Shankar Renganathan (Senior Partner)
Mr Shankar is currently a senior partner and director in Gabriel Law Corporation.
Mr Shankar commenced legal practice in 1996. He has handled a wide variety of cases from simple debt recovery work to complex commercial matters such as disputes in the by-laws of the Stock Exchange of Singapore and Malaysia. He has also handled cross border disputes involving parties who had obtained judgment in a foreign country, requiring it to be recognised and enforced in Singapore. Handling such commercial matters involves having a clear understanding of private international law coupled with liaising with foreign solicitors as to the legal processes in that particular country.
Mr Shankar further acts for clients in both workmen compensation before the Ministry of Manpower as well as common law claims filed in the Civil Courts for both local and foreign workers and for employees who are injured in the course of their employment. Injured workers are advised on their legal rights and remedies either on the compensation under the Workman Injury Compensation Act (WICA) from MOM and/or based on the common law so that the workers can choose on the appropriate route to take. When a foreign worker is injured, his employer usually cancels his work permit. Even when the foreign worker is repatriated, Mr Shankar will continue to act until the case is completed.
Mr Shankar also specializes in injuries related to occupiers’ and premises liability. Recently, he represented a lady who visited a fast food restaurant wherein the lady had slipped and injured her spine in the said fast food restaurant. He has also acted for clients involved in accidents at shopping centres and other venues, resulting in injuries on the premises.
Claims arising from road traffic accidents also form a significant portion of Mr Shankar's case load.
Medical negligence / malpractice is becoming an increasingly important concern. Mr Shankar has handled multiple such cases, including patients developing complications after child birth and surgical procedures.
Mr. Shankar has acted for various clients in a wide range of matters involving company disputes, inheritance disputes as well as complicated tracing of assets and its’ inquiry process.
Mr. Shankar is able to converse in English, Tamil, Malay and Mandarin. With his multi-lingual abilities, Mr. Shankar has proven to be versatile in this region and North East Asia. Together with the China Desk, Mr. Shankar maintains a great link between the nations and the clients from P.R.C. and the latter’s decision to use Singapore as a spring board to penetrate into the S.E.A. market.
Mr Shankar is currently involved in a previously untested and landmark case involving cyberbullying.