Eugene Thuraisingam LLP
Led by one of Asia’s Top 15 Litigators (Asian Legal Business 2022), Eugene Thuraisingam LLP is an award-winning law firm in Singapore dedicated to dispute resolution, international arbitration, and criminal litigation.
Thuraisingam (International) Co., Ltd.
We opened our Bangkok office in 2022 to better serve our corporate and private clients in Thailand and ASEAN. Our practice areas include international arbitration and international white-collar crime. Thuraisingam (International) Co Ltd is centrally located in the Central Business District of early-Sukhumvit.

Welcome to Eugene Thuraisingam LLP

Specialists in Commercial and Criminal Disputes

Commercial & Civil Litigation

Our dispute resolution practice specialises in commercial litigation and civil litigation. We are regularly instructed in complex, high-value litigation conducted in the Supreme Court of Singapore, and have achieved notable successes in shareholder, employment, insolvency, tort, construction, and financial disputes. Our litigators are outcome-driven and are also experienced in alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as mediation and negotiation.

Criminal Lawyers Singapore

Recognised as the leading criminal lawyers in Singapore, our team specialises in defending all types of criminal offences including complex fraud, bribery and anti-corruption, sexual crimes, and capital offences. We have deep expertise in the conduct of criminal trials and appeals and have secured favourable results for our clients at all levels of the Singapore courts. Our criminal defence lawyers have also acted in many of the landmark cases that have defined modern Singapore criminal law.

International Arbitration

With offices in Bangkok and Singapore, our international commercial arbitration practice is well-placed to conduct cross-border disputes and serve our clients in Southeast and East Asia. We have particular expertise in Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) arbitrations and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. We are also regularly instructed as counsel in International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) arbitrations and Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) arbitrations.

Our Services


International Arbitration

Shipping Disputes

Construction Disputes

Trade Disputes

Criminal Litigation


Representations & Mitigations On Sentence

Criminals Trials

Criminal Appeals

Public Interest Ligitation


Commercial Litigation

Employment Disputes

Shareholder & Corporate Governance Disputes

Banking & Finance Disputes
Matrimonial Disputes

Insolvency Litigation

Construction Disputes

Our Team

An award-winning team committed to excellence in dispute resolution, international arbitration and criminal defence litigation.

Recent Cases


Contract: High Court dismisses claim for breach of contract

Eugene Thuraisingam LLP successful in defending company and its director against claims brought by a plaintiff company represented by senior counsel in complex commercial dispute


Roszaidi bin Osman v PP – Court of Appeal Reduces Drug Courier’s Death Penalty to Life Sentence

This article outlines how the death penalty in a drug trafficking case was reduced to a life sentence on the ground of diminished responsibility. 


Public Prosecutor v Low Ji Qing [2019] SGHC 174

“There is no society where the rule does not exist that the punishment must be proportional to the offence.” -Emile Durkheim, 1938 This appeal was …


PP v Miya Manik – Court of Appeal upholds acquittal of man charged with murder

The High Court’s acquittal of a man who was charged with Murder has been upheld by Singapore’s Court of Appeal in PP v Miya Manik


Chelsea Tan Yan Qi v PP – Sentencing Principles on imposing fines for Indigent Offenders

In this case, the High Court clarified sentencing principles on imposing fines on indigent offenders.


Section 377A appeals dismissed by the Court of Appeal

Section 377A appeals were dismissed by the Court of Appeal. We remain hopeful for full decriminalisation of homosexual sex in Singapore in the future.


Court of Appeal: Defence of Diminished Responsibility Can Apply Even if Murder Is Premeditated

This article focuses on the new point of law of Defence of Diminished Responsibility where it can be apply even if murder Is premeditated.


Road Traffic Act: Chief Justice’s New Framework for Drink Driving and Reckless Driving Offences

A judgment concerning the amended Road Traffic Act has just been issued, in which Chooi Jing Yen and Joel Wong acted for the accused.


The Law on Importation & Wilful Blindness – Accused Acquitted of Capital Charge

Public Prosecutor v Muhammad Shafiq Bin Shariff [2021] SGHC 150 1. Introduction On 22 June 2021, the team at Eugene Thuraisingam LLP (comprising Eugene Thuraisingam, …

Recent News

Events & Sponsorships

Asset Recovery Asia 2023

Asset Recovery Asia 2023 was held in Kuala Lumpur and attended by litigators, insolvency practitioners and forensic accountants from across the globe. The conference had …

Events & Sponsorships

The CJ’s CUP 2023

After a 3 year break (the last CJ’s Cup being in 2019), The CJ’s Cup 2023 returned this year involving 20 teams including law firms, …


ETLLP Managing Partner and Practices move up the ranks in Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2023

Eugene Thuraisingam LLP ranks as ‘Highly Recommended’ for White Collar Crime, also ranked in three other practices We are proud to announce that in the …

News Mentions

What to do if I am involved in a traffic accident with a road cyclist?

In an article with Today Online, Chooi Jing Yen explained about the possibility of legal action arising from a collision between a cyclist and a …

News Mentions

Making a meaningful impact in diverse ways at Eugene Thuraisingam LLP

In an article published in The Business Times on 22 March 2023 titled “Making Meaningful Impact In Diverse Ways,” five companies were featured for their …

ALB Firms to watch

ALB Law Firms To Watch (Singapore) 2023

Eugene Thuraisingam LLP has been included in the Asian Legal Business list of Singapore Firms to Watch 2023, published in March 2023. According to ALB, this is a list of firms with less than 10 partners that are punching well above their weight in terms of work handled and services delivered.

Events & Sponsorships

7th AIAC Pre-Moot 2023 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

7th AIAC Pre-Moot for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot from 10-12 March 2023 at the Asian International Arbitration Centre in Kuala Lumpur.

News Mentions

What is the difference between murder and culpable homicide not amounting to murder?

In a recent interview with Channel News Asia, Chooi Jing Yen explained the differences between murder and culpable homicide not amounting to murder. In the …

Events & Sponsorships

Yellow Ribbon Fund Charity Gala 2023

Eugene Thuraisingam LLP was privileged to be a part of the Yellow Ribbon Fund Charity Gala 2023