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Arvin Manoosegaran

Associate
+65.6507.8183
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Mr. Manoosegaran is an associate in the firm’s Singapore office. He regularly acts for and advises on a variety of international arbitration and cross border disputes.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Manoosegaran was an associate director at a major law firm in Singapore, where he practiced domestic and international commercial litigation and arbitration. He concentrated his practice on private equity and other investment-related disputes, shareholder, partnership and corporate disputes, disputes arising out of the energy sector and civil fraud. He also has a special focus on employment related disputes.

Achievements

  • Winner, Christopher Bathurst Essay Prize 2014. Resulted in five week attachment with Fountain Court Chambers, London.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Singapore Academy of Law
  • Council Member of the Law Society of Singapore
  • Breach of charterparty agreements: Acted for a major shipping company listed on the SGX in two arbitrations valued at a total of USD12 million under the SIAC Rules against a marine construction company registered in Dubai and a Vietnamese state-owned petrochemical company for breach of charter-party agreements.
  • Breach of consultancy agreement: Acted for a private equity firm in an arbitration under the SIAC Rules against an ex-employee concerning issues of breach of duties and payment of carried interest.
  • Investment dispute over non-issuance of secured convertible notes: Successfully represented Schroder Asian Properties Fund (SAP) and its subsidiary companies in a dispute with Silverlink Resorts Limited Silverlink Holdings Limited (Silverlink), the parent company of the Amanresorts group, a chain of luxury resorts. The dispute involved a claim against Silverlink for breach of contract for non-issuance of secured convertible notes and a claim for specific performance/damages. The case involved multiple jurisdictions and various cross-border issues concerning directors’ duties, conflicts of interests, and procurements of breaches of contract. In August 2010, the Court upheld SAP’s claim and ordered Silverlink to pay more than USD 32 million in damages. Silverlink subsequently filed an originating summons, which the Court dismissed in January 2011. (Rockline Ltd & Another v Silverlink Holdings Ltd and another (Schroder Venture Managers Inc. and Another as Third Parties) [2010] SGHC 127 and Rockline Ltd & Another v Silverlink Holdings Ltd and another (Schroder Venture Managers Inc. and Another as Third Parties) [2010] SGHC 251 for the High Court’s judgment in the suit, and Silverlink Holdings Ltd v Rockline Ltd and Others[2011] SGHC 10 for the High Court’s decision in the originating summons).
  • Shareholder dispute over investment in the Park Regis Hotel: Acted for a well-known property tycoon in Singapore in a dispute with his former partners over the sale and purchase of the Park Regis Hotel.
  • Misappropriation of JPY 9 billion: Instructed by a major Japanese conglomerate concerning the misappropriation of JPY9 billion by ex-employees which involved complex issues of equitable tracing across multiple jurisdictions.
  • Refund of USD 600,000 deposit paid under MOU: Instructed by a major Japanese media company on the recovery of a USD 600,000 deposit paid to its Indonesian partner in a joint venture project in Indonesia.