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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 five 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

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
Hri Kumar Nair, SC – 7 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. 

Asian Legal Business Southeast Asia Law Awards
Commercial Litigation Firm of the Year 2016 – 12th consecutive year, sole winner since inception of the awards

Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Global
Dispute Resolution: Litigation: Domestic Firms 2016 – Only firm to be ranked Band 1 for 10 consecutive years

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

Recognised Practitioner:
Kelvin Tan

"They are THE litigation firm in Singapore."

"Strong advocacy, litigation support, ability to produce under tight timelines, very thorough and detailed in analysis and preparation for Court hearings, especially trials."

“They are the premier litigation firm in Singapore.”

“They are the best, in terms of strategy, or in terms of service: when you instruct them, they always give options and recommendations and always say what they think.”

The Asian Lawyer
Emerging Markets Awards 2016: Commercial Litigation Firm of the Year

Emerging Markets Awards 2015: Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year - Cavinder Bull, SC

Emerging Markets Awards 2014: Cross-border Dispute/Litigation of the Year award
Disputes Lawyer of the Year - Davinder Singh, SC

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
Hri Kumar Nair, SC
Cavinder Bull, SC

Best Lawyers International

Recommended individuals
Bet-the-company Litigation 2016
Davinder Singh, SC

Litigation 2016
Davinder Singh, SC
Jimmy Yim, SC
Hri Kumar Nair, SC
Cavinder Bull, SC
Blossom Hing

Asialaw Profiles
Dispute Resolution 2016 – Outstanding

Recommended individuals
Davinder Singh, SC
Jimmy Yim, SC
Hri Kumar Nair, SC
Cavinder Bull, SC

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