Mr Ajinderpal Singh > Dentons Rodyk > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Dentons Rodyk
80 RAFFLES PLACE
#33-00 UOB PLAZA 1
SINGAPORE 048624
Singapore

Work Department

Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group, Arbitration, Aviation, Banking & Finance Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Corporate & Investment Disputes Litigation, Employment Litigation, General Litigation, Insurance Litigation, Insolvency, Litigation Competition Law.

Position

Ajinderpal Singh is a senior partner in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Arbitration practice groups. Ajinder’s practice is focused on partnership and shareholder disputes, insolvency and banking litigation. He has acted for both minority and majority shareholders, representing a diverse range of clients: a multinational advertising group, locally listed public companies, foreign joint venture partners and a home grown family businesses selling medicated oil. He has been involved in partnership disputes between local law firms and international firms. Notably, he acted in the action brought by the minority shareholders of Borden Co Pte Ltd which went before the Court of Appeal.

Ajinder has advised directors and CEOs on the laws pertaining to directors’ duties and corporate governance, and regularly gives talks on the subject. Presently, he is one of counsel representing two directors in the dispute concerning Metalform Asia Pte Ltd. He regularly advises leading insurance companies on issues arising in relation to their D&O policies (directors’ and officers’ liability insurance policies).

As a banking and insolvency practitioner, Ajinder has presented judicial management petitions for several creditors. He acted for the judicial managers of Singapore Leasing Pte Ltd, Tang Dynasty and Showpla Asia Ltd. He has been involved in preparing schemes of arrangements between companies and their creditors and reconstruction and amalgamation schemes for solvent groups of companies, often under time-sensitive and pressing conditions. He has represented liquidators and assisted them in investigations into the affairs of the company, notably in cases involving fraud and suspected insolvent and fraudulent trading. He has acted for receivers. His banking experience includes complicated disputes concerning syndicated loans in excess of tens of millions of dollars.

Ajinder has a broad and diverse range of arbitration experience. He has been involved in ICC, SIAC and other “ad hoc” arbitrations. He is well versed with issues related to the enforcement of arbitral awards, including applications for the setting aside of such awards. He has represented an investment fund vehicle against a local listed company in a dispute over their investment in a condominium development project. He acted for a major Japanese institution against its Indonesian joint venture partner. He has been involved in proceedings concerning the setting aside of a substantial arbitral award in favour of an American company against a state owned Indonesian oil and gas company.

In terms of his competition practice, he successfully obtained clearance from the Competition Commission Authority of Singapore for a Japanese and American airline to implement their co-operation agreements, in Singapore. He regularly also advises and represents clients in cartel, price-fixing investigations. 

His general practice encompasses employment, tenancy and competition law. He is developing his insurance practice, in particular professional indemnity insurance.

Career

Senior Partner – Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP (2004 – present)
Rajah & Tann (1998 – 2003)
Drew & Napier (1997 – 1998)

Languages

English

Education

LLB (Hons) University of Leeds

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Antitrust and competition: local firms

Dentons Rodyk has an excellent record in domestic and cross-border competition issues with its further ability to leverage the expertise and resources of the global firm. The firm continues to impress in abuse of dominance cases, leniency applications, dawn raids and market studies. Gerald Singham is a seasoned competition specialist with an excellent record in abuse of dominance cases, dawn raids, market studies and general competition compliance. Ajinderpal Singh provides further expertise in price-fixing and cartel investigations. Mohamad Rizuan Bin Pathie is another key team member with extensive experience in CCCS investigations.

Singapore > Restructuring and insolvency: local firms

Dentons Rodyk has worked hard to develop its regional and international credentials from Singapore, where it has a particularly strong record in insolvency proceedings and an impressive client portfolio of receivers, liquidators, debtors and creditors. The firm is also noted for debt and bond restructurings, acting for a range of debtors/issuers and creditors; this includes acting for Perpetual (Asia) Ltd, the trustee for the holders of the perpetual securities in the restructuring of Hyflux. Ajinderpal Singh and Kia Jeng Koh are co-heads of the restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy practice, which also includes senior names Siang Pheng Lek and Herman Jeremiah.

Singapore > Dispute resolution: local firms

Dentons Rodyk‘s practice uses its global reach to offer clients the best strategic solutions in a variety of high-profile disputes and complex litigations. Co-head Siang Pheng Lek is skilled in commercial litigation, shareholder disputes and international arbitration; especially in the medical sector where he is considered a go-to lawyer. Lawrence Teh is experienced as lead counsel in multi-jurisdictional dispute resolution cases before Singapore Courts in all areas of commercial law. Loh Jen Wei jointly spearheads the group’s shipping practice, handling all transport and trade-related disputes whilst Ajinderpal Singh’s team has particular expertise in shareholder disputes, insolvency and banking litigation.

Singapore > International arbitration

Dentons Rodyk‘s international arbitration is particularly popular with Chinese state-owned corporations and Indonesian clients and counts energy and natural resources, construction, shipping and international trade, and banking and finance among its sector specialisms. Herman Jeremiah and Lawrence Teh lead the practice following Philip Jeyaretnam SC’s appointment as a judicial commissioner of the Singapore Supreme Court. Ajinderpal Singh is another key contact.