Elaine, Phang

Director, Avodah Advocates Llc







Contract And Tort

General Corporate

Venture Capital and Equity Funds

Wills, Probates, Trust

Customer Type

Individuals & Companies


Singapore Business & Professional Women Association Singapore Mediation Centre



Raffles Girls' Secondary School Raffles Junior College LLB Hons, Queen Mary College, University of London


Associate Mediator, Singapore Mediation Centre

Year First Admitted To Bar


Languages Spoken

English (GB)

Languages Written

English (GB)

   About Me

Elaine holds a LLB (Hons) degree from Queen Mary College, University of London where she graduated in 1992. She did her barrister course in 1993 and was a member of Gray’s Inn, London. Thereafter, she returned to Singapore and was called to the Singapore bar in 1994. She is an Associate Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre; a Court-appointed Volunteer Mediator and a member of the Singapore Business and Professional Women’s Association. Elaine has had more than 20 years’ of experience in legal practice which focused on Company Law and Corporate and Commercial Law and Estate Planning. She began her career in the Banking Litigation department of a major law firm and later moved in-house for the next 10 years across 3 global MNCs before moving back into corporate and commercial legal practice. Her experience in the corporate legal arena includes sale and purchase of shares, sale and purchase and assets, project and equity financing and commercial transactions including lease and tenancy management. Elaine has represented both purchasers and vendors in a number of mergers and acquisitions. In funding exercises with venture capitalists, start-up companies and established IT companies, she has provided invaluable advice at the seed, mezzanine and bridge financing stages; which involved preferred equity financing, convertible loan note financing and other forms of debt financing. Her experience also includes project financing of utility projects such as tolls, waste-management and water projects when she was Legal Counsel in one of the three global multinational corporations. During her stint as Legal Counsel in a US MNC, she carried a dual portfolio which comprised of legal work of a corporate and commercial nature and risk management. As an outsourced legal services provider to her start-up and SME clients, she ensures they enter into safety-standards-compliant business contracts in e-commerce, in procurement, in marketing and branding, in client-services by ensuring that they operate within risk-mitigated frameworks. She also adds value to her relations with her clientele by helping them manage and maintain their strategic business alliances with a view to giving the business a sustainable value. “It is always gratifying to see your clients prosper.” Elaine is committed to supporting entrepreneurs and startups and is passionate about cultivating fresh perspectives to “entrepreneurship”. Some areas of her continuing legal education include: International Financial Law Executive Program conducted by the New York Institute of Finance; Knowledge Management; Risk Management.