11 Best Lawyers In Singapore
In Singapore, finding the right lawyer isn’t always easy, especially if you are going through a difficult period dealing with legal matters. With so many different kinds of lawyers to choose from, how do you find the best one for your case?
We have carefully collated a list of the 11 best lawyers in Singapore – so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands. From property law to criminal law, these influential lawyers not only have a proven track record but will go the extra mile, and are able to help you with any legal issues and provide you with expert advice.
*Note: Not ranked in any order.
1. Jonathan Wong
Company: Tembusu Law LLC
Contact number: +65 8886 0278
Jonathan is the founder of Tembusu Law and LawGuide Singapore. He created Singapore’s first legal chatbot in 2017.
Jonathan graduated from the University of Bristol in 2002 and became an attorney in 2003. He was a partner at a law firm which enabled him to drive innovation, strategy, and work on internal functions, including organisational development, talent management, regional and international business growth, and strategic partnerships.
He was previously a prosecutor at the Attorney General’s Chambers in Singapore and can therefore assist you with any legal issues that you may have or provide legal advice. As a qualified lawyer, he can provide clients with expert advice on various legal matters and even represent your case in court if that is necessary for you.
2. Alyssa Mundo
Company: Tembusu Law LLC
Contact number: +65 8292 1042
Alyssa graduated with a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Leeds in 2014. She became an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2016.
Alyssa primarily handles family law matters, including divorce, separation, child custody, child support, and property division. She has extensive experience in family law, and her practice focuses on divorce cases involving jurisdictional issues and cross-border issues as well.
She has been engaged in complex litigation cases for domestic and international clients, most recently representing a client in a Family Justice Court appeal that clarified the Singapore courts’ position on the valuation of BTO flats.
As one of the top family lawyers in Singapore, Alyssa also represents clients in non-contentious family law, has a good understanding of employment law, and can handle commercial transactions. She is also a volunteer lawyer with Community Legal Clinics organised and administered by the Law Society Pro Bono Services.
3. Riko Isaac
Company: Tembusu Law LLC
Contact number: +65 9783 8476
Riko Isaac graduated with a Bachelor of Laws Honours Degree from the University of Leeds in 2015. He was admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2017.
Before joining Tembusu Law, Riko trained at one of Singapore’s oldest law firms for a year. He had also worked closely with another prominent Senior Counsel at one of the Big 4 law firms during a period of time on contentious commercial litigation cases.
Riko represented clients from all Singapore courts, including the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC). Notable cases include one where an individual was convicted of misappropriating public funds worth over $33 million. Other complex cases include unjust enrichment, dishonest assistance, and unlawful means of conspiracy for recovery.
He has a diverse skill set as a lawyer at Tembusu law Firm and has extensive experience in both criminal offence and family law matters. Riko was also a volunteer attorney who worked with Community Legal Clinics and the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme.
4. Adrian Wee
Company: Characterist LLC
Adrain Wee is the Director for Characterist LLC and the head of the firm’s criminal litigation and advocacy practice group. He is also an advocate for the legal assistance scheme of Capital Offences (LASCO). His primary key practice area is commercial disputes, commercial matters and criminal litigation.
Adrian graduated from the NUS Law School in 2003. In 2004, he became an advocate and solicitor in the Supreme Court of Singapore. He was involved in multiple administrative law & legal matters. He has also acted on behalf of Faith Community Baptist Church to challenge a decision by the acting Minister for Manpower.
Adrian has a commercial litigations portfolio that includes employment disputes; corporate disputes; breach of directors’ duties; tenancy; restraint of trade; defamation; debt recovery; and medical neglect. In addition to his litigation portfolio, he also advises companies that have been victimised by fraud.
Adrian is also a frequent speaker at legal seminars and conventions for legal practitioners and non-legal professionals.
5. Amos Cai
Company: Yuen Law LLC
Amos Cai is the director at Yuen Law LLC and an expert in intellectual property law. He also heads the dispute practice group at the firm.
Before joining Yuen law LLC in 2018, Amos completed his Bachelor of Laws degree (Hons) at the National University of Singapore in 2011. He was admitted as an advocate (a lawyer who represents clients) and solicitor (a legal representative) for the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2012.
Amos’s respective practise are civil and criminal litigation. He advises clients on other areas of law, including construction arbitration/adjudication applications and probate and bankruptcy. A few of the cases handled are noteworthy, including one worth over $12 million.
Amos is also a Singapore Law Society’s Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) member. The Law Society of Singapore has set up CLAS to help those in need.
Amos is involved in sports outside of legal practice. He plays football and tennis regularly and represents the Law Society football team.
6. Nawaz Kamil
Company: Providence Law Asia LLC
Nawaz Kamil is the director of Providence Law Asia LLC. He is also an expert in corporate law, and corporate matters and specializes in corporate insolvency.
Before joining Providence Law Firm East Asia LLC, he was employed in the Banking and Finance Disputes Department at Wong Partnership LLP and the Corporate Insolvency & Restructuring Department at Drew & Napier LLC.
