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Welcome to Eugene Thuraisingam LLP

Specialists in Criminal and Commercial Disputes

Criminal Lawyers in Singapore

Our Singapore criminal lawyers are fearless and aggressive in the pursuit and criminal defence of its clients’ interests and rights.

Our criminal lawyers are known to position a case strategically so as to maximise the possibility of achieving a favourable settlement, while never shying away from an almighty battle in the Court when the case calls for it. We have expertise in criminal law defence at all levels of the Singapore Courts. We have also successfully obtained acquittals, reduction or withdrawal of criminal charges through robust representations, and defended clients accused of a wide range of criminal offences.

Here at Eugene Thuraisingam LLP, we are experienced and committed criminal litigators who take your legal conflict by the horns and transform it into results.

Criminal Lawyers in Singapore

Our Singapore criminal lawyers are fearless and aggressive in the pursuit and criminal defence of its clients’ interests and rights.

Our criminal lawyers are known to position a case strategically so as to maximise the possibility of achieving a favourable settlement, while never shying away from an almighty battle in the Court when the case calls for it. We have expertise in criminal law defence at all levels of the Singapore Courts. We have also successfully obtained acquittals, reduction or withdrawal of criminal charges through robust representations, and defended clients accused of a wide range of criminal offences.

Here at Eugene Thuraisingam LLP, we are experienced and committed criminal litigators who take your legal conflict by the horns and transform it into results.

Disputes lawyers in Singapore

Our team of commercial disputes lawyers represents clients across a broad spectrum of cross-border and domestic commercial disputes, and offer quality professional legal services. As commercial disputes lawyers with an accomplished criminal law practice in Singapore, the firm brings unique skills to the table, particularly in disputes involving head-on clashes of factual or expert evidence. Our Singapore Commercial Arbitration team is regularly instructed to act in high-stakes, high-value, complex, and multi-jurisdictional commercial arbitration disputes.

Our counsel also has considerable experience acting for professionals in various fields in disciplinary proceedings.

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Disputes lawyers in Singapore

Our team of commercial disputes lawyers represents clients across a broad spectrum of cross-border and domestic commercial disputes, and offer quality professional legal services. As commercial disputes lawyers with an accomplished criminal law practice in Singapore, the firm brings unique skills to the table, particularly in disputes involving head-on clashes of factual or expert evidence. Our Singapore Commercial Arbitration team is regularly instructed to act in high-stakes, high-value, complex, and multi-jurisdictional commercial arbitration disputes.

Our counsel also has considerable experience acting for professionals in various fields in disciplinary proceedings.

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recent cases & news

Suang spoke at Anti-Corruption and Corporate Compliance Forum 2020

    Suang spoke at Anti-Corruption and Corporate Compliance Forum 2020

    22 September 2020

    ALB SE Asia Anti-Corruption and Corporate Compliance Forum 2020 1. The Forum The ALB SE Asia Anti-Corruption and Corporate Compliance Forum 2020 was held virtually on 16 September 2020 providing practical solutions for anti-corruption risks faced by companies during these trying times and discuss compliance enforcement updates within the Southeast Asia region. 2. The Programme […]

    Asialaw Profiles 2021 – Dispute Resolution

      Asialaw Profiles 2021 – Dispute Resolution

      21 September 2020

      Eugene Thuraisingam LLP recognised in Asialaw Profiles 2021 1. Introduction Asialaw Profiles is Asia’s most authoritative legal directories. In its 25th annual edition, Asialaw Profiles 2021 reports on the most important matters, transactions and disputes in the region and provides succinct and authoritative guide to the leading law firms and some of their key individuals. […]

      Acquittal of Capital Charge After 9-Year Legal Saga

        Acquittal of Capital Charge After 9-Year Legal Saga

        18 September 2020

        Ilechukwu Acquitted of His Capital Charge – Drug Trafficking 1. Background of Ilechukwu’s Capital Charge Eugene Thuraisingam LLP had acted for Ilechukwu Uchechukwu Chukwudi’s (“Ilechukwu”) since 2013 on a pro-bono basis under the Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences. Ilechukwu’s criminal defence lawyers consisted of Eugene Thuraisingam, Suang Wijaya, Johannes Hadi from Eugene Thuraisingam LLP […]

        ETLLP lawyer appointed by Ministry of Law to serve as...

          ETLLP lawyer appointed by Ministry of Law to serve as an assessor...

          14 September 2020

          Appointment as Assessor 1. Suang Wijaya appointed as an Assessor Eugene Thuaisingam LLP is pleased to announce that our lawyer, Suang Wijaya, has been appointed by the Ministry of Law to serve as an assessor under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act (“Act”). Suang has been appointed by Minister for Law, Mr K Shanmugam, SC, to […]

          Recognition of Indonesian bankruptcy orders in Singapore

            Recognition of Indonesian bankruptcy orders in Singapore

            7 September 2020

            Insolvency Case Update: Paulus Tannos v Heince Tombak Simanjuntak and others [2020] SGCA 85 by Chooi Jing Yen In split decision, Singapore Court of Appeal refuses recognition of Indonesian bankruptcy orders for breach of natural justice Significant holdings:- a. The question of whether there has been a breach of natural justice in a foreign court […]

            Criminal lawyers in Singapore as featured on the ST legal...

