Vanilla Law


VANILLALAWTM

We are a boutique law firm with more than 25 years of experience developing solutions for the small, medium enterprises (SMEs)

Our unique solutions are designed to assist the business owners manage the risks to profits.

All our services are specially tailored to be PLAIN AND SIMPLE. We are conveniently reached and our Biz Friend will always be on hand to assist you.

Our Origin Story

We began our journey as a law firm more than 25 years ago and have since served over 1000 SMEs

By providing legal advice that is pragmatic and cost effective, we want to help you #makelawyourfriend, sothat you can grab hold of every opportunity to take your business to the next level

We use innovative processes and legal technology to improve traditonal legal services. Our dedicated business platform, GoSMETM, provides a hollistic and business-centric approach to legal strategies.”

Our Founder

Hear exclusively from our founder, Mark Goh

A Special Mention

Tech for more productive interaction with clients: A good example is VanillaLaw™ Docs, an interactive web-based platform created by Singapore law firm, VanillaLaw™ LLC. VanillaLaw™ LLC developed their own online contract template which, when used together with this platform, allows their clients to insert relevant information to prepare the first draft of legal documents.

The law firm reviews this and focuses on issues requiring legal advice and drafting amendments. The end product is still cleared by qualified lawyers but this technology enabled process cuts down the need for multiple or long meetings to take instructions. This saves time and costs for firm and clients.

Indranee Rajah S.C., Senior Minister Of State For Law

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(16 May 2017)

Indranee Rajah S.C., Senior Minister Of State For Law
(16 May 2017)

Hear From Our Clients

Mark is amazing. Very hands-on. Also Tomoka-san is great!

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Fumiya Nakajima
Managing Director
GMO Research Pte Ltd

Ours was a unique, probably first-of-its-kind, case in Singapore. Words cannot describe my gratitude to you for your wisdom and discernment as you fought for me during the process of justice culminating in the court mediation. Thank you once again.


Dr. Ho Ting Fei
Medical Practitioner
International Child & Adolescent Clinic

Having the support of both the business and legal teams as I planned my business was a crucial element to ensuring I got off on the right foot. Through their advice and experience, we were able to properly assess the legitimacy of certain partnerships, and successfully steered clear of some red flags.

The seamless teamwork and the level of professionalism is something I deeply appreciate. It is clear that the teams at GoSME and VanillaLaw™ are passionate and sincere about their goal to support SMEs.


Dr. Jessherin Sidhu
Medical Practitioner / Founder
UR Doctors Pte Ltd (Insync Medical)

Contracts are drafted to prepare a business owner for the worst case scenario. If that happens, you become vulnerable… and can potentially ruin the business. VanillaLaw™ Docs is aimed at helping SMEs who cannot afford in-house lawyers.


Andrew Sng
Managing Director
Decision Precision International Pte Ltd

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Ong Maie Ling
The Institute & Research For Harmony

Really helpful and friendly! Would definitely work with them more for the next engagements.

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Gen Chia
Co-Founder
Sailing Star Pte Ltd

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Jason Ong & Fiona Lim
Founders
Posh Pups LLP

We had a matter which went on to the mediation platform. The law firm assisted us to reach a prompt and fair settlement. The outcome of the mediation had a very positive effect on our company. The law firm handled our case in an extremely competent and professional manner.


Patrick Tan
Assistant General Manager
Sodexo Kim Yew Pte Ltd

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Alex Tang
Managing Director
TYC Construction Engineering Pte Ltd

We had a litigation suit. The law firm helped us settle it and it was a job well done. I will return to the firm for their services for corporate advisory and contract management services


Jennifer Tan
Director
Sing Wang Motor & Credit Pte Ltd

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Martin Chan Wing Sing

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Ming Shen

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Aiko Miyamoto

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Liew Chee Kong
Managing Director
Elmet Engineering Pte Ltd

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Taro Tezuka

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Yashushi Itakura
Sumitomo Pharmaceuticals Asia Pacific

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Tomomi Miyake

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Yuki Matsuda
Peace Boat

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Ryutaro Miyamoto
Blue Life Creation Pte Ltd

Tech for more productive interaction with clients: A good example is VanillaLaw™ Docs, an interactive web-based platform created by Singapore law firm, VanillaLaw™ LLC. VanillaLaw™ LLC developed their own online contract template which, when used together with this platform, allows their clients to insert relevant information to prepare the first draft of legal documents. The law firm reviews this and focuses on issues requiring legal advice and drafting amendments. The end product is still cleared by qualified lawyers but this technology enabled process cuts down the need for multiple or long meetings to take instructions. This saves time and costs for firm and clients.


Indranee Rajah S.C.
Senior Minister Of State For Law (16 May 2017)

Working with the VanillaLaw™ and the GoSME teams has been a great experience. Not only did we tackle my legal needs, but we also worked on the business side of things. It was very effective and informative, working with a legal and a business team and seeing how law and business intersects – I really learned a lot.


