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Davinder Singh Chambers
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Jaikanth Shankar is the chief executive officer of Davinder Singh Chambers LLC.

He undertakes a broad range of work in the areas of international commercial arbitration, commercial litigation and insolvency. He is also active in the investigations space.

Jaikanth regularly appears before the Singapore Courts and has also been involved in arbitrations under several institutions including the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, the International Chamber of Commerce and the London Court of International Arbitration. He has also conducted a number of ad hoc arbitrations.

Jaikanth has handled several joint venture and shareholder disputes, claims involving fraud, cases concerning breaches of directors’ duties, complex contractual and commercial disputes as well as insolvency-related disputes.

Jaikanth has also acted for high-profile clients in a number of defamation suits, and has handled cases involving white-collar crime and employment disputes.

In The Legal 500 Asia Pacific (2021), Jaikanth is described as “a star in his own right” and is ranked as a “Next Generation Partner” for International Arbitration and a recommended lawyer for Dispute Resolution. Jaikanth was recommended as “a lawyer to watch” in the 2019 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, where a client commented that he “cuts through complex technical issues”.

Jaikanth is also listed as a “Future Leader” in Who’s Who Legal: Investigations (2020), where he is described as being “roundly acclaimed as ‘a good litigator in court””.

In Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific (2020), Jaikanth is ranked as a “Future Star” in Dispute Resolution as well as Commercial and Transactions. He is described by clients as an “excellent litigator, knows how to read judges very well, solid knowledge of the law, and responsive to queries”. In 2018, Jaikanth was noted by the same publication as an “excellent strategiser who pays attention to detail” and “a brilliant court advocate”.

Jaikanth is also recognised for Arbitration and Mediation in the 2021 edition of the Best Lawyers in Singapore. He was recognised as an endorsed individual in the area of international arbitration by Best Lawyers in their 2020, 2019 and 2018 editions.

Asialaw Profiles has repeatedly recognised Jaikanth in dispute resolution, ranking him as a “Distinguished Practitioner” (2020), a “Leading Lawyer” (2019, 2018 and 2017) and a “Rising Star” (2016).

In 2015, Jaikanth was listed as one of Singapore’s 40 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under by Singapore Business Review. In the same year, he was also listed as one of 40 “Asia’s Brightest Young Legal Minds” under the age of 40 by Asian Legal Business.




LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore (2004)
Admitted to the Singapore Bar (2005)
LLM, Columbia University (New York) (2009), Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
Admitted to the New York Bar (2009)
Member of the Roll of Solicitors of England and Wales

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > International arbitration

(Next Generation Partners)

Jaikanth ShankarDavinder Singh Chambers

Disputes ‘powerhouse‘, Davinder Singh Chambers handles a broad range of high-profile international arbitration and arbitration-related litigation. Widely regarded as a leading name in international arbitration in Singapore, ‘exceptional advocateDavinder Singh SC established the practice in March 2019 and is supported by a strong team including Jaikanth Shankar (who ‘is a star in his own right‘) and Pardeep Singh Khosa.

Singapore > Dispute resolution: local firms

Boutique dispute resolution and international arbitration practice Davinder Singh Chambers consists of a ‘world-class team‘ led by name partner Davinder Singh, who according to one client is ‘one of Singapore’s best advocates‘. The practice is currently involved in a number of high-profile cases in the Singapore courts; among them acting for the Prime Minister of Singapore in various defamation actions including a high-profile claim against a blogger. Jaikanth Shankar‘s practice spans international commercial litigation and arbitration, insolvency, and investigations, while Pardeep Singh Khosa has an active shareholder dispute practice and claims involving professional negligence, public and administrative law.

Singapore > White-collar crime - Local firms

Davinder Singh Chambers‘ outstanding dispute resolution credentials extend to the white-collar crime field, where Davinder Singh SC and Jaikanth Shankar have been brought into a series of big-ticket cases.