Singapore boutique firm Peter Doraisamy has hired Kyle Gabriel Peters and Mike Chiam as partners. Peters is a litigator and dispute resolution lawyer, while Chiam is experienced in fintech startups and technology.
Peters joined from K&L Gates Straits Law, where he was an associate since 2016, when the firm was still named Straits Law Practice before its combination with K&L Gates in January, 2019. His main practice area is commercial and corporate litigation with an emphasis on insolvency and restructuring, fraud and investigations, and international arbitration.
Chiam was an associate in CNPLaw’s blockchain, cryptocurrency and initial coin offerings team. He specialises in commercial and corporate advisory, regulatory financial services, mergers and acquisitions, fundraising, private equity, venture capital and fintech.
“The unprecedented covid-19 pandemic has disrupted multiple global economic sectors and wrought much uncertainty on the businesses of the firm’s clientele,” the firm’s managing partner, Peter Doraisamy, told Asia Business Law Journal.
The inability to meet with clients in person, and to travel internationally to provide clients with the advice and counsel they require, posed a challenge to the firm initially. However, Doraisamy said the firm had been able to successfully navigate the challenges, and has taken the opportunity to enhance its practice by adding partners with expertise in the areas of commercial and corporate advisory, civil litigation, and insolvency and restructuring.
“In the upcoming year, the firm’s priority is to further strengthen our service standards and deliverables to our clientele, and to expand the firm’s capabilities across new practice areas,” he said.