Advocatus Law


25 North Bridge Road
#08-01 EFG Bank Building
Singapore, 179104

Telephone:+65 6603 9200
Fax:+65 6603 9211

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Managing Partner: Christopher Anand Daniel
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Partner: Ganga Avadiar
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Partner: Harjean Kaur
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 10
Network memberships: Alliott Global Alliance
Languages: English, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil

The firm was co-founded in 2009 by Christopher Anand Daniel as a litigation and arbitration boutique firm. Ganga Avadiar joined the firm in 2010. In 2013, Harjean Kaur started to develop the firm’s corporate and transactional practices. Mervyn Cheong joined in 2017 to further the disputes practice, with an emphasis on white-collar crime. With Priyalatha Naidu joining in 2018, she has brought her extensive corporate, transactional, and conveyancing practices into the firm.

Advocatus is committed to delivering and maintaining the highest standards of services and quality, with a personable approach. Challenges are met with an in-depth understanding of issues and a solution focused approach. The team are dynamic, and the partners bring with them a rich domestic, regional and cross-border experience. This expertise gained in international law firms, Singapore's largest law firms, and multi-national corporations. The core mission is to provide timely, effective and tailored solutions for clients.

The firm’s Civil and Commercial Litigation, and Arbitration team provides a full range of top quality services across a broad spectrum of disputes, both in local courts and before international and domestic arbitral tribunals.

In the Corporate and Commercial practice, the team is actively involved in local and cross-border transactions, representing individuals, private firms, listed companies, and multinational corporations, on a wide range of corporate and general business law matters.

The Employment team assists corporates and individuals on the contentious and non-contentious aspects of employment law.

The firm’s Mergers and Acquisition practice is actively involved in Singapore and cross-border M&A transactions across a range of industry sectors, and handles deals including strategic alliances, JVs, M&As, spin-offs and divestitures.

The firm also provides private client services, and advises high-net-worth individuals, financial institutions, professional trustees, executors and personal representatives, on matters such as estate planning, asset preservation, provisions for minors and descendants, and succession planning, utilizing wills, and medical and general powers of attorney.

Drawing on their litigation and M&A practice groups, the firm has a strong Restructuring and Insolvency practice with extensive experience in managing restructurings and bankruptcy situations.

  • Administrative and regulatory
  • Appellate
  • Capital markets
  • Civil litigation
  • Civil rights and human rights
  • Class action
  • Commercial and transactions
  • Commercial arbitration
  • Competition/antitrust
  • Corporate governance
  • Criminal
  • Financial services regulatory: Contentious
  • Healthcare
  • Insolvency
  • Intellectual property
  • International arbitration
  • Labour and employment
  • Litigation
  • Mass tort
  • Patent contentious
  • Personal injury
  • Plaintiff/claimant
  • Privacy and data protection
  • Product liability and recall
  • Professional liability
  • Professional malpractice
  • Tax
  • Trade and customs
  • Trademark contentious
  • Trusts and estates
  • White-collar crime
  • Other

Construction and materials
Consumer goods and services
Financial services
Fisheries and aquaculture
Food and beverage
Government and public policy
Investment management
Natural resources
Oil and gas
Pharma and life sciences
Real estate
Social infrastructure
Tech and telecoms