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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.

Services

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.

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