Our Independent Director

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Our Independent Director

Mr Michael Palmer

As our Independent Director, Michael brings to the fore many years of experience in public engagements and directorships. He has close to 22 years of experience in civil and commercial law. A graduate from University College London, University of London in 1992, he was called to the Bar in England and Wales in 1994. A year later, he was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore.

Michael’s main areas of practice are corporate & commercial litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution, employment law, defamation law and the law relating to clubs and associations. In addition, he has acted for various professionals and professional firms that have been involved in potential negligence actions and disciplinary proceedings.

He also currently advises various clubs and associations in Singapore, a role that requires him to provide counsel on their constitution, rules and regulations and internal dispute resolution procedures.

Professional Experience
At present, Michael is Director at Quahe Woo & Palmer LLC. A position he had from 16 April 2013. Before this appointment, he was an Equity Partner at Harry Elias Partnership from 2001 to 2013. He first started practicing as a lawyer in Harry Elias Partnership in 1995. Michael also holds important directorships as Vice-Chairman, Institutional Discipline Advisory Committee 1, Ministry of Home Affairs, and is also a board member of the Singapore Olympic Foundation.