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Eugene began practice at Allen & Gledhill, a prestigious Singapore firm in 2001, and quickly rose through the ranks to be made a partner of the firm in 2007. In 2009, he joined Stamford Law Corporation (now known as Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC), and was one of the pioneers of the firm’s dispute resolution practice until he left to set up his own practice. He is known to be a fiery advocate with a penchant for fighting for justice. A “strong-willed and determined litigator” is how some clients describe him. Others praise his strategic approach to positioning a case for settlement, when the appropriate circumstances arise. In 2012, Eugene started his own practice, Messrs Eugene Thuraisingam (now known as Eugene Thuraisingam LLP), a boutique dispute resolution outfit with core practices in criminal defence, commercialarbitration, and litigation.

For his dedication to pro bono criminal representation, Eugene received the LASCO Award in 2016. Eugene is also regularly instructed on matters which invoke issues of human rights and the rule of law. He has argued matters concerning freedom of speech, the constitutional right to counsel, and separation of powers. In a notable case, Eugene successfully persuaded the High Court and the Court of Appeal (by a majority) that the Government did not have the right to institute proceedings under Section 15 of the Singapore Protection from Harassment Act. In 2018, Eugene was named by Asialaw as a Market-Leading Lawyer in Dispute Resolution & Litigation.

It is the view of the firm, Eugene Thuraisingam LLP, that defending fundamental liberties guaranteed by the law lies at the heart of the task of lawyering.

Contact & Links

Location

  • 1 Coleman Street
    #07-06, The Adelphi
    Singapore 179803
    Singapore

Languages

  • English

Education

  • National University of Singapore, LL.B, graduated 2000

Bar Admissions

  • Singapore, 2001

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Singapore 2023 for work in:

  • Criminal Defense
  • Litigation

Awards:

  • Pro Bono Ambassador Award 2020 by the Law Society of Singapore
  • Leading Criminal Defence Lawyer in Singapore by Doyle’s Guide 2020
  • Market-Leading Lawyer in Dispute Resolution & Litigation by Asialaw Profiles 2018
  • LASCO Award 2016 by the Supreme Court of Singapore
  • Notable Practitioner by asialaw Leading Lawyers 2022
  • Asian Legal Business Asia’s Top 15 Litigators 2022

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