NOOR MOHAMED MARICAN
LL.B (Honours), University of Singapore, 1975
Advocate & Solicitor
Commissioner for Oaths
Mr Noor Marican is a senior lawyer of 40 years standing. With his wealth of experience as a seasoned litigator in all levels of the Singapore Courts including the Court of Appeal, High Court and State Courts, Mr Marican has been instructed on several landmark commercial, civil, criminal and matrimonial cases throughout his career.
Recent cases in which Mr Marican has been involved include matters relating to construction adjudication proceedings commenced under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (Cap. 30B), industrial accidents, shareholder disputes, defamation, property ownership disputes, employment law, waste management projects, medical negligence and a range of white-collar infringement and commercial fraud cases including advice on insider trading and securities law. He was also instructing counsel in one of Singapore's largest and most complex fraudulent trading cases involving $189 million in funds.
Mr Marican has acted on behalf of diverse clients including major biotechnology companies, transportation & logistics companies, marine bunkers, management corporations, construction & engineering firms and various other SMEs and start-up companies.
He graduated from the Faculty of Law of the then University of Singapore in 1975 and practised in a commercial litigation firm for several years before establishing his own firm. He was appointed a Commissioner for Oaths and Notary Public in 1983 and 1995 respectively. For his significant contributions to society and the legal profession, he was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 2012 by the President of the Republic of Singapore.
Outside the Courts, Mr Marican was appointed a Member of the Independent Review Panel of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Inquiry Panel of the Law Society of Singapore, and the Steering Committee of Singapore's Third Law School (UniSIM Law School). He is often invited as a guest speaker at a wide range of conferences and has published several articles in relation to financial planning, legal policy matters, land law issues and public law issues. He has been serving as the President of the Association of Muslim Lawyers (AML) since 2012, a Council Member of the Association of Criminal Lawyers of Singapore (ACLS) since its inception in 2004 and a legal advisor to several organisations.
Recent Notable Cases:
- Acting in a case of medical negligence against a hospital and and successfully obtaining a favourable settlement on behalf of client.
- Acting for a specialist sub-contractor in construction adjudication proceedings commenced under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (Cap. 30B), with regard to a major piping construction project in Changi Airport Terminal 1.
- Acting for an engineer in High Court judicial review proceedings with regard to a large scale industrial accident case to quash the Commissioner of Labour’s notice of assessment in a landmark case which confirmed that only a person who is appointed by the court under the Mental Capacity Act to act for a mentally incapacitated worker, can claim work injury compensation on his behalf (Tan Lip Tiong, Rodney as Deputy for Tan Yun Yeow v The Commissioner of Labour  SGHC 87). The Court of Appeal, following an appeal by the insurers, subsequently affirmed the decision of the High Court in favour of our client (SGB Starkstrom Pte Ltd v Commissioner for Labour  SGCA 27). The Court of Appeal ruling paves the way for our client to sue his former employer for $3 million in damages over the accident.
- Advising a major construction company with regard to the oppression of a minority shareholder, a potential claim for commercial fraud and claims for unpaid invoices.
- Acting in a Court of Appeal matter with regard to a property and contractual dispute worth about $5.5 million. The Court of Appeal affirmed the decision of the High Court (Loo Look Yin v Kok Kum Yue (alias Koh Kum Yue)  SGHC 84) in favour of our client.
- Acting as instructing counsel in one of Singapore's largest fraudulent trading cases involving $189 million in funds in the "Sunshine Empire" case which was brought to the Court of Appeal. The landmark case involved several novel points of law regarding Section 340 of the Companies Act, Section 199 of the Companies Act and Section 409 of the Penal Code.
- Acting for a sub-contractor in the High Court in a $1 million construction dispute with the main contractor.
- Acting in a High Court investment dispute matter involving a Singapore condominium unit and a Malaysia landed property.
Acting for a supplier of manpower services in a contractual dispute with the main contractor of the project.