OUR LAWYERS


MATHEW KURIAN

Mathew is an Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. Prior to joining Regent Law LLC as a Director, he was a Partner at Edmond Pereira & Partners.

Mathew has an LLB (Honours) from the University of Buckingham, UK; MSc (Strategic Studies) from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; Post Graduate Diploma in Singapore Law from the National University of Singapore; and Graduate Certificate in Terrorism Studies from the International Centre for Political Violence and Terrorism Research (ICPVTR) of the Nanyang Technological University.

His practice covers a broad spectrum of criminal, employment and commercial law. Mathew has appeared in the High Court and Subordinate Courts for both criminal and civil matters.

In the criminal law arena, Mathew's interests lie in commercial crime and cross-border criminal proceedings. Mathew handles all types of criminal matters and specialises in commercial crime, corruption offences, corporate fraud, sexual offences, unlicensed money-lending and drug offences. In addition, he also defends clients charged with immigration, customs and MOM offences. Mathew is also trained in forensic examination of documents used for the purposes of fraud and has helped companies battle corporate fraud.

In the commercial and corporate law arena, Mathew provides advisory services to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and also advises on matters concerning shareholders agreements, share purchase agreements, distribution agreements etc.

Mathew recently acted as the lead counsel in the acquisition of a local company by a U.S. listed conglomerate with a market capitalization of USD5 billion and has also acted in a number of acquisitions of SMEs. He is also a legal and corporate adviser to numerous SMEs and is a Member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

Mathew is an adjunct law lecturer at the Temasek Polytechnic. He also conducts seminars cum lectures for various organisations including Temasek Polytechnic, Security Industry Institute (SII), Singapore Customs and Certis CISCO. He is a law trainer for customised courses such as the Diploma in Police Studies and Security Management and the Fire Safety and Security Management courses for the Police and the private sector.


Professional Affiliations:

Member, American College of Forensic Examiners Institute.

Member, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, USA.

Member, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

Member, Law Society of Singapore.

Member, Singapore Academy of Law.



T.M. SINNADURAI

Mr T.M. Sinnadurai graduated from the University of London in 1999 with LLB (Hons). In 2001, he joined the Attorney-General's Chambers ("AGC") as a prosecutor. His stint with the AGC saw Sinnadurai inundated with a copious number of criminal trials. His legal mettle was honed during his term at the AGC, which saw him tackle all areas of offences imaginable in Singapore, ranging from the petty to serious crimes.

After earning his stripes with the AGC, Sinnadurai then joined the ranks of the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore ("IRAS") as a Legal Officer. His job scope there saw him expand his area of expertise from criminal to civil works. As a Legal Officer with the IRAS, Sinnadurai was tasked with prosecuting offenders evading Income Tax and Goods and Services Tax. He also had to conduct trials assessing Property Tax matters at the Valuation Review Board ("VRB") as part of his civil works portfolio.

Sinnadurai's legal diversity sees him providing expert counsel in all areas of Criminal Law, as well as Family Law, Arbitration, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Law, Corporate Law, Landlord and Tenant Law, Probate and Administration of Estate, Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury and Tax Law.



LOUIS JOSEPH

Louis Joseph, MA, LLB, is an old boy of St John's Institution in Kuala Lumpur. He is a barrister of Gray's Inn and an advocate & solicitor of Singapore and Malaysia.

He has taught and practised law for more than 25 years and is widely published (including in refereed law journals) in Malaysia, Singapore, England and Canada.

He was for some time a partner in Harry Elias & Partners

After many years of corporate, commercial & IP law practise (including a 9-year stint in- house in London), he has moved to criminal and civil litigation and has argued cases in the High Court and the Court of Appeal of Singapore.

Louis prides himself on his careful preparation and his academic experience has prepared him well to take and argue difficult and complex issues of fact and law. He is very approachable and friendly but he does not compromise his habit of giving realistic and practical legal advice.

Louis has a measured approach, is always enthusiastic, has a capacity for thinking around the issues, has bags of common sense and is utterly reliable.

He has deep interest in 4 areas, viz general (including serious) crime, corporate fraud, bribery and corruption and professional disciplinary matters.

Some Recent Publications:

  • "Human Rights Versus Copyright: The Paddy Ashdown Case" [2002] 13(3) Entertainment Law Review 72.
  • "Whither the Doctrine of Separation of Powers in Malaysia?" (Published in the Singapore Journal of Legal Studies, NUS) [2007] Sing JLS 380.
  • "Establishing Duty of Care, Singapore Prefers a Single, Two-Stage Test" (Published in the Singapore Academy of Law Journal) (2008) SAcLJ 251.
  • "Law Relating to Auditors' Liability to Clients in Singapore: Clarified & Restated" (Published in the Singapore Law Review, NUS) 26 Sing L Rev 176 (2009).
  • "Unfettered Religious Freedom Hangs by the Thread of Minority Dissent in Malaysia" (Published in the "Review of Constitutional Studies", University of Alberta) Volume 14, Issue 2, 2009 at p 205.



P. THIRU

Thiru is an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He is a legal associate with Regent Law LLC and was called to the Singapore bar in 2002.

Thiru holds an LLB (Hons) degree from the University of London and an LLM from the University of Johannesburg, South Africa.

His practice covers both criminal and civil matters. He also conducts lectures and seminars on business and company law for various educational institutions.