Top court considering if AG should get legal costs

May 5, 2017

Providence Law Asia wins Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year at the ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2017

May 19, 2017

Providence Law Asia clinched the Dispute Resolution Boutique Law Firm of the Year award at the 13th SE Asia Law Awards ceremony held at St Regis Singapore on 18 May 2017 by Thomson Reuters' Asian Legal Business publication.

Recent Significant Changes to the Corporate Regulatory and Restructuring Regime in Singapore

APRIL 2017

GC Manthan 2016 and India International Legal Conclave

AUGUST 2016

Abraham Vergis was part of the 2016 General Counsel’s Manthan and India International Legal Conclave organized by the Corporate Counsel Association of India (CCAI).

Two attorneys from Providence Law Asia featured as speakers at ICC Arbitration in Myanmar Conference

AUGUST 2016

Abraham Vergis, Managing Director, and Clive Myint Soe, counsel, of Providence Law Asia were featured as speakers at the ICC Arbitration in Myanmar Conference, which took place in Yangon, Myanmar from 18-20 August 2016.

MAS tightens the screws on money laundering

JUNE 2016

As money laundering and terrorism financing efforts have grown in sophistication, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) will be working to...

Providence’s 2017 Practice Trainee to Speak at Criminal Law Conference

JULY 2016

Providence Law Asia’s very own Shalini Jayaraj, 2017 Practice Trainee, will sit on a panel on ‘Criminal Justice in the 21st Century & Beyond’. This is part of the 3rd Criminal Law Conference organized by the Singapore Law Society, which will be held on 14 & 15 July 2016 at the Supreme Court Auditorium.

Ms. Jayaraj was previously the Former Legal Assistant to Defence Teams before the International Criminal Court. She will contribute her expertise to discuss how Singapore can address and resolve challenges and expectations surrounding the criminal law system. The panel will be moderated by Mr. Amolat Singh, the Co Vice-Chair of the Criminal Practice Committee of the Law Society of Singapore.

Providence Law Asia announces a new counsel on board

JUNE 2016

Providence Law Asia is delighted to announce the appointment of our new US Counsel, Rocio Perez. Ms. Perez is a 2011 graduate of the Duke University School of Law and is licensed to ...

Abraham Vergis speaks at “C5's 2nd Fraud, Asset Tracing & Recovery Asia Forum”

JUNE 2016

Abraham Vergis spoke on “Strategies for Managing Internal Fraud Investigations” at the C5’s 2nd Fraud, Asset Tracing and Recovery Asia conference held...

Abraham Vergis ranked in the 2016 edition of Chambers Asia Pacific

JUNE 2016

Chambers & Partners has recognized Abraham Vergis in Chambers Asia-Pacific Guide 2016. Abraham is ranked in the field of...

Providence Law Asia a finalist in 2016 Asian Legal Business South East Asia Law Awards

MAY 2016

Providence Law Asia has been shortlisted as one of the finalist for Boutique Law Firm of the Year as part of the 2016 Asian Legal Business South East Asia Law Awards. The ALB SE Asia Law Awards recognize...

Abraham Vergis invited to speak at the up-coming IBAAsia Pacific Arbitration Group (APAG) Training Day on “Best Practices in International Arbitration”

MAY 2016

Abraham Vergis will be speaking on the session entitled “Dealing with evidence in international arbitration: the application of the IBA Rules on the Taking of Evidence in International Arbitration" ...

Man fined $40k for helping eye surgeon hide his earnings

MAY 2016

Providence Law Asia MD Abraham Vergis represented Felix Huang Keming, a former clinic manager who pleaded guilty to charges of conspiring with an eye surgeon ...

Malaysian actor Tony Eusoff jailed 8 months for possessing drugs while on filming assignment

APRIL 2016

Abraham Vergis participates in the “Medical Expert Witness Training Programme”

APRIL 2016

Abraham Vergis was a trainer at the Medical Expert Witness Training Course held on the 9 April 2016 organized by the Academy of Medicine, Singapore, Law Society of Singapore, Singapore Medical Association and the State Courts of Singapore.

Providence Law Asia named Boutique International Arbitration and Litigation Law Firm of the Year in Singapore by ACQ5

APRIL 2016

Providence Law Asia is proud to have been voted the Boutique International Arbitration and Litigation Law Firm of the Year, Singapore at the ACQ5 Law Awards 2016. Since 2008, the ACQ annual award programmes recognise organisations and individuals that have achieved outstanding commercial success in designated areas of expertise. ACQ operates an independent nomination process and all award winners are chosen by the relevant industry itself on the basis of online surveys and reader votes.

