Kunal graduated from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom with a Bachelor of Laws (Second Class Honours in the Upper Division) in 2017 and was admitted to the Singapore Bar as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court in 2020.
Prior to joining the firm, Kunal completed his practice training with a leading boutique law firm in Singapore specialising in shipping and commercial litigation.
Kunal’s main areas of practice include fraud and asset recovery, complex civil and commercial disputes (including but not limited to breach of director duties, negligence, economic torts, ship arrests, ship finance disputes, trade finance, construction disputes and banking litigation) and restructuring/insolvency relating to debt restructuring, winding up, judicial management and schemes of arrangement. He also has experience advising on general corporate matters and financial services law and regulation.
Highlight matters include:
Successfully argued a striking out a S$3 million claim in the High Court under Order 18 Rule 19 of the Rules of Court.
Argued a discovery application relating to a $300,000 shareholder dispute in the Singapore High Court and successfully struck out 5 out of 15 categories of documents.
Advising a substantial shareholder of the manager of a listed REIT on the SGX (REIT valued at approximately US$1.27 billion on the date of listing).
Advising on a matter where the firm represented a fund manager and the directors of a private equity fund under the GIP programme in relation to breach of directors’ duties and unlawful means conspiracy. The claims in question were in the region of S$6 million with unliquidated claims at S$40 million.
Advising on a claim (with damages to be assessed) by a private equity firm against one of the largest Scandinavian banks in the European region (reported judgments – HC/SUM 4362/2020 and AD/CA 40/2021).
Advising and successfully defending a client against claims of misrepresentation valued at S$5 million brought by the owner of a company with a substantial stake in a listed company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (reported judgement – HC/S 1140/2018).
Bachelor of Laws (Second Class Honours in the Upper Division), University of Exeter
Professional Associations and Memberships:
The Law Society of Singapore
The Singapore Academy of Law