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Commercial Litigation

We cover the full range of commercial litigation matters, including banking and finance, building and construction, constitutional law, debt recovery, defamation, fraud and white-collar crime, intellectual property, telecommunications, and media and technology.

Our team of about 100 lawyers is led by four Senior Counsel, all groomed within the firm. Our Senior Counsel command industry prestige and respect, and are favoured by clients for the most complex and significant matters.

We have represented Singapore’s leaders, top government agencies, and foreign governments. Our clients include the late Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the Prime Minister of the Republic of Singapore, the President of the Republic of Singapore, the Malaysian Government, the Bruneian Government, and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).

We also represent Fortune 500 companies, multi-national corporations, and local organisations, such as Asia Pacific Breweries, DBS Bank, UBS, Bank of America-Merrill Lynch, Marina Bay Sands, Singapore Press Holdings, SISTIC, Creative Technology, and Singapore Exchange Limited.

We have been involved in many of Singapore’s landmark cases, such as SISTIC’s appeal against the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS), MAS’s civil penalties for insider trading, and appeals by several coach operators against CCS.

In the last year alone, we handled litigation matters involving sums exceeding US$22.5 billion.

Practice Areas  

  • Administrative & Public Law
  • Banking & Finance
  • Building & Construction
  • Civil & Commercial
  • Corporate
  • Corporate Restructuring & Workouts
  • Competition Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Debt Recovery
  • Directors’ Duties/Corporate Fraud & White Collar Crime
  • Employment & Immigration
  • Environmental Law
  • Family & International Personal Relationships
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance & Reinsurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Trade
  • Medical
  • Real Estate

Accolades

Asian Legal Business Southeast Asia Law Awards

Commercial Litigation Law Firm of the Year 2016 – 12th consecutive year, sole winner since inception of the awards

The Asia Pacific Legal 500

Dispute Resolution 2017– Ranked Tier 1 for 16 consecutive years

Leading Individuals:      
Davinder Singh, SC – 16 consecutive years
Jimmy Yim, SC – 16 consecutive years
Cavinder Bull, SC – 9 consecutive years

For the 11th successive year, Drew & Napier has the most number of leading individuals in Dispute Resolution. 

Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Global
Dispute Resolution: Litigation: Domestic Firms 2017 – Only firm to be ranked Band 1 for 11 consecutive years

Leading Individuals:    
Davinder Singh, SC – Star Individual (Standalone)
Jimmy Yim, SC
Cavinder Bull, SC

Recognised Practitioners:
Kelvin Tan
Randolph Khoo
Blossom Hing

"They are THE litigation firm in Singapore."

"Drew & Napier is our first choice for this work."

"It is an outstanding litigation firm. Not only have they demonstrated their advocacy prowess, and their know-how from a civil procedure standpoint, they also have strong ability to understand the internal workings of the clients"

"quality services and sensible, practical advice"

"clear strategies on how to secure your objectives."

The Asian Lawyer Emerging Markets Awards 2016

Commercial Litigation Firm of the Year

Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2016

National Law Firm of the Year – Singapore

Who’s Who Legal

Litigation 2016

Recommended individuals:
Davinder Singh, SC
Jimmy Yim, SC
Cavinder Bull, SC

Best Lawyers

Recommended individuals:

Bet-the-company Litigation 2017
Davinder Singh, SC
Cavinder Bull, SC

Litigation 2017
Davinder Singh, SC
Jimmy Yim, SC
Cavinder Bull, SC
Blossom Hing

Asialaw Profiles
Dispute Resolution 2016 – Outstanding

Recommended individuals:
Davinder Singh, SC
Jimmy Yim, SC
Cavinder Bull, SC

“Drew & Napier is the strongest team for litigation.”