We are instructed by Indian law firms acting for their clients in India or Singapore, on transactions and disputes.
We also act for Indian clients based in Singapore and in India seeking to do business in Singapore or have their disputes resolved here, and often also for Singaporean entities involved in disputes with Indian parties.
Our dedicated India desk helps provide streamlined and dedicated support to:
The India Desk is managed by Lakshman Shankar, who is an Indian-educated and Indian-qualified lawyer with over twenty years’ practice experience in India, and by the firm’s managing partner, Peter Doraisamy, a Singapore-qualified lawyer who has significant experience working with Indian clients and Indian related matters. Clients benefit from our understanding of Indian business culture.
Over the years, the firm has built strong working relationships with reputable Indian law firms across various practice areas and industry sectors. This includes, but is not limited to, commercial litigation, international arbitration, M&A and corporate advisory work, shipping and international trade, and intellectual property.
Our India Desk is well supported by seasoned professionals practising across a wide range of legal fields in Singapore, providing the Desk a strong foundation and back-end support in complex disputes and cross-border transactions where both Indian and Singaporean jurisdictions apply. It enables us to offer our clients complete and comprehensive services, dovetailing across different practice areas.
Our original core competence, commercial litigation and arbitration, now has the benefit of expertise in other practice areas. Our lawyers routinely handle both domestic and international arbitration, having been engaged on significant and complex disputes ever since the firm was established. Please refer to our page on our arbitration practice for details: link
We have worked on cross-border investments, mergers and acquisitions, business contracts and can be of immense help to clients wishing to establish business entities in Singapore. We are also well placed to offer regulatory advice and assistance.
Our abilities arise from intensive work in different industry sectors: IT, telecom, healthcare, BPOs, solar power, renewable energy, shipping, banking, to name a few. We are well placed to render services in most practice areas, including:
Indian business entities and private individuals searching for international business opportunities look at Singapore as an obvious choice. This gives Singaporean entities, whether investors, service providers or others, attractive business prospects. The SIAC has become the most preferred arbitral institution in Asia, giving rise to an increased need for Singapore-India legal services. We believe PDLegal can play an important role.
PDLegal LLC is pleased to announce that Managing Partner, Peter Doraisamy, has been recognised and ranked by Chambers & Partners (Asia Pacific 2023 for Shipping: Domestic: Litigation). The following quotes appear with Peter’s ranking: –
“Peter Doraisamy of PDLegal in Singapore is a noted shipping lawyer in the market. He handles a wide range of disputes, including ship grounding, cargo and fraud-related cases” – Chambers & Partners – Asia Pacific 2023
“He is excellent in litigation. He has very good control of the case, collecting the right evidence and putting this into a very successful trial.” – Shipping Litigation Client
Chambers and Partners is the leading independent professional legal research company operating across 200 jurisdictions. Chambers and Partners delivers detailed rankings and insights into the world’s leading lawyers and law firms.
This ranking is a testimony to the expertise and experience of the Firm’s shipping practice and would not be possible without the support of our clients and friends.View All Awards
Raghunath Peter Doraisamy is the Managing Partner of PDLegal LLC. Peter specialises in shipping and maritime law and complex litigation.
Gerard’s main areas of practice include fraud and asset recovery, commercial disputes, financial services law and regulation and shipping litigation.
Nazim specialises in complex high value Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration.
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.
Wei Hong is a dispute resolution specialist. His practice areas are Construction and Insurance.
Mato’s practice areas encompass civil and commercial litigation, criminal litigation (white-collar and general crime), employment law and other advisory work
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.
Daniel’s areas of practice include fraud and asset recovery, commercial disputes, and white-collar investigations.
Sathya’s main areas of practice are civil and commercial litigation, restructuring and insolvency, and international arbitration.
Glenn’s main areas of practice include fraud, asset recovery and investigations, complex commercial and cross-border disputes, restructuring and insolvency, international arbitration, and mediation. Glenn also specialises in white-collar criminal defence work.
Yzabel’s main areas of practice are complex commercial and civil litigation (including cross-border commercial and corporate disputes), fraud investigations, energy, natural resources & mining, offshore, international trade, and insolvency and restructuring.
Laurence has dedicated his professional career to claims handling and underwriting within the sphere of Marine Insurance. He has been a significant change accelerator within Singapore Underwriting circles
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