S SURESSH
Head, Aviation and Shipping
Partner, Civil and Commercial Litigation
T +65 6361 9365
F +65 6438 1568
E suressh@harryelias.com.sg

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Suressh is the Head of the Aviation and Shipping Practice Group and is a Partner in the Firm’s Civil and Commercial Litigation Practice Group. His main area of practice is in commercial litigation, in particular disputes relating to employment, shareholder disputes, misfeasance by company officers, shipping, aviation, international sales and letters of credit. Suressh has also been involved in both local and international arbitrations (supervised by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, International Chamber of Commerce), and has been appointed as arbitrator in several international maritime cases.

Some of the cases he has been involved in include acting for the Republic of Philippines in its recovery in Singapore of some of the monies allegedly plundered by President Marcos, and acting for Schroder Venture Asia Pacific Fund in respect of a dispute relating to its investments of over USD100 million in Aman Resorts. In the area of aviation, he has acted for international airlines in respect of disputes involving aircraft leases and aviation engineering companies in respect of claims relating to damage to aircraft, cargo claims and personal injury claims by passengers. In the area of employment law, Suressh has successfully acted for both employers and employees in actions involving restrictive covenants in employment contracts.

Suressh was also part of the team advising on the successful bid by Las Vegas Sands Corp for the Marina Bay Integrated Resort, and has continued to act for Marina Bay Sands, in addition to financing for the project, on the Casino Control Act and has dealt regularly with the Casino Regulatory Authority. He is a contributing editor for Singapore Civil Procedure (the Singapore White Book), and a contributor to the Singapore Precedents of Pleadings. He co-wrote the chapter on Singapore in “Getting the Deal Through – Dispute Resolution 2007.”

Suressh was previously a magistrate and deputy registrar in the Singapore Subordinate Courts. He was a Government scholar and graduated from the Oxford University in 1983. Suressh has been recommended in Asian In-House Handbook 2009 for having acted "for several high profile clients".

Suressh was called to the Singapore Bar in 1990.