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Nicholas Tong

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About

Recent Master of Laws graduate and currently working as a freelance academic legal writer. A fashion-conscious individual with a desire to enhance my knowledge of the retail market. Highly motivated, detail-oriented and able to perform well in a team.

Previous Brands
Bright Network
Academic Minds
Allen & Gledhill LLP
Rajah & Tann LLP
Singapore Armed Forces
Ernst & Young
Work Experience
Intern
Jul ‘20 - Jul ‘20
Bright Network

Attended various virtual talks hosted by pre-eminent law firms which shed light on the current legal landscape and the impact of Covid-19 to the legal sector •Completed an acquisition assignment which afforded me with a greater depth of understanding in terms of the complexities involved in an M&A deal, as well as key considerations for due diligence and types of dispute resolution models

Legal Writer
Jul ‘20 - Jul ‘20
Academic Minds

Completed assignments in various areas of law, such as criminal law, constitutional law and public international law •Improved the overall grade of a client's academic work by one band after stylistic and academic edits •Provided advice to a client with regards to their personal statement application 07/2020 to 07/2020

Legal Intern
Sep ‘19 - Sep ‘19
Allen & Gledhill LLP

Dealt with cases that has international law elements, particularly concerned with the choice of law rule for torts and the double actionability rule •Analysed cases that had elements of restructuring and insolvency law, and looked at solicitor's undertaking for security costs and how it is governed by the same principles governing contracts •Participated in a mock evidential hearing with regards to a dispute undergoing arbitration as part of an internship assignment •Translating documents into English from Chinese

Legal Intern
Jun ‘19 - Jul ‘19
Rajah & Tann LLP

Interned in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications ("TMT") department •Conducted research on e-commerce, such as certain barriers to entry for firms wanting to expand and start e-commerce platforms in developing countries in Southeast Asia •Undertook research not only on the laws of passing off, but also analyzed the firm's website and profile which contributed towards building a lawsuit against the firm •Conducted research on social media, such as how data is being harvested •Used research findings to craft slides that were successfully used by one of the law partners giving a presentation on social media to secondary school students •Looked into certain privacy issues and how it is governed by the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA)

Navigational Specialist
Oct ‘16 - Aug ‘18
Singapore Armed Forces

Served in the Republic of Singapore Navy as part of national conscription •Managed the radar and charts out at sea •Cultivated strong organizational skills as juggling different tasks was part and parcel of being a ship crew •Besides navigational task, I had to receive incoming ships or assist other departments whenever required •Exposure to long naval voyages as a radar specialist where battle simulations were often conducted improved my ability to work under pressure and strengthened my mental fortitude •Attained the equator crossing certificate after completing the equator crossing trial

Tax Intern
Mar ‘15 - Aug ‘15
Ernst & Young

Assisting associates in tax computations at the end of the tax fiscal year •Filing of annual tax reports •Attended and took notes during executives meeting

Languages
Chinese - Native
Korean - Basic
English - Native
Location Preference
To be discussed
Work Pattern
Full-time
Employment Preference
Permanent Positions
Hourly Consulting
Freelance Assignments
London, UK