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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:

  • Indian entities seeking advice on Singapore law and legal services in Singapore, and
  • Singapore based and other ASEAN clients doing business with or investing in Indian entities.

Our Lawyers

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 Work

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.

Indicative Practice Areas

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:

  • Dispute resolution – litigation and arbitration
  • Company law
  • Private Equity and M&A,
  • Commercial contracts
  • Foreign Investment into India, Singapore and other jurisdictions, particularly within ASEAN.

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.

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Chambers & Partners – Asia Pacific 2023

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.

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  • Peter Doraisamy

    Managing Partner

    “Peter is highly intelligent, with a keen awareness for issues. He often proposes simple, practical solutions for seemingly complex issues.”

    -Chambers & Partners – Asia Pacific 2024

     

     

  • Gerard Quek

    Deputy Managing Partner

    Gerard Quek – Lawyer Profile

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

  • Nazim Khan

    Senior Partner

    Nazim Khan – Lawyer Profile

    Nazim specialises in complex high value Commercial Litigation and International Arbitration.

  • Andrew Lee Weiming

    Partner

    Andrew Lee Weiming – Lawyer Profile

    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.

  • Mato Kotwani

    Partner

    Mato Kotwani – Lawyer Profile

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

  • Paul Papon Charoenpao

    Partner

    Paul Papon Charoenpao – Lawyer Profile

    Papon’s practice specializes in Financial Services, Venture Capital & Private Equity Funds, Mergers & Acquisitions, and other Corporate areas of laws.

  • Ling Wei Hong

    Partner

    Ling Wei Hong – Lawyer Profile

    Wei Hong is a dispute resolution specialist. His practice areas are Construction and Insurance.

  • Lakshman Shankar

    Partner, Head - India Desk

    Lakshman Shankar – Lawyer Profile

    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. 

  • Gursharn Singh

    Counsel

    Gursharn graduated from the Singapore Management University’s Juris Doctor programme in 2017 and was called to the Singapore Bar in August 2018. Prior to pursuing a career in law, Gursharn was a diplomat with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Gursharn’s practice focus is on litigation and arbitration. He has acted for individuals and companies in a myriad of matters ranging from complex international arbitrations to civil and commercial disputes at all levels of the Singapore courts.
    He has advised clients on, amongst other things, construction, employment, tortious, contractual, insurance, corporate and compliance matters. His approach to the law has been grounded on providing sound, practical advice and to advocate for his clients’ rights robustly.

  • Yzabel Dumaguing

    Counsel

    Yzabel Dumaguing – Lawyer Profile

    Yzabel’s main areas of practice are complex commercial and civil litigation (including cross-border commercial and corporate disputes), shipping, international arbitration and trade,  energy, natural resources & mining, and offshore.

  • Sathya Narayanan

    Counsel

    Sathya Narayanan – Lawyer Profile

    Sathya’s main areas of practice are civil and commercial litigation, restructuring and insolvency, and international arbitration.

  • Glenn Chua

    Counsel

    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.

  • Pranav Kamnani

    Counsel (Registered Foreign Lawyer)

    Pranav’s main areas of practice include complex commercial and cross-border disputes, international arbitration, and advisory services, with a primary focus in disputes relating to joint-ventures, shareholder disputes and construction. Pranav also advises and represents clients in industry sectors, such as, shipping, technology and telecommunication, aviation and defence, and oil and natural gas.

  • Elizabeth Wong

    Associate

    Elizabeth Wong Profile

    Elizabeth’s main areas of practice include civil and commercial litigation, criminal litigation.

  • Pumpumm Chomchai

    Associate

    Pumpumm Chomchai – Lawyer Profile

    Over 5 years of experience as a lawyer in the Corporate / Commercial, Foreign Investments, M&A, and Emerging Technologies Practices.

  • Worawit Nitiborrirak

    Associate

    Worawit’s main areas of practice include civil and commercial litigation, criminal litigation, data privacy law and other regulatory compliance related work.

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    Let's Get In Touch

    Our Office

    • A:

      PDLegal LLC Advocates & Solicitors 1 Coleman Street #08-02 The Adelphi Singapore 179803

    • E:

      [email protected]

    • T:

      (65) 6220 0325

    • F:

      (65) 6220 0392

    • H:

      Mon - Fri : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
      Sat : 8:30 am - 12:00 pm