Drew & Napier maintains formidable standing in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 rankings

15 Dec 2020

Drew & Napier remains top-ranked in Competition/Antitrust, Intellectual Property (IP), Litigation, Restructuring/Insolvency, and Telecommunications, Media & Technology (TMT) in the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 rankings released recently.

Our Litigation practice continues to maintain our lead in Band 1 for the 15th consecutive year. Our CEO Cavinder Bull, SC is ranked Band 1 in Litigation and Arbitration for 11 and 9 consecutive years respectively.

Similarly, our Restructuring/Insolvency practice retained the coveted Band 1 ranking for 14 years running. Deputy CEO Sushil Nair and Blossom Hing are top-ranked lawyers in Restructuring/Insolvency for 14 and 6 consecutive years respectively.

Our Intellectual Property practice is rated Band 1 for 14 years straight, and our MD of Intellectual Property, Tony Yeo is ranked Band 1 for 3 consecutive years.  

Our TMT and Competition/Antitrust practices continue to hold their top band positions for the 14th and 8th year respectively. Lim Chong Kin, who helms both these practices, is also ranked Band 1 in both practice areas for the 14th and 8th year respectively.

Tax expert and MD of our Corporate Finance department, Ong Sim Ho, is top-ranked in Band 1 for the 11th year.

Based on market feedback, Chambers recommends our Chairman and Senior Counsel Jimmy Yim in Litigation and Arbitration, Deputy MD of Dispute Resolution Randolph Khoo in Litigation, Wendell Wong in Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption; Corinne Chew in Competition/Antitrust; Christopher Chong in Construction; Steven Lo and Gary Pryke in Corporate/M&A; Kelvin Tan and Benjamin Gaw in Employment; Morris John in Intellectual Property; Petrus Huang in Investment Funds; Ong Ken Loon in Tax; and Julian Kwek, Chan Wei Meng (debut) and Mohan Gopalan in Restructuring/Insolvency.

Our Arbitration, Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Construction, Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption, Corporate/M&A, Employment, Investment Funds, Real Estate, and Tax practices are market leading practices.

The firm is also well-ranked by Chambers in its regional rankings. We are highly recognised for our prowess in International Arbitration in the Asia-Pacific region. Our expertise in Dispute Resolution (International Firms) in India also stood out. Chambers found our capability in Corporate & Finance (International Firms) in Indonesia especially noteworthy.  

"It's a formidable firm with a strong resource base," a client says, adding: "The lawyers are responsive, diligent and detailed." Another praises the lawyers, calling them "very professional, reliable and target-oriented."

We are also pleased to share that Drew Network Asia (DNA) pillar firms, Makarim & Taira S. from Indonesia and Shearn Delamore & Co. from Malaysia are well-recognised in the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2021 rankings. Makarim is highly regarded in Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Employment, Projects & Energy, and Real Estate and 4 of their partners have been recommended for their outstanding work. Shearn stood out in Banking & Finance, Banking & Finance: Debt Capital Markets, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment & Industrial Relations, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, and Tax and 22 of their partners are recognised as experts in their fields.

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