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Interlaw's Singapore Firm Welcomes New Partner

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CNPLaw LLP (“CNP”), Interlaw's representative in Singapore, has announced the appointment of new partner Mr Jimmy Yap.

Mr Yap's hire takes the number of partners at CNP to 16. CNP managing partner Ms Lisa Theng welcomed his return to CNP.  She said: “Jimmy will boost the firm’s profile in the area of corporate and commercial practice; in particular, in regional mergers & acquisitions with a strong focus on Indonesia. He will also bring to the firm his expertise and experience in the area of construction adjudication.”

Mr Yapp, who was admitted to the Singapore bar in 1991 said: “I am excited to be back and looking forward to contributing towards the growth and success of the firm.“

Mr Yapp held the appointment of a Magistrate and Deputy Registrar at the State Courts in 1996. This distinguishes him as a lawyer with experience spanning both the bar and the bench. As a judge, he has presided as well as mediated over a wide spectrum of civil and commercial disputes as a Judicial Officer. Shortly after resuming practice, he joined CNP (then known as Colin Ng & Partners). 

In 2012, he was subsequently appointed VP (Legal) of Changi Airports International for almost two years. Thereafter, he joined SGX-listed Boardroom Limited, providing corporate services to private and SGX-listed companies on regulatory and compliance matters. He was also appointed as a company secretary to several SGX-listed companies. Prior to returning to CNP, he was a senior legal consultant with Angeline Suparto Law Corporation focusing primarily on Indonesia related investment and commercial transactions. 

Mr Yapp is currently on the panel of Accredited Adjudicators with the Singapore Mediation Centre (since 2006), Arbitrators with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and also a Fellow at the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb). In addition, he also serves on the panel of Arbitrators under the Law Society Arbitration Scheme, Associate Mediator under the Law Society Mediation Scheme, and a Neutral under the Law Society Neutral Evaluation and Determination Scheme.