil and Gas
Successfully defended a long-standing oil and gas client against a complex claim in the Court of Appeal.
Capital Drug Charge
Reduced potential death penalty to a five-year sentence for a Korean tourist facing the gallows on a drug charge.
Successfully defended a Catholic priest and his church in a matter involving an alleged severe personal injury was brought before the Court in what was commonly known as the “Novena/Exorcism” case.
ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION
Tito is a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He has acted as counsel in matters involving both domestic and international arbitration. In recognition of his extensive experience, the Law Society of Singapore has appointed Tito to their Panel of Arbitrators on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.
In a significant arbitration, acted as counsel for a South-East Asian rice monopoly in an arbitration.
Appointed a Master Mediator by the Ministry of Law.
One of the founding members of International Institute of Mediators (iiM).
Public Listed Companies 2006-present
Serves as an independent director on three public listed companies.
• New Wave Holdings Ltd since 2006 – present
• CPH Ltd since 2006 – present
• Hiap Tong Corporation Ltd since 2017 – present
Senior Teaching Fellow / Facilitator for SILE 2011- Present
Appointed a Senior Teaching Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education in recognition of his voluntary contributions as an adjunct instructor in the postgraduate legal education of new lawyers in Singapore.
Casino Regulatory Authority 2014-2019
Was one of two alternate Chairmen of the Patron Dispute Committee of the Casino Regulatory Authority. Initially appointed in 2014 and was subsequently reappointed.
Law Society of Singapore 2016 – Present
• Member, Executive Committee, 2016 to present
Currently also serves as an Executive Committee member amongst other designations.
• Treasurer of the Law Society of Singapore since 2018-2019
• Vice-President of The Law Society since 2020 – present
Currently serves as a Vice-President of the Law Society of Singapore
Legal Assistance for Capital Offences (LASCO) & Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS)
Volunteered as lead counsel for LASCO as well as CLAS matters.
ASEAN Law Association
Served as Treasurer and Executive Committee Member of the ASEAN Law Association.
Republic of Korea
Received an Appreciation Award from the Minister of Foreign Affairs & Trade, Republic of Korea in 2012.
Ministry of Law, Singapore
Received 10- and 15-year Appreciation Awards in 2008 and 2013 respectively.
Legal Service Commission – 1994
Legal Officer & Military Prosecutor
Nathan Isaac & Co – 1997
Ng Isaac Partnership – 1998
LEGAL EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Laws with Honours ¬- 1993
University of Leeds, UK
Barrister-at-Law – 1994
Gray’s Inn, UK
Advocate & Solicitor – 1995
Supreme Court, Singapore
Graduate Diploma in International Arbitration – 2005
Also won the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators’ President’s Prize for Award Drafting