Gurbani & Co LLC 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 Director with a dedicated team of lawyers and staff.
Gurbani & Co LLC 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 commercial arbitration, litigation, and corporate practice. 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 LLC's directors 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 associate law firms in many jurisdictions, including ASEAN countries, China, India, UK, and the USA, in various cross-border legal matters.
Gurbani & Co LLC 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 vessels, 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 LLC has always been consistently ranked every year as a recommended law firm in various international legal directories, including Chambers, Legal 500, Asialaw Profiles.
The formation of Aquinas Law was inspired by influential 13th century, philosopher, and legal theorist, St Thomas Aquinas. St Aquinas fundamentally believed that laws must be directed to the common good, to the happiness that is the goal of human actions. If laws are not for the common good they are unjust and hence not a law. Aquinas Law seeks to emulate such an ethos with compassion. The firm believes that laws should serve the common good and his relation of laws to life.
Aquinas Law has expanded to 6 partners, and a total of 18 fee earners from Singapore, Malaysia, and the People’s Republic of China. Aquinas Law seeks to deliver the highest quality of legal work and providing efficient solutions to our clients. We also assist our clients to adapt to and understand the business cultures in not only in Singapore, India and China but also in ASEAN. We aim to give you our clients our best and to be the best at what we do.
TSMP Law Corporation is a law firm with both dispute resolution and transactional law capabilities. Boutique in size with over 60 dedicated lawyers, we punch far above our weight, whether in the courtroom or across the negotiating table.
Eugene Thuraisingam LLP is a premier dispute resolution practice specialising in disputes and investigations. It is recognised as one of The Best Lawyers™ in Singapore in the field of Criminal Defence 2022 and “Singapore’s Best Law Firms in 2021” by the Straits Times and Statista. It is also Benchmark Litigation’s “Asia-Pacific Boutique Firm of the Year” and the choice firm for any client seeking an experienced, committed and conflict-free team of counsel to conduct high-stakes disputes. As trial lawyers, we bring unique skills to the table, particularly in commercial disputes involving head-on clashes of factual or expert evidence. We are fearless in pursuing novel arguments and have persuaded the Singapore courts to find for our clients in uncharted areas of commercial and criminal law.
Niru & Co LLC had its genesis as Niru & Co. in 1978. It began as a specialist boutique practice with a strong focus on shipping, insurance and reinsurance.
The Firm developed and expanded rapidly to other specialist niche areas in Aviation, Medical and Health, Media (Libel & Slander), Energy (Power Plants, Oil, Gas and Minerals), Civil, Commercial & Corporate Litigation and Arbitration (Domestic and International). The Firm’s expertise and work cover both advisory and litigation aspects.
The Firm prides itself in providing personalised partner level service of the highest standards, in an efficient and affordable manner. Its mission has always been to put the clients’ interests first and deliver the best outcome. The Firm therefore is committed to extensive alternate dispute resolution processes to find the most commercially viable solution to any dispute. It shares the clients’ ideals of maintaining relationships in disputes.
The Firm also has a very strong international and regional reputation built over many years of working with major law firms and clients in cross border work. On its own, it has a veritable associated practice in Malaysia, Suflan T H Liew & Partners. The Malaysian operations are run along the same lines and by the same standards as in Singapore.
Like the Firm, the Malaysian associated practice also counts several MNC’s, PLC’s and GLC’s as its clients.
Corporate and Commercial The team handles cross-border transactions and commercial ventures, managing negotiations for clients at every step of the process.
Data Protection The team provides services ranging from compliance with laws to claims arising out of breaches.
Dispute Resolution Whatever the tool required, the award-winning team brings to bear market-leading expertise to deliver the best results for clients.
Insolvency, Restructuring and Investigations The experienced practitioners advise all types of stakeholders on issues arising from the implementation of judicial management/schemes of arrangement, liquidation, restructuring and insolvencies, including related investigations.
Infrastructure and Construction The team provides end-to-end solutions, from procurement, negotiation, contracting and project delivery to mediation, adjudication, arbitration and/or litigation.
Insurance The established team represents a wide base of insurers and handles all classes of claims.
Real Estate The team advises on the entire gamut of real estate work, involving residential and commercial properties, en-bloc sales and purchases, and REITs.