August 15, 2019
Advocates with the Most Attractive Resumes in Singapore
Technically, the law is among the hardest disciplines to study in the world. However, some Singaporeans have gone against ordinary expectation and outshone even the brightest brains globally. Advocates such as those at Essex Court Chambers Duxton have beat all odds to become the most proficient in their respective fields of expertise.
Shockingly, some of these advocates have very lengthy and impressive curriculum vitae with innumerable accolades to their names. This article will outline a few of those brilliant advocates in Singapore and a summary of their curriculum vitae.
Toby Landau QC
Toby is a BA (Laws) holder, who graduated in 1990. The following year he got a Bachelor of Civil Law degree with First Class Honors distinction. He was in practice at English Bar where he specialized in Commercial Law, specifically international and Commercial Arbitration.
Landau has offered constant valuable advise related to public international law disputes. Key arbitrations that Landau has taken part in include: Foresti versus South Africa, Turkcell versus Iran, KT Asia vs. the Republic of Kazakhstan, Fondel vs. Azerbaijan, Vodafone versus India among others.
He currently serves as a member and advocates at Essex Court Chambers Duxton in areas such as Injunction interim relief, Conflict of laws and private international law, arbitration and related court applications, energy and natural resources, company insolvency law and shipping and admiralty.
Lijing is one of the most valued advocates at Essex court chambers Duxton. The advocate is an alumnus of Magdalen College, Oxford University where he pursued BA (Jurisprudence) in 2009. One year after he acquired a BCL(Distinction) from the same college.
Tham is a happy recipient of multiple awards including Distinction in Law Moderations in2006, Lovells Prize in recognition as the best performance in the Second year, Essex St Prize for best performance in the First year, Gibbs Prize in honor of proximate for best performance in Contract, Tort, Trust and Land.
The advocate is widely known for top-quality publications to his name such as Missing Witnesses, The Curious Case of Drug Importation, Legitimate Expectations and Good Administration, Singapore, Rule Against Apparent Bias-Language Disguising Thought?, Law and Morality and Laws of Singapore.
V K Rajah SC
Rajah serves as a member of Board of Governors of the Asian Business Law Institution as well as an able Board member of Singapore’s Central Bank. The highly- sort- after advocate was a University of Cambridge student in 1986. He has served the judiciary arm of government for a decade. He once served as a judicial commissioner back in 2004 and a judge later the same year.
Rajah served one term as Singapore’s Attorney-General in 2014. That’s not all; SC has been one of the best Senior Counsel of the pioneer batch. His areas of expertise include Company insolvency law international trade, transport and commodities, arbitration and related court application, Unjust enrichment and restitution claims, public international law and Regulatory law and investigations. He currently serves as one of the advocates of Essex court chambers Duxton advocate.
For sure, hard work and dedication in academics can elevate someone to a better social, economic, and financial status!