Abraham is an experienced Singapore court advocate and counsel in international arbitrations across Asia. He is also an accredited arbitrator and mediator. Abraham has been commended by the Singapore High Court as being “very competent” and “impressed by the quality of [his] advocacy, and certainly more than capable of advancing his client’s position.” Chambers and Partners ranked Abraham to be amongst the top twenty litigators in Singapore in 2016 and 2017, together with other illustrious Senior Counsels. Abraham was recently recognised as a Disputes Star in Commercial Disputes, Bankruptcy & Insolvency and International Arbitration in the Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018 and was also awarded the Asialaw 2018 Market-Leading Lawyer award for the second consecutive year. Abraham was a finalist for “Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year” and “Singapore Managing Partner of the Year” at the Asian Legal Business SE Asia Law Awards 2018.
Abraham established Providence Law Asia LLC in 2012 as a boutique international arbitration and litigation practice, bringing with him 19 years of extensive experience in contentious work in Asia. Prior to that he practiced international arbitration and litigation for 14 years at Drew & Napier LLC, where he was a Director in the Dispute Resolution Department and co-Head of the South Asia Desk. He works closely with leading lawyers from other jurisdictions and is regularly instructed as counsel by international firms.
Under Abraham’s leadership Providence Law Asia has attained multiple accolades, including most recently being named the “Rising Law Firm of the Year” by Asian Legal Business.
Facebook Post at Center of Contempt of Court Action in Singapore
Abraham Vergis is representing Li Shengwu, the nephew of Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, in a contempt-of-court action brought against him for a 2017 Facebook post that the Singapore government called and "attack."
Singapore Court of Appeal settles basis for the Singapore Courts’ contempt jurisdiction and rules against retrospective application of new contempt laws
Read about Abraham Vergis’ involvement in a recently entered landmark, Singapore court of appeal decision clarifying contempt jurisdiction.