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Sivakumar Murugaiyan

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Straits Law Practice LLC

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Siva’s primary area of practice is in dispute resolution particularly civil and commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation.




In the course of his legal career, Siva has worked in the Singapore offices or associated offices of Baker & McKenzie and White & Case. Siva deals with a variety of disputes including company law matters, banking litigation, building contract/construction claims, defamation, insolvency/bankruptcy matters and contractual disputes. Several of his notable cases have been reported in the Singapore Law Reports, Malayan Law Journal and elsewhere.

Siva firmly believes in giving clients objective advice to enable them to make informed decisions. This is essential in achieving a practical and cost effective resolution to most disputes.


Apart from the practice of law, Siva has also served in the Council and Exco of the Law Society of Singapore. He was also the Vice-Chair of the International Construction Committee of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association, a member of the Board of Commissioners & Notaries of the Singapore Academy of Law and was appointed by the Chief Justice as a member of the Inquiry Panel which deals with complaints against lawyers.


Siva graduated in 1987 from Queen Mary College, University of London. He was called to the Bar of England & Wales at Lincoln’s Inn in 1988 and admitted as an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1989. Siva was also called to the High Court of Australia in 1991.

Singapore: Dispute resolution

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Straits Law Practice LLC’s N Sreenivasan SC succeeded Suresh Nair as practice head, following Nair’s move to Advocatus Law LLP. In other developments, Sivakumar Murugaiyan joined from Premier Law LLC and the insurance litigation capabilities were bolstered following the firm’s recent merger with M Rama Law Corporation; M Ramasamy, NK Rajarh and associate director Ramesh Varathappan moved across. Other strengths of the practice include white-collar criminal defence, construction disputes and medical malpractice work. Chan Lai Foong and Ahmad Nizam Abbas were promoted to director.

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