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Randolph Khoo

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Drew & Napier LLC

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Dispute Resolution


Director, Dispute Resolution;
Head, Family and International Personal Relationships Practice


Randolph is a Director in our Dispute Resolution Department, and heads the dispute resolution practices of the Greater China, India and International Trade Desk and Private Client Services Group.

He is keenly involved in arbitration and international disputes. Randolph has been recognised by Chambers Global 2017 as a leading practitioner in the area of dispute resolution in Singapore and China for the past six years, in addition to being endorsed by Best Lawyers International 2017 for arbitration and mediation in Singapore.

Randolph has been praised by legal publications and clients for being especially experienced in China-related arbitrations, having advised numerous Chinese clients on high-stakes disputes, and acted as counsel in arbitrations held under CIETAC rules”; and as a “Leader of a ‘very accessible and efficient’ team, who is ’well versed in international arbitration, willing to listen and extremely business-oriented’.” (Chambers and Partners)

Randolph joined Drew & Napier in 1990 after graduating with academic prizes and topping the final examination and public international law course at the National University of Singapore.


English, Mandarin


  • Primary Panel Arbitrator, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
  • Panel Arbitrator, Law Society of Singapore Arbitration Scheme
  • Panel Arbitrator & Mediator, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration
  • Panel Arbitrator, Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators
  • Panel Arbitrator (Foreigner), Shanghai Arbitration Commission
  • Panel Arbitrator of the Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (Shanghai International Arbitration Center)
  • Panel Arbitrator of the South China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission / Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration
  • Arbitrator, The Chinese Arbitration Association, Taipei
  • International Arbitrator, Institute of Modern Arbitration of the Russian Federation
  • Mediator & Neutral, The Mediation & Conciliation Network 
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow, Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow, Arbitrators' & Mediators' Institute of New Zealand
  • Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators
  • Fellow, Indian Council of Arbitration
  • Member, International Bar Association
  • Member, Society of International Law (Singapore)
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Notary Public & Commissioner for Oaths


  • LL.B. (Hons), National University of Singapore (1989)
  • Admitted to the Singapore Bar (1990)


International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Drew & Napier LLC is a Singapore dispute resolution giant with a high degree of focus on international arbitration. It has an impressive mix of investor-state, construction and engineering, and commercial cases. Clients include the government of Laos, Lagardère Sports Asia and Longzhu Oilfield Services. The team is 'the best in town' according to one client, who praises its 'business-oriented' approach, 'deep knowledge' and 'relevant experience'. It is also commended for attracting 'big-ticket items', especially arbitration-related court proceedings, with senior figures in the team handling both litigation and arbitration work. Davinder Singh SC is chairman of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and is recommended for India-related cases, among others. Cavinder Bull SC is also recognised for Singapore-seated arbitrations, has built an impressive record in investor-state arbitrations; he is 'a great advocate in arbitration-related court proceedings', 'is smart, reasonable and fair', 'is a lethal examiner of witnesses' and 'makes a very good arbitrator'. Jimmy Yim SC is 'a super excellent lawyer', 'always provides precise and to the point advice' and 'is good at thinking out of the box'. Randolph Khoo is a go-to practitioner for China and Russia-related cases. Mahesh Rai is 'wonderfully engaging to deal with and has an incredibly relaxed manner'. Foo Yuet Min is almost exclusively focused on arbitration.

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Singapore: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution – Local firms

Within: Dispute resolution – Local firms

Drew & Napier LLC has a high market share of big-ticket domestic and cross-border disputes. It has gained roles in a series of Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) cases and has a significant volume of arbitration-related court proceedings. Clients include Changi Airport International, Citibank, Johnson & Johnson, Monetary Authority of Singapore, Sanofi-Aventis Singapore and Warner Brothers Entertainment. Davinder Singh SC has 'an acute eye for the facts and their contextual setting', and has 'a strong sense of commerciality'. Cavinder Bull SC is 'smart', 'good for complex issues' and led the team that acted for ANZ Commodity Trading in a case concerning alleged fraud arising from the apparent forgery of warehouse receipts. Jimmy Yim SC also has extensive big case experience and Wendell Wong is noted for headline commercial and white-collar crime cases. Jaikanth Shankar 'cuts through complex technical issues'. Randolph Khoo 'induces lateral thinking and alternative perspectives to many issues' and has 'an amazing ability to diffuse any tension and provide clarity to legal arguments'. Also recommended are Gary Low, who is 'sound and accurate', and Blossom Hing.

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