Nawaz graduated from the National University of Singapore Law School in 2007 with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree in law (HONS). His key practice areas include corporate matters such as corporate law, corporate insolvency and restructuring, commercial litigation, banking and finance dispute resolution.
He has handled many complex cases involving international commercial arbitration, internal investigations, construction law; financial regulation matters; intellectual property law; and insurance law.
7. Hariz Lee
Company: Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP
Hariz Lee joined the law firm of Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP as a counsel in June 2021.
He graduated from the National University Of Singapore with an LLB degree and was called to the bar in 2014. He has practised extensively in commercial litigation and insolvency matters ranging from corporate litigation to corporate insolvency, fraudulent and asset recovery.
Hariz has represented clients from small businesses to multinational corporations for various regulatory matters such as asset recovery, professional liability and directors’ and shareholders’ disputes.
Notable cases handled include representing three Thai nationals accused of cheating a local casino by allegedly embezzling more than $1.3 million. In addition, Hariz has also successfully represented a well known Singaporean food court operator against a former tenant in 2019 for misrepresentation.
Hariz also volunteers with various community organisations, as a mentor for undergraduate students of the National University of Singapore law school and as School Advisor for Bedok View Secondary school.
8. Gokul Haridas
Company: Tito Isaac & Co LLP
Gokul Haridas is Tito Isaac & Co LLP’s recruitment partner and a dispute resolution lawyer in practice such as insurance, construction, commercial, employment, and criminal law.
Gokul graduated with a law degree from the University of London in 1997. And in 2008, he was awarded a master’s degree in construction law and arbitration from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and King’s College London.
He was previously an Assistant Commissioner at the Ministry of Manpower. There, he presided over disputes under Work Injury Compensation Act. While with the Ministry, he attended a G20 meeting representing Singapore as the only country from Southeast Asia.
Gokul has been working in the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the Ministry Of Manpower for a decade.
He’s also been involved in several cases where individuals and companies were charged with criminal offences/charges.
9. Wayne Ong
Company: Wayne Ong Law Practice
Wayne began practising in 2017 and strives to provide affordable and quality legal advice in family law, probate and criminal matter/law.
Wayne graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2008, and in 2019 he was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor for the Supreme Court of Singapore.
In addition to his field of expertise in criminal matters, Wayne has also developed a broad practice across several areas, including building and construction, intellectual properties, family and probate and intellectual property.
After leaving private practice, Wayne went to work for a property developer and then worked for a multinational technology corporation. Wayne also provides conservative and sensible advice to corporations with his mix of litigation experience and in-house knowledge. Wayne was also a past volunteer with the Singapore Law Society’s Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS).
10. Ramesh Varathappan
Company: Legal Minds Practice LLC
Ramesh Varathappan is the Founder of Legal Minds Practice LLC. He graduated from the University of Wolverhampton with a first-class honours degree in law. He was admitted to Singapore’s Supreme Court as an advocate and solicitor in February 2011.
Ramesh has an extensive background in the legal field, which he gained through his thirteen years as a paralegal. Over the years of practice, Ramesh has represented both individuals and corporate clients in commercial, contractual, criminal and insurance disputes.
He has a wealth of experience in trial litigation and alternative dispute resolution matters. He has also acted and advised his clients regarding construction disputes and criminal matters.
Ramesh has a proven track record, has been involved in several high-profile cases, and has done high-pro Bono work. In particular, he represented his client in the Little India Riot case against the increase of bail applied by the Prosecution.
11. Manfred Lum
Company: Dentons Rodyk
Manfred is an Associate in Dentons Rodyk’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Practice team. He focuses mainly on corporate and commercial disputes, but he has experience in other areas.
Manfred graduated from NUS in 2018 and was awarded an award for his outstanding performance at university. He was called to the Singapore bar in 2019. He was awarded a distinction in professional responsibility & ethics during the Singapore Bar Examination in 2018.
He has advised and acted for commercial and individual clients on equity and trust, shareholder disputes, commercial and civil fraud, insolvency and restructuring, and other related matters.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BEST LAWYER IN SINGAPORE
What Types Of Lawyers Are There In Singapore?
- Bankruptcy Lawyers
- Business or Corporate Lawyers
- Civil Litigation Lawyers
- Criminal Defense Lawyer
- Divorce and Family Lawyers
- Criminal Lawyer
- And more.
Most lawyers usually specialise in one or two aspects of the law such as civil law, intellectual property, family law, commercial law, or securities law.
Is Singapore Under Common Law Or Civil Law?
Singapore’s legal system is based on the common law system. All Singapore citizens are treated equally under the law regardless of their race, religion, or creed.
How Much Does It Take To Hire A Lawyer In Singapore?
The cost of engaging a lawyer usually depends on the lawyer’s experience in legal matters. The hourly rates can range from $100 to $500 or more. For fixed hourly rates, it can be $3,000 or more. For more information on the actual costs and charges, do refer to our page on criminal lawyer fees or lawyer fees for divorce.