Restructuring/Insolvency 2024 – Band 1 for 17 consecutive years
Noted for his extensive experience working on high-profile insolvencies and restructurings, acting on behalf of creditors and companies in distress.
"He is extremely hard-working, smart and creative."
"He is a great leader and organises the team well."
"He has consistently delivered excellent results to his clients in complicated matters."
"He is able to align parties to a common goal."
“Highly capable in cross-border matters.”
"He consistently comes up with solutions to sticky situations."
Recognised as a top practitioner that is “intelligent, creative, responsive and tireless in leading the Drew & Napier team in providing consistently excellent representation of their clients.”
“He has a good grasp of the law and all the issues and complexities involved in a restructuring. He also knows many of the main players in this area.”
“hard-working, smart, creative and responsive in tight time constraints.”
Sushil Nair is "highly regarded, top of the game." He is praised as being a "practical, outside-the-box lawyer," as well as "sensible, responsive and approachable." He has experience on a plethora of high-stakes insolvencies.
"He has very good negotiation skills and is able to work through issues and provide solutions."
A client describes Sushil as "an excellent lawyer: strategic, thoughtful and a problem solver." Impressed sources note that Sushil offers "sound advice that addresses and resolves various difficult issues."
"Very responsive and extremely commercial."
Asia-Pacific Legal 500
Restructuring & Insolvency 2024 – Hall of Fame, for 3 consecutive years
Previously a Leading Individual for 8 consecutive years
Noted by Legal 500 for having “an illustrious reputation in this field and is frequently mandated to advise on headline matters, including those involving China and Indonesia.”
"Sushil Nair and Julian Kwek are extremely hard-working, smart and creative. I have seen them achieve excellent results for their clients in every matter where I have had the privilege of working with them."
"Sushil Nair leads with insights on what the banks are thinking and is able to also communicate effectively to the banks what the investors want and rationale."
Sushil “stands out as an astute insolvency practitioner who is not only well versed in insolvency laws but a highly intelligent and commercial lawyer. He has an ability to see through the complexities very early and delve into the core issues. However, he is also practical and seeks to find resolution amongst the various stakeholders to ensure a successful restructuring.”
“Very experienced and commercial.”
"Sushil Nair is very good with grasping the key issues and has the ability to communicate clearly to the different stakeholders."
Sushil Nair is "outstanding in developing and implementing effective and creative strategies that have produced successful debt restructurings in circumstances that seemed hopeless at the start".
“Extremely hard-working, intelligent and creative” and an “excellent” leader of a strong restructuring team.
Who’s Who Legal
Restructuring & Insolvency 2023 – Leading lawyer for 15 years
Identified as a Global Elite Thought Leader for Restructuring & Insolvency
Asset Recovery 2023 – Recommended lawyer
Southeast Asia: Restructuring & Insolvency 2023 – Recommended lawyer for 2 consecutive years
Southeast Asia: Asset Recovery 2023 – Recommended lawyer for 2 consecutive years
Sushil was noted for standing out as “a big name in the field” who is “involved in many restructurings and insolvencies” and impressing peers with his sweeping knowledge of the law.
Sources describe Sushil as “a strong choice of lawyer”, “an expert in this field”, and "brilliant and hardworking and really cares for the client".
“Clearly an outstanding practitioner”.
According to clients, Sushil has “consistently produced excellent results on complex restructurings.”
Observers state that he “possesses an impressive ability to lead the development and implementation of effective and creative strategies.”
IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms
Restructuring & Insolvency 2023 – Market Leader for 5 consecutive years, previously Highly regarded in 2019 and 2018, Leading lawyer for 7 consecutive years from 2011 to 2017
"An experienced insolvency legal expert. First-class relationship management. Understands clients’ needs."
“Sushil acts for corporates but he is willing to engage lenders directly to find solutions to enable a compromise to be achieved.”
“I find what makes Sushil's advice are his practicality and able to empathise with the positions of both sides so that a resolution can be found. He is also a good sounding board to explore out-of-the-box solutions."
A client regarded Sushil as “extremely intelligent”, “hard-working” and “creative”.
An “excellent” lawyer in all respects.
“Responsive to client needs.”
Sushil was praised for being “intelligent, creative and hard-working”. He “expertly [leads his] clients through complex cross-border debt restructuring matters.”
IFLR Asia Best Lawyers
Recognised as a top practitioner in the 2021 edition of IFLR Asia Best Lawyers for two consecutive years
Best Lawyers International: Singapore
Insolvency and Reorganisation Law 2024 – Endorsed lawyer for 17 consecutive years
Insolvency and Reorganisation Law Singapore Lawyer of the Year 2010 and 2019
Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific
Insolvency 2023 – Identified as a LItigation Star for 6 consecutive years
Asia Business Law Journal
Asialaw Leading Lawyers
Identified as one of Singapore’s Top 100 lawyers 2023
Restructuring and Insolvency 2023/2024 – Elite Practitioner for 5 consecutive years, previously Market-leading lawyer for 2 consecutive years
“Accessible, practical, creative and friendly. He establishes trust and respect quickly and listens to client's concerns carefully and offer commercial and sound advice.”
“Intelligent, hardworking and creative lawyers who consistently lead the Drew & Napier team and counsel in other countries in complex cross-border restructuring matters.”
Asialaw Client Service Excellence
In the 2020 edition, Sushil is recognised as one of the highest rated lawyers to work with in the field of Restructuring & Insolvency based on client feedback
Practical Law Company Which Lawyer?
Restructuring & Insolvency 2012 – Endorsed Individual for 5 consecutive years