Richway Ponnampalam

Richway is a Director of August Law Corporation. Richway has had practice experience in advising and representing banks, PE firms, MNCs and high net-worth individuals in complex high value disputes before the Singapore Courts and before various international arbitration centres. He also has a thriving practice in criminal matters related primarily to white-collar crime. His practice experience highlights include:


  • Advised a European-based conglomerate on the enforcement of non-compete and non-solicitation clauses against several of their former C-Suite employees.
  • Acted for a young offender in a criminal matter related to the OCBC scam;- Richway successfully managed to ensure the youth did not obtain a custodial sentence but instead was sentenced to probation.
  • Acted for a global reinsurance company in a claim against its former Managing Director for, amongst others, breaching non-compete and non-solicitation clauses within his employment contract after joining a competitor. The claimed sum was for over US$3mio.
  • Advised the Managing Director of a global private bank on his exit from the bank to join a competing bank. Advice was rendered on the enforceability of certain non-compete and non-solicitation clauses within his employment contract.
  • Advised a group of 20 bankers on their exit from a leading British private bank to join a competing Swiss bank. Advice was rendered on the enforceability of certain non-compete and non-solicitation clauses within their employment contracts.
  • Acted for a listed Australian technology company against the government of a state in a claim arising out of a breach of a Technology Agreement in an SIAC arbitration. The claimed sum exceeded US$200 million.
  • Acted for the (then) Media Development Authority against a leading Malaysian technology company in relation to certain breaches arising out of a Licence Agreement in an SIAC arbitration.
  • Acted successfully for a Dubai based conglomerate which specialises in the manufacture and erection of precast concrete elements for construction projects in the Middle East in an ICC arbitration in Dubai. The claimed sum exceeded S$6 million. The dispute centred on certain allegations of delay related to the construction of 12 office buildings in Dubai.
  • Advised a global MNC on both the litigious and non-litigious aspects related to several construction projects for the supply of E-houses in the Yamal LNG project in Russia (EUR500 million) and the Upper Zakum Project in Abu Dhabi (EUR25 million).
  • Acted successfully and advised Mr Satinder Singh Garcha, an Indian high-net worth individual in a matter against a lawyer in a professional negligence suit and the disciplinary proceedings that followed. The dispute arose out of a failed real estate development project and was a reported decision [Satinder Singh Garcha v Uthayasurian Sidambaram [2009] SGHC 240].
  • Acted for various construction companies and developers in claims arising out of certain defects in the construction of commercial and residential buildings.
  • Acted for a local technology company against a leading Malaysian technology company in relation to certain breaches arising out of a Licence Agreement in an SIAC arbitration.
  • Acted for Societe Generale Bank in defending a USD$198 million claim brought by Jurong Shipyard Pte Ltd (“JSPL”), a subsidiary of SembCorp Marine Ltd (before the High Court of the Republic of Singapore). The claim related to certain alleged unauthorised foreign exchange transactions entered into by JSPL’s former Director of Group Finance.
  • Acted for an international private equity firm, in a shareholders’ dispute arising from a US$260 million leveraged buy-out of a technology company which resulted in proceedings before the Courts in Singapore, Mauritius and the United Kingdom.
  • Acted successfully for a Swiss-based MNC against a Chinese-based MNC in an appeal from an arbitration decision on jurisdiction before the Singapore High Court and the Singapore Court of Appeal, both appeals resulted in landmark rulings which relate to the interpretation of an arbitration clause and in particular on whether the SIAC could administer an arbitration in accordance with the ICC Rules. Both these appeals were reported decisions. [Insigma Technology Co. Ltd v Alstom Technology Ltd [2009] 1 SLR 23; Insigma Technology Co Ltd v Alstom Technology Ltd [2009] SGCA 24].
  • Acted for the provisional liquidators of a global entity, in successfully obtaining a Mareva Injunction to freeze USD$135 million of assets of the entity after it was discovered that the main director of the entity had used this entity to perpetrate an elaborate “Ponzi” scheme.
  • Acted successfully for an Indian conglomerate in a US$5 million claim in arbitration proceedings under the SIAC Rules against a leading Korean trading company in a dispute relating to the sale and delivery of certain raw commodities.
  • Acted for a global REIT in rendering advice on the litigation aspects of the transfer of a lease (for a major Singapore landmark) to a foreign entity.


  • LLB (Hons) King’s College London, 2004 (2nd Class Upper Honours)

Bar Associations and Qualifications

  • Called to the Bar of England & Wales, Barrister-at-law (Inner Temple), admitted 2005 (Graded: Very Competent)
  • Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore, admitted 2007

Nadia Moynihan


Nadia’s practice represents a broad cross-section of the kind of legal services that most businesses and individuals typically need, regardless of industry sector or client profile, with a particular focus on dispute resolution.

