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 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 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 Singapore leading telecommunications company relating to an application made by a Singapore company to hand over the particulars of internet users who had allegedly accessed the company’s servers without authorisation.
- 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.