Vanathi is a Director of the firm. Vanathi has over a decade of experience handling complex international arbitration and commercial litigation cases over a broad spectrum of areas such as corporate governance, infrastructure, commodities and hospitality. She has represented a wide range of clients including multinational corporations, public-listed companies and high-net worth individuals. Her special interest is in corporate governance disputes, especially claims of minority oppression and breaches of director’s duties.
She has represented clients at all levels of the Singapore Supreme Court, as well as before the SIAC and LCIA, and obtained negotiated settlements for her clients via private mediation.
Prior to joining Providence Law Asia LLC, Vanathi practised for 6 years at a leading local firm where she worked with Senior Counsel.
Vanathi graduated with an LLB (Hons) from the National University of Singapore. During her time there, she won the Advocacy Cup and went on to become the first and only Singaporean to win the Witness Examination Competition at the Australian Law Students’ Conference. Vanathi also took part in the Jean Pictet Humanitarian Law Competition 2008 where her team emerged as semi-finalists.
Vanathi teaches the Advocacy module every year at the Singapore Institute of Legal Education’s bar exam course, and has taught Trial Advocacy at the National University of Singapore. Vanathi’s desire to serve the community also led her to move to Kolkata, India for 1 year to volunteer as a Legal Fellow with International Justice Mission, an international NGO, working to protect vulnerable persons from human trafficking and prosecute perpetrators.
Vanathi is fluent in English and Tamil.