Eugene Thuraisingam


1 Coleman Street
The Adelphi, #07-06

+65 6557 2436

+65 6557 2437

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Number of lawyers: 8
Languages: English, Mandarin, Malay and Indonesian

Eugene Thuraisingam LLP is a premier dispute resolution practice specialising in disputes and investigations. Named as one of the “Firms to Watch 2019” in Singapore by Asian Legal Business and “Notable Firm” for dispute resolution by Asialaw Profiles 2020, we are the choice firm for any client seeking an experienced, committed and conflict-free team of counsel to conduct high-stakes disputes. As trial lawyers, we bring unique skills to the table, particularly in commercial disputes involving head-on clashes of factual or expert evidence. We are fearless in pursuing novel arguments and have persuaded the Singapore courts to find for our clients in uncharted areas of commercial and criminal law.

Key practices:

  • Appellate
  • Civil litigation
  • Civil rights and human rights
  • Commercial arbitration
  • Criminal
  • Insolvency
  • International arbitration
  • Labour and employment
  • Litigation
  • Plaintiff/claimant
  • Professional malpractice
  • White-collar crime

Sector expertise:

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Government and public policy
  • Insurance
  • Oil and gas
  • Real estate
  • Shipping

(a) Investigations/ White-collar crime

  • We are acting for clients in investigations arising from a Singapore lawyer’s alleged misuse of SGD 33 million in clients’ moneys.
  • We are acting for clients allegedly implicated in an international money-laundering scandal.


(b) Arbitration

  • We are acting for an Indonesian client in a SIAC arbitration arising out of a breach of contract dispute with the private equity arm of a major international bank incorporated in Hong Kong. The value of the claim is over USD 128 million.


(c) Professional malpractice

  • The Law Society of Singapore v Wong Sin Yee [2018] SGHC 196

We acted for an advocate and solicitor in a case touching on the ethical duties of a criminal defence counsel cross-examining an alleged victim of sexual offences


(d) Financial tort litigation

  • Ramesh s/o Krishnan v AXA Life Insurance Singapore Pte Ltd [2017] SGHC 197 and Ramesh s/o Krishnan v AXA Life Insurance Singapore Pte Ltd [2016] SGCA 47

In the first case of its kind, we successfully acted for a financial services director in claiming against a financial institution for negligent preparation of an employment reference, with damages assessed at SGD 3.2 million.


(e) Insolvency

  • Hiroshi Morimoto (As Trustee in Bankruptcy of Masahiko Nishiyama pursuant to the Order of the Kyoto District Court) v Masahiko Nishiyama & 4 Ors, HC/OS 210/2017

We persuaded the Singapore High Court to recognise a Japanese bankruptcy order obtained in the Kyoto District Court.