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Drew & Napier LLC

Singapore > Antitrust and competition: local firms Tier 1

A leading firm in the Singaporean antitrust and competition market, Drew & Napier LLC is consistently involved in significant CCCS investigations including acting for multinational companies facing allegations of cartel behaviour, as well as assisting clients during dawn raids and applying for leniency. The practice is also noted for its considerable regulatory expertise and is long-term counsel to key sectoral competition regulators, from telecoms and media to post and energy. The practice is headed up by the vastly experienced regulatory practitioners Lim Chong Kin and Corinne Chew, with the pair having advised a plethora of regulators on liberalisation, market access, competition regulation, merger reviews, and enforcement issues; while senior counsel Cavinder Bull SC leads the dispute resolution and litigation sub-group and represents various clients during investigations in Singapore and overseas.

Practice head(s):

Lim Chong Kin; Cavinder Bull; Dr Corinne Chew

Other key lawyers:


‘The team’s experience extends to all areas of competition law practice, including assisting clients with CCCS investigations.’

‘Corinne Chew offers balanced and deep professional knowledge with understanding and empathy for commercial imperatives. She is across all of the detail in a matter with style and class.’

‘Dr. Corinne Chew is extremely competent with her profound knowledge. We really appreciate her prompt attentiveness and her expertise. Corinne always gives us the assuring feeling to be in good hands.’

Key clients

The Hanwha Group

Visa Worldwide Pte. Limited

ADB BVBA and Safegate International AB


Heliconia Capital Management

Pathology Asia Holdings

Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore

Chevron International Pte Ltd


Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam

Work highlights

  • Advising The Hanwha Group in its notification to the Competition & Consumer Commission of Singapore of its acquisition of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering.
  • Assisted the statutory body, Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam with the drafting of the Competition Code to liberalise the Postal Industry in Brunei.
  • Supporting the regulator, Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore (“IMDA”), in implementing the converged telecoms & media regulatory framework.

Singapore > Dispute resolution: local firms Tier 1

Drew & Napier LLC, as a Big Four Singapore law firm, is widely recognised as a dispute resolution powerhouse, having an unrivalled depth of bench and more leading practitioners than any other firm in the jurisdiction. It devotes considerable resources to dispute resolution pursuits and is frequently selected to represent parties in the biggest and most complex cases. Over the 12-month research period, the firm handled litigation matters with a total value exceeding $16bn. It has seen its director (partner equivalent) ranks grow by 10%, continues to expand both its presence in regional disputes and its international client base, and continues to grow its arbitration-related practice. Among a multitude of headline and seminal cases, the firm acted for Hin Leong’s judicial managers in the largest reported fraudulent trading case in Singapore, seeking recovery of over $3.5bn from the directors of the company. CEO Cavinder Bull SC, who is ‘simply superb as a legal adviser, advocate and person’, is at the pinnacle of the profession, having been one of few senior counsels to be appointed before the age of 40, back in 2008. Siraj Omar SC and Randolph Khoo are also outstanding practitioners, along with seasoned practitioner and firm chairman Jimmy Yim SC, also elevated to senior counsel before turning 40 in 1998. Mahesh Rai, Kelvin Tan, Blossom Hing, Wendell Wong and Gary Low act for private clients as well as companies in the advertising, tech, transport and financial industries. Kevin Lee has joined Twenty Essex in Singapore.

Practice head(s):

Cavinder Bull SC; Randolph Khoo; Siraj Omar SC


‘Cavinder Bull SC is simply superb as a legal adviser, advocate and person. He dominates the courtroom and is very effective and persuasive while also remaining collegiate and agreeable.’

‘Gold standard of legal firms. High level of integrity and professionalism. The team is thorough, through and through. ’

‘Foo Yuet Min 1) extremely knowledgeable 2) very alert to important details 3) very impactful writing skills 4) very helpful and responsive 5) straightforward and effective.’

‘Mahesh Rai and his team are brilliant professional litigators. They will work days and nights to make your case successful in court. Mahesh understands business as good as an experienced entrepreneur does. His questions are always to the point, and that really helps in decision making. You will never waste your time, energy and money if you work with him. ’

‘Jimmy Yim SC and Maheshi Rai: top-class advocates, thinking out of the box for solutions.’

‘Blossom Hing is an outstanding litigator with a ferocious work ethic. I can also count on the undivided attention of her team which has depth and breadth. I value her for how she always goes beyond the call of duty.’

‘Jimmy Yim SC is the best lawyer in Singapore. Top KC quality, in his attention to detail, written pleadings and court presentation.’

