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- Bazul Ashhab
- Kelly Yap Ming Kwang
- Suresh Divyanathan
- Ting Chi Yen
- Lam Shiao Ning
- Chenthil Kumarasingam
- Faezah Omar
- Lionel Chan
- Laila Jaffar

 

 

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CHENTHIL KUMARASINGAM
Partner

Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore 
Solicitor, England and Wales (non-practising)
LL.B. (Hons), University of Nottingham
Graduate Diploma in Singapore Law, National University of Singapore

Chenthil is a Partner in the Firm’s Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2001.

Chenthil handles complex commercial disputes across a wide range of industries, including the banking, financial services, mining and aviation sectors. He acts in matters relating to investment and joint venture disputes, company and shareholder disputes, banking and securities claims, insolvency, commercial fraud, employment, professional disciplinary matters and white collar criminal matters.

Chenthil has appeared as lead counsel in both the Singapore Court of Appeal and High Court, as well as in domestic and international arbitrations.

Chenthil’s approach is to deliver holistic and practical solutions to a client’s legal problems. Consequently, the focus is on identifying and addressing both the underlying causes of the immediate legal issue as well as the principal strategic considerations in play. Where necessary, he has coordinated multidisciplinary teams involving accountants, forensic experts, private investigators, overseas lawyers and public relations consultants. In each case, the objective is to allow the client to smoothly resolve the legal issue at hand and get back to his core business.

Apart from his commercial law practice, Chenthil is an accredited Associate Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre and volunteers with the Law Society of Singapore’s Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) and the Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences (LASCO).

Outside practice, Chenthil serves on the Advocacy, Civil Practice, Criminal Practice and Council Pro Bono Committees of the Law Society of Singapore. He is a senior Advocacy trainer with the Law Society and has trained advocates as part of the Singapore Advanced Advocacy Course, the Law Society Trial Advocacy Course and Part B of the Singapore Bar Trial Advocacy course, among others.

Chenthil’s experience includes:

Commercial Litigation and Arbitration

  • Acting for an international conglomerate in the Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal of Singapore, resisting an attempt to set aside an international arbitration award involving claims of over RM100m.
  • Acting for high net worth clients from China in bringing claims against a Swiss bank in Singapore for breach of contract and unauthorized transactions.
  • Acting for a corporate finance firm against a multinational company in a multi-million dollar claim in misrepresentation, fraud, conspiracy and breach of contract.
  • Acting for a leading local bank in relation to claims brought by retail investors in complex structured products in the wake of the global financial crisis in 2008.
  • Acting for various private bank relationship managers in claims by customers alleging misrepresentation, negligence and breach of fiduciary duties.
  • Acting for the former shareholders of the Adaro coal mine in Indonesia in bringing multi-million dollar claims relating to breaches of duty and conspiracy in respect of a mortgagee sale of shares.
  • Acting in respect of shareholder disputes pertaining to the Raffles Town Club in Singapore.
  • Acting for the owners of a commercial property along Orchard Road in resisting a claim by a tenant for easements over common property.
  • Acting for one of the shareholders of an international budget airline in respect of claims against another shareholder.
  • Acting for an Indonesian telecommunications company in respect of claims brought by a foreign supplier of telecommunications equipment.
  • Acting for a Singapore-based commodities supplier in respect of claims brought by a German company relating to the supply of pepper from Madagascar.
  • Acting for creditors resisting the proposed voluntary arrangement of an individual debtor with total debts exceeding S$75 million.
  • Advising and acting for auditors of a company in respect of catastrophic fraud by a client’s shareholders, leading to liquidation of the client company.

White Collar Crime & Investigations

  • Advising and acting for a local charity in respect of misfeasance by an employee of its investment manager.
  • Acting for a listed company in investigating the sale of confidential information by a former employee.
  • Acting as defence counsel for various parties who were being investigated for or charged with offences relating to inter alia market manipulation, corruption, forgery, tax evasion, breaches of immigration controls and breaches of export controls.
  • Advising a private equity fund in relation to its investment in a fishing business in Indonesia, which had been fraudulently procured. This matter involved instructing foreign lawyers and private investigators to ascertain the full extent of the fraud.

Disciplinary Matters

  • Advising a listed healthcare company on internal disciplinary proceedings and a complaint lodged with the Singapore Medical Council against one of its employees.
  • Acting for the Singapore Medical Council in respect of prosecuting a landmark breach of ethics case, in respect of a study at the National Neurological Institute.
  • Acting as defence counsel in Law Society Disciplinary Tribunal hearings.
  • Advising companies on the conduct of internal disciplinary inquiries.

Strategic Advice / Transactional

  • Advising on a shareholder dispute relating to the re-development of a landmark commercial building in an ASEAN country.
  • Advising and acting for an international airline in respect of potential claims relating to the purchase and leasing of aircraft.
  • Advising and acting for an international airline in respect of the delay in delivery of multiple B787 aircraft by Boeing Commercial Airplanes.
  • Advising on the termination of a multi-million dollar joint venture to develop new software for use in the securities industry.
 

 

 


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