PK Wong & Nair

Singapore

Address:
2 Shenton Way
#16-02, SGX Centre 1
Singapore
068804

+65 6827 5555

+65 6827 5550


Key contacts:

Co-Managing Director: Suresh Nair
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Co-Managing Director: Mark Wong
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PK Wong & Nair is a premier, full-service law corporation with roots going back more than 30 years. Since its founding, the firm has maintained an abiding commitment to providing real, practical solutions to a diverse range of clients dealing with matters at all levels of legal complexity. The firm has earned considerable recognition, with clients recognising it as a “solid firm with exceptional expertise and good response times” (Benchmark Litigation 2018) and an “effective and efficient, commercial minded” firm with “very commercial and fantastic advocates who are always willing to push the boundaries” (IFLR1000 2020). PK Wong & Nair’s diverse client base includes small businesses, large multinational corporations and financial institutions, international law firms and shareholders dealing with boardroom disputes.

Key practices:

  • Appellate
  • Civil litigation
  • Commercial and transactions
  • Commercial arbitration
  • Insolvency
  • International arbitration
  • Labour and employment
  • Litigation
  • Trusts and estates

Sector expertise:

  • Accounting
  • Banking
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas

  • Acted successfully for Goldilocks Investment Company Limited in an application for an injunction restraining the holding of the Annual General Meeting of SGX-listed Noble Group Limited. The case gave rise to a landmark ruling of the High Court on the interpretation of section 81SJ of the Securities and Futures Act and the role of the Central Depository Pte Ltd as the registered member of a Bermuda company.

  • Acted in the landmark case of Pathfinder Strategic LP and another v Empire Capital Resources Pte Ltd and another appeal [2019] 2 SLR 77 involving the restructuring of US$950 million bonds, where the Court of Appeal considered the extent to which third party releases may be given in schemes of arrangement and the level of disclosure required at the “leave to convene” stage.

  • Acted for a coal trading company and obtained an injunction under section 12A of the International Arbitration Act, restraining a company from seeking or receiving payment under a letter of credit pending arbitration proceedings.

  • Acted in an SIAC arbitration valued in excess of US$30 million in respect of representations & warranties given in the sale & purchase of three palm oil plantations in Indonesia.

  • Acted for a bank based in Brunei against another multinational bank in an SIAC arbitration valued at around $10 million in respect of the sale & purchase of a banking business in Brunei.

  • Other recent notable matters: BTY v BUA and other matters [2019] 3 SLR 786, Re Swiber Holdings Ltd [2018] 5 SLR 1358, First Asia Capital Investments Ltd v Société Generale Bank & Trust and Another [2017] SGHC 78; Living the Link (Pte) Ltd (in creditors’ voluntary liquidation) and others v Tan Lay Tin Tina & Others [2016] 3 SLR 621; Pacific Andes Resources Development Limited and other Matters [2016] SGHC 210