S Suressh

S Suressh

Co-Head, International Arbitration
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Suressh is a Partner in the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He is also Co-Head of International Arbitration. 

His main area of practice is in commercial litigation, in particular, corporate and shareholder disputes, misfeasance by company officers, international transactions and employment. 

Some of the cases he has been involved in include acting for the Republic of Philippines in its recovery in Singapore of monies amounting to nearly US$30 million plundered by former President Marcos. This case dealt inter alia with state immunity, as well as issues relating to Philippines, Swiss and Hawaiian/ US law and their applicability to the proceedings in Singapore. He acted for the private equity fund Schroder Venture Asia Pacific Fund in respect of a dispute relating to its investments of over US$100 million in Aman Resorts.

In the area of employment law, Suressh has successfully acted for both employers and employees in actions involving restrictive covenants in employment contracts, including one of the leading Singapore decisions in this area, Stratech v Nyam Chiu Shin. He regularly advises on retrenchment and trade union related matters.

He advises on compliance issues, in particular relating to money laundering, competition and data protection. He recently represented an international freight forwarding group in connection with investigations by the Competition Commission of Singapore (“CCS”) into rate fixing and is currently acting for one of the parties in the ongoing investigation by CCS into price fixing/cartel activity relating to fresh chicken distribution.

Suressh was part of the team advising on the successful bid by Las Vegas Sands Corp for the Marina Bay Integrated Resort. He acted for Marina Bay Sands in their successful action against Lester Ong, the first trial of a Singapore casino recovering a casino debt from a customer.  

He was a contributing editor for Singapore Civil Procedure (the Singapore White Book), and is a contributor to the Singapore Precedents of Pleadings. 

Suressh was previously a magistrate and deputy registrar in the Singapore Subordinate Courts. He studied law at Oxford University on a Singapore government scholarship and graduated in 1983.  He was called to the Bar in England in 1984 and obtained a Masters in Law from the National University of Singapore in 1988.

Suressh was called to the Singapore Bar in 1990. He is a member of the Law Society of Singapore, Singapore Academy of Law, Singapore Institute of Directors and a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

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