Providence Law Asia

Singapore

Analysis

Overview

Established in 2012, Providence Law Asia has gained a reputation for its strong disputes capability with clients including multinational companies, governments and financial institutions. The firm is particularly known for its work in complex and high-stakes commercial disputes and insolvency litigation. Abraham Vergis and Nawaz Kamil are key names at the firm.

Dispute resolution
Work highlights

Defended Stephen Wolfe, China country head of Macquarie Bank, in a suit against a Chinese State-Owned Enterprise (SOE) in the nascent Singapore International Commercial Court. The dispute was in respect of a commodity swap transaction arising from the ISDA master agreement and involved issues noted by the court to be ‘potentially of considerable significance to the derivatives market’.

Key clients

Agri Asia Group, Polar Ventures Overseas, Triumphant Gold

Restructuring and insolvency
Work highlights

Advising Triumphant Gold, a Cayman Island venture capitalist fund, against the debtor company Rooftop Group International. The team successfully resisted several reliefs sought by the debtor company and its director in its Singapore high court application for cross-border recognition of ongoing Chapter 11 proceedings.