ExCo MemberGregory Vijayendran
Immediate Past President, The Law Society of Singapore | Partner, Rajah & Tann (SINGAPORE)
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 as well as litigation and arbitration of commercial contracts to company and shareholder disputes and chancery matters. He is also a recognized expert in charities governance. He has given expert testimony on Singapore law for overseas proceedings. He has also been appointed as Singapore International Mediation Centre Mediator (“SIMC”) since January 2020 and presently serves on the Board of SIMC.
Gregory graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1992 with an LLB (Hons) and was one of the main speakers in the university’s mooting team in 1992 emerging 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 was appointed Senior Counsel in 2019.
Among others things, he has been judicially commended by the Supreme Court in reported judgments for “meticulous professionalism”, "demonstrating what it is (and ought to be) like to practice the law in its best (indeed, its highest) tradition.” and being "valiant.
Gregory is the longest serving President of the Law Society in the history of the Society. For that tenure, he concurrently served as Vice President on the Executive Board of Singapore Academy of Law. He is a member of its Audit Committee and the Specialist Accreditation Board. 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 (“IPAS”). He was inaugural Subject Coordinator for the Part B Elective on Wills, Probate and Administrations (appointed Senior Teaching Fellow) of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education (“SILE”) and as President served on the Board of SILE. He is presently serving as Vice President of the Asia Pacific Institute of Expert Witnesses. 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 a Member of the Tribunal for Maintenance of Parents (receiving a Long Service Award in January 2022) as well as the Bioethics Advisory Committee (receiving a Long Service Award in November 2016). He has also been appointed as a Fellow of (i) the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore; (ii) the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and (iii) the Singapore Institute of Directors.
Gregory was appointed to the LAWASIA ExCo in 2021.