Providence Law Asia supports Children’s Society’s initiative for Children-in-Need

MARCH 2016

Children’s Society hosted an appreciation dinner to thank companies and individuals supporting its laudable programme to bring together 1000 Enterprises and 1000 Philanthropists for Children-in-Need.The event recognises the contributions of supporting organisations for these initiatives and was graced by Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security, Mr Teo Chee Hean.

Providence Law named Best Specialist Dispute Practice in Singapore by Acquisition International

March 2016

Providence Law is honoured to be named the Best Specialist Dispute Practice in Singapore in 2016 by leading legal publications Acquisition International. Providence Law also received the Acquisition International 2016 Award for Excellence in Cross-Border Arbitrations. Since 2010, Acquisition International has awarded prizes to the top practitioners in this fiercely competitive market. Providence Law was chosen after a rigorous process of peer review and meticulous in-house research, which allows Acquisition Internationalto nominate the most respected lawyers and law practitioners in the industry.

Providence Law’s articles on Singapore’s efforts to facilitate cross-border insolvencies is published in Financier Worldwide Magazine

March 2016

Providence Law Asia recently published an article in the Financier Worldwide Magazine exploring how the Singapore Courts and Parliament are taking a dynamic pro-business approach to cross-border insolvencies.

Abraham Vergis participates in

February 2016

Abraham Vergis was a panellist in the "Criminal Law: Battle of the Sexes" dialogue, moderated by Asst. Professor Cheah Wui Ling and Mr Eugene Tay and hosted by the NUS Law School’s Criminal Justice Club.

Abraham Vergis named in The Best Lawyers in Singapore 2017 for International Arbitration

February 2016

Abraham Vergis was recently selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Singapore 2017 in the field of International Arbitration.

Professor Mahdev & Clive Myint Soe publishes an article in GAR on the new Arbitration Act in Myanmar

February 2016

Providence Law is pleased to share a publication relating to arbitration in Myanmar. Our Mahdev Mohan and Clive Myint Soe, along with 2 other co-authors, wrote an article titled "Myanmar - a new law for a new area", published in the Global Arbitration Review in February 2016.

Manhandled by RWS security, lawyer is awarded $46k

November 2015

Abraham Vergis participates in "Criminal Law: Battle of the Sexes" dialogue

October 2015

Abraham Vergis participated in a dialogue titles “Criminal Law: Art of Giving” moderated by Professor Chan Wing Cheong, hosted by the NUS Law School’s Criminal Justice Club. The session centered on issues affecting pro bono of and access to justice in Singapore. A report of the dialogue is available on the Criminal Justice Club website at: http://justice.sg/criminal-law-art-of-giving/

Abraham Vergis shares his insights on doing pro bono work through Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS)

MAY 2015

In a boost to the pro bono landscape in Singapore, the Singapore Government has pledged up to $3.5 million a year to fund the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS). Abraham was quoted in the article: "Ensuring access to justice of the poor is a critical social need that cannot simply depend on the good graces of the lawyers. As a society, we are collectively responsible to ensure that the door of justice is open to the poor, marginalised and vulnerable in our society". (http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/courts-crime/enhanced-criminal-legal-aid-scheme-officially-launched)

Abraham Vergis conducts module on developing case theory and taking instructions

April 2015

On 7 April 2015, Mr Abraham Vergis conducted a module in the Law Society of Singapore's Written Advocacy Workshop 2015 on developing a case theory and taking instructions.

Abraham Vergis speaks in Jakarta at International Arbitration Seminar

April 2015

Abraham Vergis presented the latest developments in International Arbitration in Jakarta, at a seminar organized by financial institutions and the Indonesiaâs Deposit Insurance Corporation, attended by 60 representatives from public sector.

Abraham Vergis invited to speak at the Singapore Academy of Law conference on equitable remedies

March 2015

Mr Abraham Vergis will be speaking on Day 2 of the conference about the equitable remedy of specific performance and its application in the context of commercial litigation.

Abraham Vergis featured on current affairs TV programme Talking Point

January 2015

Abraham Vergis was a panelist on Talking Point’s discussion on the controversial new legislation - the Liquor Control Act - which aims at curbing public consumption of alcohol. The other panelists were Member of Parliament Vikram Nair and DJ George Leong. Discussion was moderated by Brennan de Souza and Douglas Chua. The discussion may be viewed online at: http://video.toggle.sg/en/series/talking-point/ep4/320157

Abraham Vergis comments on recent move in Singapore to allow senior lawyers to take on more trainee lawyers

Dec 2014

As reported in Straits Times (Senior lawyers can now take on more trainees, 20 Dec 2014), a senior....

Providence Law Asia GOES LONG!

