Niru & Co LLC

Advocates & Solicitors

Incorporating Niru & Co, Established 1978


About Us

Who we are

The history of Niru & Co LLC began when Niru & Co. was established in 1978. Niru & Co began as a niche practice with an initial focus on shipping and marine insurance law.

The Firm developed and expanded rapidly to become a boutique practice reputed for its specialised expertise in niche areas of the law such as, insurance and reinsurance (all classes), shipping and aviation, medical negligence, media (defamation), intellectual property, civil and commercial, energy (oil, gas, minerals and power plants) and construction. 

Testimony to the standing and reputation of the Firm's recognition is that in the late 90's CMS Cameron McKenna, a top tier London based global firm, established a formal association with Niru & Co.  

Further, in the year 2000, the two principal partners of Niru & Co. were invited to join Zaid Ibrahim & Co, the largest law firm in Malaysia as a Consultant and a Partner, respectively. They led the litigation division in that firm until 2004.

As from 1st June 2009, Niru & Co merged with Global Law Alliance LLC (GLA), a Singapore firm in formal alliance with SNR Denton UK LLP.  The team from Niru & Co formed the Litigation Office.

As of 1st November 2016, the Litigation Office of GLA demerged to go back to practicing as Niru & Co LLC.

The singular objective of the Firm has always been to provide personalised partner level service in an efficient and affordable manner. Niru & Co LLC undertakes both advisory and litigation work in its practice areas.

The founding partner of Niru & Co, and Managing and Senior Director of the Firm is Niru Pillai. The other Senior Director is Liew Teck Huat.  Alex Yeo and Priya Pillay are Directors of the Firm. They are supported by Achala Menon, an Associate Director.  The Firm has a strong team of professionals made up of Senior Associates, Associates, Legal Officers and Paralegals.   

One of the hallmarks of the Firm is that it has retained all its original core staff members who have been with the Firm from the beginning. They, together with several other staff members form the backbone of the Firm. 

The Firm has also a veritable associated practice in Malaysia in Suflan, T H Liew & Partners.  Its Malaysian operations are run along the same lines and by the same standards as in Singapore.  The Malaysian associated practice can count several MNC's, PLC's and GLC's as its clients. 

Senior Directors

Niru Pillai

Liew Teck Huat

Our Team

Alex Yeo


Priya Pillay


Achala Menon

Associate Director

Benjamin Ow

Associate Director

Rapinder Kaur

Senior Associate

Sean Lee


Joshua Ho


Ritesh Vaman

Senior Legal Officer
(Not admitted as an advocate and solicitor in the Supreme Court of Singapore)

Join Us

At Niru & Co LLC, we take pride in training, cultivating and ensuring that each and every one of our lawyers are given the best environment and opportunities to reach their full potential.  Our alumni are successful members of the Singapore Bar and are represented in many parts of the world.    

As a niche boutique sized litigation practice, we recruit trainees and lawyers and provide them with the requisite training required to deal with high profile complex litigation and arbitration work even at an early stage of their professional career.  

We are committed in investing time and effort to ensure that each member of our team builds a sustainable long term career with us.  

If you are prepared to take up the challenge with us either as a lawyer, practice trainee, relevant legal trainee or intern, please let us hear from you with a covering letter telling us about yourself, CV, relevant academic transcripts and a recent passport-sized photo of yourself to 




83 Clemenceau Avenue, #13-05, UE Square, Singapore 239920



(65) 6534 1711


(65) 6534 3331

Niru & Co