Commercial Litigation

A recognised leader in its field, this practice group has won a well earned reputation for resolving the biggest and most challenging national and cross border disputes. In a tough and increasingly complex global business climate, clients rely on our advocacy and advisory expertise to provide them with commercial solutions and to protect their rights.

Rajah & Tann is a leader in dispute resolution both in Singapore and the Asia-Pacific. Its commercial litigation practice is led by Chandra Mohan Rethnam, and includes the firm’s Managing Partner Senior Counsel Lee Eng Beng, Senior Counsel Andre Yeap, Francis Xavier and Tan Chuan Thye. Our exceptionally strong team has developed a signature brand of know-how, dynamism and responsiveness – making us the natural choice for clients facing any kind of complex litigation.

The right choice, whatever the dispute

Over the years, we have acted in the largest domestic and cross-border disputes and concerns. Our broad range of expertise includes:

  • Banking, finance, securities and brokerage disputes
  • Common law actions including defamation, negligence and nuisance
  • Contractual disputes
  • Disputes arising out of partnerships, international trade, acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures
  • Domestic arbitration
  • Employment matter
  • Intellectual property, media, entertainment disputes 
  • Property disputes
  • Shareholders’ disputes
  • Sports and gaming disputes
  • Technology and telecommunication disputes
  • White collar crime

Consistently solving complex multi-million dollar disputes, as well as having the highest number of applications heard in the Supreme Court, we have advised and acted for numerous governments, private companies, prominent families and personalities. We have also been involved in a number of highly publicised landmark cases.

Delivering 360° solutions

With a focus on delivering a full range of services, we work closely with and draw upon the expertise of dedicated industry-specific specialists in our Corporate and Capital Markets, International Arbitration, Construction, Shipping & International Trade, and Intellectual Property Groups, to provide our clients with 360° solutions to every problem.

Whatever the issue, we have the skills, resources and experience to see you through every step of your dispute resolution process. Our close working partnerships with an extensive network of forensic accountants, commercial investigators, offshore law firms and other professionals enable us to deliver customised solutions that transcend national and industrial boundaries.

Extensive reach throughout South-East Asia

Rajah & Tann‘s regional footprint extends to China, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Cambodia. With the offices staffed with lawyers qualified to practise local law and appear in local courts, we are the only Singapore law firm with seamless capability to support multi-jurisdictional litigation.

A dedicated approach to appeals

Our pursuit of excellence extends to a dedicated appeals and issues team. We believe that appellate advocacy is a specialist craft that calls for unique skills and style of persuasion. With cases on appeal almost always turning on broad perspectives of law and public policy, our team’s keen awareness of the procedural, philosophical and policy concerns of the appellate court enables us to craft persuasive legal arguments on behalf of our clients.