JTJB has been a prominent part of Singapore’s legal landscape with an international clientele and reputation for over 30 years. We provide a wide spectrum of legal services spanning Commercial Dispute Resolution, Corporate Law, Real Estate and Conveyancing, and we are particularly known for our Maritime & Shipping expertise. JTJB is the sole Singapore-based-member of the ADVOC network, a network of international law offices spanning more than 70 countries. We have a broad and established contentious practice comprising wide-ranging commercial and maritime cases involving litigation and domestic and international arbitration. We are well equipped to provide our clients with effective multi-jurisdictional assistance, advice and representation.
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 Firm was founded in 2012 with a vision to build a law firm that delivers effective and efficient legal services to everyone.
IRB is a full-service law firm that advises clients on a broad range of matters, from family, probate, criminal, personal injury, and personal debt recovery, start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, commercial agreements, asset tracing, and enforcement actions.
IRB’s employment, construction and infrastructure disputes teams has been involved in international arbitrations, representing large international contractors, companies and consultants in international arbitrations in Singapore, and internationally.
The Firm’s matrimonial practice has dedicated lawyers who regularly undertake both contested and uncontested ancillaries like divorces, adoption, pre-nuptial agreement, division of matrimonial assets and care and control of children.
Globally, IRB supports its clients in multi-jurisdictional transactions and disputes by leveraging a close network of proven firms, carefully selected for their expertise in the particular area or industry that the client requires.
Established 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, as well as a former Minister for Law.
‘Unique Boutique’ Specialist Disputes Counsel Given our established reputation as a leading Litigation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution practice despite our compact size, we have been aptly dubbed Singapore’s “unique boutique” by the Legal 500. We act for private clients and corporations alike in high-stakes cases of a scale and complexity familiar to leading Singapore and multinational law firms. We thrive on difficult civil, corporate and commercial disputes and complex international arbitrations under the SIAC, ICC, UNCITRAL and other rules.
Conflict-Free In contrast to certain multinational or multidisciplinary law firms, we are a “pure” disputes firm, without any transactional or corporate departments. We are therefore practically conflict-free and able to act against multinational financial institutions and corporations, and even States. We are therefore frequently brought in by international and local firms to co-counsel complex litigation and arbitrations in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region.
Case Strategists & Problem-Solvers We don’t just look for ‘the win’ in Court or arbitration, but also achieving that outcome efficiently in terms of time and expense, all the while ensuring a positive perception in the crucible of public opinion and the media. We therefore manage disputes holistically, by considering every aspect from a 360-degree perspective. More information on our 360-Degree Dispute Management approach is available on our website: www.braddellbrothers.com
Virtual Advocacy & Video Hearings Our counsel regularly appear in video arbitration and court hearings, as well as mediations, having received training in virtual hearing advocacy i.e. techniques for making persuasive video submissions to courts and tribunals, as well as examining and cross-examining witnesses effectively, over video-link.
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, South Korea, Indonesia and Russia. Also, being a member of LEGALINK www.legalink.ch, a global network of over 70 leading independent law firms comprising more than 3,500 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 and Benchmark (Asia-Pacific).