‘Benedict Teo is an experienced litigator who is familiar with the concerns and issues faced by banks and financial institutions. He provides good strategic direction, is unflappable and approachable, but yet effective. He is backed by a team of generally very competent lawyers.’

Key clients

AIA Singapore Private Limited

Capitaland Limited


Great Eastern General Insurance Limited

ING Bank / PWC UK (Bala Venkatasamy)

J.P. Morgan (S.E.A.) Limited

Johnson & Johnson Pte Ltd

JP Morgan Chase Bank

Kuwait Public Institution for Social Security

Marina Bay Sands Pte. Ltd.

Monetary Authority of Singapore


Razer (Asia-Pacific) Pte Ltd

Singapore Airlines Limited


Work highlights

  • Acted for Hin Leong’s judicial managers in the largest reported fraudulent trading case in Singapore, seeking recovery of over $3.5bn from the directors of the company.
  • Represented Bidzina Ivanishvili, a former Prime Minster of Georgia, and his family in successfully claiming $926m against Credit Suisse Trust for breach of trust.  
  • Acting for Arthur Cheong, the founder of venture capital investment firm DeFiance Capital, in proceedings against an insolvent Singapore-based cryptocurrency hedge fund.

Singapore > Intellectual property: Local firms Tier 1

Praised as ‘one of the biggest and best IP practices in Singapore’, Drew & Napier LLC is a regional leader in trade marks, patents and design filings, advising on the full spectrum of contentious and non-contentious IP matters, with demonstrable experience in IP litigation, copyright issues, licensing, franchising, related transactions, and IP monetisation. ‘A seasoned IP litigator’, Tony Yeo leads the department alongside directors Yvonne Tang, a trade marks and copyright infringement specialist, Siau Wen Lim, who advises on IP-related transactions and regulatory mandates, and IP litigator Meryl Koh. Other key contacts in the group include Javier Yeo and Teo Xuan Lang.

Practice head(s):

Tony Yeo; Yvonne Tang; Lim Siau Wen; Meryl Koh

Other key lawyers:


‘Lim Siau Wen and her team are professional and go out of their way to ensure that our work is done, completed in a timely manner and ensure that timelines and deadlines are not missed. Their attention to detail, on top of their value-added services, stand them miles ahead of their contemporaries when it comes to the work that are entrusted to them.’

‘The team is very prompt and efficient.’

‘Meryl Koh has been consistently supportive and helpful no matter what we need. She manages our relationship very effectively.’

‘Drew & Napier is one of the biggest and best IP practices in Singapore. The services provided are top-notch.’

‘Teo Xuan Lang is extremely sharp and thorough. He is able to distill the key issues in a dispute to achieve the most efficient and favourable outcomes for us. An expert in IP law.’

‘The Drew & Napier team are unique in that they have experience dealing with complex patent litigations.’

‘Tony Yeo is a seasoned IP litigator and a leader who digs deep into the details of the case at hand and leverages his many years of experience to come up with creative strategies so as to satisfy the client’s needs. When you have a complex case, and the odds are against you, you want Tony as your IP counsel.’

‘Yvonne Tang is very helpful and responsive.’

Work highlights

  • Successfully represented IIa Technologies Pte Ltd in a patent infringement suit commenced by Element Six Technologies Ltd, a subsidiary of the De Beers Group, in Singapore High Court Suit No. 26 of 2016 and the appeals.
  • Acting for Riot Games Inc and Riot Games Services Pte Ltd in respect of disputes against a US & HK listed Chinese video game developer and publisher, NetEase Group, concerning copyright infringements and the passing off of Riot’s first-person shooter video game Valorant.
  • Acting for Novartis AG and Novartis (Singapore) Pte Ltd in a patent linkage matter involving Novartis’ pharmaceutical product Entresto in Singapore High Court Suit No. 206/2022.

Singapore > Labour and employment: local firms Tier 1

Drew & Napier LLC has assembled a large team of employment law specialists. It routinely handles significant domestic and regional employment engagements across the advisory, transactional, and litigation spheres. The firm’s reputation as a major force in litigation, brings it a substantial pipeline of employment cases, though it has a highly developed presence in non-contentious matters too. Kelvin Tan co-heads the employment department and has an established record in major employment disputes. Benjamin Gaw also co-heads the team, bringing extensive non-contentious expertise in reviewing employment contracts, handbooks, and policies, along with employee stock option plans, retrenchment exercises, and termination of employment, among other areas of specialism. Lim Chong Kin is noted for personal data protection and anti-harassment work, while Rakesh Kirpalani is rated for technology sector employment disputes

Practice head(s):

Kelvin Tan; Benjamin Gaw

Other key lawyers:


‘Kelvin Tan has deep expertise and is very responsive and professional and this can be seen in his team as well. He provides practical guidance and recognises that the ideal legal position or taking a conservative position is not always feasible from the client’s perspective. ’

‘Good service and personalised attention.’

