(Incorporating the practice of C. Arul & Partners)
In association with Jordan & Wagner RA GmbH
Recent Reported Cases:
1) Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Ltd v Avant Garde Maritime Services (Private) Limited  SGHC 78 (read the case here)
2) Sinolanka Hotels & Spa (Private) Limited v Interna Contract SpA  SGHC 157
3) Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Ltd v Avant Garde Maritime Services (Private) Limited  SGCA 33 (Appeal Allowed) (read the case summary here)
Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore, Barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple, London
B.A (Hons), M.A, Law (Cantab.)(Pembroke College, Cambridge University, United Kingdom)
Andre Arul works primarily in corporate and commercial litigation (including arbitration and mediatio) and adjudication, corporate matters (often cross-border work), construction, insolvency, intellectual property disputes and mediation.
He has argued as lead counsel in litigation at all levels in the then Subordinate Courts (now State Courts), the High Court and the Court of Appeal, Military Courts, Statutory Tribunals, tribunals constituted by bodies such as the Malayan Racing Association (M.R.A) Strata Title’s Board, Singapore, disciplinary tribunals constituted by the Law Society of Singapore and other tribunals and has worked with Queen's Counsel in London, New Zealand and Australia and President’s Counsel in Sri Lanka. He is active in arbitration and mediation including recently acting for foreign State owned companies in arbitration and arbitration related litigation in the Singapore Courts, in shareholder disputes in the High Court as well as in a variety of commercial disputes including concerning race horses, shareholders and insolvency.
He served his pupillage at Allen & Gledhill, a leading law firm in Singapore, and worked there for 4 1/2 years doing corporate, trust and commercial work including arbitration. He then moved to KhattarWong & Partners for about 1 1/2 years doing similar work there and after that was involved in the negotiation and acquisition of oil and gas concessions in Indonesia in a joint venture arrangement on behalf of Malaysian royal interests in partnership with Brunei royal interests, Canadian Occidental Petroleum Ltd, one of the largest Canadian multinational oil companies and with private Indonesian oil companies and State agencies.
Andre is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London (FCIArb), a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (FSIArb) and a fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (FMIArb) and a panel member of the AiADR (formerly known as the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)) on its arbitration, adjudication and mediation panels and is an accredited arbitrator and mediator on the WIPOs panels. He is currently Vice Chairman (mediation) of the Law Society Singapore ADR committee.
In addition, he is an accredited Principal Mediator and on the panel of Principal Mediators of the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) since April 2016 and is a fellow of SMC (FSMC). He is also a volunteer trainer and examiner with SMC and is on the Panel of Mediators in the State Courts in Singapore. He is also on the panel of arbitrators of the Law Society of Singapore Arbitration Scheme (LSAS) and also a Senior Mediator on the Panel of Mediators in the Law Society of Singapore Mediation Scheme (LSMS) and is also on the panel of neutral evaluators of the Law Society of Singapore.
He acted for a China Respondent party in a claim by a Singapore listed company as regards a contractual and intellectual property dispute in SIAC Arbitration No. 49 of 2015 before a single arbitrator with two (2) Chinese law expert witnesses that proceeded for an arbitral hearing on the merits for four (4) days in late 2015 as well as for decision and review before the China Trademark Tribunal where client succeeded on both occasions and also worked with Chinese counsel on resisting enforcement proceedings of the arbitral award in Liaoning, North China.
Instructed in 2016 as Singapore Counsel in an ICC arbitration with three(3) arbitrators in ICC case No. 21266/CYK with hearing dates in late 2016 and early 2017 by a State owned company in Sri Lanka concerning a multi-million Euro dispute over a contract granted by previous government appointees of the company to an Italian concern over the interior decoration and fitting-out of the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Colombo, Sri Lanka and as the lead counsel in setting-aside proceedings in the High Court in Singapore in OS/1238/2017 in 2018.
Instructed in 2017 as lead counsel by a State-owned company in Sri Lanka to apply to set aside in the High Court, Singapore a default SIAC arbitration award (dissented to by Chan Sek Keong, former Chief Justice of Singapore) that went to the Court of Appeal in CA 240/2018 which was heard in 2019. Judgment was made in Appellants clients favour.
Appointed a Nominee in 2019 under the Bankruptcy Act, Singapore to administer an individual voluntary arrangement where debts owing to creditors both local and foreign exceeded $400 million.
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