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Firm Profile

Straits Law Practice LLC

Firm Profile

Singapore

  • Profile
  • 9 Raffles Place
  • #32-00 Republic Plaza
  • Singapore
  • Singapore Island
  • Singapore
  • 048619

Firm profile submitted by Straits Law Practice LLC

Straits Law Practice LLC (Straits Law) was incorporated in 2001. Over the past 15 years, Straits Law has grown into a leading multi-disciplinary practice offering top-quality legal services across all major practice areas. Integrity, commitment and partnership. These are the core values that have guided the firm’s growth over the years. The firm’s partnerships with its clients mean enduring relationships and total commitment to achieving the best possible results for its clients.

Arbitration:
4 partners; 11 fee earners based in Singapore.
Managing Director N Sreenivasan, SC and Valerie Ang are the lead partners in the Arbitration practice. The practice group has successfully acted in arbitrations in Singapore, Myanmar and the United States in diverse fields, from trade finance disputes to commodities-related disputes, hospitality disputes, construction disputes and multi-million dollar arbitrations. Valerie Ang handles the hospitality disputes (in 2016 – 2 arbitrations involving hotel managers being wrongfully terminated by hotel owners).
Contact: N Sreenivasan, SC
Tel: +65 6713 0234
Email: [email protected]

Commercial Litigation:
4 partners; 11 fee earners based in Singapore.
Straits Law’s Commercial Litigation practice group is headed by N Sreenivasan SC. The group has extensive experience in major shareholders’ disputes, fraud claims, contractual and employment disputes and many more.
Contact: N Sreenivasan, SC
Tel: +65 6713 0234
Email: [email protected]

Criminal & Regulatory Litigation:
2 partners; 8 fee earners based in Singapore.
Straits Law’s Criminal & Regulatory Litigation practice, headed by N Sreenivasan, SC, is a leading practice, particularly for its defence work in high value white-collar crime cases. Among other notable cases, the firm’s white-collar crime practice has also seen N Sreenivasan, SC acting in one of the longest running criminal trials in Singapore, involving allegations of criminal breach of trust in the sum of $24 million in relation to a mega church in Singapore.
Contact: N Sreenivasan, SC
Tel: +65 6713 0234
Email: [email protected]

Building & Construction:
2 partner; 5 fee earners. Straits Law’s building and construction law practice provides both advisory services to clients as well as manages disputes for clients. The team is headed by Joseph Liow who has represented a wide range of clients in the construction industry, including the Building Control Authority of Singapore, developers, main contractors, suppliers and sub-contractors since 1995. The team is well placed to manage and assist clients in adjudication matters under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act. The team also represent clients in the construction industry as counsel in arbitrations and court proceedings.
Contact: Joseph Liow
Tel: +65 6713 0212
Email: [email protected]

Banking Litigation:
2 partners; 11 fee earners based in Singapore. Straits Law’s Banking litigation practice is led by Palaniappan Sundaraj and the firm acts for both banks and bank customers. Straits Law is acting for a major European bank in a claim brought, in respect of accumulator share transactions entered into prior to the GFC. Straits Law also acted in a case brought by a customer against a global bank involving capital protected structured products.
Contact: Palaniappan Sundararaj
Tel: +65 6713 0215
Email: [email protected]

Insolvency:
2 partners; 3 fee earners based in Singapore.
Straits Law’s Insolvency practice group is headed by Valerie Ang. Recent matters include acting in a winding up application involving the newly enacted s254(2A) of the Companies Act.
Contact: Valerie Ang
Tel: +65 6713 0228
Email: [email protected]

Tort, Medical Negligence, Insurance & Professional Liability:
3 partners; 5 fee earners. Straits Law is one of Singapore’s leading medical malpractice firms. The team marries depth of medical knowledge with cutting edge litigation expertise to bring to the table one of the foremost medical malpractice teams in Singapore. Cases include acting for the plaintiff in ACB v Thomson Medical Ptc Ltd [2014] SGHC 36 and Uwe Klima v Singapore Medical Council [2015] SGHC 97. The practice group also specialises in the field of insurance and reinsurance matters with extensive experience in the areas of defence and recovery of claims in motor and personal injury liabilities, medical and health insurance policies, work injury compensation, industrial accidents, public liabilities, contractors’ all risk policies, occupier’s liabilities, performance bond and indemnity and business interruption policies.
Contact: Palaniappan Sundararaj
Tel: +65 6713 0215
Email: [email protected]

Branches

  • 9 Raffles Place,
  • #32-00 Republic Plaza,
  • Singapore,
  • Singapore Island
  • Singapore
  • 048619
  • Tel +65 6538 1300
  • Website : www.straitslaw.com.sg