PK Wong & Nair

Singapore

Review

Dispute resolution

Two-year-old full-service firm PK Wong & Nair houses an experienced team of dispute resolution and insolvency lawyers. The firm is staffed with 23 lawyers co-managed by Suresh Nair and Mark Wong. Its dispute resolution strengths continue to be rooted in corporate and commercial litigation, insolvency and employment disputes. Its international arbitration practice has a particular focus on regional commercial and commodities-related disputes. Other key disputes lawyers include Andrew Ang, Basil Ong, Bryan Tan, Joel Yeow and Nicole Foo.

The team represented Silverlink Resorts and Andaman Resorts in their insurance battle against MS First Capital relating to the closure of the Amanpuri hotel by the governor of Phuket during the pandemic. It additionally assisted Baiduri Bank on its lawsuit against Wolter Kluwer Financial Services in relation to accounting software and its compliance with standards.

World Fuel Services instructed the firm for its defence against CIMB Bank claims relating to the issue of the legal right of set off over assigned debts and whether the offset agreement prevails. The firm advised on the restructuring of Empire Capital Resources’ $950 million worth of bonds that resulted in landmark Court of Appeal judgements.

PK Wong & Nair is a member of First Law International, an international legal network of independent law firms covering more than 80 jurisdictions across Asia Pacific, the US and the UK.

Client feedback

“Tailored solutions for the matter at hand.” – Commercial and transactions

“The lawyers have razor-sharp client focus and give practical advice. They are prepared to take calculated risks to advance their client's interests. These are traits that truly earn them the accolade of being a trusted advisor. It also helps that their fees are very reasonable.” – Commercial and transactions

“Solid firm with exceptional expertise, good response time and practical, personable service.” – Insolvency

“The firm has an excellent client focused team that is always readily available to us. Its litigation and court work is also thorough and effective.” – Insolvency

“I have a well-established working relationship with Suresh Nair. This firm would be my first stop because they are hungry, excellent at what they do and always on top of their game.” – Insolvency

“Suresh and Bryan were very responsive, technically strong and experienced litigators. It was an absolute pleasure to work with them.” – Insolvency

Nicole Foo

“Approachable and resolves issue in a timely manner.”

Suresh Nair

“Suresh is an outstanding court advocate and an excellent leader of his team. He is highly collaborative and commercial. He really stands out in the Singapore legal community.”

“He is an excellent litigator and in offering advice on commercial solutions.”

“He is among the best insolvency practitioners in Singapore. An exceptional advocate, he is razor sharp and precise, and provides timely and practical advice in the most personable way possible.”

“Suresh Nair is an absolutely top court advocate. One of the best in Singapore. The team works very well together and the support provided by Nicole Foo is first rate. Altogether an excellent team with a star individual at the helm.”

Bryan Tan

“Very responsive and technically strong.”

Joel Yeow

“We appreciated his case assessment, communication of industry knowledge, contract formulation, client advisory and commercial negotiation.”