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Suriya Prakash Suriya Prakash Suriya Prakash

Suriya Prakash

Legal Associate

A scholar at NUS Law on the coveted full-ride, bond-free NUS Merit Scholarship, Suriya Prakash graduated with Second (Upper) Division Class of Honours.

Prakash is known for demonstrating tremendous initiative and going the extra mile for our clients. Part of this value that he offers comes from his active pursuit of practical and creative solutions that meet the interests of our clients. He has received recognition of this ability, having been a champion at the 2018 Blackoak Transactional Negotiation Competition. He was also selected to represent NUS at the 2019 International Chamber of Commerce Mediation Competition held in Paris.

Where litigation is the only remaining option, Prakash leaves no stone unturned in ensuring that our client’s best case is put forward. In this regard, he is committed to being a fearless advocate.

Prakash has successfully argued contentious matters in the High Court and the State Courts.

Work Highlights:

Arbitration

  • Successfully obtained a stay in favour of arbitration of High Court proceedings with a claim sum of about S$2 million.
  • Ongoing representation of a fire protection sub-contractor in an SIAC Arbitration with a disputed sum of S$1 million.

Banking & Finance

  • Successfully resisted a Registrar’s Appeal by Malaysia’s largest bank. seeking Summary Judgment for close to S$ 3 million

Criminal Law

  • Conducted cross-examination of multiple witnesses, including investigation officers in ongoing criminal trials.
  • Successfully mitigated the circumstances surrounding the commission of our client’s offence, obtaining a reduction from the prosecution’s sentencing submissions by a quarter.
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Civil Procedure

  • Successfully obtained a rarely made order for specific discovery on behalf of the Plaintiff after issuing writ but before the filing of the statement of claim.
  • Successfully obtained an order for further security for costs before the Appellate Division of the High Court

Insolvency & Restructuring

  • Successfully resisted a setting aside of a statutory demand for close to S$2 million.
  • Sought injunction to restrain the filing of a winding up petition and successfully obtained an undertaking from the counterparty achieving the same effect.

Education:

  • LLB, 2nd(Upper Division) Class of Honours, National University of Singapore
  • Raffles institution

Memberships:

  • Law Society of Singapore, Small Law Firms Committee
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