Raghunath Peter Doraisamy is the Managing Partner of PDLegal LLC. Peter specialises in shipping and maritime law and complex litigation.
Due to Peter’s extensive expertise in shipping and maritime matters, he regularly advises large shipping companies on dispute resolution (including charterparty and bill of lading disputes, shipbuilding/repair, collisions, arrest and enforcement of maritime claims), marine insurance and international trade. For non-contentious matters, clients look to Peter for drafting in relation to joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, construction, repair, conversion, sale & purchase and chartering/operations/management of ships and onshore/offshore drilling platforms, ship finance and registration.
With close to 20 years of experience, litigious high net worth individuals, and big listed and private companies engage Peter’s services to handle their complex civil litigation and arbitration matters.
Peter is a highly commended lawyer and has been consistently ranked as a leading lawyer by the Asia Pacific Legal 500. He was most recently featured in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 2017 for his outstanding work in handling complex shipping litigation and advisory matters. Prior to founding PDLegal LLC, Peter established the Dispute Resolution practice group in Duane Morris & Selvam LLP when he joined the firm in 2011. He was Head of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group and the Shipping and International Trade Practice Group.
Peter has been specially appointed as a Senior Legal Consultant for HFI Consulting International Limited. He is also a Director of the RT ASEAN Network and sits on the Advisory Board of the National University of Singapore’s Centre of Maritime Law Inaugural Committee.
Peter read Law at the University of Nottingham where he graduated with Honours. Owing to his passion for shipping and maritime law, Peter received an LL.M. (Maritime Law) from the National University of Singapore. Peter was admitted to the Middle Temple as a Barrister-at-Law in 1997 and became an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1999.