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Singapore: Banking and finance

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Banking and finance: local firms - ranked: tier 4

Straits Law Practice LLC

Straits Law Practice LLC is noted for its strong connections to many of India’s leading banks, especially in power sector financings (including solar power plants) and commodity trade finance. State Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India and Union Bank of India are key clients. M Rajaram and Chan Lai Foong are the principal partners in the team.

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Singapore: Corporate and M&A

Local firms
Corporate and M&A: local firms - ranked: tier 4

Straits Law Practice LLC

Straits Law Practice LLC has a good stable of repeat clients, including an array of India-based businesses. Much of the firm’s practice centres on small-cap listed company work, including M&A, compliance and restructurings. M Rajaram is executive chairman of the firm and heads the India practice group, while Robert Wong is an experienced figure in public M&A and listed company work; Chan Lai-Foong is another senior name in the team. The firm advised Texchem-Pack Holdings on its delisting from SGX.

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Singapore: Dispute resolution

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Dispute resolution: local firms - ranked: tier 3

Straits Law Practice LLC

Straits Law Practice LLC has a healthy market share of big-ticket cases and an especially solid reputation for medical negligence, banking disputes, shareholder disputes and trade disputes involving India and Indonesia. It represented Tan Sri Hii Chii Kok, a Malaysian business tycoon, in his medical negligence claim against surgeon Professor Ooi Peng Jin London Lucien and the National Cancer Centre of Singapore. ‘Very smart lawyer’ N Sreenivasan SC has a fine record handling civil and criminal cases, and is frequently instructed as counsel by other law firms. Palaniappan Sundararaj is recommended for medical negligence, Joseph Liow Wang Wu for construction cases, Valerie Ang for shareholder disputes and cases in the hospitality sector, and Muralli Rajaram is an emerging talent. The firm is also strong in major matrimonial cases.

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