GOOI Chi Duan


Chi Duan is a Partner in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice.

She specialises in general civil and commercial litigation, with particular emphasis on the area of intellectual property. She regularly represents our clients from a wide range of industries in civil and criminal proceedings before the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (“IPOS”) and the Singapore Courts for the protection and enforcement of various forms of intellectual property rights, including trademarks, copyright, designs and patents. She is particularly interested, having acted for a number of well-known food producers, in combating counterfeiters of foodstuffs including generic products such as fruits, vegetables as well as frozen seafood.

Chi Duan is experienced in preparing building and construction documentations and handling building and construction disputes, having advised and acted for developers, architects, engineers, main contractors and subcontractors in multimillion dollar deals and claims. 

Chi Duan is a regular contributor to the “Doing Business” series of Annual Reports co-published by The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. She also volunteers regularly as a legal consultant for the public consultation sessions.

Chi Duan is an Honorary Legal Adviser to Ying Fo Fui Kun (应和会馆), the oldest clan (Hakka) association in Singapore.  She is bilingual (English and Mandarin) and conversant in the Hakka dialect.

In addition, Chi Duan has been appointed to the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) Panel of Associate Mediators.  She is also a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

Chi Duan graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) degree from the National University of Singapore in 1996. After serving her pupillage with Wee Swee Teow & Company and subsequently, with Donaldson & Burkinshaw, she was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in May 1997. She joined Donaldson & Burkinshaw in 1997.

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