Balli Singh
Founder
Back In Motion Pte Ltd (BFit)

Finding out facts, looking into clauses of the contract and how to argue. Overall very helpful advice. All questions clarified. Feel ready to go to court. Thank you very much.

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Yoko Hasui
Sales and Marketing Executive

Our Clients

Our
Initiatives

GoSMETM

Launched in 2018, GoSMETM is a digital community that helps SMEs integrate the 5 basic business functions to transform them for the digital future and reach customers, investors and resources globally.

VanillaLawTM Docs

VanillaLaw™ Docs was the brainchild of our founder, Mark Goh.

It was developed in 2014 as a means to enable and empower the business owners to be able to prepare affordable commercial agreements

Meet the Teams

Introducing the individuals who are passionate to serve you

Our Best Reads

SINGAPORE: WHY IT’S THE BEST PLACE IN ASIA TO DO BUSINESS
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SINGAPORE: WHY IT’S THE BEST PLACE IN ASIA TO DO BUSINESS

By Mark Goh

At the time of writing of this article, Singapore is the 2nd best nation and the top Asian nation, in terms of ‘ease of doing business’, globally. If you do a quick search in Google of the titled question, you will find numerous articles on the subject. In fact, here’s a quick tip – alwa...

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Singapore: The Breakdown
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Singapore: The Breakdown

By Mark Goh

Photo by Goh Rhy Yan on Unsplash Singapore originated and continues to stay true to its origins as a multicultural society with its numerous races and religions. When you have plans to bring your business overseas, it is always important to have some basic information about the country you ...

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SME Owners, This Is What You Need To Know About Bankruptcy
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SME Owners, This Is What You Need To Know About Bankruptcy

By Mark Goh

We’ve talked about dealing with personal bankruptcies - but not much has been written about how bankruptcy affects small businesses. Before we discuss this issue, let us shine the light on the following concepts. What is the difference between bankruptcy and winding up your business? Bankruptcy refe...

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5 Things You Need To Know About Online Content & Copyright
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5 Things You Need To Know About Online Content & Copyright

By Mark Goh

Just as important as protecting your intellectual property rights, online content has its own set of copyrights to be grappled with. These typically revolve around how to protect their own works and how to avoid infringing other people’s work. Here 5 essential points you should know about online con...

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What Can SME Owners Do To Prevent Bankruptcy?
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What Can SME Owners Do To Prevent Bankruptcy?

By Mark Goh

Despite spending over two decades as a court lawyer, I still find it shocking that most business owners do not bother to take any form precaution to prevent or reduce the risk of personal exposure to bankruptcy. Here are some simple steps that every business owner should start taking (if they have ...

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Embedding Mediation Into The SME DNA
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Embedding Mediation Into The SME DNA

By Mark Goh

In this Straits Times article, the Courts and the Law Society of Singapore have called on lawyers to embed mediation into the DNA of the fraternity. However, I am perplexed: Why raise the issue of mediation only when you are at the doorstep of the Court? You may not know that mediation can actuall...

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What Does “Structuring” A Deal Mean?
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What Does “Structuring” A Deal Mean?

By Mark Goh

Raise your hand if you’ve recently heard someone say that their company’s valuation rose to hundreds of millions of dollars by managing to secure “series A” investors. Keep your arm up if you know what that means. If your hand is no longer in the air, don’t worry - unless a lawyer takes the time to...

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Why Written Contracts Truly Matter In Business
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Why Written Contracts Truly Matter In Business

By Ng Boon Gan

Many business relationships start with a single transaction. Maybe the first transaction goes well, so both sides decide to rinse and repeat. They continue to trade with each other, compiling their invoices, receipts, delivery orders, and so on. In a dispute, the mountain of documents and correspo...

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Why Is Our Law Firm Named After An Ice Cream Flavour?
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Why Is Our Law Firm Named After An Ice Cream Flavour?

By Mark Goh

Vanilla = Plain and simple Many people have asked me why I changed the name of the law firm to “VanillaLaw”. Perhaps surprisingly, it has nothing to do with ice cream.  The name change reflected our aim to convey to our customers that while the law can be complex, we are committed t...

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Mediation Is Good For Your Business - Here's Why
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Mediation Is Good For Your Business - Here's Why

By Ng Boon Gan

I am always surprised when I read about cases where the dispute seems fairly straightforward, such as an amount of money owing to the plaintiff, but parties didn't go for mediation, because Singaporean lawyers now have a duty to advise their clients that they should attempt other dispute ...

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Locate Us

For Consultation
250 North Bridge Road
#14-01 Raffles City Towers
Singapore 179101

Registered Address 
20 Collyer Quay
#23-01
Singapore 039419

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