‘Their team is very flexible and client oriented. They will not push their legal point of view and respect our business perspective and risk appetite. ’

‘Rakesh Kirpalani and Ang Wei Shuen are dedicated to their professional work.’

‘Kelvin Tan’s team is client-centric. They know what the client needs, and deliver top-notch advice each time.’

‘Kelvin Tan offers practical and helpful strategic advice, which enables businesses to navigate murky waters with confidence.’

‘Good expertise and responsiveness.’

Key clients

Abbvie Pte Ltd

Align Technology, Inc

Aries Fertilizers Group Pte Ltd


Clarins Pte Ltd

Digital Realty

Fujitsu Components Asia Pt. Ltd

Fullerton Fund Management

Hertz Corporation

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation

Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd

McCormick Ingredients SouthEast Asia Pte Ltd

Michael Welter

MOH Holdings Pte Ltd

MSA SE Asia Pte Ltd


SAP Asia Pte Ltd

Singapore Airlines Limited

Singapore > Private wealth and family law – local firms Tier 1

Drew & Napier LLC has developed a sub-specialty within its tax department, which focuses on wealth planning, preservation, and succession through family trusts, family offices, and other structures. It is also noted for advising high-net-worth families and institutions on the creation of philanthropic foundations and trusts. The firm draws on its position as a leader in dispute resolution to frequently act for clients in private wealth disputes. It also has strong connections across Asia Pacific, particularly China and Indonesia. Tax specialist Ong Sim Ho is a senior name in private wealth planning and Randolph Khoo heads the private client disputes group and is noted for his experience in cases involving Chinese entities. Seah Ching Ling is also noted for tax, trusts, and estate planning, while Hoon Shu Mei is rated for private client disputes.

Practice head(s):

Ong Ken Loon; Randolph Khoo

Other key lawyers:


‘The private wealth team is experienced, responsive and commercial-minded, which is very helpful in today’s world where matters are increasingly getting more complex.’

‘Seah Ching Ling is very experienced, commercial-minded and sensitive to client’s requirements in the area of tax and trusts, which is helpful when one has to navigate through concepts and issues which may be complex and confusing at times. She can always be counted on to provide advice that is practical and sensible.’

‘Ong Sim Ho has good commercial sense and gives practical advice.’

‘Seah Ching Ling is very knowledgeable in her field of work and always willing to go the extra mile. Very responsive and clients can be assured that they are in good hands with her. ’

‘The team has been led by Randolph Khoo. He is the best family lawyer in Singapore and his team provides high-caliber legal service throughout the years. Hoon Shu Mei is the lawyer we deal with on day-to-day basis, and she is also a good lawyer. ’

‘Hoon Shu Mei is my first choice for referrals of Singapore family matters and is also my first port of call when I need recommendations for family lawyers in other jurisdictions, maintaining as she does, an extensive network of specialists around the world.’

‘Randolph Khoo is excellent at client management and developing broader strategies for amicably resolving the financial side of divorce proceedings and for unravelling complex contentious matters when they arise.’

‘Ong Sim Ho has a wealth of experience and does his best to be available when we call on him. Seah Ching Ling is able to fully understand our needs and has great attention to detail. She also makes us feel comfortable and reassured. We feel that these qualities are crucial for a family office and trusts lawyer. Emma Gan is a pleasure to work with and always ready to assist with our needs. She is also practical and delivers good solutions.’

Work highlights

  • Advised a billionaire’s family office based in Asia on the acquisition of assets in Singapore, Dubai, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and London.
  • Represented a client in a negotiation with her fiancé on a pre-nuptial Agreement, dealing with complex issues of jurisdiction and coordination of legal advice and negotiation between multiple jurisdictions.
  • Represented Bidzina Ivanishvili, former prime minister of Georgia, and his family in the Court of Appeal in respect of a claim they brought against the trustee of a $1.1bn trust.

Singapore > Projects and energy: local firms Tier 1

At Drew & Napier LLC, the team leverages its multidisciplinary resources to advise on a broad spectrum of matters, including M&A deals, project financings, and complex high-value disputes. The group has considerable experience in handling high-profile projects in the power, energy, telecommunications, transportation, water, and construction sectors. The client base takes in a wide range of private, public, and governmental entities. Led by Jimmy Yim, SC, the practice is noted for its expertise in assisting with multijurisdictional litigation. Mahesh Rai handles complex projects and has represented clients from the hydropower, energy, and telecoms sectors. Christopher Chong is noted for his expertise in renewables, construction and engineering dispute resolution work.

