Partner

Anil Balchandani

Partner, Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore

Anil Balchandani is a Partner at I.R.B. Law LLP. Anil received his Juris Doctorate in Law from Singapore Management University in 2012. Anil practiced as a professional engineer for approximately 8 years. He also holds a Diploma in Intellectual Property Law from National University of Singapore. Anil is also a registered Patent Agent at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Mr Anil is is very meticulous and detailed as he assists in the trial of a friend of mine. He is thorough and detailed as he works through the case. He is focused and puts his heart into assisting his client, empathetic and reassuring as well, even though language may be a barrier in communicating. He is open to discussions, ideas, and feedback as he discusses and updates his client. I believe he does his very best in all his cases in defending his client(s).Chua, 10 August 2017
I am deeply grateful that Mr. Anil took up my case. He handled my case with professionalism and was deeply committed that I received the best sentence possible. He stood by me during a long drawn out trial which took more than a year to end, providing constant updates and reassurances throughout. The judge even commended him for his attention to detail during one of the sentencing in which he pointed out an important fact that swung the case in our favour.Salvin, 31 July 2016
I came across IRB Law from SLA and Mr Anil reverted back to me almost promptly within the next hour regarding my enquiries. As my case deals with IP law and requires urgent response to the other party, Mr Anil has been most kind and helpful in fixing a meeting to understand my case with efficiency amidst his busy schedule. He is very patient and helpful explaining entire case situation to me and providing essential legal advice to my best interests. He also managed a negotiation to reduce my legal cost and case terms to the minimum. My case has since ended all thanks to Mr Anil and I’m most grateful for all his help rendered.Katherine, 31 May 2016
Mr Anil Balchandani acted as my defence counsel when I was facing a criminal charge with a possible prison sentence. But he managed to successfully reduce it to a discharge not amounting to an acquittal.Mr Tay, 6 May 2016

About Anil

Anil Balchandani is a Partner at I.R.B. Law LLP.

Anil received his Juris Doctorate in Law from Singapore Management University in 2012 and received his Bachelors in Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Industrial Management at Carnegie Mellon University in 1994. Anil practiced as a professional engineer for approximately 8 years. He also holds a Diploma in Intellectual Property Law from National University of Singapore. Anil is also a registered Patent Agent at the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Anil is one of a few practicing lawyers with an engineering background and industry experience as a professional engineer. His sharp mind and legal expertise make him a formidable and dedicated litigator with a unique ability to handle the intricacies of criminal and commercial law. He has been involved extensively in trial litigation and has argued at the Court of Appeal, the highest court in Singapore.

Anil has worked with a wide range of industries within the intellectual property realm, including engineering, manufacturing, mechanical equipment, biology and pharmaceutical, music, entertainment, information technology and computer science.

With his engineering background, Anil is well-equipped to handle highly technical legal matters. In the course of his legal practice, Anil has developed expertise in intellectual property. He has experience in strategic IP portfolio management, research and development, technology transfer (licensing and acquisition), due diligence, digital rights, valuation, product development, monetization, and other agreements involving intellectual property and technology. Anil has worked on trademark, copyright, industrial design, trade secret and licensing issues.

Beyond intellectual property, Anil has expertise in advising on cases that are very technical in nature, such as in cybercrime and data protection. In addition, he has advised clients in harassment and personal protection cases. In his years of practice, Anil has also provided effective solutions to a wide variety of cases involving corporate law, construction law, insurance law, bankruptcy, and criminal law. In the area of employment law, Anil is able to assist clients, especially engineers, arrive at securing a mutually beneficial employment contract or to resolve a dispute.

As a criminal litigator, Anil has defended clients charged with a range of offences under the Penal Code, Misuse of Drugs Act and Prevention of Corruption Act and has made successful representations to the Attorney-General, leading to full acquittals for his clients. In the recent High Court case of Mathew Koottappillil Mathew v PP, Anil successfully appealed for a reduction in sentence for client a charged with corruption under Prevention of Corruption Act and Criminal Breach of Trust under the Penal Code. He successfully defended Mr Zhang Kun, a public transport employee in an accident case involving a SMRT bus. The trial was notable for its length, and complexity which involved mechanical engineering, law of physics, mechanics, and expertise in the area of engine runoff.

Anil is fluent in English, and is able to converse in Hindi, and Malay. He is a member of the Law Society’s Intellectual Property Practice Committee, CyberSecurity Committee, and the IT Committee. He is also an active pro-bono volunteer under the Law Society’s Criminal Legal Aid Scheme. Outside of his legal work, Anil maintains a keen interest in working with and advising start-ups on their intellectual property strategy, and has acted as an advisor at Hatcher.com, an incubator located at Block 71 Ayer Rajah, Singapore. In his free time, he enjoys tennis, astronomy, and horticulture.

Criminal Law

  • Capital Cases (i.e. Drug Trafficking, Murder),
  • Drug Possession & Consumption,
  • Violent Crimes,
  • Cases In The Juvenile Courts,
  • White Collar Crimes

Corporate Law

  • Admiralty and Shipping;
  • Company winding up (voluntary winding up and compulsory winding up);
  • Corporate and Commerical litigation (Magistrate Court, District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal actions involving broad areas i.e. breach of contract, minority oppression actions etc);
  • Debt recovery (corporate);

Civil Cases

  • Arbitration,
  • Bankruptcy (including voluntary bankruptcy and creditors bankruptcy application),
  • Defamation,
  • Employment Law,
  • Road Accidents and other negligence claims including Medical Negligence.
  • Work Injury Compensation (Industrial Accidents);

Intellectual Property

  • Trade marks,
  • Patents,
  • Copyright,

Family Law

  • Divorce,
  • Maintenance,
  • Matrimonial Property,
  • Custody of Children,
  • Maintenance (Wife and Children),
  • Cross Border Disputes

Syariah Law

  • Muslim Divorce (Cerai Talak, Cerai Khuluk, Cerai Taklik, Cerai Fasakh)
  • Maintenance (Nafkah iddah),
  • Letters of Administration and Probate for Muslim Will,
  • Drafting of Muslim Wills,
  • Faraid Law,

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