Eugene Thuraisingam


1 Coleman Street
The Adelphi, #07-06
Singapore, 179803

Telephone:+65 6557 2436
Fax:+65 6557 2437

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Number of lawyers: 10
Languages: English, Mandarin, Malay and Indonesian

Eugene Thuraisingam LLP is a premier dispute resolution practice specialising in disputes and investigations. Our primary areas of practices are international arbitration, commercial litigation, and criminal defence. We are the choice firm for any client seeking an experienced, committed and conflict-free team of counsel to conduct high-stakes disputes. As trial lawyers, webring unique skills to the table, particularly in commercial disputes involving head-on clashes of factual or expert evidence. We fearlessly pursue novel arguments and have persuaded the courts to find for our clients in previously uncharted areas of constitutional, commercial and criminal law.

  • Appellate
  • Civil litigation
  • Civil rights and human rights
  • Commercial and transactions
  • Commercial arbitration
  • Criminal
  • Insolvency
  • International arbitration
  • Labour and employment
  • Litigation
  • Professional malpractice
  • White-collar crime

Recent case highlights:

(a) Investigations/ White-collar crime

  • Acting for clients in investigations arising from a Singapore lawyer’s alleged misuse of SGD33m in clients’ moneys.
  • Acting for clients allegedly implicated in an international money-laundering scandal.

(b) Other Complex Crime

  • Ilechukwu v PP [2020] SGCA 90: For the first time in Singapore’s legal history, the Court of Appeal (“CA”) set aside its previous decision convicting our client of a capital offence.
  • PP v Wee Teong Boo [2020] 2 SLR 533: The CA acquitted a general practitioner, of rape and molest, overturning a 10-year imprisonment sentence. In the course of doing so, the CA clarified the scope of a judge’s powers to amend a criminal charge without calling for further evidence.
  • Acted for a prominent doctor who was charged with molesting a woman whom he had interacted with in the course of his practice. She was cross-examined by Eugene at the trial. Before the end of the trial, the Prosecution withdrew the charges and our client was granted a Discharge Amounting to an Acquittal.

(c) Arbitration

  • Acted for a client in a SIAC arbitration arising out of a breach of USD 128m contract dispute with the private equity arm of a major international bank incorporated in Hong Kong.
  • Successfully represented a company headquartered in Japan in relation to an SIAC expedited arbitration proceeding.


  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Insurance
  • Oil and gas
  • Shipping