Aurill Kam has joined Rajah & Tann’s commercial litigation practice group as a partner, after working for the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) for five years. At MAS, Kam was the head of the organization’s market and business conduct department and was a member of its management team. During her time at MAS, Kam dealt with capital markets regulatory development, corporate governance standards for listed companies and market conduct policies. Kam handled the licensing and regulatory framework for financial advisers and Singapore’s national financial education programme, MoneySENSE. She served as director and head of the enforcement division of the securities and futures supervision department when the civil penalty enforcement regime for market under the Securities and Futures Act went into operation.

Tan Lee Cheng has joined Rajah & Tann’s commercial litigation practice as a partner. Previously, Tang headed another firm’s insurance practice group. She acts for major insurance companies in almost all classes of insurance with particular emphasis on construction, professional indemnity and financial lines insurance. Tan has significant expertise in construction insurance, having advised and represented the underwriters for North East Line MRT, Circle-Line and Kallang/Paya Lebar Expressway. As legal advisor, Tan led a team representing the lead insurer and reinsurers in the high profile Nicoll Highway Collapse inquiry of 2004. She is multilingual and has represented many local and foreign clients in their resolution of claims involving Chinese contracting parties during mediations and arbitrations.

Gregory Vijayendran has joined Rajah & Tann’s commercial litigation practice group as a partner. He was formerly the co-head of the banking and insolvency practice for another firm. Vijayendran practices civil and commercial litigation, encompassing banking, company and shareholder disputes, commercial crime, corporate insolvency, employment law, defamation, negligence, contentious probate and other tort claims. He has acted for the incumbent liquidators of Daewoo in a novel insolvency application for conversion of a creditor’s voluntary to compulsory liquidation. Vijayendran is an active member of the Law Society of Singapore, where he co-chairs the society’s publications committee. He writes frequently for various publications and has most recently written material for the 2001 Asian Development Bank Guide to Restructuring.

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