ANDRE ARUL

Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore Barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple - London

B.A (Hons) and M.A in Law (Pembroke College, University of Cambridge - United Kingdom)

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Notable Cases:

1) Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Ltd v Avant Garde Maritime Services (Private)) Limited [2018] SGHC 78 (read the case here)

2) Sinolanka Hotels & Spa (Private) Limited v Interna Contract SpA [2018] SGHC 157

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Andre Arul specializes in commercial litigation, corporate matters, construction, arbitration and mediation. He has argued as lead counsel in litigation at all levels in the then Subordinate Courts (now State Courts), 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 Board Singapore, disciplinary tribunals constituted by the Law Society, Singapore and other tribunals and has worked with Queen's Counsel in London, New Zealand and Australia. He is active in arbitration and mediation including recently acting for foreign State owned companies in arbitration and litigation, in shareholder disputes in the High Court as well as a variety of commercial actions.


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 late 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 Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) on their commercial arbitration, adjudication and mediation panels and is an accredited arbitrator and mediator on WIPOs panels.


Acted for two (2) China Respondent parties in a claim by a Singapore listed company as regard 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 China Trademark Tribunal where client succeeded on both occasions and assisting in resisting enforcement proceedings of arbitral award in North China.


Instructed in 2016 as Singapore Counsel in an ICC in arbitration with three(3) arbitrators in ICC case No. 21266/CYK with hearing dates in late 2016 and early 2017 by state company in Sri Lanka concerning a dispute over a contract granted by the previous government over the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Colombo. 


In addition, he is an accredited Principal Mediator and admitted on the Panel or Principal Mediators of Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) since April 2016. He is also a volunteer trainer and assessor with the SMC where he is also a fellow and is on the Panel of Mediators in the State Courts in Singapore with the Small Claims Tribunal. 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 Senior Mediators in the Law Society Mediation Scheme (LSMS).