Vanathi Eliora Ray
Joseph Lopez LLP
Vanathi Eliora Ray is a dispute resolution lawyer with a broad range of experience in commercial and civil litigation and international arbitration.
She has advised clients in a variety of sectors such as infrastructure projects, construction, renewable energy, shipping and commodities trading. In corporate disputes, she has acted for shareholders, directors, joint-venture partners in claims for minority oppression, breach of trust and breach of contract and for creditors in insolvency situations. She also has experience in tortious claims for assault, battery, false imprisonment, negligence, personal injury and defamation. She has undertaken criminal work, largely in a pro bono capacity, acting in cases involving culpable homicide, misuse of drugs and criminal breach of trust.
Vanathi graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2008. During her time there, she emerged as the champion in the NUS Advocacy Cup and went on to become the first and only Singaporean to win the regional ALSA Witness Examination Competition. She also represented NUS in the Jean-Pictet International Humanitarian Law Competition.
Upon graduation, Vanathi joined a large Singapore law firm, where she gained invaluable training and experience over 6 years. In 2016, propelled by a desire to use her legal knowledge and experience to serve the community, she left for India where she worked for a year with an NGO combatting human-trafficking and the commercial sexual exploitation of minors. After returning from the fieldwork, Vanathi commenced practice in Joseph Lopez LLP.
Vanathi is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrations (CIArb). Since 2009, Vanathi has been involved in training students and post-graduates in advocacy skills.
Professional Qualifications and Admissions
Admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in May 2009
LL. B. (Hons) from the National University of Singapore