              Criminal lawyers in Singapore as featured on the ST legal series

              1 September 2020

              Criminal law in Singapore 1. Prominent Criminal Lawyers in Singapore The Straits Times has published a series of  legal highlights. The most recent series showcased prominent criminal lawyers in Singapore. There were also articles on accused persons on remand, white-collar crime and three high-profile cases where the top court acquitted persons who were alleged to be […]

              NUS Law Freshmen Orientation 2020

                NUS Law Freshmen Orientation 2020

                30 August 2020

                A Platinum Sponsor for NUS Law Freshmen Orientation 2020 1. Platinum Sponsor We are delighted to be given the opportunity to be one of the four sponsoring law firms for the NUS Law Freshmen Orientation 2020. 2. A myriad of activities This year orientation spanned from June to August with a myriad of activities lined up […]

                Leading Criminal Defence Lawyers and Law Firm in Singapore –...

                  Leading Criminal Defence Lawyers and Law Firm in Singapore – Doyle’s Guide...

                  21 August 2020

                  Doyle’s Guide Leading Criminal Defence Lawyers and Law Firms Rankings – Singapore 2020 Eugene Thuraisingam LLP is delighted to share that the firm has been listed in Doyle’s Guide 2020 as a Leading Criminal Law Firm in Singapore. Our partners, Eugene Thuraisingam and Suang Wijaya have also been named as Leading Criminal Defence Lawyers in Singapore. 1. Leading Singapore Criminal Law Firm […]

                  Ministry of Home Affairs to review legal policy framework for...

                    Ministry of Home Affairs to review legal policy framework for certain criminal...

                    23 July 2020

                    Sharing his views on the sentences for the criminal offences committed, we look forward to hearing more about the MHA’s upcoming review.

                    Amending Pleadings and Adducing Fresh Evidence in Appeals Against Striking...

                      Amending Pleadings and Adducing Fresh Evidence in Appeals Against Striking Out Decisions

                      15 July 2020

                      Legal Update by Suang Wijaya A. Introduction 1. In Fauziyah bte Mohd Ahbidin (executrix of the estate of Mohamed Ahbideen bin Mohammed Kassim (alias Ahna Mohamed Zainal Abidin bin Kassim), deceased) v Singapore Land Authority and others [2020] SGHC 123, the High Court Judge (the “Judge”) overturned the Assistant Registrar’s decision striking out the plaintiff’s […]

                      Pre-trial discovery – Criminal Law Training Programme 2020

                        Pre-trial discovery – Criminal Law Training Programme 2020

                        27 June 2020

                        Experienced criminal lawyers in Singapore spoke on various topics at CLAS Criminal Law Training Programme started in April 2020.

                        Criminal Defence Lawyers Secured Acquittal for a Murder Charge

                          Criminal Defence Lawyers Secured Acquittal for a Murder Charge

                          20 June 2020

                          Singapore Criminal defence lawyers, Eugene and Jing Yen secured an acquittal of murder after more than 10 days of a criminal trial.

                          COVID-19: To Charge or Not to Charge?

                            COVID-19: To Charge or Not to Charge?

                            8 June 2020

                            Charged and Sentenced under COVID-19 regulations 1. Breaching of COVID-19 Regulations Over the past few months, people have been charged and sentenced for breaching COVID-19 regulations, including a woman who was fined for letting a man into her home for massage and masturbation services. Court documents did not name nor reveal the identity of the man. Some other […]

                            COVID-19 and Singapore Criminal Law

                              COVID-19 and Singapore Criminal Law

                              3 June 2020

                              Disclosure of Prosecution Witnesses’ Investigative Statements by Suang Wijaya Under Singapore criminal law, the prosecution does not have a general duty to disclose the investigative statements of witnesses whom the prosecution calls to give evidence. This article argues that the law should be re-visited, especially in the light of increasing delays to trials caused by […]

                              Keeping Up With Covid-19

                                Keeping Up With Covid-19

                                27 May 2020

                                 A commentary on the pace of legislative change by Chooi Jing Yen Ignorance of the law is no defence. But what if the pace of change of the law is such that certain acts that are legal today simply become illegal tomorrow – literally overnight? This ancient maxim found itself being stretched and tested in […]

                                Ouster Clauses and Immunity Clauses

                                  Ouster Clauses and Immunity Clauses

                                  19 May 2020

                                  Nagaenthran a/l K Dharmalingam v Public Prosecutor and another appeal [2019] 2 SLR 216 Section 33B(4) of the Misuse of Drugs Act states:- “[t]he determination of whether or not any person has substantively assisted the [CNB] in disrupting drug trafficking activities shall be at the sole discretion of the Public Prosecutor and no action or […]