Our Singapore office has released its Dispute Resolution annual video series, where our speakers recap the highlights and developments in 2020. Please see full topic list and as well as the speakers for each and the link to all episodes:

Episode 1: Restructuring and Insolvency by Emmanuel Chua. Access video here.

Episode 2: Compliance by Celeste Ang. Access video here.

Episode 3: Commercial Litigation by Kumar Ponniya: Access video here.

Episode 4: Construction by Daniel Ho and Tjen Wee Wong. Access video here.

Episode 5: Arbitration by Ashish Chugh. Access video here.

Episode 6: Employment by Celeste Ang. Access video here.

Nandakumar Ponniya
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Nandakumar (Kumar) Ponniya is a principal in the Dispute Resolution Practice Group in Singapore. Kumar is seasoned in international arbitration with a focus on building, infrastructure and construction law. He regularly advises on infrastructure projects such as rail systems, oil and gas facilities, and utilities plants, as well as commercial and residential developments across the Asia Pacific region. Kumar is listed as a leading dispute resolution lawyer in Singapore, with Chambers Asia Pacific 2012 noting that he "has a full and comprehensive knowledge of international arbitration and good analytical skill in dealing with cross-border commercial disputes." Chambers Global 2013 has described him as "extremely technically proficient and commercially savvy." He has been listed in the Guide to the World's Leading Construction Lawyers 2013 and further identified as a "rising star" in the Guide to the World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration 2013. Benchmark Asia Pacific 2013 has recognized him as a "leading disputes star" and "leading litigation star" in Singapore.

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Emmanuel is a senior dispute resolution lawyer with expertise acting for multinational clients in complex, cross-border disputes and situations across Asia. Emmanuel is experienced in coordinating and managing international arbitration and litigation processes across Asia, and has appeared as lead counsel in these proceedings. He also has significant experience in financial restructurings and formal insolvency processes (including schemes of arrangement, judicial management and liquidation), and has been featured on business media (including Bloomberg and The Business Times) for his perspectives in the space.

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Ashish is a Local Principal in Singapore's Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He is qualified to practice law in England & Wales, India, New York and Singapore. In July 2018, Ashish received the “Under-40 Rising Star” award at the annual India law awards ceremony in New Delhi. Recent clients commentary in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific states that "Ashish is 'very familiar with India law matters', 'offers commercially sensible advice and is a delight to work with', and 'grasps complex points quickly and is very persuasive' (2019) and describes Ashish as "truly impressive", "very incisive and a go-to lawyer in Singapore", who offers "advice that is sensible and commercially viable" (2018).

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Tjen Wee is a principal in the Dispute Resolution Practice Group in Singapore. His practice covers international arbitration, commercial litigation, and adjudication under the Singapore Security of Payment Act. Tjen Wee is particularly noted for his work relating to infrastructure and construction. Apart from construction disputes, he also handles a broad range of commercial, MCST, shareholder, and employment disputes. Tjen Wee is a recommended lawyer in Construction on Legal 500.

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Celeste Ang's practice encompasses corporate dispute resolution, compliance and investigations. She has significant experience acting for global clients in cross-border disputes and advising clients on compliance and regulatory issues in the context of cross-border investigations. She also has a specialist focus on a wide range of employment and employment-related issues, specialising on contentious or potentially contentious issues including termination of employment, dismissal, retrenchment, breach of fiduciary duties and enforcement of restrictive covenants and confidentiality obligations. Celeste has represented employers on employment and employment-related disputes in the Singapore courts as well as in arbitrations and mediations.