The nearly five-year-old Singularity Legal has a unique business model, billing itself as an Asia and Africa-focused law firm specialising in international dispute resolution. Unlike conventional domestic firms that focus on legal services governed by Indian law, Singularity only handles international cross-border disputes and acts based on the various countries’ governing laws and transnational laws. The boutique law firm has developed a strong track record for handling transnational disputes, unearthing frauds, obtaining injunctive reliefs and assisting in debt recovery.
Since its inception, the firm has handled claims of over $4 billion in cross-border conflicts across various sectors including energy and resources, construction and infrastructure, international trade, and sports and entertainment. It is a cross-disciplinary, one-stop dispute resolution shop for high stakes, complex international litigations and arbitrations. To date, the firm has worked on contentious matters in India, Israel, Indonesia, Nigeria, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Turkey and UAE. The firm hopes to shift its headquarters in the near future to Singapore and provide end-to-end transnational dispute services. The firm is a pioneer in frontier areas of dispute resolution, such as digital asset dispute resolution, recovery and enforcement and litigation finance.
Partner Prateek Bagaria is a key contact. His practice focuses on international arbitration, construction disputes, and commercial and corporate litigation.
Samplings of the firm’s work include representing a Canadian individual in an arbitration against a leading cryptocurrency exchange for the latter’s involvement in an arbitrage fraud; representing two Indian companies in an arbitration under a joint-venture agreement for construction of a thermal power plant against a Korean sovereign company; and advising an Indian company in two ad hoc arbitrations and connected court proceedings concerning termination of two contracts for construction of oil tankage platforms against an Indian state-owned enterprise.
The firm has been very active for global litigation funders, including one on its investments in an Indian-related construction portfolio, and another on its investment in a dispute relating to the construction of a Saudi Arabia-based oil and gas facility.