Nakoorsha joined the firm after gaining extensive experience in commercial litigation and criminal law practice.
Since joining the firm, aside from a busy general litigation practice, Nakoorsha also engages in regulatory and compliance advisory work for private equity and investment firms. He has also advised officers of public-listed companies in matters arising out of investigations by various enforcement agencies.
Prior to joining the firm, Nakoorsha was a Deputy Public Prosecutor with the Attorney General’s Chambers. He was attached to the Commercial Affairs Department to advise on investigations relating to fraud, misappropriation of assets, money laundering as well as offences under the Securities and Future Act (“SFA”).
He also spent several years with the Enforcement Division, Monetary Authority of Singapore, where he was involved in several high profile cases involving corporate misfeasance, insider trading, market manipulation and other forms of securities contraventions. He was involved in the first two civil penalty regime cases that were heard in the Supreme Court of Singapore. He was also actively involved in the review of SFA and Financial Advisers Act contraventions arising from the sale and marketing of structured notes linked to Lehman Brothers Inc.
Nakoorsha also has substantial experience in commercial and civil litigation arising from his years of practice in leading private law firms. He has appeared as lead or second-chair counsel in the Supreme Court and State Courts of Singapore representing clients in commercial disputes, building and construction matters, corporate and shareholders disputes, insolvency matters, defamation, employment, insurance and matrimonial disputes.
Nakoorsha is an advocacy tutor for the Part B Course conducted by the Singapore Institute of Legal Education. He has also been contributing to the community as an active volunteer with the Law Society’s Criminal Legal Aid Scheme and is an appointed member of the Marine Parade Citizen’s Consultative Committee.
Nakoorsha was called to the Singapore Bar in 2001. He is fluent in English, Malay and Bahasa Indonesia.