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Managing Partners: Julian Wallace, Kevin Kwek
Number of partners: 14
Number of lawyers: 30+
Languages:English, Bahasa Indonesia, Cantonese, French, Hokkien, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Malay, Tagalog, Tamil, Teochew, Vietnamese
International Offices (includes associated and cooperative offices): Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Dominican Republic, France, Guatemala, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Pakistan, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russian Federation, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, UAE, United Kingdom, United States

Firm Overview:
Kennedys’ Singapore office, established in 2008, entered into a Joint Law Venture agreement with local firm Legal Solutions LLC, operating under the name Kennedys Legal Solutions since 1st May 2015. The firm’s lawyers provide a range of specialist legal services for the insurance, maritime, aviation, commodities, construction and healthcare industries.

Main Areas of Practice:

Insurance & Reinsurance:
Experience in all major lines of insurance and reinsurance business including: property, business interruption, energy, marine, financial lines, political and trade risk, healthcare, medical malpractice, construction and product liability.
Contacts: Julian Wallace, Kevin Kwek, Karnan Thirupathy, Ben Nicholson, Nick Francis

Financial & Professional Risk:
Advises insurers on all aspects of financial lines and professional indemnity insurance including directors’ and officers’ liability; bankers’ blanket bond; financial institutions; professional indemnity and fidelity.
Contacts: Julian Wallace, Ben Nicholson, Kevin Kwek

Supports, advises and represents the global aviation industry. Clients include airlines and air operators, airports and aerodromes, the general and sport aviation community, maintenance organisations, product manufacturers, tour and travel operators, insurers, private individuals, aircraft leasing companies and banks.
Contacts: Peng Lim, Anita Quy

Commercial Litigation, Arbitration & ADR:
Advises on commercial disputes including, contractual and IP disputes, jurisdictional, forum issues and international risk. Also active in international commercial arbitration, particularly in Singapore, Hong Kong and London.
Contacts: Julian Wallace, Kevin Kwek, Henry Heng, Christopher Yong, Ben Nicholson

Shipping & International Trade:
Advises on multi-jurisdictional business including, shipping and intermodal work, commodities, financing and energy/offshore. Assisting at each stage of the international business process from drafting contracts or policies, through to resolving disputes. Clients include vessel and intermodal operators, freight forwarders, managers, P&I Clubs, commodity traders, producers, insurers, brokers and agents.
Contacts: Henry Heng, Karnan Thirupathy, Nick Francis

Construction & Engineering:
Provides specialist advice at every stage on construction matters, from drafting and negotiating contracts through to implementation and administration of agreements and the resolution of disputes and claims through negotiation, mediation, neutral evaluation, expert determination , adjudication, arbitration and litigation as appropriate.
Contacts: Kevin Kwek, Henry Heng, Ben Nicholson

Capital Markets & Corporate:
Advises on a wide range of corporate, capital markets and private equity transactions including initial public offerings, pre-IPO investment, dual listings, reverse takeovers, public takeovers, de-listings, rights and warrants issues, placement, local and cross border acquisitions and disposals of shares and assets, downstream investment and compliance by private equity funds, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and various corporate actions by listed companies. The firm acts for listed companies, issue managers, underwriters and placement agents, private equity funds, multinational corporations, high net-worth individuals and small and medium enterprises.
Contact: Eng Wee Chong

Motor & Casualty:
Market leading practice advising on all aspects of motor liability including injury, property damage, drafting and advising on vehicle warranties, sales and purchase agreement, defective workmanship disputes as well as motorcar warranty claims and dispute. Also, advising domestic and global insurers and insureds on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious liability matters including personal injury, workers compensation, defence, subrogation and professional indemnity.
Contacts: Akramjeet Khaira, Patrick Yeo, Hui Ying Lim

Conveyancing & Real Estate:
Advises property developers and investors on a wide variety of commercial and corporate transactions, including acquisitions, joint venture agreements, structuring of companies, acquisition of land for redevelopment and property-related investment transactions, landlord and tenant contracts, property-related claims. Other real estate transactions include collective sales, tenders, private treaties and sales of residential, industrial and commercial properties, refinancing, amalgamation of titles, subdivisions and privatisation of estates.
Contacts: Patrick Ee, Christopher Yong