She regularly advises corporate and private clients on schemes of arrangement, bankruptcy proceedings, trade disputes, employment disputes and a wide array of other contractual and tortious claims from fraud to defamation. Her litigation practice draws upon her experience representing clients in complex multi-jurisdictional cases involving misappropriation of funds and shareholder disputes. She has also represented numerous employers and employees in claims relating to wrongful dismissal, breach of employment contracts and harassment in the workplace. She has significant experience handling highly contentious cases of all kinds from State Courts to Court of Appeal level.

Her matrimonial practice features cross-border disputes regarding child custody and the enforcement of maintenance as well as High Court litigation pertaining to the division of substantial matrimonial assets located in multiple jurisdictions. Her criminal practice includes experience representing clients in prosecutions for drug offences, sexual offences and violent offences ranging from voluntarily causing hurt to homicide. She also has experience representing children charged with criminal offences.

Nadia’s non-contentious practice includes the drafting of various commercial agreements such as shareholders’ agreements and distribution agreements as well as personal legal instruments such as wills, lasting powers of attorney and deed polls.

Nadia is on the panel of lawyers of a number of embassies in Singapore.

Nadia is also a Consultant in a leading London law firm, Branch Austin McCormick LLP, in their dispute resolution, employment and family law departments.

Qualifications / Admissions

  • LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore
  • Advocate & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales
  • Solicitor of the Supureme Court of Ireland

Memberships / Appointments

  • The Law Society of Singapore
  • The Singapore Academy of Law
  • Irish Chamber of Commerce, Singapore
  • Criminal Practice Committee of the Law Society of Singapore
  • Singapore Association of Women Lawyers
  • The Medico-Legal Society of Singapore
  • AIJA – International Association of Young Lawyers
  • American Bar Association
  • Irish-American Bar Association of New York
  • The Law Society of England & Wales
  • The Law Society of Ireland

In The Media

  • “Lawyers report surge in queries related to issues triggered by coronavirus pandemic” – The Straits Times, 26 April 2020
  • “Intellectually disabled boy gets reformative training for raping teen girl” – Yahoo News, 12 March 2018
  • “Problematic neighbours? Here are 4 things you can do when the kampung spirit disappears” – Channel NewsAsia, 14 January 2018
  • “SMRT settles lawsuit over escalator fall” – The Straits Times, 5 May 2016
  • “Shangri-La shooting: Man who encouraged friend to crash through barrier jailed, caned” – Channel Newsasia, 21 December 2015
  • “Horror at home: Most child abuse cases here involve caretakers” – The New Paper, 1 November 2015
  • “Does an ex-wife really get half the man’s money in a divorce” –, 15 October 2015


Selected Cases

  • OMG Holdings Pte Ltd v Pos Ad Sdn Bhd [2012] 4 SLR 231: Unjust enrichment, restitution, IP licencing, passing off, restraint of trade, misrepresentation, pleadings, limitation
  • TAT v TAU [2015] SGFC 19: Custody, care and control, access, relocation
  • THH v THI [2015] SGFC 135: Interim maintenance for wife and child
  • PP v Rosdi Bin Joenet [2016] SGHC 58: Sentencing for homicide in case of mental illness.
  • PP v ASR [2018] SGHC 94: Suitability of reformatory training as sentence for aggravated rape where offender was intellectually disabled child.

What Our Clients say


…My case was extremely complicated spanning continents. Nadia held my hand every step of the way giving me the confidence to see it through. Her intellect and understanding of the law are beyond doubt but it was the level of empathy and compassion that helped me through a very dark time. I have nothing but admiration for Nadia and will always be in her debt. Therefore I can honestly say that I would recommend Nadia without hesitation…

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…She was empathetic, and her advice and tone greatly reassured me. I opted to seek her expertise in seeing the matter out fully. I’m delighted to say that her assistance and professionalism in handling a stressful few weeks was much appreciated. Would absolutely seek her assistance if I ever need it again…

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…I really like Nadia’s knowledge and her creative way of giving advice for legal matters. She’s always a great help and a fast thinker…

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…Her honest approach has changed some of my perceptions about the legal profession and in the future I would not hesitate to engage or recommend her services…

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…A thoughtful and diligent lawyer, Nadia handled my case efficiently and compassionately. It was a pleasure to work with her towards a successful outcome…

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…We are so glad to have engaged Nadia’s help, who is an outstanding and exemplary lawyer…Nadia is extremely patient, full of empathy and highly efficient as she handled our matters with her utmost professionalism. We felt so at ease and appreciate all her efforts in helping us resolving our worries…

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…Nadia has been understanding and approachable. She is very professional and was efficient in meeting the tight deadline…

