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Davinder Singh Chambers
1 Wallich Street
#20-02 Guoco Tower
Singapore
078881
Singapore

Singapore > Dispute resolution: local firms Tier 1

Boutique dispute resolution and international arbitration firm Davinder Singh Chambers is considered by clients to be a ‘go-to firm for any dispute resolution matter in Singapore’. Practice head Davinder Singh is greatly experienced in both litigation and as chairman of the SIAC, international arbitration. His involvement in a number of high-profile disputes include the widely reported defamation claim against Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Pardeep Singh Khosa is praised for his ‘dedication, rich experience, logical thinking and sharp negotiation skills’ which benefits clients in a range of complex matters including shareholder disputes, employment, and public and administrative law matters. Jaikanth Shankar has broad-reaching expertise which embraces fraudulent claims, commercial disputes and insolvency; he also has an active investigations practice.

Practice head(s):

Davinder Singh, SC

Other key lawyers:

Pardeep Singh Khosa; Jaikanth Shankar

Testimonials

‘Davinder Singh S.C. and his team of lawyers have no parallel in terms of dispute resolution practice in Singapore. They are clearly the leaders. What stands out in their approach to dispute resolution work is a very clear roadmap for dealing with the dispute from the inception. This plan is constantly reviewed and tactically and strategically calibrated. There is no one who can stand up to Davinder Singh’s S.C. in-depth and clinical analysis of the facts in any dispute. This matched with very strong research of the law and incisive drafting of pleadings puts every dispute resolution process on the strongest footing from the outset. Therefore, if the matter gets to Trial, the sharp and focused cross-examination is outstanding. It is a pleasure to watch wonderful craftsmen in dispute resolution at work. ’

‘Davinder Singh S.C. and Jaikanth Sankar are clearly outstanding members of the Firm. Their input into the team’s abilities is so strong that every other Director / Associate Director / Senior Associate always perform at the highest standards set by the leaders. Davinder Singh S.C. expects no less from his colleagues. This is clearly seen in all facets of their preparation and delivery for their clients. ’

‘Davinder Singh is the man that makes this practice unique. His ability as a litigator is the stand out for this practice and he is the personality that potential clients want to engage.’

‘The team is led by Davinder Singh, the pre-eminent dispute resolution lawyer in Singapore. This is the go-to firm for any dispute resolution matter in Singapore, and the team possesses deep capabilities in dispute resolution having worked with prominent legal firms across the world on several high profile matters involving very large sums. Among their long-standing clients is the Prime Minister of Singapore.’

The best litigation outfit in the country. Davinder Singh SC – He needs no introduction and is arguably the best in Singapore. Jaikanth Shanker is a very strong young talent.’

‘Jaikanth Shankar has been excellent and extremely responsive in the matters I have worked with him on. He possesses a very keen mind that gets to the crux of complex issues instantly while retaining the solid ability to communicate plainly and simply his thoughts and strategy to the non-legally trained. He is an excellent strategist and litigator to engage if you desire to achieve the desired goals and outcomes while having very good client communications and attention – often a rarity in other big law firms in Singapore.’

‘The firm has represented us in a dispute against a significant party. At the beginning, it seemed that we were not in strong position of the dispute, which made several other law firms whom we worked with previously quickly concluded that we would have no chance of winning. Yet, through intensive analysis of every details and comprehensive research of applicable laws and precedent cases, over the time the firm has helped us to build a strong case to bring to negotiate with our counterparty.’

‘Mr. Pardeep Singh Khosa has been advising us on the case. Thanks to his dedication, rich experience, logical thinking and sharp negotiation skills, we successfully made our points with our counterparty which made them seriously perform their contractual obligations afterwards. ’

Key clients

Attorney-General’s Chambers of Brunei Darussalam

Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong

Beneficiaries of the estate of Mustafa s/o Majid Khan

PT Bayan Resources Tbk and Bayan International Pte Ltd

Millenia Pte Ltd

Esben Finance Limited, Incredible Power Limited,

Rayley Co Limited and Lismore Trading Company Ltd

Mr Goh Chan Peng and Pacific Globe Enterprises Limited.

Venture Corporation Limited

Mero Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Mr Chan Chew Keak

Mr Lim Oon Kuin

Work highlights

  • Acted for the Attorney-General’s Chambers of Brunei Darussalam on criminal appeals involving two former Bruneian judicial officers who were convicted of offences of criminal breach of trust and money-laundering of BND15.75 million.
  • Acted for some of the beneficiaries of the late Mr. Mustafa s/o Majid Khan in two highly contentious actions including a claim for minority oppression.
  • Acted for Mr Lim Oon Kuin in relation to claims arising from the judicial management and liquidation of Hin Leong Trading Pte Ltd.

Singapore > International arbitration Tier 3

Disputes boutique Davinder Singh Chambers has a breadth of international arbitration experience including in the mining and energy sectors. The ‘exceptionalDavinder Singh leads the practice which includes the ‘excellent strategistJaikanth Shankar, Pardeep Singh Khosa and the ‘very smartDavid Fong who all combine international arbitration and arbitration-related litigation experience.

Practice head(s):

Davinder Singh, SC

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘ The team knows its way around the Singaporean courts and SIAC systems, and is in a very good position to advise clients on the practical considerations of adopting and implementing litigation strategy. ’

‘Davinder Singh and Jaikanth Shankar are exceptional, both in their legal analysis and advocacy. They need no further introduction.

Among the younger lawyers we worked with, David Fong and senior associate Gerald Paul Seah have to be specifically mentioned. Both showed mastery of the facts of the case and demonstrated excellent client hand-holding throughout the process.

‘Provides effective, strategic and sound advice. Approachable and prompt.’

‘Highly specialised international arbitration practice. Absolute market leaders.’

‘Davinder Singh-exceptional. Jaikanth Shankar -extremely capable and works very closely with Davinder. David Fong- very smart, with a bright future ahead.’

‘Davinder Singh is the pre-eminent dispute resolution lawyer in Singapore. This is the go-to firm for any dispute resolution matter in Singapore, and the team possesses deep capabilities in international arbitration having worked with prominent legal firms across the world on several high-profile matters involving very large sums.’

‘Jaikanth Shankar has been excellent and extremely responsive. He possesses a very keen mind that gets to the crux of complex issues instantly while retaining the solid ability to communicate plainly and simply his thoughts and strategy to the non-legally trained. He is an excellent strategist and lawyer to engage if you desire to achieve the desired goals and outcomes while having very good client communications and attention – often a rarity in other big law firms in Singapore.’

Singapore > White-collar crime - Local firms Tier 3

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Led by Davinder Singh SC, Jaikanth Shankar, Pardeep Singh Khosa and Cheryl Tan, Davinder Singh Chambers LLC specialises in dispute resolution and international arbitration.

With a team comprising more than 20 lawyers who focus exclusively on the full spectrum of dispute resolution, including litigation, arbitration and arbitration-litigation matters, our firm has been the firm of choice for local and foreign governments, state-owned and private entities, prominent individuals and multinational companies.

Our firm has been involved in landmark contentious cases that are of public interest and widely reported in the press. We regularly handle significant, high-profile and complex matters in the Courts and before international arbitral tribunals.

We represent clients in many areas including administrative law, arbitration, bankruptcy and insolvency law, civil and commercial litigation, investigations and white-collar crime, corporate and commercial law, criminal law, employment law, family law, media, internet and information technology law, mediation and trust law.

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