In family law, PKWA Family Law is regarded as a leading family and matrimonial law firm in Singapore. Our achievements include:
PKWA Law has been recognised as one of the top law firms in Singapore by the Straits Times in its “Singapore’s Best Law Firms” in both 2021 and 2022.
Won two important Court of Appeal decisions for our clients on the issue of division of matrimonial assets, including one described by the judges as “complicated,” “challenging” and “highly unusual” in which our client won 75% of $13.6 million in matrimonial assets, up from 25%. The swing in matrimonial assets from 25% to 75% is arguably one of the highest in divorce cases in Singapore.
PKWA Law ranked as one of the leading Family Law Firms in the 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 editions of Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific.
Mr Lim Chong Boon is ranked by Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 as a Dispute Resolution Star.
Dorothy Tan is listed in the “Top 100 Women in Litigation” in Asia-Pacificby Benchmark Litigation 2021. She is among 11 Singapore female lawyers who are recognised. Dorothy is recognised as a leading lawyer in family and matrimonial law.
Recognised as one of the leading Family Law Firms in Singapore by Asian Legal Business at the annual ALB Southeast Asia Law Awards in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022.
Doyles Guide – PKWA Law is ranked as a leading family law firm. Lim Chong Boon and Dorothy Tan are ranked as leading family lawyers in Singapore.
Doyles Guide to Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Singapore, 2017 – Mr Lim Chong Boon and Ms Dorothy Tan are both ranked by their peers as “Leading Family and Divorce Lawyers in Singapore 2017”.
PKWA Law is ranked as a “Leading Family and Divorce Law Firm in Singapore”in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 by Doyles Guide to Leading Singapore Family & Divorce Lawyers.
Doyles Guide of Leading Singapore Family Lawyers 2016 – Lim Chong Boon and Dorothy Tan are ranked as Leading Family and Divorce Lawyers Singapore. PKWA Law is also ranked as a recommended Leading Family Law Firm.
Charlene Nah named as one of Family Law Rising Stars 2022 by Doyles Guide.
PKWA’s family lawyers Dorothy Tan and Low Jin Liang named among Singapore’s “Most Influential Lawyers Under 40” by Singapore Business Review 2016.
Dorothy was shortlisted for “Woman Lawyer of the Year” by Asian Legal Business at the SE Asia Law Awards 2018. She was selected by an independent panel of 30 legal experts and is the only family lawyer in the shortlist.
Dorothy Tan is named as one of Asia’s top young lawyers by Asian Legal Business 2016.
Dorothy Tan nominated for “Young Lawyer of the Year” at SE Asia Law Awards 2017.
Global Law Experts 2015 Edition — Lim Chong Boon is a recommended lawyer in “Family and Civil”.
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.
Gurbani & Co LLC was founded in 1989. Mr R Govin became a partner of the firm in 1992 and continues to lead the firm's success as Managing Director with a dedicated team of lawyers and staff.
Gurbani & Co LLC has established itself as one of the leading firms of excellence in Singapore in its main areas of practice, involving all aspects of shipping, all forms of marine and general insurance, reinsurance, international commercial arbitration, litigation, and corporate practice. The leading partners of this niche practice have won the support of a solid international and local commercial client base, constantly engaging it as the firm of ultimate choice.
Gurbani & Co LLC's directors have acted as arbitrators and counsel in large-scale domestic and international institutional and ad-hoc arbitrations.
Our firm has strong networks in the insurance, maritime and international trade sectors, as well as within the international arbitral community, which enables it to service the needs of its expanding client base in an increasingly global community.
Our firm also works closely with associate law firms in many jurisdictions, including ASEAN countries, China, India, UK, and the USA, in various cross-border legal matters.
Gurbani & Co LLC represents multinationals, listed and private companies, banks, finance houses, shipping companies, shipowners, operators, charterers, cargo owners, freight forwarders, international commodity traders, flagstates and government owned carriers, marine cargo, insurers, hull and machinery, and war risks insurers, reinsurers, P&I insurers, FD&D associations, shipping agencies, ship repairers, bunker suppliers and others from the whole spectrum of the maritime industry.
The firm’s main areas of practice encompass, but are not limited to shipping/air/land carriage and multimodal transport and freight forwarding – it advises and represents clients in disputes arising out of bills of lading, charterparties, airway bills, freight forwarding and logistics agreements including arbitration, mediation and litigation of disputes. International and domestic trade, and commercial arbitration, mediation, and litigation – cross-border enforcement of foreign and domestic arbitration awards and judgments.
The firm has acted in relation to ICC, FOSFA, GAFTA, PORAM, SIAC and SCMA arbitrations, amongst others. We act in all forms of marine and general insurance.
We also handle matters concerning negotiating/drafting/formation of commercial contracts for sale and purchase of vessels, goods, commodities, corporate joint ventures, business acquisitions and start-up of companies. Our lawyers advise and represent clients in multi-jurisdictional joint ventures and acquisitions, including assisting foreign clients in the setting up of businesses in Singapore.
Gurbani & Co LLC has always been consistently ranked every year as a recommended law firm in various international legal directories, including Chambers, Legal 500, Asialaw Profiles.
Niru & Co LLC was established in 1978 as a litigation firm with an initial focus on shipping and insurance law. It soon developed and expanded into a boutique law firm specializing in niche areas of the law such as, civil & commercial litigation, international trade, family & matrimonial, medical & health, arbitration, power & energy, intellectual property and construction. For a few years into the 21st century, Niru & Co was in a formal association with CMS Cameron McKenna, a top-tier international law firm based in London. The firm is headquartered in Singapore with a regional law practice in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia called Suflan, T H Liew & Partners.
Our Mantra is Client-Focused, Excellence Driven Personalised Service. Our clients’ interests and needs are paramount. We place emphasis on personalized partner level care and we strive to find the right solutions by adopting good strategies. We believe in the good old-fashioned values of loyalty. We are loyal to our clients. We show that same commitment to our Team. We believe in cultivating and training young minds with a view to growing them with the Firm.
We look to build long-lasting partnerships with our clients and everyone who works with us. You can count on the undivided attention of a team that understands excellence and the value of long-term relationships.