Yuen Law LLC is a full-service law practice catering to clients with diverse international business interests. The firm is known for its expertise in capital markets, corporate financing and series funding, mergers and acquisitions and corporate and commercial laws.
Gurbani & Co was founded in 1989. Joining at the inception was Mr R Govin who became a partner of the firm in 1992 and continues to lead the firm's success as Managing Partner with a dedicated team of lawyers.
In its 32 years of business, Gurbani & Co has established itself as one of the leading firms of excellence in Singapore in its main areas of practice, involving all aspects of shipping, all forms of marine and general insurance, reinsurance, international and domestic commercial arbitration, and litigation. The leading partners of this niche practice have won the support of a solid international and local commercial client base, constantly engaging it as the firm of ultimate choice.
Gurbani & Co's partners have acted as arbitrators and counsel in large-scale domestic and international institutional and ad-hoc arbitrations.
Our firm has strong networks in the insurance, maritime and international trade sectors, as well as within the international arbitral community, which enables it to service the needs of its expanding client base in an increasingly global community.
Our firm also works closely with associates in ASEAN countries, China, India, UK and the USA in various cross-border legal matters and is well-placed to deal with issues in the region.
Gurbani & Co represents multinationals, listed and private companies, banks, finance houses, shipping companies, shipowners, operators, charterers, cargo owners, freight forwarders, international commodity traders, flagstates and government owned carriers, marine cargo, insurers, hull and machinery, and war risks insurers, reinsurers, P&I insurers, FD&D associations, shipping agencies, ship repairers, bunker suppliers and others from the whole spectrum of the maritime industry.
The firm’s main areas of practice encompass, but are not limited to shipping/air/land carriage and multimodal transport and freight forwarding – it advises and represents clients in disputes arising out of bills of lading, charterparties, airway bills, freight forwarding and logistics agreements including arbitration, mediation and litigation of disputes. International and domestic trade, and commercial arbitration, mediation and litigation – cross-border enforcement of foreign and domestic arbitration awards and judgments.
The firm has acted in relation to ICC, FOSFA, GAFTA, PORAM, SIAC and SCMA arbitrations, amongst others. We act in all forms of marine and general insurance.
We also handle matters concerning negotiating/drafting/formation of commercial contracts for sale and purchase of goods, commodities, corporate joint ventures, business acquisitions and start-up of companies. Our lawyers advise and represent clients in multi-jurisdictional joint ventures and acquisitions, including assisting foreign clients in the setting up of businesses in Singapore.
Gurbani & Co is consistently ranked in various international legal directories, including Chambers, Legal 500, Asialaw Profiles where our lawyers are ranked and recommended.
Founded 1883 Braddell Brothers LLP is Singapore's second-oldest independent law practice, founded in 1883 by the sons of Sir Thomas Braddell, the first Attorney-General of Singapore. Prominent alumni include retired Supreme Court Judges and Attorneys-General, and a former Minister for Law.
Singapore’s “Unique Boutique” We have been aptly described as Singapore’s “unique boutique” disputes firm, with an established reputation as a leading, specialist Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution practice. We thrive on high-profile and difficult civil, corporate and commercial disputes and complex international arbitrations under the SIAC, ICC, UNCITRAL and other rules.
Conflict-Free Dispute Resolution : Singapore Litigation & International Arbitration Our counsel act for private clients and corporations alike, in high-stakes litigation and arbitration cases of a scale and complexity familiar to leading Singapore and multinational law firms. In contrast to these larger practices however, we are almost always conflict-free. As a pure disputes firm, without any transactional, corporate or other practice areas, we are able to act against financial institutions, multinational corporations and even States.
Virtual / Video Hearings Subsequent to the COVID-19 pandemic, our lawyers regularly appear as counsel in video / virtual court hearings, as well as mediations, having received training in virtual hearing advocacy i.e. effective techniques for making video submissions to courts and tribunals, as well as examining and cross-examining witnesses over video-link. Our Managing Partner, Edmund Kronenburg, has also conducted – as an arbitrator – video / virtual arbitration hearings over Zoom.
‘360-Degree’ Dispute Resolution Each and every of our partners is ‘hands-on’ and a strategist, focused on tackling disputes holistically, not just in the courtroom. We are known for guiding clients strategically at each stage of a dispute, from the point of initial advice all the way through to final resolution - whether by trial, arbitration or a commercial settlement in our clients' best interests. We also often assist in managing the media, or in keeping our clients out of the public spotlight altogether.
International Reach & LEGALINK We have international reach. We work closely with a variety of firms in other jurisdictions, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Indonesia. Being a member of LEGALINK (www.legalink.ch), a global network of over 60 leading independent law firms comprising more than 3,000 legal professionals, we are able to collaborate closely with trusted, experienced overseas colleagues on any case that would benefit from their legal expertise.
Awards & Accolades Our firm and its counsel have received accolades, awards and rankings in a variety of legal directories, among them: Legal 500 (Asia Pacific), Chambers & Partners (Asia-Pacific & Global), AsiaLaw, Best Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal : Litigation and Benchmark Asia-Pacific.
PK Wong & Nair is a premier, full-service law corporation with roots going back more than 30 years. Since its founding, the firm has maintained an abiding commitment to providing real, practical solutions to a diverse range of clients dealing with matters at all levels of legal complexity. The firm has earned considerable recognition, with clients recognising it as a “solid firm with exceptional expertise and good response times” (Benchmark Litigation 2018) and an “effective and efficient, commercial minded” firm with “very commercial and fantastic advocates who are always willing to push the boundaries” (IFLR1000 2020). PK Wong & Nair’s diverse client base includes small businesses, large multinational corporations and financial institutions, international law firms and shareholders dealing with boardroom disputes.
As Singapore’s only independent corporate restructuring, insolvency, and special situations practice, BlackOak LLC is particularly focused on acting for stakeholder committees, debtors, liquidators and leaders of schemes of arrangement across broad contentious and non-contentious mandates.
In the five years of its existence, the firm has acted in many of the landmark high-value debt restructuring exercises as well as insolvency-related litigations across jurisdictions, such as Duniatex Group, Hyflux, Agritrade, Hin Leong Group, Noble, Berau Coal, China Fishery, Bakrieland Development, Blue Ocean Resources, Nam Cheong, I.M. Skaugen, Mongolian Mining, Century Sunshine, Suntec Group and Kreuz Subsea.
The team’s abilities have been consistently recognized in various reputable ranking publications over the years, and BlackOak – despite being a relatively young firm – has consistently found its way into the league tables.