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Angammah Sevasamy Shankar

Of Counsel
+65.6713.0263
Fax +65.6538.1311
Angammah Sevasamy Shankar has been an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore for 20 years. His main area of practice has been in litigation. He started practice as a litigation lawyer doing civil and commercial litigation, matrimonial work, contentious probate cases and criminal litigation. He has been representing corporate and individual clients in the State Courts of Singapore, High Court of Singapore and in the Court of Appeal. In the past years his area of practice has been civil and commercial litigation and international and domestic arbitration work.

He has experience in various aspects of corporate and commercial litigation, where he has advised and acted for clients on a spectrum of cases such as shareholder disputes and breach of directors' duties, sale of goods, international trade disputes, injury related claims etc.

He has dealt in employment matters such disputes over employment contracts, summary termination and restrictive covenant clauses. He has acted for employers as well as employees in such employment related matters.

Professional Background

Mr. Shankar graduated from the University of London with a LLB (Hons) in 1996. He was admitted as a barrister with the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple in 1996. In 1998 He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor to the Singapore Bar. He is a member of the Law Society of Singapore and a member of the Singapore Academy of Law.

He has extensive experience in international and domestic arbitration work involving the Uncitral Rules, Singapore International Arbitration Centre Rules, International Chamber of Commerce Rules, and GAFTA rules. He has gained experience in arbitration cases involving various commodities like coal, fertilisers, iron, steel, agricultural products, and petrochemical products. He has also undertaken arbitration work in relation to health and medical insurance. Some of the clients whom he has acted for are Tata International Limited, Swiss Singapore Overseas Enterprises (a company under the Aditya Birla Group), and NTUC Income Insurance Co-Operative Ltd.

He also advises and acts for one of Singapore’s casinos in its contentious and non-contentious legal matters.

Achievements

Mr. Shankar has spoken at the NTUC Income Insurance Cooperative Limited in the area law of Protection of Harassment Act. At the International Network of Boutique and Independent Law Firms (INBLF) Summit held in Singapore in 2018, he also presented a talk on the Personal Data Protection Act.

Additional Information

He tutors and is a mentor for one of the FMS courses conducted by the Singapore Institute of Legal Education.
  • Resorts World at Sentosa Pte Ltd v Sze Siu Hung [2018] SGHC 100
  • Resorts World at Sentosa Pte Ltd v Lee Fook Khuen [2018]SGHC 173
  • Goel Adesh Kumar v Resorts World at Sentosa [2018]SGCA 58; [2017] SGHC 43; [2015] SGHC 289 (case involved claim for losses for negligence, assault, battery, false imprisonment, loss of earnings, aggravated and exemplary damage)
  • United Overseas Bank v Lippo Marina Collections Pte Ltd [2016] 2 SLR 597 (case involved loss arising from sale of condominiums units)
  • CKR Contract Services Pte Ltd v Asplenium Land Pte Ltd [2015] 3 SLR 1041 (case involved calling on performance bond)
  • Maryani Sadeli v Arjun Permanand Samtani [2015]1 SLR 496 (case involved allegation of breaches of duties of members of Sales Committee in an Enbloc Sale)
  • Then Khek Koon v Arjun Permanand Samtani [2014] 1 SLR 245 (case involved allegation of breaches of duties of members of Sales Committee in an Enbloc Sale)
  • Sankar Jayakumar v Public Prosecutor [2010] SGHC 190 (criminal case involving death caused by reckless driving)
  • Precise Development Pte Ltd v Holcim (Singapore) Pte Ltd [2010] 1 SLR 1083 (case involved issues arising from sand ban imposed by the Indonesia government)
  • Swiss Singapore Overseas Enterprises Pte Ltd v Exim Rajathi Pvt Ltd [2010] 1 SLR 573 ( case involved enforcement of an arbitration award)
  • Surendar Singh s/o Jagdish Singh v Li Man Kay [2010]1 SLR 428 (case involving negligence in giving medical care)
  • Worldwide Convention Planners Pte Ltd v Lee Khiam Long [2008] SGHC 152 ( case involving sale of property and breach of duties)
  • OCM Opportunities Fund II v Burhan Uray [2004] 4 SLR(R) 74 ( case alleging conspiracy of various parties to cause loss to a Fund)
  • Public Prosecutor v Sivaraman Reddy Sivakumar [2002] SGHC 48 (capital case where Defendant had caused the death of his wife)