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Sushil Nair

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Drew & Napier LLC

Work Department

Corporate Restructuring & Workouts


Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Drew & Napier;
Co-head, Corporate Restructuring & Workout;
Co-head, Indonesia Desk


Sushil has been in practice for some 25 years, with 15 of them focused on restructuring. In 2010, he was named Singapore’s Insolvency and Reorganisation Law Lawyer of the Year. Sushil’s practice is focused on the Asia Pacific region, with much of it revolving around Indonesia and China, where he has been involved in some of the largest restructuring exercises in Asia.

Sushil chairs the Insolvency Sub Committee of the Law Society of Singapore and is a member of the Insolvency Law Review Committee set up by Singapore’s Minister for Law, which recommended substantial changes to Singapore's insolvency laws. He is also a member of the Committee to Strengthen Singapore as an International Centre for Debt Restructuring, also set up by the Ministry of Law. Sushil sits on the INSOL World Editorial Board.




  • Member, Singapore Accountancy Commission Board
  • Member, Insolvency Law Review Committee set up by the Minister of Law
  • Chairman, Insolvency Committee of the Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Advocacy Committee of the Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, Board of Trustees, KK Women's & Children’s Hospital Health Endowment Fund
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore


  • B. (Hons), National University of Singapore (1989)
  • Admitted to the Singapore Bar (1990)
  • Solicitor, England & Wales (1996)

Singapore: Restructuring and insolvency

Restructuring and insolvency – Local firms

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Sushil Nair - Drew & Napier LLC

Within: Restructuring and insolvency – Local firms

Drew & Napier LLC's team is 'one of the best', according to clients, especially for more complex matters. Sushil Nair and Julian Kwek are 'outstanding in developing and implementing effective and creative strategies that have produced successful debt restructurings in circumstances that seemed hopeless at the start'. Blossom Hing was part of the team representing two Humpuss Group companies in the shipping sector that faced a claim of around $110m by the liquidators of a former Singaporean subsidiary of the Humpuss Group. The matter resulted in the Court of Appeal clarifying the rules on service out of the jurisdiction of court proceedings commenced in Singapore. In other work, Mohan Gopalan is part of the team that is handling a huge, cross-border restructuring in the resources sector.

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