Commercial Litigation

We have a team of about 100 lawyers who 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 Senior Counsel are widely regarded as amongst the best in the region. They 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.

We also represent clients from several countries and industries in disputes before the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC).

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


Asian Legal Business Southeast Asia Law Awards
Regional Litigation Law Firm of the Year 2019 – 3rd consecutive year
Singapore Litigation Law Firm of the Year 2019 – 15th consecutive year, sole winner since inception of the awards
Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year 2019 - Cavinder Bull, SC
Young Lawyer of the Year 2019 – Mahesh Rai

Asian Legal Business India Law Awards 2019 (inaugural)
India Practice, Asian Law Firm of the Year 2019

Asialaw & Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2018
National Law Firm of the Year – Singapore
Disputes Star of the Year, Singapore - Cavinder Bull, SC

The Asia Pacific Legal 500
Dispute Resolution 2019 – Ranked Tier 1 for 20 consecutive years

Leading Individuals:       
Jimmy Yim, SC – 18 consecutive years
Cavinder Bull, SC – 11 consecutive years

Recommended Lawyers:
Randolph Khoo - 2 consecutive years
Wendell Wong - 2 consecutive years
Gary Low - 2 consecutive years
Blossom Hing - 2 consecutive years

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

Chambers Asia-Pacific and Chambers Global
Dispute Resolution: Litigation: Domestic Firms 2019 – Ranked Band 1 (13 consecutive years)

Leading Individuals:    
Jimmy Yim, SC
Cavinder Bull, SC
Randolph Khoo

Recognised Practitioners:
Kelvin Tan
Blossom Hing

"Their reputation is well deserved: they are the top firm overall in Singapore, unlike a lot of multinational firms. They really are focused on operating from Singapore, but they work all around the world."

"They are among the top at their game in Singapore and they have a good network of solid friendly firms in other jurisdictions that they work very well with."

"They have hands-down the best litigation team in Singapore. If I needed to recommend a client to a litigation team in Singapore other than my own firm, I'd recommend Drew & Napier. I think they have good lead partners, lots of experience and a good mid tier as well. The quality is good across the levels because they train them well."

"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 2019 – Outstanding firm (9 consecutive years)

Asialaw Leading Lawyers
Dispute Resolution & Litigation 2018

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

Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2019 edition
Commercial and Transactions – Tier 1 (2 consecutive years)

Identified as Dispute Resolution Stars for Commercial and Transactions:
Jimmy Yim, SC
Cavinder Bull, SC
Randolph Khoo
Wendell Wong
Gary Low

“Efficient and effective witness preparation; extremely high level advocacy skill; and skilled resources even down to the trainees used to assist in the court matter.”

Who’s Who Legal
Litigation 2019

Recommended Individual:
Cavinder Bull, SC (12 consecutive years)

Litigation Thought Leader 2019 – Cavinder Bull, SC

Best Lawyers International: Singapore (2019 edition)

Recommended Individuals:
Bet-the-company Litigation
Cavinder Bull, SC

Jimmy Yim, SC
Cavinder Bull, SC
Blossom Hing

The Asian Lawyer Emerging Markets Awards 2016
Commercial Litigation Firm of the Year

Asia IP Experts

IP Litigation 2016

Endorsed Individuals:
Jimmy Yim, SC
Cavinder Bull, SC

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