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…we are extremely pleased with her professional work. Ms Nadia possesses a sharp legal mind…Her warm personality coupled with her diligent and sincere attitude made working with Ms Nadia a pleasant experience…

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…Mrs. Moynihan is one of the finest attorneys and persons you will ever meet. Her approach to law is both extremely thorough and meticulous, while at the same time, her personality is warm, kind, and generous…

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…To Nadia, her clients matter…I could not recommend her any higher…

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…After meeting with many lawyers, I felt that Nadia listened, showed compassion and acted in a manner befitting of a person with integrity…I have and will refer her again, and again to others…

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…Nadia is warm, personable and she has excellent listening skills. I particularly appreciated her efficiency and the swiftness with which she put my case together…proactive, kind, understanding, sensitive and non-judgmental…

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…she is highly professional, responsive and knowledgeable…extremely diligent…

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…I made the right choice…compassionate and sympathetic…an upstanding professional…

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…I can’t thank her enough…

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…We have total faith in Nadia…

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…Nadia had a sincere desire to help without overcharging for it…

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…Her professionalism, empathy and sharp intellect impressed me…

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…Nadia is my go-to solicitor in Singapore…

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Adrian Tan Wen Cheng


Memberships / Appointments

  • The Law Society of Singapore
  • The Singapore Academy of Law

Selected Cases

  • Low Heng Leon Andy v Low Kian Beng Lawrence [2017] SGHC 200: Probate dispute
  • Tang Ling Lee v PP [2018] SGHC 18: Benchmark sentencing for negligently causing grievous hurt in a road traffic case
  • TSF v TSE [2018] SGCA 49: International child custody dispute
  • PP v Poong Foo Yun [2010] SGDC 423: Sexual offences against minor
  • Wong Meng Cheong and another v Ling Ai Wah and another [2011] SGHC 233: Claim by deputies on behalf of person without mental capacity
  • Thu Aung Zaw v Ku Swee Boon [2017] SGHC 265: Setting aside summary judgment
  • Carlsberg Singapore Pte Ltd v Laurels Food Suppliers (Pte.) Limited [2018] SGDC 32: Distribution agreement, proof of evidence
  • UCA v UCB [2017] SGFC 65: Division of matrimonial assets

What Our Clients say

image …helped me achieve a positive outcome…I’m thankful to him…and I strongly recommend him… Adrian 10 image …what impressed me most was his professionalism and no-nonsense approach. He quickly gained my confidence and trust… Adrian 9 image …Adrian is a rock, a fighter for my family. He anchored us when we were sinking and feeling lost. His compassion for people, plus his compelling drive to right the wrong gave us hope at a time when we needed it… Adrian 8 image …He combines his knowledge and experience in the legal field with a heartfelt compassion for his client and a strong determination to win – whatever it takes… Adrian 7 image …Adrian is an unconventional tactician and a witty advocate… Adrian 6 image …very professional…glad to recommend Adrian… Adrian 5 image …His resourcefulness, experience and ability to articulate his points helped us to win the case. We are extremely thankful to Adrian and his team for their hard work… Adrian 4 image …He was able to manoeuvre strategically with each development in the case and at the same time, able to empathise with us each and every step of the way… Adrian 3 image …Adrian was calm and well prepared in attendance at every hearing… Adrian 2 image …professional, concise and composed… Adrian 1 Facebook Linkedin

Nawaz Kamil


Nawaz Kamil

Nawaz is rated by Chambers and Legal 500 as a Restructuring & Insolvency and litigation lawyer in Singapore. Nawaz’s fellow professionals and clients have described him as “incredibly user-friendly” and a “hands-on partner” who “provides sound and commercial legal advice in complex restructuring and insolvency and litigation matters”. Nawaz has 15 years of experience dealing with complex litigation, business advisory and restructuring matters. Nawaz advises and acts for all stakeholder groups involved in cross-border stressed/distressed and contentious situations. He regularly acts for insolvency practitioners such as liquidators, judicial managers, receivers and restructuring advisors in various litigation, asset recovery and arbitration matters. As part of his litigation practice, Nawaz has acted as lead counsel in the Singapore High Court and the Singapore Court of Appeal across a broad range of corporate and commercial disputes. Nawaz also regularly assists elite international firms as instructed Singapore counsel in R&I and litigation briefs; Nawaz works closely with leading lawyers globally on these matters. These  briefs include advising financial institutions, funds or asset managers in various creditor protection measures and solutions. Running an independent and conflict-free practice, Nawaz acts for and advises businesses and their founder/owners in distressed or litigious situations. He has guided leading businesses and their management teams as Singapore counsel in multi-jurisdiction restructurings, judicial managements or consensual and commercial solutions.

Selected Cases