Nov 2014

Providence Law Asia participated in the Under Armour Ultimate Corporate Games held on 30 November 2014, playing Ultimate ‘Frisbee’ against other corporate teams. Sponsored by Under Armour, the event was organised by the Ultimate Players’ Association (Singapore) and held at.....

Abraham Vergis invited to speak at New Delhi conference on "International Commercial Arbitration in Asia"

Nov 2014

Providence Law Asia’s MD Abraham Vergis was invited to speak at a New Delhi conference on "International Commercial Arbitration in Asia" hosted by the Asia-Pacific Jurist Association on 15 November 2014. The keynote address was delivered by Justice A.K. Sikri, Honourable Justice of the Supreme Court of India.

Providence Law named Leading Firm in Dispute Resolution by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015

Oct 2014

The Legal 500 Asia Pacific's 2015 edition named Providence Law as a leading firm in Singapore in the area of Dispute Resolution. The Legal 500 Asia Pacific is a publication providing unbiased commentary and insight into the legal marketplaces...

Abraham Vergis quoted in Straits Times on higher numbers of law graduates

Aug 2014

As written in Straits Times (‘Law firms cheer prospect of a bigger talent pool’, 21 Aug 2014), Providence Law Asia was featured as a “boutique law practice with six lawyers” in an article highlighting the looming glut of lawyers ...

Sudden termination of Maldivian infrastructure project results in US$90m+ suit

Ongoing

Providence Law is currently representing a leading international contractor in making claims worth US$90m+ following the sudden termination of an infrastructure project in the Maldives. Negotiations are still ongoing, though complicated by a tumultuous political landscape...

Singapore holding companies for a Jordanian group of companies facing US$2.6 billion claim by Motorola

Ongoing

Providence Law is acting for, inter alia, the Singapore holding companies for a ...

Abraham Vergis provides insight to Singapore medical practitioners at Medical Expert Witness Training 2014

July 2014

Providence Law Asia Managing Director Abraham Vergis successfully contributed to the training of Singaporeâs medical practitioners at the 2014 AMS-LSS-SMA-StateCourts Medical Expert Witness Training held on....

Mahdev advises the Ministry of Environment & Water Resources on Haze Law

June 2014

Providence Law Counsel and Assistant Professor of Law at Singapore Management University Mahdev Mohan contributed advice on the Transboundary Haze Pollution Bill during an appreciation and dialogue session hosted by Environment and Water Resources Minister Vivian Balakrishnan. The Transboundary Haze Pollution Bill provides for civil and criminal liability of entities that cause haze in Singapore.In response to Dr. Balakrishnanâs voicing concern that there is a need to âratchet up the pressureâ in order to witness sufficient progress in this longstanding issue, Mohan suggested...

Rare Quia Timet Injunction to prevent derailment of property sale valued S$900 million

March 2014

Providence Law represents the Pacific Star Group, the asset manager of TripleOne Somerset, a shopping mall along Singapore’s premier Orchard Road shopping district, who were in the process of finalising a sale of TripleOne Somerset to a third party for over S$900 million when a dispute arose with its then anchor tenant, NTUC Fairprice ...

Mr Deepak Sharma commences judicial review proceedings against Law Society of Singapore

Ongoing

Providence Law is representing Mr Deepak Sharma, the recently-retired Global Head of Private Banking of Citigroup, who has...

Acted for Yahoo! Singapore to obtain reprieve of a Police Written Order to disclose journalistic sources

Nov 2013

Providence Law was urgently requested to act for a popular Singaporean news website against a Written Order issued by the Singapore Police Force to protect journalistic privilege against a Written Order issued by the Singapore Police Force. After conversing with an internet hacker through a series of confidential emails, the news website published an expose for public consumption. The Singapore Police Force issued a Written Order compelling Yahoo! Singapore to disclose information to identify the hacker.

Novel points of law canvassed in S$10m+ High Court suit

Sept 2013

Providence Law’s unique strategy paved new roads in Singapore’s legal framework with regards to the classification of work undertaken by liquidators. Acting for two Segregated Customers of a parent company, Providence Law challenged the application by the liquidators of the parent company for payment over S$10m in fees from the Segregated Customers' Funds. These funds are pool funds held on trust of the Segregated Customers.

Urgent ex parte injunction successful against prominent news publication

June 2013

Providence Law successfully acted for a multinational construction corporation against a highly defamatory article ran by Singaporeâs leading business daily. Decisive actions by Providence Law...

Successfully set aside injunction depriving Tamil Nadu state-owned newsprint producer of calling on performance guarantee

July 2013

Providence Law successfully set aside an injunction that prevented a large local bank from making payments to an Indian State-owned...

Internal investigations in fund misappropriation case result in US$2m+ in claims

April 2013

Acting for a Singapore company ....