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Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

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Murali Pillai

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Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP


Partner, Commercial Litigation, Employment & Benefits


Murali is a partner of the firm's Commercial Litigation and Employment & Benefits Practice. He has argued several landmark civil cases, including employment matters in the Supreme Court of Singapore. He has an active practice that sees him repeatedly pitted against senior counsel on a wide spectrum of matters. He has also been appointed as arbitrator in both international and domestic disputes.

Murali’s clients includes financial institutions and insurance companies where he is involved in matters arising from the departure and recruitment of senior employees involving issues of enforcement of post-termination restrictive covenants and banking secrecy.

Singapore: Labour and employment

Labour and employment – Local firms

Within: Leading individuals

K Muralidharan Pillai - Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Within: Labour and employment – Local firms

The 'very impressive and cost-effective' team at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP acts for local and global corporates, banks and government bodies, including Procter & Gamble Europe, Prudential Assurance Company Singapore and WorldQuant Singapore. Desmond Wee and Jonathan Yuen jointly head up the team; the latter stands out for 'offering commercially practical and sound advice' and for 'not over-lawyering the issues'. K Muralidharan Pillai is also well regarded for his extensive employment-related litigation expertise. The group is handling a number of matters for Starwood, part of the Marriott Group, including representing the client in the successful defence of allegations by a senior ex-employee of wrongful dismissal and defamation. It was also engaged by the Tripartite Alliance for Fair & Progressive Employment Practices to provide  employment law training across a range of topics for stakeholders from the Ministry of Manpower and other organisations.

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