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Corporate Litigation

Drew & Napier’s reputation for excellence is unsurpassed in corporate litigation.

We are regularly appointed to handle high-profile contentious and complex matters in a range of industries and have acted for major financial institutions and multinational, construction, and energy companies.

Clients and industry players know our unquestionable strength in disputes, and we are frequently called upon to apply our experience and skill in all areas, whether with shareholders, partners, or in the boardroom.

Our team regularly advises and acts for clients in relation to regulatory investigations and applications under the Companies Act.

We are proud of our ability to provide effective and commercially-astute solutions for our clients.


Our litigation team is skilled in all aspects of corporate litigation, including:

  • shareholder disputes;
  • partnership disputes;
  • joint venture disputes;
  • derivative actions;
  • oppression actions;
  • misfeasance actions;
  • actions for breach of fiduciary duties;
  • winding up actions;
  • applications under the Companies Act;
  • corporate receiverships; and
  • post-mergers & acquisitions disputes.

Our record includes work in which we:

  • Represented the directors of Malaysian Dairy Industries in actions involving the patriarch’s alleged breaches of fiduciary duty, shareholder disputes, and related actions.

  • Successfully obtained an injunction against the removal of the former chief executive officer of a listed company.

  • Acted for a minority shareholder of a group of companies with assets well in excess of S$200 million in an oppression action.

  • Acted for Sembcorp Marine Ltd in a dispute against a former joint venture partner that involved shares worth S$60 million.

  • Acted for the managing director and shareholder of the largest pipe trading company in Southeast Asia in a complex S$ 70 million dispute that involved issues of minority oppression, conspiracy, directors’ duties, and derivative actions.


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
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. 

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 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.”