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9 RAFFLES PLACE, #32-00 REPUBLIC PLAZA, SINGAPORE 048619, SINGAPORE
Tel:
Work +65 6713 0200
Fax:
Fax +65 6538 1311
Email:
Web:
www.straitslaw.com.sg

Palaniappan Sundararaj

Tel:
Work +65 6713 0215
Email:
Straits Law Practice LLC

Work Department

Raj is a Director at the firm and his areas of specialty include Accident & Personal Injuries, Banking, Corporate & Commercial Litigation, Criminal Litigation, Insurance Litigation, International and Domestic Arbitration, Medical and Professional Negligence and India Practice Group.

Position

Director

Career

Palaniappan chose law because of his keen interest in that field and the challenges it offered. He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1988 and subsequently obtained his Master’s Degree in 1994. He served as Deputy Public Prosecutor and State Counsel prior to joining Straits Law. Palaniappan handles complex litigation matters. In the recent past, he has handled a number of medical negligence cases, insurance claims and trade disputes. In addition to practice, he also actively participates in academic work. He updates and edits legal works including Atkin’s Court Forms and Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore.

Languages

English, Tamil

Education

Raj graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1988 and subsequently obtained his Master's Degree in 1994.


Singapore: Dispute resolution

Local firms

Within: Local firms

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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