Welcome to Eugene Thuraisingam LLP

Specialists in Criminal and Commercial Disputes

Criminal Lawyers Singapore

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

Our Singapore criminal lawyers are fearless and aggressive in the pursuit and criminal defence of our clients’ interests and rights. Our criminal defence 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 offers 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 Corporate and Commercial practice focuses on early stage companies, private mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and handling a comprehensive range of corporate and commercial cross-border matters. Our counsel also have considerable experience acting for professionals 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 offers 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 Corporate and Commercial practice focuses on early stage companies, private mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and handling a comprehensive range of corporate and commercial cross-border matters. Our counsel also have considerable experience acting for professionals in disciplinary proceedings.

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recent cases & news

Road Traffic Act: Chief Justice’s New Framework for Drink Driving...

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

2021

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

Managing International Commercial Arbitration And Disputes Resolution During A Pandemic

Managing International Commercial Arbitration And Disputes Resolution During A Pandemic

19 November 2021

Eugene was invited to moderate a panel session on “Managing International Commercial Arbitration and Disputes Resolution During A Pandemic”.

One of Singapore’s Best Law Firms 2022 – Eugene Thuraisingam...

One of Singapore’s Best Law Firms 2022 – Eugene Thuraisingam LLP

15 November 2021

Eugene Thuraisingam LLP has been recognised as one of Singapore’s Best Law Firms 2022, and one of the top five criminal law firms in Singapore.

Court of Appeal’s Judgment on POFMA

Court of Appeal’s Judgment on POFMA

8 October 2021

We are pleased to announce that the Court of Appeal has allowed the SDP’s appeal in CA 52/2020 in part. The SDP was represented by Mr Suresh Nair and Mr Joel Yeow (instructed counsel), and Mr Eugene Thuraisingam and Mr Joel Wong (ET LLP).

Reasonable doubt, guilt and the new hybrid of composition

Reasonable doubt, guilt and the new hybrid of composition

28 September 2021

“Reasonable doubt, guilt and the new hybrid of composition” is a brief commentary on the recent Court of Appeal’s decision, discussing the reasoning behind the various sentencing positions in Singapore.

asialaw Profiles 2022 – Dispute Resolution

asialaw Profiles 2022 – Dispute Resolution

17 September 2021

Eugene Thuraisingam LLP has been recognised by asialaw Profiles and Leading Lawyer 2022 as “Notable Firms” and “Notable Practitioner”.

Perspective: The social cost of investigations and court proceedings taking...

Perspective: The social cost of investigations and court proceedings taking the time...

19 August 2021

This article discusses the social cost of police investigations and court proceedings taking the time that they do on the accused person.

Ex-national footballer K Kannan appeals against lifetime ban

Ex-national footballer K Kannan appeals against lifetime ban

18 August 2021

This article shares the fifth attempt of the former footballer’s appeal against Football Association of Singapore to uplift his lifetime ban.

Acquittal of Outrage of Modesty/ Molest Offences

Acquittal of Outrage of Modesty/ Molest Offences

16 August 2021

This article shares a case of a doctor who was acquitted of all the molest charges after the prosecution considered the evidence as well as our representations.

My Thoughts and Perspectives on Criminal Law Practice

My Thoughts and Perspectives on Criminal Law Practice

2 August 2021

This article discusses the ethical principles for Criminal Defence advocacy and its application to criminal law practitioners in Singapore.

The 2005 Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements: Boon...

The 2005 Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements: Boon or Bane?

12 July 2021

This article shares the summary of the key features of the Hague Convention which was previously published in a prominent international arbitration publication.

Pro Bono Conference II

Pro Bono Conference II

29 June 2021

This article shares the event where Eugene was invited to deliver his opening address ALSA Around the World Pro Bono Conference II.

The Law on Importation & Wilful Blindness – Accused Acquitted...

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

2021

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, and Genghis Koh), as well as our former Partner Syazana Yahya, successfully secured an acquittal for Muhammad Shafiq Bin Shariff (“Shafiq”) of a capital drug trafficking charge, heard before Justice […]

How to Excel in the Second Chair

How to Excel in the Second Chair

21 June 2021

In this article, Johannes shares some useful tips, including knowing and preparing your first chair, and what to do at the hearing, for young advocates.

Pink Dot 2021

Pink Dot 2021

16 June 2021

Eugene Thuraisingam LLP is proud to be a returning Fuchsia sponsor for this year’s Pink Dot, which took place on 12 June 2021 1. Championing diversity and inclusion in society and the legal profession Suang Wijaya said: At Eugene Thuraisingam LLP, we celebrate diversity and embrace equality at the workplace. We affirm that the freedom […]

Of Scams and Harassment in Singapore – Using social media...

Of Scams and Harassment in Singapore – Using social media responsibly

9 June 2021

This article shares Suang’s views on scams and harassment in Singapore and how we can use social media responsibly.