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Stephenson Harwood LLP

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Durai Shunmugam

Tel:
Work +65 6226 1600
Email:
Stephenson Harwood

Work Department

Dispute resolution

Position

Durai's expertise is in complex finance restructuring, insolvency matters and related regulatory matters, transportation, aviation, energy, offshore and construction but is equally adept in shipping and marine and international trade. He uses his experience across a wide range of sectors to develop innovative bespoke solutions.

Member

Durai is called both to the UK and Singapore Bar and has appeared as lead counsel before the Supreme Court of Singapore and arbitration tribunals on numerous occasions. He is a qualified arbitrator and a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and a regular mediator for the Singapore Mediation Centre.


Singapore: Shipping

Shipping – Foreign firms

Within: Shipping – Foreign firms

Stephenson Harwood LLP has a strong track record in the shipping and offshore area and considerable finance-related expertise and is able to draw on experts from the firm's global network. Gregg Johnston, who leads the finance side of the practice, and Durai Shunmugam, who has a focus on contentious marine and international trade,  jointly head the team. Iain Young, Huay Yee Kwan and Michelle Yong are the other key practitioners. The team was strengthened by the arrival of several new hires, including Timothy Cooke,  who focuses on arbitrations and mediations, and joined from Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC's Stamford office in June 2017; senior associate Justin Gan, who  transferred from the firm's Hong Kong office in January 2018; and associates Wei Dai and Sarah Kuek, joined in mid-2017 from a Chinese bank and Gurbani & Co LLC respectively. The team was further boosted by the arrival of Martin Brown, who joined from Ince. The team's recent work includes the construction, acquisition, leaseback and sale of vessels, including offshore platforms and related joint ventures as well as cargo-related and other disputes.

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Stephenson Harwood

  • Companies should plan now to minimise their pension protection levy

    The amount that pension schemes have to pay to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) for the year 2006/07 may have increased by as much as five times the previous year's levy. Employers who ultimately bear the cost of many pension schemes will need to make plans now to ensure the levy payable for the year 2008/09 is kept to a minimum.
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