Practice head(s):

Jimmy Yim, SC

Other key lawyers:

Mahesh Rai; Christopher Chong; Chua Tju Liang; Renu Menon


‘One of the strongest teams in the region.’

‘Outstanding in every respect.’

‘Jimmy Yim, SC and Mahesh Rai are top-class, and think outside the box for solutions.’

‘Comprehensive full-service firm with depth of expertise in a range of critical areas that are indispensable for our day-to-day operations. The firm brings a depth and breadth of knowledge to all key aspects of the disputes process.’

‘Christopher Chong is a singularly exceptional practitioner, who is well-rounded in terms of depth of legal knowledge, commercial acumen, client responsiveness, innovation and unmatched local knowledge. His dedication to his craft and in assisting us to find sensible, practical and mutually beneficial solutions is close to peerless. Chris is backed by a solid team, whether as a whole or individually, who are more than capable of pulling their own weight and delivering value to us in the context of the role they play.’

‘Mahesh is impressive and genuine. He has great analytical skills, able to listen well, and very good in communication. He also always comes up with great strategies.’

‘Christopher Chong is very impressive in renewable projects disputes. He is supported by a solid team of associates.’

Key clients

Goldbell Corporation Pte Ltd

SAMART Comtech Co., Ltd

Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd (now rebranded as DL E&C)

Navayo International AG

Logix Aero Ireland Ltd

ACASS Canada Ltd

Daewoo Engineering & Construction

Royal Group Investments Pte Limited

American Bureau of Shipping

Keppel Singmarine

Creative Technology Limited

Essar Group including Essar Projects (India) Limitedand Essar Projects Singapore Pte Ltd

SK ecoplant (formerly known as SK Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd.)

Emirates National Oil Company (Singapore) Private Limited

Cisco Systems Inc

Vietnam Trading Engineering Construction Joint Stock Corporation

Subash Kabini Power Corporation Limited

Noomadi Resorts & Residences AG

Multi-Gold SSDK Resources Pte Ltd

Alcon group, including Alcon Pte Ltd and CIBA Vision Asian Manufacturing Logistics Pte Ltd

Howden Axial Fans AB

Work highlights

  • Advising the Public Utilities Board on matters relating to the transfer of a desalination plant to the client.
  • Acted as Singaporean counsel to BPIN Investment in relation to its acquisition of shares in Durapower Holdings.

Singapore > Restructuring and insolvency: local firms Tier 1

Drew & Napier LLC is a prominent market player, acting in high-profile restructuring and insolvency matters throughout the region. The practice boasts a strong set of clients including major financial institutions, holding and investment groups, public boards, and sovereign wealth funds, with work including contentious and non-contentious mandates, alongside assisting clients in pursuit and recovery of assets and court protection cases. The ‘extremely impressive’ group is also noted for its experience working across from regulators. Sushil Nair jointly leads the team and has considerable expertise operating throughout Singapore, Indonesia, and China, while co-head Julian Kwek focuses on debt workouts and and corporate restructurings, including in defaults involving Singapore-listed PRC companies. Blossom Hing ‘is tenacious in her pursuit of client goals and is highly creative and solutions-oriented in the restructuring arena’. Mohan Gopalan is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Sushil Nair; Julian Kwek


‘Full-service and great network in Southeast Asia.’

‘The Drew & Napier restructuring group is extremely impressive. They expertly and successfully guide Southeast Asian-based companies through extraordinarily complex and often intense restructurings.’

‘Sushil Nair and Julian Kwek are extremely hard-working, smart and creative. I have seen them achieve excellent results for their clients in every matter where I have had the privilege of working with them.’

‘Drew & Napier has a strong bench of restructuring and insolvency partners and the standout partner is Blossom Hing. Blossom has many years’ experience in complex restructuring and insolvency matters.’

‘Blossom Hing, Chan Wei Meng and Mohan Gopalan – I always have been impressed with the first-rate quality of their work and their dedication to helping their clients work through and emerge from difficult times.’

‘Blossom Hing’s standing and leadership in the restructuring and insolvency arena is a major draw and benefit for clients. Blossom is tenacious in her pursuit of client goals and is highly creative and solutions-oriented in the restructuring arena.’

