Leading Silks

Vernon Flynn KCBrick Court Chambers 'Vernon is an excellent advocate and knows his audience extremely well. He is industrious, and conveys complex legal arguments in a clear and concise manner.'
Toby Landau KC – Duxton Hill Chambers 'Simply the best.'
Charles Manzoni KC – 39 Essex Chambers 'A fantastic advocate. A strong communicator, he is unafraid to provide difficult advice to clients but always identifies the best way forward.'
Stephen Moriarty KC – Fountain Court Chambers 'A silk with a superb legal and commercial mind, great intellect and commercial wisdom, with the highly valued ability to guide you through some of the most perplexing legal issues.'
Anneliese Day KC – Fountain Court Chambers 'Anneliese combines acute legal insight and knowledge with a strong commercial and client focus. She is outstanding in every respect.'
Stuart Isaacs KC – Wilberforce Chambers 'His advocacy is always impeccable. He is calm, and judges and tribunals give huge weight to his submissions. A silk with authority and gravitas.'
Ali Malek KC – 3 Verulam Buildings 'A persuasive and highly experienced silk.'
Leigh-Ann Mulcahy KC – Fountain Court Chambers 'Leigh-Ann is a meticulous and well prepared silk.'
Saima Hanif KC3 Verulam Buildings 'Saima has a deep knowledge of the financial services industry. She is technically strong and inspires confidence in the people she interacts with.'
Christopher Harris KC3 Verulam Buildings 'His prompt and astute advice on legal and strategic matters is highly valued by the instructing solicitors and by the client.'
Hodge Malek KC – 3 Verulam Buildings 'Hodge has tremendous attention to detail and is very approachable and practical in his advice, particularly concerning disputes in difficult jurisdictions.'
Jern-Fei Ng KC7BRHighly astute, very commercial and a most persuasive advocate.’  
Colin Ong KC – The 36 Group 'A ferocious cross-examiner.'
Rajesh Pillai KC – 3 Verulam Buildings 'An incisive silk who wears his learning lightly.'
Simon Rainey KCQuadrant Chambers 'He has a legendary reputation for legal argument and cross examination, which is well deserved.'
Hefin Rees KC  – 3 Verulam Buildings 'An industrious and tenacious silk.'
Vasanti Selvaratnam KC  – The 36 GroupVasanti’s strengths include her intelligence, candour, and hard working nature.’
Akhil Shah KCFountain Court ChambersAkhil is very industrious. His low-key manner of making submissions engages the respect and trust of the tribunals he appears before.’

Leading Juniors

Darius ChanFountain Court Chambers 'A junior with a keen analytical mind and impressive knowledge of Singaporean law.'
James Potts – 3 Verulam Buildings 'An extremely thorough and detail-oriented junior.'
Nik Yeo – Fountain Court Chambers 'Nik is extremely bright, commercially savvy, and adds tremendous value to any team.'
Ravi AswaniThe 36 Group 'Ravi is very articulate and always thoroughly prepared.'
Alexander Heylin – No5 Barristers' Chambers 'Alexander is incredibly user-friendly and quickly strikes up a rapport with the client. What really sets him apart is his wealth of knowledge, having practised in several jurisdictions - this makes him a real asset in any cross-border litigation. A real star.'
Rani Noakes – 4 Pump Court 'A star of the future.'

Commercial in Asia Pacific: The English Bar

3 Verulam Buildings

Leading commercial set3 Verulam Buildings has ‘strength and depth of talent at every level‘. Investment treaty and commercial arbitration continue to be key areas of instruction within the set’s Asia Pacific practice. Ali Malek KC regularly appears in disputes under HKIAC, ICC, SIAC and LCIA rules, and is sought after for his expertise in investor-state disputes. Saima Hanif KC is ‘very energetic and responsive‘ and ‘her advocacy exudes confidence‘; she is a key name for financial regulatory matters. Rajesh Pillai KC is ‘highly recommended for commercial disputes‘, with ‘excellent advocacy skills and strong judgement – a real asset to the team‘.


Stephen Penson and Stuart Pullum are exceptional.’

A first-rate set.’

An outstanding commercial and arbitration set, given the strength in depth and quality of barristers.’

A top quality commercial set.’

The clerks offer a speedy and professional service.’

39 Essex Chambers

39 Essex Chambers has ‘strength in depth‘ in the commercial law space across the Asia-Pacific region, and has an established presence in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Adrian Hughes KC regularly acts for clients from China, Korea and Hong Kong in complex international arbitrations, and Charles Manzoni KC is ‘quick on his feet and extremely credible with the bench‘. Jonathan Bellamy‘s practice takes in SIAC, UNCITRAL, LCIA and ICC arbitrations, as well as handling disputes arising from a broad range of commercial agreements.


A friendly and very helpful set.’

The clerks are very responsive and helpful.’

Fountain Court Chambers

Fountain Court Chambers‘ barristers are ‘not only among the best at every level in leading commercial and financial cross border disputes, but are always a pleasure to work with, commercially savvy, and user friendly‘. The set maintains a close connection to Singapore; Andrew Pullen, who is a highly regarded specialist in international arbitration, is the key contact in the jurisdiction. Professional negligence mandates have been prominent in the group’s recent caseload, and is a core area of strength for the ‘forthright and effectiveAnneliese Day KC. Stephen Moriarty KC is sought after for his expertise in financial litigation, and Matthew Gearing KC stands out for his established track record in acting in complex arbitrations across the Asia Pacific region.


Alex Taylor and his team are absolutely superb; always available and supportive.’

Fountain Court is a very strong set.’

Fountain Court oozes talent across the generations and continues to be our go to set for commercial and financial cross-border disputes.’

Friendly and responsive clerks.’

Quadrant Chambers

Members of Quadrant Chambers maintain a strong presence across the Asia Pacific region, and draw upon the set’s established strength in commodities and shipping law to advise on prominent commercial disputes. The team reports an increase in instructions concerning energy-related litigation, which forms a key pillar of both Luke Parsons KC‘s and Yash Kulkarni KC‘s practices. Simon Rainey KC garners praise as ‘one of the finest commercial silks in practice today‘.

The 36 Group

At The 36 Group, members continue to act on complex multi-jurisdictional commercial disputes across the Asia Pacific region. Vasanti Selvaratnam KC ‘provides good strategic advice‘; she maintains a steady presence in Singapore, with a growing practice in handling arbitrations under the aegis of the LCIA and SIAC. Colin Ong KC has ‘a very analytical brain‘ and ‘is suited for the most complex large commercial cases which require great analytical legal skills, effective advocacy and someone with a fighting spirit‘. The ‘very user-friendlyRavi Aswani is a key junior in the team.


Strong depth of expertise.’

The clerks are commercial and always seem open to a conversation about fees.’

Very prompt service.’

Twenty Essex

Twenty Essex reports a significant uptick in shareholder disputes across the Asia Pacific region, and continues to handle a broad range of complex commercial disputes and high-value arbitrations. Commercial litigator Nakul Dewan SA - an Indian senior advocate - has vast experience within Singapore in international arbitration, with a solid track record in advising on enforcement proceedings arising from arbitral awards. Timothy Hill KC is highly regarded for advising on shareholder agreements, joint ventures and civil fraud litigation. Joshua Folkard is sought after for his strength in advising on asset tracing disputes, and Rishab Gupta is a key name for investment treaty arbitrations.


The whole team was extremely professional, cordial and effective.’

Great service.’