MR GREGORY VIJAYENDRAN
Gregory has considerable experience and expertise in various spheres of civil and commercial litigation and arbitration and dispute resolution. His present practice encompasses a specialization in banking and corporate insolvency and a broader dispute resolution covering company and shareholder disputes, contract, tenancy and land law disputes, employment law, defamation, negligence, contentious probate and other tort claims. He is also a recognized expert in charities governance.
Gregory graduated from the National University of Singapore and was one of the main speakers in the university’s mooting team in 1992 that emerged world runners-up at the 1992 Jessup International Law Moot Competition in Washington D.C. Gregory was thereafter admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1993 and joined Rajah & Tann LLP after being in practice in two other leading law firms for 15 years (jointly heading the Banking and Insolvency Litigation Practice group of another leading law firm).
Gregory presently serves as President and Executive Committee Member of the Law Society. He serves as Vice President on the Executive Board of Singapore Academy of Law and is a member of its Audit Committee. He served for close to a decade as Law Society Publication Committee Chairman from 2005 to 2014. He has previously served on the Inquiry Panel of the Law Society of Singapore, as Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Insolvency and Practitioners’ Association of Singapore and as inaugural Subject Coordinator for the Part B Elective on Wills, Probate and Administrations (appointed Senior Teaching Fellow) of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education. He regularly conducts nationwide and professional wide seminars and counts as his personal teaching highlights being part of Summer School Faculty in Handong International Law School (teaching International Business Transactions in 2008 and 2009), a lecturer on company law developments to the ACCA Annual Conferences for several years and lecturing for the LKY School of Public Policy in 2014 on Non Profit Management for the 21st Century. He serves as Member of the Tribunal for Maintenance of Parents.
A former South East Asian schools oratorical award winner, Asian silver medalist in international chess, two time Law Society Appreciation Award winner. Gregory has been judicially commended by the highest court in Singapore in 2006 for “meticulous professionalism”. Gregory has also been privileged to receive the Good Samaritan Award conferred on him in Washington DC in October 2008 by Advocates International for his leadership of Advocates Asia – an NGO committed to (among others) international reconciliation, conflict resolution, religious liberty and professional ethics.
In community service, Gregory has also had a unique, longstanding and direct service in various charities in Singapore. He served as a founding member and Vice President of the Children's’ Cancer Foundation (then known as Working in Aid of Leukaemic Kids) from 1992 – 1995, had the joy of organizing Camp Rainbow (for children with chronic and terminal illnesses) as Chairman in 1994 – 1995 and from late 1996 to 2015, served as President of Club Rainbow (Singapore) (serving families of children with chronic and life-threatening illnesses). He has served as Executive Advisor to We-Share-Care Society for Children and Youth (a charity dedicated to imparting character values to children) in the 1990s. He presently serves on the Board of the Singapore Cord Blood Bank and as a National Youth Fund Trustee. He also served on the Board of Agency for Integrated Care (focusing on care for the disabled and the elderly).