PK Wong & Nair

Singapore

Analysis

Overview

PK Wong & Nair is known for its expertise in dispute resolution, restructuring and insolvency, and corporate and commercial law. The team has a wealth of experience in a broad range of commercial disputes arising out of breaches of securities regulations, commodity trading disputes, insolvency, employment and contractual disputes and estate claims. Seasoned litigator Suresh Nair is the main partner. Bryan Tan and Nicole Foo are emerging names to note. Disputes boutique firm Nair & Co merged with mid-sized law firm PK Wong & Associates to form a full service law firm in January 2020.

Client feedback

“Excellent technical knowledge; brilliant strategic thinking; it builds an excellent rapport with clients.” – Dispute resolution

“Punches well above its weight for a mid-sized law firm.” – Labour and employment

“Prompt responses, appropriate advice and sound guidance.” – Restructuring and insolvency

“Solid firm with exceptional expertise, good response times, and practical, personable services.” – Restructuring and insolvency

“Personal attention is given by directors who are knowledgeable and hands-on.” – Restructuring and insolvency

“The firm has an exceptionally strong team with no weak spots in its disputes and insolvency/restructuring practices. It understands the industry, is commercial and strategically and technically as sharp as you can get.” – Restructuring and insolvency

Suresh Nair

“Suresh is responsive to our initial inquiry and volunteered to come from Singapore to Brunei to speak to the client at his own cost and without assurance of engagement. We were impressed with this gesture. From the start, Suresh's professionalism, temperament as well as his knowledge and experience of the subject matter was exemplary. His handling of the case, drafting and advice on the strategy demonstrated his in-depth knowledge of the subject matter as well as his experience in trial work.”

“Highly personable, a sharp tactician with excellent legal knowledge and a brilliant mind.”

“Outstanding legal ability; client-focused approach; cost-effective legal solutions.”

“Suresh is for me the leading senior litigator and advocate in Singapore. Second to none. He is the most articulate, composed and commercial advocate currently practising in Singapore. His ability to dissect a lawsuit or a complex restructuring and to present it in a commercial and compelling manner is second to none. He is the standout senior litigator in Singapore. He is ably assisted by Nicole Foo who is becoming a star in her own right. Nicole's incredible focus and attention to detail make for a great combination with Suresh Nair.”

“He is among the best insolvency practitioners in Singapore. An exceptional advocate, he is razor-sharp and precise and provides timely and practical advice in the most personable way possible.”

“Spends time and pays attention to detail.”

“Very committed to the client's cause, brilliant strategic thinking and excellent technical knowledge.”

Joel Yeow

“Broad and deep understanding of insolvency. Ability to consider all options and aspects of a case.”

Dispute resolution
Work highlights

Acting for British and Malayan Trustees concerning the law pertaining to trustee’s obligations in the event of a bond default. This case brought to the forefront the issue regarding the scope of a trustee’s duties and liabilities during a bond default.

Key clients

Empire Capital Resources, World Fuel Services (Singapore)

Restructuring and insolvency
Work highlights

Acting for Empire Capital Resources, a guarantor of notes issued by Berau Capital Resources and Berau Energy, in filing for leave under section 210(10) of the Companies Act to convene a meeting of creditors to consider a proposed scheme of arrangement. This is the first time an application has been brought by the principal guarantor and not by the issuer of the notes.

Key clients

Informal Steering Committee of Pacific Andes Resources Development