OUR EXPERTISE

Employment Lawyers In Singapore

The firm’s Employment Practice recognises the challenge of navigating the legal complexities in a constantly evolving employment landscape. We have extensive business experience in offering strategic and practical advice on both contentious and non-contentious employment issues.

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End-To-End Advisory in All Aspects of Employment Matters

Navigating Singapore’s evolving employment landscape is challenging for both corporates and individuals. Our Employment team acts for both corporates and C-suite executives and has extensive commercial experience in advising on the full spectrum of employment law related matters.

For Corporate and MNC Clients

For our corporate clients, we recognise the need to strike a balance between legal complexities and practical solutions. Our employment team is committed to providing quality, commercially wise counsel on a wide range of issues, including the drafting of corporate employment policies, employee compensation and benefits such as Employee Share Option Schemes (ESOS) and Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP), management of restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, and redundancy situations, data privacy, and corporate governance.

By choosing to instruct us, you can expect a level of sophistication, expertise, and commercial insight that few other law firms can expect to deliver in matters relating to employment law in Singapore.

For Partners, Senior Executives and Employees

Our C-suite clients trust us to represent them in employment disputes such as wrongful dismissal and termination. We also support them in non-contentious matters such as negotiating their contracts and advising them on their rights and obligations relating to restrictive covenants, including non-compete/non-solicitation and restraint of trade clauses.

We have a reputation for working with CEOs, founders, board members, senior executives, and key employees who are going up against large corporations, providing practical employment law advice to manage their personal employment law needs.

We help you understand your rights and obligations, provide strategic options, and obtain practical outcomes in situations of extreme stress or reputational risk.

Our team advises on a full range of matters, which includes the following:

We operate across all sectors, from financial services to healthcare, manufacturing, and construction. Our employment lawyers have a high success rate and significant experience advising our clients, who regularly ask us to act against large employers.

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Recognised as one of Singapore’s Best Law Firms, 2021

PDLegal LLC has been recognised as a recommended firm in The Straits Times’ survey on Singapore’s Best Law Firms for 2021 under the Maritime & Shipping practice category.

The Straits Times, together with international market researcher Statista, conducted the first-ever survey to identify Singapore’s best law firms in 15 different areas of legal practice.

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Our Notable Experiences Include

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  • Peter Doraisamy

    Managing Partner

    Raghunath Peter Doraisamy is the Managing Partner of PDLegal LLC. Peter specialises in shipping and maritime law and complex litigation.

  • Andrew Lee Weiming

    Partner

    In October 2017, Andrew was featured as one of “Asia’s brightest young legal minds under 40 years of age making waves” by Asian Legal Business.

  • Lakshman Shankar

    Partner, Head - India Desk

    Lakshman is an Indian-qualified lawyer registered as a foreign lawyer in Singapore. He has 24 years of experience and leads the firm’s India desk. 

  • Mike Chiam

    Partner

    Mike’s main areas of practice include Commercial and Corporate Advisory (Mergers & Acquisitions, Fundraising, VCCs), Financial Services Regulatory (Private Equity/Venture Capital Funds, Private Equity and Fintech), and Technology and Digital Business Services.

  • Kyle Gabriel Peters

    Partner

    Gabriel is a litigator and dispute resolution lawyer. Gabriel’s main area of practice is commercial and corporate litigation with an emphasis on insolvency and restructuring, fraud and investigations, and international arbitration. 

  • Gerard Quek

    Partner

    Gerard’s main areas of practice include fraud and asset recovery, commercial disputes, financial services law and regulation and shipping litigation.

  • Mato Kotwani

    Partner

    Mato’s practice areas encompass civil and commercial litigation, criminal litigation (white-collar and general crime), employment law and other advisory work

  • Cathryn Neo

    Partner

    Cathryn is a dual-qualified international disputes lawyer in our International Arbitration and China Practices. Her main practice areas are international arbitration, litigation, insolvency and restructuring, and mediation.

  • Daniel Ling

    Counsel

    Daniel’s areas of practice include fraud and asset recovery, commercial disputes, and white-collar investigations.

  • Josiah Fong

    Senior Associate

    Josiah graduated from the University of Sheffield (UK) with an LLB (Hons) degree in 2016 and was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2018.

  • Amanda Goh

    Associate

    Amanda is an associate in the Investment Funds and Corporate Advisory practice.

  • Nicholas Kwa

    Associate

    Nicholas’ practice areas encompass financial services regulatory and corporate advisory.

  • Kieran Dhaliwal

    Associate

    Kieran assists the partners of the firm on commercial and civil litigation matters, shipping related matters, general corporate practice, and criminal matters.

  • Tricia Ong

    Associate

    Tricia graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Laws Second Class Honours (Upper) 2020. She was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2021.

  • Kashib Shareef Ahmad

    Associate

    Kashib graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2020 with a Bachelor of Laws, Second Class Honours (Upper).

  • Yzabel Dumaguing

    Legal Manager

    Yzabel assists fee earners in complex disputes and transactions. She also handles research on complex areas of law and novel issues.

  • Sashni Chelvam

    Paralegal

    Sashni graduated from the University of the West of England with a Bachelor of Laws degree in 2018 (1st Class Honours) and was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2019.

  • Eu Jia Min

    Paralegal

    Jia Min graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor of Laws. She also has a Bachelor of Commerce (Marketing) from the University of Adelaide.

  • Glenn Chua

    Associate

    Glenn’s main area of practice is complex commercial disputes, restructuring and insolvency, international arbitration, and mediation. Glenn also assists in the conduct of criminal defence, particularly in relation to white-collar crimes.

  • What our clients say

    “Very professional group of lawyers who can foresee problems and propose solid solutions that work. We were going against a large bank, so you can imagine our stress levels, but the PDLegal team pressed on, and with a carefully thought out strategy, we tackled not only the bank’s internal legal department, but also externally hired lawyers.“

    Founder, Venture Capital Firm

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