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  • LLB, National University of Singapore
  • Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore
  • Called to the Bar : 1982
"Try not to become a man of success, but rather become a man of value."
- Albert Einstein

More About Dato' Peter Madhavan

Dato’ Peter Madhavan formed the firm that evolved into Madhavan Partnership with two others 27 years ago, in 1983. His firm merged with Joseph Tan Jude Benny LLP in 2010. Dato’ Peter’s practice focuses on civil, commercial, insurance litigation and corporate law. As managing partner of Madhavan Partnership he had an overview of the firm’s entire practice which included banking and finance, insurance, corporate, conveyancing and general administration.

Dato’ Peter was closely involved in the Advoc Asia, Advoc Europe and Advoc Latin America global legal networks fostering regional and cross border cooperation between independent firms, promoting access to legal services to Clients globally.

Dato’ Peter has a strong reputation in the global scene. He always finds himself engaged with both local and foreign clients that have legal issues overseas or in a foreign jurisdiction. He considers this as his special niche, as he always gets drawn to this type of situations. In a well-connected globalised world, a client can appoint a lawyer from that foreign jurisdiction, but Dato’ Peter’s clients would rather deal with a foreign lawyer through him – and that is due to Dato’ Peter’s reputation, as a person with a wide knowledge of international legal jurisdictions acquired over years of working with foreign lawyers.

Dato’, despite his reputation in the vast legal industry, he ensures that his clients would feel comfortable even in the most micro of sight. Dato’ naturally approaches every case by being aware of his clients’ circumstances on a personal level; accommodating, intimate, close-knit but still professional enough that can keep confidential information ultimately guarded. His clients trust him as the first point of contact of the information given, before being released to the foreign lawyers.

Dato’ strongly stands in his 3 personal attributes that he offers to his clients: his integrity, legal expertise and committing to absolute confidentiality.

Dato’ Peter plays an active role in the profession and community. He served as a council member of the Law Society for several years and chaired sub-committees including the Compulsory Professional Insurance Sub-Committee. Under his guidance, this committee made professional indemnity insurance compulsory across the profession. Their model policy remains substantively unchanged by the Law Society to this day as the policy required for Compulsory Professional Insurance. Dato’ Peter also served as a panel member for the Law Society’s Inquiry Committee and was a member of the Singapore Academy of Law’s Special Task Force. The Department of Foreign Affairs appointed Dato’ Peter Honorary Consul for the Oriental Republic of Uruguay in Singapore in 2000, a post he held until retiring in July 2009.

Dato’ Peter have actively represented clients in various jurisdictions such us USA, United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Japan .

He is formerly a long-standing member of the Singapore Cricket Club, Former Captain of the Laguna National Golf and Country Club, Legal Advisor to the National University of Singapore former Honorary Racing Steward of the Singapore Turf Club.”


JTJB News October 2016

ADVOC Asia 2016 AGM JTJB Senior Partners, Dato’ Peter Madhavan and Dato’ Jude P Benny, attended ADVOC Asia’s Annual General Meeting in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia