Vithiya RAJENDRA is a Partner in the Banking & Financial Disputes Practice.

Her main areas of practice are litigation and arbitration in banking and financial disputes, insolvency and restructuring, insurance and regulatory matters, and commercial and corporate disputes including those related to directors’ duties, shareholders’ rights, employment contracts, tenancy agreements and claims based on fraud, contracts, trust and tort.

Apart from an active practice in the above, Vithiya is an advocacy trainer with the Singapore Institute of Legal Education and an instructor for the Preparatory Course leading to Part B of the Singapore Bar Examinations. Further, Vithiya graduated from law school having been awarded the Prize for the Top Student in Advocacy and placed on the Dean’s List.

Matters of significance in which Vithiya has been involved in include:

  • Acting for Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A., Hong Kong S.A.R. Branch, and DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, as creditors of various entities within the Pacific Andes International Holdings Limited group of companies which were involved in multi-jurisdictional restructuring proceedings (Asia Legal Awards 2017, Financial Deal of the Year: Restructuring & Insolvency, Asian-Mena Counsel 2016, Deals of the Year).
  • Acting for Credit Suisse AG, Singapore Branch in successfully defending a claim for approximately US$30 million by a former private banking client, arising out of losses sustained in investments and trades undertaken by the client.
  • Acting for a Singapore incorporated company in successfully injuncting a Swiss bank from the commencement of winding-up proceedings based on claims for the sum of about US$3 million pursuant to bills of exchange.
  • Acting for a leading financial services firm in respect of the investigations and claims that arose from allegations of fraud and corruption in transactions involving the Malaysian-government investment fund known as 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
  • Acting for a corporation in a London based mediation and arbitration pursuant to the London Maritime Arbitrators' Association Rules in respect of a claim for approximately US$10 million that arose from a contractual dispute based on a guarantee.
  • Acting for an individual, and related corporations, based in Hong Kong and Singapore, in proceedings before the Singapore International Commercial Court in respect of a claim for approximately US$40 million involving trust and contract-based claims, bankruptcy fraud, tracing and the application of the laws of the United States.

Related Practices

  • Banking & Financial Disputes