Singapore's RHTLaw Asia expands Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice

Singapore's RHTLaw Asia expands Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice 1

Leading regional law firm welcomes its third senior counsel and a new partner

Senior Counsel Professor Leslie Chew

Veteran arbitrator Senior Counsel Professor Leslie Chew and Nigel Pereira have joined RHTLaw Asia’s growing Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice as Senior Consultant and Partner respectively. The appointments follow the recent addition of Litigation Senior Consultant Vijay Rai, reflecting continued growth at regional law firm RHTLaw Asia.

Prof Chew, SC brings 48 years of legal experience, seven years of which were in the judiciary as a Senior District Judge. He was appointed Senior Counsel by the Supreme Court – Singapore’s equivalent of the Queen’s Counsel in England - in 2000. He has a strong background in a wide range of sophisticated commercial litigation and international arbitration matters. He practices primarily at the Commercial Bar and has practised as an arbitrator and arbitration counsel since 1993.

Prof Chew, SC joins Senior Consultant Professor Walter Woon, SC and Senior Partner Mr. Roderick Edward Martin, SC at RHTLaw Asia’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice. With just 88 persons appointed as Senior Counsels to date the addition of Prof Chew, SC to the team brings RHTLaw Asia closer to the top of the legal industry leader board with only a handful of firms with three or more Senior Counsels.

Nigel Pereira brings extensive experience in restructuring and insolvency with an emphasis on investigations and cross-border asset recovery. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE), a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and INSOL International as well as an affiliate of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

RHTLaw Asia Managing Partner, Mr. Azman Jaafar, said, “Under the current climate, we have to re-orientate our existing strategies to take the bull by the horns and take action that immediately benefits our clients. The new additions will enable us to help our clients navigate today’s volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment. We are committed to developing the Firm’s Asia capability together with a suite of complementary businesses, leveraged on technology and good talent.”

“Both Prof Chew and Nigel’s extensive experience in trust disputes, corporate restructuring, and insolvency matters will definitely enhance our offerings for clients across industry groups seeking solutions in this area,” he added.

About RHTLaw Asia LLP

Singapore's RHTLaw Asia expands Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice 2RHTLaw Asia is a leading regional law firm headquartered in Singapore. With access to our own ASEAN Plus Group, a network of leading firms comprising over 2000+ lawyers in 16 jurisdictions around Asia, as well as our membership with The Interlex Group, a global network of leading law firms, we help clients understand the local challenges, navigate the regional complexity to deliver the competitive advantage for their businesses in Asia.

We proactively grow our practice in tandem with growth industries like Consumer Brands, Education, Energy and Environment, Financial Institutions, Life Sciences and Healthcare, Private Wealth, Real Estate and Infrastructure and Technology, Media and Communications. Our focus in these industry groups complements our core areas of practice in Corporate and Capital Markets, Financial Services, Intellectual Property and Technology, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Real Estate and Tax.

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