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Drew & Napier shines in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2018 rankings

7 Dec 2017

Drew & Napier continues to shine in the 2018 Chambers Asia-Pacific (APAC) rankings released tonight. We remain unmatched in Litigation and have been ranked Band 1 in four other practice areas - Competition & Antitrust, Intellectual Property, Restructuring/ Insolvency, and Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT).

Our Litigation practice has been standalone in Band 1 for a decade.

For the 9th year, Executive Chairman Davinder Singh, SC, is the only litigator in the country to be ranked a Star Individual, a notch above Band 1. He is also ranked in Band 1 for Arbitration for the 5th year. 

CEO Cavinder Bull, SC is ranked Band 1 in litigation and arbitration for the 8th and 6th year respectively.

Deputy Chairman Jimmy Yim, SC and Randolph Khoo have also been ranked as top litigators; Kelvin Tan and Blossom Hing are listed as recognised litigation practitioners.

Our Restructuring/ Insolvency team garnered a Band 1 ranking for the 11th year running. The team includes three top-ranked lawyers- Sushil Nair, Julian Kwek and Blossom Hing - making Drew the firm with the highest number of Band 1-ranked lawyers in this practice. Mohan Gopalan from the team made a debut as an “Associate to Watch”.

For the 11th year, our Intellectual Property practice is rated Band 1. We clinched the highest number of lawyer recommendations in IP Litigation, namely Dedar Singh Gill, Morris John, and Tony Yeo.

Our TMT practice is ranked Band 1 for the 11th year, and Competition & Antitrust practice is ranked Band 1 for the 5th year. These practices are led by Lim Chong Kin who is a Band-1 practitioner in both areas. Deputy Head of the Competition Law & Regulatory practice, Dr Corinne Chew made a debut in the Competition & Antitrust practice as an “Up and Coming” lawyer.

Our other practices and lawyers that received praise from the clients and peers are:

  1. Arbitration: Davinder Singh SC,  Jimmy Yim SC and Cavinder Bull SC
  2. Banking & Finance: Valerie Kwok
  3. Capital Markets: Sin Boon Ann
  4. Corporate/M&A: Gary Pryke
  5. Employment: Kelvin Tan and Benjamin Gaw
  6. Investment Funds: Petrus Huang
  7. Real Estate: Geraldine Ong
  8. Tax: Ong Ken Loon

Drew & Napier is also recognised for our work in other countries, including Brunei, India and Indonesia.

About Chambers Asia-Pacific
Chambers Asia-Pacific is one of the world’s largest circulating and most reputable legal ranking publications. Its team of researchers conduct thousands of interviews with clients and lawyers worldwide and analyse editorial submissions to rank the world’s best lawyers and practices.