Who is Commercial Investigations LLP

Commercial Investigations LLP (CI) commenced operations since 1990. Mr. Philip Tan has since overseen more than 12,000 cases and has given evidence in numerous trials in the Singapore High Courts and Singapore State Courts (formerly known as Subordinate Courts). Mr. Philip Tan has been a speaker of seminars including the following organised by IP Academy Singapore: 

  • Criminal Enforcement of IP Rights

  • IP Enforcement Programme for IPOS Trade Mark Registry

Well versed in the industry and among lawyers, the company has grown and now services clients throughout the Asia-Pacific region. We are one of the most rapidly and trusted growing Professional Investigation firms in Asia.  

How a Private Investigator / Private Detective / Investigator / Detective / Commercial Investigator / Corporate Investigator / Matrimonial Investigator / Private Eye work in Singapore

Many people have a stereotypical idea of how a Private Investigator / Private Detective / Private Eye work in Singapore. They are mostly part-timers moon lighting without any Investigation training, trying to earn extra income. In most people's view, any person can be a Private Investigator / Private Detective / Private Eye work in Singapore.

In actual fact, in Singapore, a Private Investigator / Private Detective / Private Eye is required by law to go through a course approved by the Singapore Police Force (PLRD) and passed before they can be qualified to be a Private Investigator / Private Detective / Private Eye. After passing the course approved by the Singapore Police Force (PLRD) and if they are employed by Commercial Investigations LLP, those Private Investigator / Private Detective / Private Eye will undergo intensive training. E.g. used of the latest equipment, how to gather evidence, how to conduct effective surveillance, how to disguise, how to conduct counter surveillance, how to gather intelligence and how to use suitable pretext. Those Private Investigator / Private Detective / Private Eye employed by Commercial Investigations LLP will be constantly upgrading their investigation skills.

Some of Commercial Investigations LLP's, Private Investigator / Private Detective / Private Eye are trained in specified field of Investigation. E.g. Due diligence, intellectual property investigation, background investigation, business conflict investigation, financial investigation, employees investigation, conflict of interest investigation, market research investigations, theft investigation, corruption investigation, vandalism / mischief investigation and defamation investigation.

In Singapore today, all Private Investigation agencies need an operating licence approved by Singapore Police Force (PLRD) to operate a Private Investigation agency.

Asia's Top Private Investigator - Commercial Investigations LLP


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