Managing Partners: Mr R Govin / Ms Tan Hui Tsing
Number of partners: 2
Number of lawyers: 14
Gurbani & Co is a Singapore law firm which was founded in 1989. Over the last 30 years of domestic and international legal engagements, it has grown into a full service law firm with a dedicated network of legal correspondent firms worldwide and, in particular, in Asia.
Gurbani & Co is a name that ‘immediately come[s] to mind for admiralty and shipping matters’ and it has been consistently ranked by international shipping publications as a leading maritime and insurance law firm in the Asia Pacific. In its 2017 Asia Pacific guide, Chambers confirms that the firm is a “niche firm with a solid reputation for providing expert advice on maritime law” and in its 2013 edition, the firm was highly recommended as a leading lawyer in the domestic shipping category. Feedback from clients confirm that Gurbani & Co has ‘a good litigation capability’ and the lawyers are ‘very capable: I would recommend them’.
The driving force behind the firm’s success is its team of committed lawyers who are at the cutting edge of legal developments, combining rigorous analysis with astute judgement that comes only with in-depth knowledge and experience in the firm’s specialist areas. The firm is known for applying incisive and innovative legal thinking to commercial disputes in service to its clients.
Main Areas of Practice:
Gurbani & Co has established itself as one of the leading firms in Singapore in its main areas of practice. These include litigation, and domestic and international arbitration. Its lawyers have acted as arbitrators and counsel in large-scale domestic and international institutional arbitrations.
Complementing the firm’s strength in litigation and arbitration is a robust corporate law practice involving commercial contracts negotiations, draftings, mergers/acquisitions, business financing related arrangements, property, ship sale/purchase and finance, employment, creditors’ rights, and private client services.
Additional Practice Areas:
The firm also handles all aspects of shipping, marine and general insurance and reinsurance. The firm has won the support of a solid international and local commercial client base, with it being first choice for the last 30 years. It has strong networks in the insurance, maritime and international trade sectors, as well as within the international arbitral community, which enables it to service the needs of its expanding client base in an increasingly global community.
Gurbani & Co represents multinationals, listed and private companies, banks, finance houses, construction industry companies, international commodity traders, shipping companies, shipowners, operators, charterers cargo owners, freight forwarders, flagstates and government owned carriers, insurers and reinsurers, P&I insurers, FD&D associations, cargo owners, freight forwarders, shipping agencies, ship builders, repairers, bunker suppliers and others from the whole spectrum of the marine industry.