Gerard’s main areas of practice include fraud and asset recovery, commercial disputes, financial services law and regulation and shipping litigation.
Gerard’s main areas of practice include fraud and asset recovery, commercial disputes, financial services law and regulation, commercial practice and shipping litigation. Gerard is also involved in and has assisted clients with numerous international trade and cross border matters, particularly matters in China, Malaysia and Thailand. Gerard also regularly provides commercial advice on how to strategically navigate the barriers of entry into a new business landscape.
Gerard has also co-authored the annotations of three statutes, namely the Hire-Purchase Act, the Sale of Goods (United Nations Convention) Act and Terrorism (Suppression of Financing) Act. These annotations have been published under the Annotated Laws of Singapore.
Prior to joining PDLegal LLC, Gerard was based in London, working for a reputable UK Law firm in their Maritime & International Trade department. He assisted with multiple matters including a complex arbitration dispute that involved a wrongful termination of contract for the operations of a copper mine in Zimbabwe.
Gerard is frequently instructed on complex matters by reputable organisations and regularly argues before the Supreme Court of Singapore as lead counsel. In particular, Gerard currently acts for 154 Claimants in a representative action where the Claimants are claiming approximately S$47 million in a multi-jurisdictional scam. Gerard had successfully argued for a world-wide Mareva Injunction order against eighteen defendants in the said suit.
Clients of Gerard have stated that “he has an eye for detail”, “is technically and commercially astute” and “can grasp complex industry practices quickly”. Gerard was also shortlisted as a Finalist in the Asian Legal Business Southeast Asia Law Awards 2020 for the category of Young Lawyer of the Year and featured as one of Singapore’s 21 Most Influential Lawyers Aged 40 and Under, by the Singapore Business Review. More recently, Gerard has been recognised by Asian Legal Business as one of Asia’s 40 Under 40 Lawyers.
The aforementioned list featured the region’s best lawyers under the age of 40. The lawyers on the list were selected from over 400 applicants from international and domestic firms across 10 jurisdictions: Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand & Vietnam. The lawyers were selected based on the quality and complexity of their work, recommendations from clients and colleagues, and their potential for future growth.
Since 2017, Gerard was appointed Legal Advisor to the Association of Catering Professionals Singapore (members comprise around 145 MNCs and listed companies).
Gerard is passionate about serving the community and regularly takes on matters on a pro bono basis with the support of the firm.
文江也合作编写了三部法规的注释，即《租购法》、《货物销售（联合国公约）法》和《恐怖主义（制止资助）法》。这些注释已在《新加坡法律注释》（Annotated Laws of Singapore）中出版。
文江经常被拥有优良声誉的组织委托指导复杂的问题，并作为首席律师定期在新加坡最高法院进行辩论。值得一提的是，文江目前代表154名索赔人在一项多司法管辖区的骗局中索赔约 4700万新币。文江成功地在上述诉讼中取得了针对18名被告的全球玛瑞瓦禁令 (Mareva Injunction)。
文江的客户对他表达了充分的肯定，“他善于发现细节”，“在技术上和商业上都很精明”，“能够快速掌握复杂的行业规则”。文江最近还入围了“亚洲法律商业东南亚法律奖2020”的年度青年律师奖（“Asian Legal Business Southeast Asia Law Awards 2020）。最近，文江被《亚洲法律事务》评为亚洲40位40岁以下律师之一。该榜单介绍了该地区40岁以下的最佳律师。该名单上的律师是从10个辖区的400多名申请人中选出的。这些辖区包括新加坡、香港、印度、印度尼西亚、日本、韩国、马来西亚、菲律宾、泰国和越南。 该名单上的律师是根据他们工作的质量和复杂性、客户和同事的推荐以及他们未来的发展潜力而被选中的。
自2017年起，文江被任命为新加坡餐饮专业人士协会 （“the Association of Catering Professionals Singapore“）的法律顾问（成员包括约145家跨国公司和上市公司）。文江热衷于为社区服务，并在公司的支持下定期提供无偿的法律服务。