Singapore – PDLegal LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Gerard Quek as Deputy Managing Partner.
Gerard joined the firm as its first associate in early 2017 and was promoted to partnership in May 2020. His expertise includes fraud and asset recovery, commercial disputes, financial services law and regulation, and commercial practice. He has also assisted clients with numerous international trade and cross-border matters. Gerard heads the China and Thailand Desk of the firm and is its recruitment partner.
“I am delighted to appoint Gerard as Deputy Managing Partner. I am confident his appointment will contribute to the firm’s vision and growth. Gerard’s appointment is also in line with the firm’s commitment to groom its next generation of leaders,” said Peter Doraisamy, the founder and Managing Partner of the firm.
As Deputy Managing Partner, Gerard will work closely with Peter to develop the firm’s regional practices.
“I am humbled to be taking on this role. Having been with the firm since it was established, I am grateful to have been part of its growth journey. I look forward to further strengthening the firm’s offering and fostering a strong and inclusive culture within the firm,” said Gerard.
About PDLegal LLC
PDLegal LLC was established in January 2017. Within a span of six years, the firm has grown into a full-service independent Singapore law firm with a growing regional practice.
With approximately 20 fee earners, PDLegal’s practice areas now include maritime and international trade disputes, commercial & civil litigation, corporate transactions, criminal law, insurance, employment law, funds’ establishment, Fintech and FinReg, insolvency and restructuring, international and domestic arbitration as well as private client disputes and advisory.
The firm also has particular expertise in industries such as maritime, construction, fintech, cryptocurrency, investment funds and oil and gas. The firm has been growing its regional offering, having set up its China, India and Thailand desks to facilitate its legal services offered to clients in these jurisdictions.
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Gerard’s main areas of practice include fraud and asset recovery (including crypto assets), commercial disputes, financial services law and regulation. Gerard assist clients with international trade and cross border matters, particularly matters in China and Thailand. Some of the recent reported judgments where Gerard had acted as lead counsel include Chen Mingxing and others v Zhang Jian and others  SGHC 03, Simran Bedi v Montgomery, Mark A  SGHC 67, Wong Leng Si Rachel v Wu Su Han Olivia  SGHC 151 and Re Hodlnaut Pte Ltd  SGHC 209.
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 by LexisNexis Singapore.
Gerard is frequently instructed on complex matters by reputable organisations and regularly argues before the Singapore Courts as lead counsel. In particular, Gerard acted 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”.
In 2020, Gerard was shortlisted as a Finalist in the Asian Legal Business Southeast Asia Law Awards for the category of Young Lawyer of the Year and also featured as one of Singapore’s 21 Most Influential Lawyers Aged 40 and Under, by the Singapore Business Review in 2020. In 2021, Gerard was recognised by Asian Legal Business as one of Asia’s 40 Under 40 Lawyers. The aforesaid 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.
Gerard is very passionate about serving the community and regularly takes on matters on a pro bono basis with the support of the firm.
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
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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
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