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Individual Profile

Palaniappan Sundararaj

Straits Law Practice LLC - Singapore

Palaniappan Sundararaj - Straits Law Practice LLC
  • 9 Raffles Place
  • Singapore, Singapore Island, Singapore
  • 048619

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Main Areas of Law

Palaniappan Sundararaj, a leading medical malpractice litigator, works with experts from all over the world, to marry the depth of medical knowledge with cutting edge litigation expertise; thus bringing to the table one of the foremost medical malpractice teams in Singapore. He is also involved in insurance litigation practice group, advising on general insurance cases, workplace injury, fire, public and product liability, inland transit, travel and professional indemnity matters.

Work Highlights

Important recent cases include acting for the plaintiff in the Court of Appeal in ACB v Thomson Medical Pte Ltd involving the novel issue as to whether child-rearing costs can be awarded in wrongful birth cases in Singapore. The firm’s banking litigation practice, led by Palaniappan Sundararaj, recently acted for a major European bank in a claim brought by a BVIcompany in respect of accumulator share transactions entered into prior to the GFC.


Palaniappan was a deputy public prosecutor and state counsel from 1988 until the time he entered private practice in 1994.