Tel: +65 6557 2436
Fax: +65 6557 2437
Contact: Eugene Thuraisingam
Number of partners: 4
Number of lawyers: 8
Languages: English, Indonesian, Malay and Mandarin
Practice Areas: Banking & financial services; Commercial and transactions; Construction; Insolvency; International arbitration; Labour and employment; and Shipping
Eugene Thuraisingam LLP is a boutique practice specialising in criminal and commercial disputes. Recently named as one of the “Firms to Watch 2019” in Singapore by Asian Legal Business, we are the choice firm for any client who seeks an experienced and committed conflict-free team of lawyers to have conduct of complex disputes. The team of dedicated lawyers comprises Eugene Thuraisingam, Suang Wijaya, Chooi Jing Yen, Syazana Yahya, Haziq Ika, Johannes Hadi, Hamza Malik, and Lock Zhi Yong.
Commercial Arbitration & Litigation
Our disputes-focused firm has successfully handled complex disputes involving industries such as shipping, oil and gas, and construction. Arbitration work is one of our core practice areas.
We are adept at handling both domestic and international arbitrations and are familiar with the major arbitral institutions. From pre-arbitration negotiations to post-award proceedings, we have the expertise and skills to secure the best results for you. We go straight to the heart of the issues and position our cases with a view to favourable and cost-effective resolution.
Our track record, both in and out of Court, is evidence of our deep knowledge of commercial realities and our familiarity with the business environment in which our clients operate.
Criminal Defence & Public Interest Litigation
Our firm is unique in that we are also adept at handling criminal defence litigation work. Because of this, we are especially skilled in the art of cross-examination. At the highest Court levels, we have pursued novel lines of argument, broke ground, and persuaded the Courts to make new law.
We are a go-to firm for public interest litigation. For instance, we acted for the appellant in the recent Court of Appeal (“CoA”) case of Nagaenthran a/l Dharmalingam v Public Prosecutor  SGCA 37. In that case, we argued among other things that Section 33B(4) of the Singapore Misuse of Drugs Act (“MDA”), which provides that no proceeding shall lie against the Public Prosecutor in relation to determinations by the Public Prosecutor under Section 33B(2)(b) of the MDA, was an ouster clause and violated the Article 93 of the Constitution and the constitutional principle of separation of powers. Eventually, the CoA held that Section 33B(4) of the MDA, properly construed, did not limit the courts’ power of judicial review of the Public Prosecutor’s determinations under Section 33B(2)(b) of the MDA. However, in obiter remarks, the CoA observed that if Section 33B(4) were to be construed as limiting judicial review, that provision would then indeed be constitutionally suspect for violating Article 93 and the separation of powers.
The pursuit and defence of fundamental liberties is a core ethos of the firm. We lend our support to organisations and movements which are similarly-minded (eg. Pink Dot SG).
Boutique dispute resolution firm Eugene Thuraisingam is led by two partners and six associates. Partner Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss left the firm this year.
Acted for Broadley Construction in its appeal against Alacran Design on a contractual dispute.
Acted for Weyland Tech, a US-incorporated company and its CEO, Brent Suen in litigation involving several counterparties arising out of acquisition agreement terms.
First Global Funds, HSR International Realtors, Weston International Asset Recovery Company
“Despite how straightforward the case was, we were very delighted with the firm's work (mostly because we won). Additionally, it was great for us that we were billed per stage as opposed to by-the-hour.” – Dispute resolution
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