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Partheban Pandiyan

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Partheban Pandiyan is a member of the litigation and dispute resolution practice. He focuses on litigation before the Singapore Courts, and arbitration and representation before various tribunals and panels.

Mr. Pandiyan completed his training at Straits Law Practice LLC in the firm’s corporate practice, with a focus on banking and finance, and the litigation and dispute resolution practice. He gradually gained experience and focused on commercial and criminal litigation, and joined the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice when he was called to the Singapore Bar.

His practice in dispute resolution covers diverse range of areas, including commercial disputes, banking and finance disputes, construction disputes, insolvency, debt recovery, insurance litigation, regulatory defence, and white collar crime.

Professional Background

Mr. Pandiyan graduated from King’s College London, United Kingdom in 2015. He was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2017.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
Commercial Litigation
  • Assisting in representation for an international bank in a multi-million dollar claim involving conspiracy and fraudulent transactions, involving Mareva injunctions, asset valuation, management of the bank’s clientele and regulatory compliance.
  • Assisting in representation for an Indonesia-based coal supplier in a claim against an Indian entity involving breaches of a coal supply agreement and loss of freight.
  • Assisted in representation of a former CEO of a Gulf-based bank in a contractual dispute with the bank, which involved issues of remuneration and transactions involving offshore SPVs. Assisted with negotiations and drafting correspondence and settlement agreements.
  • Assisted in various representation of secured and unsecured creditors in insolvency matters, including debt restructuring, asset location and management, judicial management and schemes of arrangement.


  • Assisting in representation for a subcontractor against the main contractor in a multi-million dollar construction dispute in respect of a prominent hotel development, involving issues of defective works and extensions of time.
Constitutional and Criminal Litigation
  • Acted for a naturalised citizen of Singapore, who had been detained without trial under the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) Act for his involvement in an international match-fixing syndicate, in successfully retaining his Singapore citizenship in an inquiry by the Ministry of Home Affairs to deprive him of his citizenship under Articles 129 and 133 of the Constitution. Had the result of the inquiry gone against him, he would have been stripped of his citizenship and rendered stateless.
  • Acting in a landmark appeal in the Singapore High Court relating to the application of community-based sentences, particularly Mandatory Treatment Orders, and the sentencing principles involved in the judicial treatment of mentally vulnerable offenders.