Brinden graduated from the University of Nottingham with Second Upper Class Honours. He is admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales. He sits on The Law Society of Singapore’s Admissions Committee, Civil Practice Committee and Young Lawyers’ Committee. He is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Brinden is part of the firm’s thriving litigation and arbitration department. His practice spans a wide spectrum of corporate and commercial disputes across various industries. He acts primarily in matters before the Supreme Court of Singapore, and in both domestic and international arbitration proceedings. In this regard, Brinden has acted for clients in disputes arising from, amongst others, international trade, trade finance and commodities, shareholder disputes, breaches of directors’ fiduciary disputes, technology disputes and cross-border franchise disputes.
Some of the matters which Brinden has been involved in include:
- Acting for the Chairman and shareholder of a prestigious social club in Singapore in proceedings before the Singapore High Court against the other director and shareholder of the club. The Suit relates to, amongst others, charges of fraud and forgery against the adverse party.
- Acting for a Singapore commodities trading company in an appeal before the Singapore Court of Appeal in respect of its claim for conversion of a cargo of Palm Methyl Esther against one of the largest global owners and operators of storage terminals for oil products and chemicals.
- Acting for the Singapore subsidiary of a Chinese conglomerate in its defence against a claim brought in the Singapore High Court for breach of contract in respect of a cargo of Light Cycle Oil valued in excess of US$20 million.
- Acting for one of Singapore’s largest independent oil traders in an arbitration conducted under the auspices of the SIAC.
- Acted in an SIAC arbitration for the Malaysian "master franchisee" of a global "bubble-tea" franchise who had developed the brand into a household name in the whole of Malaysia. The dispute concerns the franchise agreement earlier entered into with the Taiwanese owner and the matter has also spawned proceedings before the High Court and Court of Appeal of Malaysia.
- Acted for a director and shareholder of a joint venture company co-owned by one of the largest oil & gas groups in Singapore in a minority oppression suit against the other director and shareholders of the company. Successfully obtained an interim injunction in the Singapore High Court against the adverse parties in the first instance which forced the adverse parties into settling the matter thereafter.
- Acted for The Law Society of Singapore in disciplinary tribunal proceedings brought against an errant solicitor.
- Acted for a Singapore leading telecommunications company in various applications brought against it in the Singapore High Court for the disclosure of subscriber information.
- Acted for various commodities trading companies in proceedings before the Singapore High Court, Singapore Court of Appeal and in international arbitration proceedings in respect of trade-related disputes over cargoes.
- Instructed by a leading American law firm to act on behalf of an international technology company in a data security investigation by Singapore’s Data Protection Commission arising from a global data breach.
- Acted on behalf of purchasers of properties in a development in relation to claims for liquidated damages against a property developer in a scheme of arrangement
- Acted on behalf of a property purchaser in a mediation conducted under the auspices of the Singapore Mediation Centre relating to a claim for damages for losses arising from construction defects.
- Instructed by European counsel to act on behalf of an international shipping company’s Singapore subsidiary in a claim for payment in respect of sea freight services rendered.
- Instructed by American and European to advise their clients on a range of matters, particularly in the areas of data protection, privacy and cybersecurity.
- Assisting in conducting research, drafting advice, and gathering evidence in relation to a long-running shareholders’ dispute arising from a US$240 million leveraged buy-out of a company.
Brinden has been recognised for his work in litigation and international arbitration in the 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific where the firm’s clients have described him as “quick on the uptake”. They have been “impressed with his attention to detail” and how he has “knowledge of all the relevant facts and documents at his fingertips”. The firm’s clients have also commended him for his “ability to sift through the material to identify the issues that actually matter”. They also remarked that they have “no doubt that he will develop into an outstanding lawyer” and that he “is certainly a future star to watch out for”.