07 Jan 2019

Rajah & Tann Singapore partner Gregory Vijayendran appointed Senior Counsel

Gregory Vijayendran, a partner in Rajah & Tann Singapore, was today appointed a Senior Counsel of the Supreme Court of Singapore. Mr Vijayendran, 50, is also the incumbent President of the Law Society of Singapore.

His appointment was made public by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon today at the opening of the Legal Year 2019. It brings the total number of Senior Counsel in Rajah & Tann Singapore to six, the most of any law firm in Singapore.

Senior Counsel – Singapore’s equivalent of Britain’s Queen Counsel - are an elite group of advocates who have top-tier advocacy skills, professional integrity and are learned in the law. They have a duty of leading and being an example to the rest of the Bar, especially younger members.

Rajah & Tann’s Managing Partner Lee Eng Beng, SC, said: “All of us at Rajah & Tann are absolutely delighted with Greg’s appointment as Senior Counsel.  Greg is an outstanding lawyer with the highest levels of integrity and professionalism.  He is also imbued with exceptional leadership qualities, and is a true gentleman with a very big heart.

“Greg and his colleagues in Rajah & Tann’s commercial litigation department have been recognised for some of the major and complex commercial disputes in Singapore and the region, and will continue to serve our clients well with their considerable expertise and experience.”

Mr Vijayendran has been in practice for 26 years and has been involved in civil and commercial litigation, arbitration and dispute resolution. His areas of specialisation include banking and corporate insolvency, contract, tenancy, land laws, employment law, defamation, negligence, etc. He is also a recognised expert in charities governance.+

Mr Vijayendran has been recognised by Best Lawyers in Singapore (2019) for Insolvency and Reorganisation law, as well as Who’s Who Legal (2017) as an expert for restructuring and insolvency.

Commenting on his Senior Counsel appointment, Mr Vijayendran said: “This is an exceptional badge of distinction that is both humbling and honouring. The tribute for this goes out to all my mentors (past and present) including Lee Eng Beng SC, our managing partner. Their tutelage and coaching have guided me to this point. My fellow partners, colleagues and mentees in Rajah & Tann have been a bedrock of strong assistance, support and encouragement. It is this great teamwork that makes our dreams work. I am sincerely grateful too to our firm’s clients whose support for my outstanding colleagues and I have given us invaluable opportunities to practise with quality.

“As Senior Counsel, I will continue to devote my utmost effort and skill to serve our clients’ needs and the legal profession with excellence and exemplary ethics. In addition, like other Senior Counsel and senior partners in the firm, we recognise our heavy but deeply fulfilling responsibility of being a strong role model to younger members of the Bar and our firm.”

Rajah & Tann Singapore is one of the largest full-service law firms in Singapore and South East Asia, with market leading practices in M&A, dispute resolution, international arbitration, shipping, insolvency, restructuring, capital markets, competition law, corporate & commercial, among others. Through Rajah & Tann Asia, it is a member of one of the largest legal networks in ASEAN with over 700 fee earners.

About Rajah & Tann Asia – www.rajahtannasia.com

Rajah & Tann Asia brings together leading law firms and lawyers in Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam, with each offering the highest standards of service to locally-based clients while collectively having the capacity to handle the most complex regional and cross-border transactions and to provide excellent legal counsel seamlessly across the region. With around 700 fee earners, all working towards one shared goal, we are lawyers who know Asia and who give our clients home advantage.