Drew garners 52 practice and lawyer rankings in latest Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023 rankings

15 Dec 2022

Drew & Napier continues to receive first-rate recognition as one of Singapore’s top law firms in the latest Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023 rankings. We garnered 52 practice and lawyer rankings, with the highest number of lawyers ranked in the areas of Dispute Resolution: Litigation and Intellectual Property: Domestic: Litigation once again. 

We are ranked the best of the best in the following practice areas.

  • Dispute Resolution: Litigation (17 consecutive years)
  • Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT): Domestic (16 consecutive years)
  • Restructuring/Insolvency: Domestic (16 consecutive years)
  • Intellectual Property: Domestic (16 consecutive years)
  • Tax

Through market research and client feedback, Chambers identified our following lawyers as top ranked practitioners.

Various teams in Drew & Napier are also highly ranked as market-leading practices. These include:

  • Dispute Resolution: Arbitration: The Elite
  • Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption: Domestic
  • Competition/Antitrust
  • Construction: Domestic
  • Employment: Domestic
  • Banking & Finance: Domestic
  • Corporate/M&A: Domestic
  • Real Estate
  • Investment Funds: Domestic

Many of our lawyers have also been highly recommended for their expertise by Chambers. By alphabetical order of practice areas -

Three of our lawyers also entered the rankings for the first time in a total of four different areas. They are:

  • Banking & Finance (International Firms): Indonesia, Expertise based abroad in Singapore – Julian Kwek
  • Construction: Domestic – Mahesh Rai
  • Dispute Resolution: Litigation – Mahesh Rai
  • Investment Funds: Domestic – Ron Cheng

Regional Recognition

The firm also received recognition in Chambers’ regional rankings. We are highly regarded for Arbitration (International) in the Asia-Pacific Region category, Dispute Resolution (International Firms) for our India-related work, and Corporate & Finance (International Firms) for our Indonesia-related work.

Drew Network Asia Pillar Firms

We are also delighted to share that our Drew Network Asia (DNA) pillar firms, Makarim & Taira S. (Makarim) from Indonesia, Shearn Delamore & Co. (Shearn) from Malaysia and Martinez Vergara & Gonzalez Sociedad (MVGS) from the Philippines, are also well-placed in the Chambers Asia-Pacific 2023 rankings. Makarim stood out in Banking & Finance, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment, Projects & Energy, and Real Estate. Four of their partners have been ranked for their outstanding work.

Shearn is highly placed for Banking & Finance, Banking & Finance: Debt Capital Markets, Competition/Antitrust, Corporate/M&A, Dispute Resolution, Employment & Industrial Relations, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Shipping, Tax, and Technology, Media, Telecoms (TMT). 22 of their partners have been ranked for their expertise in their respective fields. MVGS is well-ranked for Banking & Finance, and Corporate/M&A.

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