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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 three 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’ 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$17.4 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
Regional Litigation Law Firm of the Year 2018 - 2nd consecutive year
Singapore Litigation Law Firm of the Year 2018 – 14th consecutive year, sole winner since inception of the awards
Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year 2018 - Davinder Singh, SC

The Asia Pacific Legal 500
Dispute Resolution 2018– Ranked Tier 1 for 19 consecutive years

Leading Individuals:      
Davinder Singh, SC – 17 consecutive years
Jimmy Yim, SC – 17 consecutive years
Cavinder Bull, SC – 10 consecutive years

Recommended lawyers:
Tony Yeo
Randolph Khoo
Wendell Wong
Gary Low
Blossom Hing
Jaikanth Shankar
Chia Voon Jiet

‘“Top of the class” and a “clear leader in litigation”’

For the 12th successive year, Drew & Napier has the most number of recommended lawyers in Dispute Resolution. 

Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Global
Dispute Resolution: Litigation: Domestic Firms 2018 – Ranked Band 1 for 12 consecutive years

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

Recognised Practitioners:
Kelvin Tan
Blossom Hing

"They are exceptionally bright and engaging, and prepared to tailor advice to our specific needs."

"What I appreciated about Drew & Napier is that they were quick at delivering work"

They were very responsive and able to get back to us quickly."

"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."

Asialaw Profiles
Dispute Resolution & Litigation 2018 – Top tier firm for 8 consecutive years

Recommended individuals:
Davinder Singh, SC
Tony Yeo
Jaikanth Shankar

“Top rated firm for litigation in Singapore that’s really backed up by the way they handle our cases”

A client commended Davinder Singh, SC for “his command of advocacy, his memory and understanding of the intricacies of the dispute and his ability to provide sound and straight to the point advice”

“I can’t say enough how far they are from the rest of their competitors; you have to see them work to believe how good they are.”

“They are on the shoulders of other firms,”

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

Asialaw Leading Lawyers
Dispute Resolution & Litigation 2017

Recommended Individuals:
Davinder Singh, SC – Market Leading lawyer 
Jimmy Yim, SC – Market Leading lawyer 
Cavinder Bull, SC – Market Leading lawyer 
Tony Yeo – Market Leading lawyer 
Blossom Hing – Market Leading lawyer 
Jaikanth Shankar – Leading lawyer 
Mahesh Rai – Leading lawyer 

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 2017

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

Litigation Thought Leader 2018 – Davinder Singh SC

Best Lawyers International: Singapore (2019 edition)

Recommended individuals:
Bet-the-company Litigation
Davinder Singh, SC
Cavinder Bull, SC

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

Asia IP Experts

IP Litigation 2016

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