Mato Kotwani

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Mato Kotwani

Associate, Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore

Mato Kotwani is a lawyer at I.R.B. Law LLP. His practice broadly encompasses Civil Litigation, Criminal Defence, Family Law and others. He prides his practice on providing to-the-point advice with a view towards reaching the best outcomes for his clients.  

 

Mato is well-versed among a wide variety of legal matters. His main practice areas include:

 

  • Civil litigation: Representing clients in contractual disputes, debt recovery problems, and negligence actions.
  • Criminal Law: Experienced with representing clients facing criminal charges including financial crimes, unlicensed moneylending, violent crimes and sexual offences.
  • Landlord/Tenancy Disputes: Assisting both landlords and tenants in their tenancy disputes, negotiating settlements and representing his clients in court if the matter does not reach settlement.
  • Employment law: Dealing with matters of wrongful termination and breach of employment contracts and workplace harassment.
  • Wills & Probate: Advising on estate planning and drafting wills.
  • Commercial Law: Advising on director’s duties, corporate restructuring, and other commercial actions.
  • Defamation & Protection from Harassment: Representing clients in Defamation proceedings and applications under the Protection from Harassment Act.

 

Mato’s practice also involves other areas such as Family Law and Personal Injury, as well as advisory work, negotiating settlements for clients, plea bargaining to reduce charges for accused persons facing criminal charges, and presenting mitigation pleas for accused persons in court. He is a versatile lawyer who puts his client’s interests at the forefront. He believes in access to justice and endeavours to provide practical advice which would maximize outcomes for his clients.

Other fields of practice include:

  • Arbitration;
  • Bankruptcy (including voluntary bankruptcy and creditor’s bankruptcy application);
  • Company winding up (voluntary winding up and compulsory winding up);
  • Criminal Defence (Including violent crimes, commercial crimes, sexual offences, drug possession/consumption/trafficking, regulatory offences)
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation (Magistrate Court, District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal actions involving broad areas i.e. breach of contract, minority oppression actions etc);
  • Defamation;
  • Debt recovery (corporate and individual);
  • Divorce;
  • Employment Law;
  • Letters of Administration and Probate
  • Road Accidents and other negligence claims including Medical Negligence
  • Wills; and
  • Work Injury Compensation (Industrial Accidents);
  • Mato works hard to secure the best outcomes for his clients, providing honest, to-the-point advice. He adopts a meticulous approach toward case analysis and attention to detail and aims to understand every aspect of each case. Clients throughout Singapore have remained highly satisfied with Mato, a “patient and calm” lawyer who is “able to explain complex legal advice in an easy-to-understand, digestible form”. His comprehension of technical and specialized terms coupled with his ability to break down and simplify issues has proven very popular. Mato is a member of the Singapore Academy of Law, Law Society of Singapore, and also volunteers for the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme. He is highly involved in and aware of the inner-workings of the legal profession in Singapore. His care for the community is also reflected through volunteer work, as he feels strongly about providing whatever assistance he can to the common man. If you need immediate legal help, speak with Mato.
  • Mato’s experience additionally extends to settlement negotiation for defendants in contractual disputes, plea bargaining to reduce charges for offenders in criminal cases, and representing accused persons in court. He works hard to secure the best outcomes for his clients, providing honest, to-the-point advice. When Mato takes up a case he does not judge clients based on their status, race or religion. Rather, Mato asks what he can do for them, giving his clients his utmost attention to ensure the best possible service.Patient and understanding, Mato will work with you step by step to understand your whole case, and deliver the justice you deserve. His meticulous approach toward case analysis and attention to detail provides strong results, as he aims to understand every aspect of each case and help you achieve success in court. Clients throughout Singapore have remained highly satisfied with Mato, a “patient and calm” lawyer who is “able to explain complex legal advice in an easy-to-understand, digestible form”. His comprehension of technical and specialized terms coupled with his ability to break down and simplify issues has proven very popular. Mato is a member of the Singapore Academy of Law, Law Society of Singapore, and also volunteers for the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme. He is highly involved in and aware of the inner-workings of the legal profession in Singapore. His care for the community is also reflected through volunteer work, as he feels strongly about providing whatever assistance he can to the common man. If you need immediate legal help, speak with Mato soon. He will provide to you the assistance you need.

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