May Ling has an established background in general and commercial litigation. She has acted for a range of clients, comprising high net worth individuals, financial institutions, as well as public-listed and multinational corporations, and over a broad spectrum of cases, including employment disputes, misconduct and fraud cases, company and shareholder disputes, family and estate disputes and corporate-governance related matters.
Her practice focuses on white collar crime and investigations. She has developed particular expertise in advising multinational conglomerates and SMEs with navigating anti-fraud, corruption and money-laundering laws, conducting internal investigations into employee misconduct, fraud and harassment, as well as advising companies on dealing with authorities on regulatory issues, police investigations, information enquiries and dawn raids.
May Ling acted for a listed cross-border multi-business conglomerate in one of the longest running civil proceedings in the Supreme Court involving claims of breach of statutory and directors’ duties, conspiracy and fraud. She also has experience acting for international banks in 1MDB-related investigations and for the accused in the widely reported City Harvest trial.
May Ling is presently Chairman on the Board of the SAS-SBF (Security Association Singapore – Singapore Business Federation) Foundation of Compassion Fund. She is also an accredited mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre. May Ling was part of the inaugural batch of fellows under the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme, where she was seconded to the Law Society Pro Bono Services office in 2015, and practised criminal law full-time while developing contacts with the criminal law bench and bar.