Sivah graduated from the Singapore Management University with a Bachelor of Laws (Cum Laude) in 2017 and was admitted to the Singapore Bar as an Advocate and Solicitor in 2018.
Sivah’s contentious practice focuses on arbitration & mediation, commercial & corporate litigation, restructuring & insolvency, and shipping & admiralty law.
In addition to contentious work, Sivah also assists in non-contentious matters. Prior to joining the firm, Sivah assisted on matters concerning ship financing and the sale and purchase of ships. He also regularly advised clients on cross-border commercial contracts, and on their exposure under loan facilities offered by institutional banks.
Highlight matters include:
Represented and advised a group of ship-owning companies valued at close to US$2 billion when several mortgagee banks took steps to enforce their security over the mortgaged ships.
Assisted in drafting written submissions and conducted research for a successful appeal to the Singapore Court of Appeal concerning five oil rigs worth US$1.2 billion: Oro Negro Drilling Pte Ltd & Ors v Integradora de Servicios Petroleros Oro Negro SAPI de CV & Ors  1 SLR 226 (CA).
Assisted in research and drafting submissions to the Court of Appeal concerning the enforceability of loan agreements worth US$8.6 million for a liquified natural gas project.
As lead counsel, successfully argued and obtained a summary judgment in the Singapore High Court for the repayment of S$3.7 million under a loan facility agreement, and was commended by the Assistant Registrar for his written and oral advocacy.
Acted for a voyage charterer in a SIAC arbitration and substantially reduced a ship owner’s straightforward demurrage claim by over one-third.
LL.B (Cum Laude), Singapore Management University, 2017
Professional Associations and Memberships:
The Law Society of Singapore The Singapore Academy of Law