"To work in a large legal firm has its humane aspects and rewarding experiences. Clients who can ill-afford the heavy costs of long drawn-out and protracted litigation in the courts, often turn to you for mediatory services which bring satisfaction to all parties concerned, because of their faith and belief in the firm and the people who run it..."

Norman Sylvester Hogan,
"Fifty Years of Donaldson & Burkinshaw", circa 1971

Donaldson & Burkinshaw has the proud distinction of being one of the oldest law firms in Singapore, having been established on 6th November 1874. Our practice today encompasses that of Advocates and Solicitors, Agents for Trade Marks, Patents & Designs, Notaries Public and Commissioners for Oaths.

On 3rd January 2014, the Firm was converted into a limited liability partnership, continuing its 140th year in business from then on under the auspices of Donaldson & Burkinshaw LLP.

Our areas of specialization are:

  • Arbitration
  • Adjudication
  • Banking & Finance
  • Building & Construction
  • Capital Markets
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Litigation
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Criminal Defence
  • Criminal Prosecution
  • Employment Matters
  • Equipment Leasing & Hire Purchase
  • Family & Matrimonial Practice
  • Funds
  • General Litigation
  • Immigration Matters
  • Information Technology & Media
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Mediation
  • Medical & Health Law
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Motor Accident Claims
  • Private Equity & Venture Capital
  • Probate & Administration of Estates
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property & Project Financing
  • Real Estate & Conveyancing
  • Tax
  • Vehicle & Industrial Accidents
  • Workmen’s Compensation

Intellectual
Property

Litigation &
Dispute
Resolution

Corporate &
Commercial

Real Estate &
Conveyancing