Oon & Bazul ranked in Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2020

Oon & Bazul ranked in Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2020

Published On: May 5, 20203 min read

Oon & Bazul is proud to announce that the following Practices and Partners are recognised and mentioned in the 2020 edition of Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific.

Benchmark’s commentary on the firm
Oon & Bazul is best known for its international arbitration, insolvency and commercial disputes practices. On top of its traditional strength in shipping, the firm has been frequently engaged in various sectors such as energy, oil and gas, manufacturing and fintech. 

Bazul Ashhab heads the firm while partner Meiyen Tan drives the insolvency practice. Arbitration-focused Suresh Divyanathan and shipping expert, as well as head of litigation, Kelly Yap are other key contacts in the firm.

Oon & Bazul is firmly in growth mode with plans to grow organically and through further lateral hires in the foreseeable future. While the dominant legal market trend caters to the establishment of boutiques in order to remain free of conflicts, Oon & Bazul is going the other way by moving towards full service. The firm’s traditional strength is in shipping but it is now looking to grow out from its core areas. In 2011, the firm had 16 fee earners that has since grown to over 40. 


Client feedback Commentary
Litigation & Dispute Resolution “Understanding the issues quickly, clear legal alternatives and strategy, and timely responses.”
Restructuring & Insolvency “Oon & Bazul’s restructuring and insolvency team has in-depth knowledge of restructuring options in Singapore and has provided various viable solutions to us thus far. The team is very accessible and extremely prompt in its response even during weekends and public holidays. Importantly, the R&I team and our team work seamlessly and very well together. Although this is one of the first large tech start-ups to come to the Singapore Court, we are confident we chose the right firm to represent us.”
Chenthil Kumarasingam “High quality, honest advice. Able to exert influence on opposing counsel. Very responsive. Thanks to him I got a swift resolution and good financial outcome. Expert in the field. Also very good at empowering me to make smart decisions.” 

“Quick assessment of issues, alternatives and solutions.”

“Timely advice; very responsive; astute tactics. Chenthil Kumarasingam (the partner in charge) was superb—l felt well informed and empowered throughout the process.”

Meiyen Tan “Meiyen is extremely easy to communicate with. She understands very quickly the issues we face and has always provided clear, commercial, valuable and sound advice. I have been in attendance with her in court and she has impressed in her dialogue with the judge, articulating our arguments clearly and reasonably and anticipating and responding to opposing counsel. What I particularly like is her effectiveness in engaging other counsel to proactively find a win-win solution for all parties.”


Ranked Practices
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
International Arbitration
Restructuring & Insolvency


Ranked Practitioners Practice Area
Bazul Ashhab Litigation Star for Litigation & Dispute ResolutionInternational Arbitration, and Shipping 

*Litigation Stars are lawyers who are highly regarded by their peers and possess a strong case record and positive client feedback.

Kelly Yap Litigation Star for Litigation & Dispute Resolution, and Shipping
Meiyen Tan Litigation Star for Restructuring & Insolvency


Benchmark Litigation is the only publication on the market to focus exclusively on litigation work. Research is conducted through extensive interviews with litigators, dispute resolution specialists and their clients to identify the leading litigators and firms. During these interviews, the team examines recent casework handled by law firms and ask individual litigators to provide their professional opinions on peers and practitioners within their jurisdiction or practice area.

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