Dispute Resolution

The Dispute Resolution practice of member firm Selvam LLC conducts a wide array of contentious and non-contentious work.

Reach includes:

  • Admiralty & maritime
  • Banking, finance, securities and brokerage disputes
  • Contractual disputes
  • Disputes arising out of partnership agreements, shareholder agreements, acquisitions, mergers and joint ventures
  • Employment matters
  • Intellectual property, technology, media and entertainment
  • Insurance
  • Property and construction disputes
  • White collar crime

We engage in both domestic and international arbitration matters and benefit from the guidance of Mr. G.P. Selvam, senior arbitrator and previously Judge of the Supreme Court of Singapore, as consultant to the Firm.

Recent matters that we have acted upon include:

  • Advised a governmental entity in relation to an arbitration involving alleged breaches of a real estate development agreement. The quantum in issue is US$1 billion
  • Advised a leading Mexican offshore services provider on a US$60 million dispute in connection with a US$500 million contract for the acquisition of certain offshore equipment
  • Advised a vessel owner in an SIAC arbitration in respect of a US$70 million claim for unpaid charter hire and loss of profit involving issues of Venezuelan maritime law
  • Advised a subsidiary of a Singapore listed company in its defense of a claim of US$4.9 million for non-delivery of coal
  • Advised an Indonesian shipping company, listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange, in defending an arbitration claim under the rules of the London Maritime Arbitrators Association

In Singapore, Duane Morris Singapore LLP and Selvam LLC operate a Joint Law Venture serving clients throughout Asia, Duane Morris & Selvam LLP, pursuant to Licence 2/2010 granted by the Attorney General of Singapore. Selvam LLC lawyers may provide services to clients of Duane Morris & Selvam under secondment from Selvam LLC pursuant to Licence 2/2010.