Helmsman LLC was founded by two shipping and commodity trading law specialists. Helmsman LLC represents clients in high value commercial transactions and disputes across the world – in particular, Asia and Europe. The breadth of experience and expertise of our lawyers in shipping and commodity trading makes us the counsel of choice for the biggest commodity traders across the world. Helmsman is not “Singapore” or “Hong Kong" lawyers but lawyers sans borders specialising in international legal work. We have capabilities in Singapore, Hong Kong, Australian and English law. Besides our deep subject-matter expertise, we are known for our user-friendly approach, and penchant for “plain practical advice”.
Characterist LLC is a full-service firm recognised for its work in commercial disputes, insolvency, construction, insurance and white-collar crime matters.
Established in 1978, the firm has experienced strong growth as a result of acquisition of talent in key focus areas. The firm has close relationships with law practices in Asia-Pacific, US, Europe and Canada, enabling the firm to handle international and cross-border litigation and arbitration matters.
The firm acts in a wide variety of commercial disputes, both local and cross-jurisdictional. These include disputes involving worldwide injunctions, fraud, trusts, minority oppression, derivative actions, and the recovery and tracing of assets. The firm has also been involved in a number of high-profile and important decisions, including public-interest cases relating to issues of administrative and constitutional law.
The firm has acted in a number of cases involving the insolvency, judicial management and schemes of arrangement of large companies, both private and publicly-listed.
The firm’s construction practice group is known for its work in high-value and complex disputes, including disputes involving time-delay analysis, SIA and PSSCOC contracts, and the jurisdictional and technical aspects of SOP adjudication.
The firm’s criminal litigation team has extensive experience in matters concerning securities offences, corruption, fraud and international sanctions. Recent cases include the largest case of stock-market manipulation in Singapore, large-scale syndicated casino fraud, and corruption on the part of foreign public officials.
The firm's established insurance and personal injury practice (traffic accident, workplace injury, medical negligence and general negligence claims) has represented some of the biggest international insurers, as well as individuals.
The family law department is well known for its extensive experience in resolving complex disputes, involving cross-border assets and real estate, as well as intricate family trusts and family businesses.
Shook Lin & Bok LLP is a leading full service law firm in Singapore with a strong Asian presence and global reach. With more than a century of rich legal heritage, our lawyers specialise in various areas of the law and are therefore able to provide a comprehensive range of legal solutions that are structured to meet the needs of clients.
The Firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution practice has been involved in a significant number of high profile and landmark cases. Apart from its expertise in commercial litigation, the practice also has extensive experience in international arbitration and restructuring and insolvency.
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.