The Asia Pacific Legal 500
Dispute Resolution 2019 – Leading individual for 18 consecutive years
International Arbitration 2019 – Leading individual for 7 consecutive years
“an acute eye for the facts and their contextual setting”, and has “a strong sense of commerciality”
“Regarded as the ‘number one in Singapore’ and praised for his ‘standout persuasive and advocacy skills’”
“Wise and perceptive.”
"Simply one of the best."
Chambers Asia-Pacific and Global
‘Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession’ Award 2014
Dispute Resolution: Litigation - Singapore 2019 – Standalone in Band 'Star Individual' for the 9th year
Dispute Resolution: Arbitration - Singapore 2019 – Band 2
Brunei: General Business Law (Expertise Based Abroad) 2019 – Noted practitioner for 2 years running
"when it comes to court craft, court presence and a certain amount of killer instinct in court, he is the one."
"clearly knows the arbitration laws of Singapore and additionally excels at strategies and tactics"
"bona fide star performer" who is "in a class of his own"
‘praised for his ability to interpret his opponents' actions with "uncanny accuracy”.’
"He is very quick on his feet and is able to grasp the details of the case quickly."
“very effective litigator” who “consistently gives very good results.”
“regarded by market sources as an "exceedingly good counsel" who is described as "a formidable adversary" by one opponent.”
“Hailed as a practitioner who ‘needs no introduction.’
"he always puts the client as paramount, he'll always be the one to respond and he's very respectful."
"very prominent and able senior counsel.”
"[I have] always gone with Davinder Singh for the big cases."
“[A] formidable advocate who is widely acknowledged as ‘the best litigator in Singapore.’”
“Peers and clients are equally impressed. One source praised that ‘he is very thorough, works very hard and is a stupendous guy – very smart and charismatic, which is important in litigation.’”
“Widely acknowledged by market sources as a ‘very impressive’ dispute resolution specialist who readily adapts his skills as a star litigator to an arbitration context.”
“Clients described him as ‘strongly supportive both at the start and throughout the arbitration process.’”
"The ‘Davinder factor’ puts this practice in a different league. [He] is prized for his ‘unique ability to grasp issues, including those which are not legally related, and to cross-examine with authority’."
“Rated as being ‘at the top of the profession in Singapore for his ability and involvement and for the range, complexity and volume of the arbitration work that he does.’”
“Multiple sources endorse [his] stellar dispute resolution practice, taking the view that ‘there is just no comparison.’ Clients especially praise his ‘unique ability’ to cross-examine and to anticipate a judge’s questions.”
“[He] is singled out by commentators for his ‘fantastic advocacy.’ Peers endorse his skill in both arbitration and litigation, enthusing that ‘he’s a consummate disputes lawyer – it’s almost as if he was purpose-built for this sort of work.’”
“A doyen of the Singapore disputes resolution sphere. Interviewees say ‘he has a fantastic reputation…working with him is an experience, the guy is incredible’.”
“A formidable advocate with a long-standing and excellent reputation in the market.”
“A standout figure in arbitration as well as litigation, widely regarded as 'an exceptionally good lawyer – always top of the tree.’"
"Sources laud his 'razor-sharp mind and ability to grasp concepts that are beyond most lawyers.'"
"[His advocacy] is smooth as silk – he's a pleasure to listen to and has the substance to back it up."
“Very well known for his arbitration prowess and impressive advocacy skills.”
"So quick on his feet during cross-examination, breaking down even the most elusive of witnesses, and equally quick at reading the judge's sentiments."
“[A] cut above the rest and the best in the business.”
“[G]old standard”, “one of the best-known names for disputes work in Singapore” and “the reason that we will keep going to the firm.”
Who’s Who Legal
Identified as Thought Leader: Global Elite – Litigation (2019 edition)
Identified as Thought Leader – Litigation (2019 edition) for 2 consecutive years
Identified as Thought Leader – Arbitration (2018 edition)
Identified as Thought Leader – Restructuring & Insolvency (2018 edition)
Arbitration 2018 – Leading lawyer for 5 consecutive years
Investigations 2018 – Leading lawyer for 4 consecutive years
Asset Recovery 2018 - Leading lawyer for 4 consecutive years
Litigation 2018 – Leading lawyer for 12 consecutive years
Restructuring & Insolvency 2018 – Leading lawyer for 5 consecutive years
Asian Legal Business Southeast Asia Law Awards 2018
Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year
Dispute Resolution 2018 – Leading individual
Commended by a client 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”
“He is the best litigator in Singapore”
“Davinder is the best in Singapore. He is the star.”
Asialaw Leading Lawyers
Dispute Resolution & Litigation 2018 – Market Leading Lawyer for 3 consecutive years
Best Lawyers International: Singapore (2019 edition)
Lawyer of the Year: Arbitration & Mediation - Endorsed individual for 2 consecutive years
Bet-the-Company Litigation – Endorsed individual for 11 consecutive years
International Arbitration – Endorsed individual for 2 consecutive years
Litigation – Endorsed individual for 11 consecutive years
Arbitration and Mediation – Endorsed individual
Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2018 edition
Dispute Resolution Star - Commercial and Transactions, International Arbitration
“He’s a counsel without peer.”
“Davinder’s absolutely the best—no question.”
World IP Review 2016
Identified as a leading practitioner in IP
Asia IP Experts 2016
Leading individual in IP Litigation
Asialaw APAC Dispute Resolution Awards 2015
Disputes Star of the Year – Singapore
The Asian Lawyer Emerging Markets Awards 2014
Disputes Lawyer of the Year 2014 - Winner
“Feared in Singapore as the city’s most powerful litigator”
India Business Law Journal
In the India Business Law Journal, June 2014, a leading lawyer from India described Davinder as “the most respected lawyer in Singapore”.
Singapore Tatler 300 list
Featured in the Tatler 300 list for 8 consecutive years (2011 to 2018). The list highlights Singapore’s newsmakers, power players and top influencers as well as champions of business, connectors and change makers.
Asian-MENA Counsel 2012 and 2013
The only litigator in Singapore named for two consecutive years as External Counsel of the Year based on votes and testimonials of in-house counsel in eleven jurisdictions who took part in an Asian-MENA counsel survey representing the Corporate Asia & Middle East in-house community.