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Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Dispute Resolution: Litigation

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What the team is known for

Prolific litigation team with plentiful expertise in big-ticket domestic and cross-border disputes. Represents clients at all levels of the Singapore courts. Has particular experience in financial disputes, including those relating to cryptocurrencies, while it also possesses expertise in contentious joint venture, shareholder and insolvency matters. Well placed to act on multi-jurisdictional matters due to its network of offices and alliances in the wider region. Members of the team have notable expertise handling cases connected to the Indonesia, India and China markets.

Strengths

Rajah & Tann is praised for approaching matters from the perspective of a corporate client. It is said to "excel at providing guidance on probable or likely shades of grey, thereby assisting the in-houser who has to make the final call on the relevant shade of grey."

It is also noted by an interviewee to have "a specialist for just about any conceivable challenge that an in-house counsel team may face."

Work highlights

Represented Prudential Assurance Company Singapore in an action against one of its agency leaders, on claims of breach of contract and fiduciary duties.

Notable practitioners

Andre Yeap SC has acted on cross-border issues before the High Court, including those relating to investment treaties and against sovereign states.

Clients turn to Danny Ong for advice on fraud litigation and breach of contract. He is particularly sought out by companies in the finance sector.

Lee Eng Beng SC has long been an esteemed figure in the market. He continues to be seen as a "very capable advocate" and is active on complex business law disputes before the Court of Appeal.

Francis Xavier SC has experience before the SICC and the Court of Appeal, acting on cross-border disputes concerning alleged breach of obligations.

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Overview

A recognised leader in its field, this practice group has won a well earned reputation for resolving the biggest and most challenging national and cross border disputes. In a tough and increasingly complex global business climate, clients rely on our advocacy and advisory expertise to provide them with commercial solutions and to protect their rights.

Rajah & Tann is a leader in dispute resolution both in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific. Its commercial litigation practice is led by Chandra Mohan Rethnam, BBM PBM, including the firm’s Managing Partner Senior Counsel Lee Eng Beng, Senior Counsel Andre Yeap, Senior Counsel Francis Xavier and Senior Counsel Tan Chuan Thye. Our exceptionally strong team has developed a signature brand of know-how, dynamism and responsiveness – making us the natural choice for clients facing any kind of complex litigation.


Dispute Resolution: Litigation Department

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

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9 Straits View #06-07

Marina One West Tower

Singapore

Singapore Island

Singapore

018937

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Singapore

Dispute Resolution: Litigation


Andre Yeap SC
Band 3
Eng Beng Lee SC
Band 1
Francis Xavier SC
Band 3