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

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 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

Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific Awards
Commercial & Transactions Firm of the Year 2019
National Law Firm of the Year 2018 – Singapore
Disputes Star of the Year, Singapore 2018 – 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 for 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.” (2018 edition)

Who’s Who Legal

Litigation 2019

Recommended Individuals:
Cavinder Bull, SC

Litigation Thought Leader 2019 – Cavinder Bull, SC

Best Lawyers International: Singapore (2019 edition)

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

Litigation
Jimmy Yim, SC
Cavinder Bull, SC
Blossom Hing

India Business Law Journal
In the India Business Law Journal (2018 issue), a client praised Drew as “very professional, works under minimal guidance and is very smooth on timelines”; Jimmy Yim SC was recommended by his client as someone whose “experience, knowledge and strategy is supreme and unparalleled”.

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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