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Srinivasan VN

Advocate & Solicitor (Singapore)
Barrister-at-Law (Lincoln's Inn), U.K.
Legal Practitioner (New South Wales, Australia)

SMC Accredited Mediator

Area of focus

  • Civil and Commercial Litigation

  • Construction Law

  • Banking Law

  • Insolvency & Restructuring

Legal Career

  • 1998 Harry Elias & Partners

  • 1999 - 2001 Cooma, Lau & Loh

  • 2000 Jimmy Yap & Co

  • 2001 - present Heng, Leong & Srinivasan LLC

Srinivasan graduated with a B.Sc (Physics) from National University of Singapore, LLB from University of London and a GDA (Theology) from Alphacrucis College.

 

Srinivasan read Physics in NUS on a SAF Local Training Award graduating in 1988 with a B.Sc majoring in Physics with a minor in Computer Programming. He then served as a regular officer in the SAF rising to the rank of Major. During his army years, he studied Law and graduated with an LL.B (Hons). He is qualified as a Barrister-at-Law, England and as a Legal Practitioner in New South Wales, Australia.

In the area of construction law, he has carried out both contentious and non-contentious work.  In the area of contentious matters he has acted for Owners/Employers, Main contractors, Domestic and nominated sub-contractors, Architects and Consultants. He has acted for both Claimants and Respondents in SOP claims of significant value and has been engaged in disputes dealing with some intricate legal issues in this area.  He has been the adviser to the Main Contractors in an Integrated Resort, Hospital, large commercial buildings and condominiums. Srinivasan has dealt with numerous standard form contracts such as SIA, FIDIC, RIBA, JCT. 

In the area of non-contentious construction matters, he has drafted contracts for the construction of hotels, chemical plants, telecommunications infrastructure projects etc.

In the area of insolvency practice, Srinivasan has acted for creditors, liquidators as well as companies facing winding up in a variety of insolvency matters. He has successfully acted in several debt restructuring schemes to restructure debts exceeding S$50million.

He has acted and continues to act in a number of commercial matters of significant value acting in shareholder disputes, breaches of Company Law, Trusts and Tort. 

Srinivasan also does corporate work advising on and drafting a range of commercial contracts both domestic and cross border. He has drafted a wide range of transactional documents including Sale & Purchase of Businesses, joint venture agreements, service agreements, sales & distribution agreements, maintenance agreements, Research & Development Projects, Infrastructure development projects etc.

Srinivasan has advised and continues to be the legal advisor to several organizations including:

  • social and country clubs

  • sports associations

  • schools

 

He is also engaged in pro bono work both on a formal and informal basis which includes:

  • serving as Committee Member of the SAFRA Legal Information Service Panel

  • adviser to a volunteer organisation serving the SAF Detention Barracks

 

Other Legal Experience:

  • Legal Adviser to SAF Force Commander in the SAF Tsunami relief Operation in Indonesia

  • Adjunct Lecturer, MDIS teaching Business Law

  • Advocacy Trainer, Law Society

1983 - 1996 Regular Service, Guards Officer

During this period Srinivasan’s experience included:-

  • Platoon and Company Commander in a Guards Battalion

  • Operation Officer (S3) in a Guards Battalion

  • Instructor at Officer Cadet School and in Guards Officer/NCO conversion courses

  • Staff officer at MINDEF, Training Development Branch. Srinivasan managed several projects in MINDEF including the development of Simulation Systems, Resource Allocation and Optimisation Systems and other training systems.  After leaving SAF Srinivasan was employed as a Subject Matter Expert/Consultant in Systems and Computer Organisation (MINDEF).  He worked closely with IT engineers and IT project managers.

  • Graduand of the Company & Battalion tactics Course (Singapore)

  • Graduand of the Infantry Officer Advanced Course (Ft Benning, Georgia, USA)- Distinguished International Graduate & Dean’s List

 

Highest Rank Attained: Major

1997 - 2019 NS Officer

During this period Srinivasan’s experience included:-

  • Battalion Command, Brigade Second in Command, Brigade Command in Guards

  • Division Chief of Staff (Ops Hub) in Guards

  • Singapore Command & Staff College(NS)

  • US Pacific Command Conference – Military Operation in Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Operations

 

Highest Rank Attained: Colonel

Memberships & Committees

 

Member (2014-2016)

Advisory Council on Community Relations in Defence (ACCORD)

Secretary/Vice Chairman (2003-2009) 

SAFRA Yishun Country Club

Committee Member (2004 to present) 

SAFRA Legal Information Service Panel

Vice Chairman (Development Com)

SAFRA Adventure Sports Centre

Member 

Temasek Society

Board Member (2013-2021) 

New Life City Church

  • Public Administration Medal -Bronze (Military)

  • Commendation Medal

  • SAF Long Service & Good Conduct Medal

  • SAF NS Man of the Year Award

Awards

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