For over 30 years our people have forged a reputation for championing our clients' interests. We have represented major corporations, emerging enterprises and prominent families and individuals, sharing the belief that experience and empathy go hand in hand.
Our founding partners began their careers as legal and judicial officers in the Singapore legal service before moving to private practice. Over the last three decades, they have steadily built a comprehensive practice beyond litigation. We now offer a spectrum of legal-related services that includes corporate, commercial, intellectual property, technology, sports and media, and data protection matters.
Yet something that has not changed over the years is our culture of loyalty and tenacity. Our firm is partner-driven and offers accessible legal expertise with a personal touch. We continue to build enduring relationships with our clients. And, because litigation remains at the heart of our practice, we celebrate a culture of striving to prevail against the odds.
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Corporate & Commercial
The complexity of business operations requires corporations to confront the challenges of globalization, technological change, and economic disturbance. To face these challenges, clients need lawyers who are both aggressive and forward-thinking.
We have a well-established corporate and commercial practice which has been responsible for providing sophisticated advice to a diverse base of businesses and entrepreneurs for over 28 years.
Our commercially-minded practitioners have advised individuals, family businesses, public and private companies, government entities, corporate boards and committees, directors and officers, investors and investment funds, non-profits, and trade associations across a wide range of industries.
Our experience includes regulatory compliance, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, tax, securities, finance, bankruptcy, intellectual property licensing, technology development, procurement, and more.
|Mr Bernard Doray|
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Bernard is the managing-director of the law corporation. He worked for the Singapore Legal Service from 1976 to 1982 and served in various Legal Departments including the judiciary of the Subordinate Courts before going into private practice in 1982. He established the present practice in 1985 and undertook a variety of litigation and advisory work particularly representation of stockbrokers during the Pan-El crisis and defence of numerous commercial crime cases. He has undertaken a variety of civil and commercial litigation at both trial and appellate jurisdictions and advised as a solicitor on cross-border transactions for acquisition of assets in Malaysia, Philippines and Indonesia. Presently he undertakes trial work and advises clients on establishing business structures in Singapore including wealth management and business succession issues.
Bernard has also acted in numerous retail conveyancing transactions including mortgages and charges to all the main banks and the CPF board. He has also personally acted in major transactions in his career including an unincorporated joint-venture sale of land and buy back of apartments which is now known as 800 Thomson; acted for the developers in the sale of a block of apartments in the project known as South Haven; the sale of landed properties in the project known as Riverina; enbloc purchase and sale of Shan Mansions (Residential) at Balestier Road and enbloc sale of Dapenso Building (Commercial) at Cecil Street.
He has served the Law Society in various roles since he started practice. He has acted for the Society in the prosecution of professional misconduct cases and now regularly chairs Inquiry Committees to investigate and hear complaints against lawyers. He has served previously on the Society's Cross Border and Multi-Disciplinary sub-committees as well as the International Relations Committee. He also tutors regularly in the Post Graduate Law Course for law graduates and is a sub-committee member of the Singapore International Chamber of Commerce and Singapore Institute of Directors. He has served as an independent director of a publicly listed company and presently holds non-executive board appointments of several privately held companies. Bernard was appointed a member of the Income Tax Board of Review in 2011.
|Mr Ponnampalam Sivakumar|
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P. Sivakumar has been in practice for more than 25 years. He is an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore and a registered Singapore Patent Agent and SCOPE IP Consultant. He is a member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (U.K.).
His practice specialities are corporate and commercial law, intellectual property, information technology and media, insurance, employment and immigration, commercial litigation and international and domestic arbitration. He has represented a diverse array of local and multinational clients in civil litigation and arbitration; and has a Diploma in International Arbitration issued by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (U.K.).
In his corporate and commercial practice he has been involved in advising on the setting up of tax effective business structures and on mergers and acquisitions. He has advised on various aspects of corporate governance issues including anti-trust, consumer protection and product liability. He has conducted programs for clients including financial institutions relating to personal data protection and privacy. He has advised on the sale and purchase of businesses and shares and has drafted documentation of various types of corporate financing structures including redeemable preference shares and convertible bonds.
|Mr Dharma Sadasivan|
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Dharma currently undertakes non-contentious commercial and advisory work, with a particular focus on matters involving intellectual property, technology, and personal data. Dharma also advises on estate planning and assists clients with wills, trusts, and lasting power of attorney.
Dharma began legal practice working and training under a Senior Counsel at a well-known local law firm, focusing on intellectual property disputes and personal data protection. He subsequently joined an international firm and undertook commercial work involving intellectual property, technology, and personal data protection. Dharma has assisted local and multinational businesses from a variety of industries, including the following: F&B, airline, engineering, digital imaging, retail, hospitality, property management, finance, fintech, luxury goods, automotive, pharmaceutical, technology and entertainment.
Dharma is a non-executive director of BR Family Assets Pte Ltd, an estate planning firm based in Singapore.
Dharma is a member of the following societies: