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Directors

Peter Doraisamy

Managing Director

Peter
  • LL.B (Hons), University of Nottingham
  • LL.M, National University of Singapore
  • Barrister-at-Law, Middle Temple
  • Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore

Peter’s specialisation lies in marine, trade and energy law and he is recognised as a leading shipping law practitioner by the Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Prior to establishing the firm, Peter was head of disputes at the Singapore office of a U.S.-based international law firm.

Peter has, over 18 years of practice experience as counsel, developed proficiency in the conduct of difficult and complex cases covering a diverse mix of practice areas. Peter has litigated at all levels of the Singapore Courts including the Singapore International Commercial Court. He is regarded by clients as a practitioner with excellent commercial awareness acumen, which enables him to find favourable outcomes in difficult cases.

Having had significant experience in the marine and offshore oil & gas sectors, he regularly engages in advisory work and dispute resolution (including charterparty and bill of lading disputes, shipbuilding/repair, collisions, arrest and enforcement of maritime claims), marine insurance and international trade. His non-contentious matters usually involve advisory work and drafting in relation to joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, construction, repair, conversion, sale & purchase and chartering/operations/management of ships and onshore/offshore drilling platforms, ship finance and registration.

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  • Reported Judgments
    Reported Judgments

    • Ezion Holdings Ltd v Credit Suisse AG [2017] SGHC 137
    • Teras Cargo Offshore Pte Ltd v Teras Cargo Transport (America) [2017] SGHC(I) 04
    • Teras Offshore Pte Ltd v Teras Cargo Transport (America) LLC [2016] SGHC (I) 02
    • S Pacific Resources Ltd v Tomolugen Holdings Ltd [2016] 3 SLR 1049
    • TDA v TCZ, TDB and TDC [2016] 3 SLR 329, TCZ v TDA, TBA and TDC [2015] SGFC 63
    • Chung Khin Chun K (by her deputy Mok Chiu Ling Hedy) v Yang Yin and others [2015] 5 SLR 467 (reversed on appeal)
    • Ewe Pang Kooi v Public Prosecutor [2015] SGHC 24
    • Amoe Pte Ltd v Otto Marine Ltd [2014] 1 SLR 724; [2013] SGHC 240
    • Piallo GmbH v Yafriro International Pte Ltd [2014] 1 SLR 1028
    • Piallo GmbH v Yafriro International Pte Ltd [2013] SGHCR 20
    • Gelatissimo Ventures (S) Pte Ltd and others v Singapore Flyer Pte Ltd [2010] 1 SLR 833
    • Agrolex Private Limited v IFS Capital Limited [2009] SGHC 268
    • Banque Cantonale Vaudoise v RBG Resources plc and another [2004] 4 SLR(R) 856
    • Banque Cantonale Vaudoise v RBG Resources Plc and Others (Lim Tau Hee and Others, Third Parties)[2002] SGHC 264
    • Harris Hakim v Allgreen Properties Ltd [2001] 3 SLR(R) 148; [2001] SGCA 61
  • Memberships
    Memberships

    • Member, Law Society of Singapore
    • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
    • Member, Catholic Lawyer’s Guild of Singapore
    • Member, The Catholic Business Network Singapore
    • Member, Singapore Institute of Directors
  • Appointments/Committees
    Appointments/Committees

    • Committee Member, Maritime Law Association of Singapore
    • Committee Member, Offshore Services Committee, Singapore Shipping Association
    • Advisory Board Member, National University of Singapore Centre for Maritime Law
    • Committee Member, Promotions Committee, Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration
  • Recent Publications
    Recent Publications

    • Contributing Editor to the Singapore Civil Procedure 2013 relied on by practitioners and judges alike in the practice of civil litigation in Singapore
    • Contributing Author to the Singapore chapter of the American Bar Association International Discovery textbook (to be published in 2017)
    • Co-Author of “A Review of the Road Map to Navigating Order 110 of the Rules of Court” being a commentary on the SICC Handbook: A Guide to the Rules and Procedure of the Singapore International Commercial Court (published January 2017)
    • Author of the Singapore chapter of Shipping and International Trade Law 2nd Edition (2015)
    • Author of the Singapore chapter of International Comparative Legal Guide on Shipping Law 2014
    • Author of “Future of Judicial Sale of Ships in Singapore” article contained in Benedict’s Maritime (2014 edition)
  • Relevant Speaking Engagements
    Relevant Speaking Engagements

    • Speaker and Panelist at the 2nd conference of the International Malaysian Society of Maritime Law on the topic of “Admiralty Jurisdiction: A Comparative Study”, 2017
    • Presenter at LMAA seminar in Singapore, 2016
    • Speaker at the China Navigation Company annual internal conference - Directors’ Duties and Liabilities in the Context of Joint Ventures, 2015
    • Presenter at New York State Bar Association Aviation & Shipping Workshop, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2014

Andrew Lee

Director

Andrew
  • LL.B (Hons), National University of Singapore
  • Advocate and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore

Andrew graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LLB (Hons) degree in 2008 and was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2009. Prior to joining Peter Doraisamy LLC in January 2017, Andrew started his practice career in one of Singapore’s leading firms before joining a US-Singapore law joint venture international firm.

In October 2017, Andrew was featured as one of “Asia’s brightest young legal minds under 40 years of age making waves” by the Asian Legal Business publication.

Andrew’s practice comprises the areas of maritime, offshore oil and gas, energy and international trade disputes. In particular, Andrew's experience extends to charterparty disputes, marine insurance disputes, shipbuilding and/or repair disputes, ship collisions and ship arrests, and disputes involving bills of lading and documentary letters of credit. Andrew has also acted as counsel in SIAC, UNCITRAL, LMAA and SCMA arbitration proceedings. Andrew currently heads the firm’s Private Client Practice Group and has Corporate Commercial & Civil Litigation expertise.

As a former national rugby player for Singapore, Andrew now sits on the judiciary panel for the Singapore Rugby Union.

Other than these areas of practices, Andrew has acted as counsel in director and shareholder disputes, construction disputes and insolvency cases.

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  • Reported Judgments
    Reported Judgments

    • Ezion Holdings Ltd v Credit Suisse AG [2017] SGHC 137
    • Teras Offshore Pte Ltd v Teras Cargo Transport (America) LLC [2017] SGHC (I) 04
    • Teras Offshore Pte Ltd v Teras Cargo Transport (America) LLC [2016] SGHC (I) 02
    • S Pacific Resources Ltd v Tomolugen Holdings Ltd [2016] 3 SLR 1049
    • TDA v TCZ and others [2016] 3 SLR 329
    • TCZ v TDA, TBA and TDC [2015] SGFC 63
    • Chung Khin Chun K (by her deputy Mok Chiu Ling Hedy) v Yang Yin and others [2015] 5 SLR 467 (reversed on appeal)
    • Ewe Pang Kooi v PP [2015] SGHC 24
  • Memberships
    Memberships

    • Member, Law Society of Singapore
    • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Appointments/Committees
    Appointments/Committees

    • Judicial Officer, Singapore Rugby Union
  • Recent Publications
    Recent Publications

    • Contributing Editor to the Singapore Civil Procedure (Special Volume) 2014 relied on by practitioners and judges alike in the practice of civil litigation in Singapore
    • Co-Author of “A Review of the Road Map to Navigating Order 110 of the Rules of Court” being a commentary on the SICC Handbook: A Guide to the Rules and Procedure of the Singapore International Commercial Court (published January 2017)
    • Author of the Singapore chapter of International Comparative Legal Guide on Shipping Law 2014