Singapore firm receives top accolade at the leading awards in the region for litigation and disputes
1. Asia Pacific Boutique Firm of the Year
The award celebrates the firm’s success in complex, high-value disputes and affirms its exceptional and innovative legal practice.
2. The shortlisted firms
Eugene Thuraisingam LLP was one of seven shortlisted regional law firms from Malaysia, Singapore, and India at the Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific Awards 2020. They included AmerBon Advocates, BlackOak, Cecil Abraham & Partners, Davinder Singh Chambers, and Karanjawala & Co.
The full list of shortlisted firm can be found here.
3. Benchmark Asia-Pacific Annual Awards
Benchmark Asia-Pacific is proud to announce the winners of the annual awards for the best firms, teams, lawyers and cases throughout the region over the past 12 months. The Benchmark Asia-Pacific awards recognises excellence in disputes and litigation practice throughout the Asia-Pacific market across a wide range of dispute resolution practice areas.
Benchmark’s editor Joanna Yang said of the firm’s win:
Singapore disputes boutique firm Eugene Thuraisingam LLP wins Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2020 Boutique Firm of the Year. This was a highly competitive category given the prominent shortlisted firms across the region.
During the awards period, the team was entrusted with landmark and some of the most complex domestic and cross-border disputes, with managing partner Eugene Thuraisingam leading the charge. The firm demonstrated its expertise in commercial litigation and arbitration as well as criminal defence litigation.
Among the highlights, the team acted for a former senior financial services director in a successful negligence claim against AXA Insurance Singapore for damages assessed at US$2.36 million. The team succeeded in arguing a novel point of law before the Court of Appeal (CA) concerning the standard of care in tort and the legal obligations owed by a former employer in preparing performance references for an employee. The CA accepted for the first time in Singapore’s legal history that employer AXA had breached its duty of care in preparing a bad reference check, which deprived its former employee of subsequent employment.
The firm also acts in various confidential legal matters in Singapore arising out of alleged embezzlements from an investment fund.
The award celebrates our success in complex, high-value disputes and affirms our exceptional and innovative legal practice. We especially thank our valued clients, business partners, Bar colleagues and friends who have trusted us with their disputes.