Key clients


CVC Partners

F J Benjamin Holdings Ltd

Nam Cheong Limited

Ezra Holdings Limited

EMAS Offshore Limited

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (Singapore)

PT Berlian Laju Tanker Tbk

PT Bumi Resources Tbk

United Overseas Bank Limited

Pacific Andes Resources Development Limited

Reignwood International (Group) Limited

Oceanus Group Limited

TT International Limited

FTI Consulting (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Public Utilities Board of Singapore

Brightoil Petroleum (S’pore) Pte. Ltd.

Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Limited

National Environment Agency of Singapore

Thakral Brothers (Private) Limited

Kyen Resources Pte Ltd

Taipei Fubon Commercial Bank Co., Ltd

PetroChina International (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Ernst & Young LLP

Rhodium Resources Pte Ltd

Heliconia Capital Management Pte Ltd (linked to Temasek Holdings)

KrisEnergy Limited

Libra Group Limited

Informal steering committee of lenders to Hin Leong Trading (Pte) Ltd, comprising amongst others, ABN AMRO Bank, N.V. Singapore Branch, Bank of China Limited, Singapore Branch, DBS Bank Ltd, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited and Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited.

Antanium Resources Pte Ltd

Pacific Radiance Limited

Securities Investors Association (Singapore)

Cheong Jun Yoong (Arthur)

Work highlights

  • Advising Heliconia Capital Management Pte Ltd, an independently managed wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, on the US$3.5 billion debt restructuring of and investment into Pacific International Lines, Singapore’s largest container shipping line and 12th largest in the world.
  • Advising the informal steering committee of lenders, comprising ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Singapore Branch, Bank of China Limited, Singapore Branch, DBS Bank Ltd, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited, Cooperatieve Rabobank, U.A., Singapore Branch, Societe Generale, Singapore Branch and Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited, to troubled oil trading company Hin Leong on the US$3.85 debt restructuring of Hin Leong.
  • Advising Brightoil Petroleum Pte. Ltd. in its US$916 million debt restructuring and obtain moratorium protection under Section 211B(1) of the Companies Act to allow BOPS to propose a scheme of arrangement to restructure its liabilities, as well as successfully obtained moratorium protection for BrightOil Petroleum (Holdings) Limited under Section 211C of the Companies Act to facilitate the debt restructuring of BOPS.

Singapore > Tax: local firms Tier 1

Litigation powerhouse Drew & Napier LLC represents clients before tax tribunals and the Supreme Court in relation to goods and services tax, property tax and stamp duties, with additional experience advising on corporate tax advisory, enterprise tax risk management and private wealth planning mandates. Praised as ‘technically strong with great knowledge of clients’ businesses’, the team is led by Ong Ken Loon, who is well-versed in cross- border matters and handles tax disputes with the IRAS, representing clients in appeals before the Singapore courts. Ong Sim Ho maintains a robust tax disputes practice, while Yang Shi Yong is a key contact for task risk management, tax audits and tax investigation cases.

Practice head(s):

Ong Ken Loon

Other key lawyers:


‘Technically strong with great knowledge of clients’ businesses.’

‘Ong Sim Ho is technically strong with practical solutions.’

Work highlights

  • Successfully obtained favourable ruling from Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS), for a clean energy investment platform company, on a novel issue concerning interpretation of income tax legislation governing taxation of employee stock option plans.
  • Acting for a large bank before the Income Tax Board of Review, on issue concerning the characterisation of a sophisticated financial instrument as equity or derivative for tax purposes.
  • Advising a conglomerate with strong presence in food products on restructuring of the group and the tax implications arising therefrom, and transfer pricing issues.

Singapore > TMT: local firms Tier 1

Drew & Napier LLC’s ‘exceptional combination of legal prowess and technical acumen has earned them a well-deserved reputation as pioneers in the industry’. The team advises on a broad range of transactional, licensing, and regulatory mandates, from the roll-out of data centres and deployments of telecommunication infrastructure and services, to regulatory requirements pertaining to software, web-based platforms, video conferencing, gaming, and other technologies. Lim Chong Kin leads the team and has considerable experience advising on matters concerning telecoms and media. Other key contacts in the group include data protection and cybersecurity expert David Alfred and Rakesh Kirpalani, who handles disputes involving technology-related regulatory and cybersecurity issues.

Practice head(s):

Lim Chong Kin

Other key lawyers:


‘Efficient, responsive and deeply knowledgeable.’

‘Rakesh Kirpalani’s team at Drew & Napier LLC is one such remarkable ensemble, carving a niche for themselves in the field of tech law.’

‘Their exceptional combination of legal prowess and technical acumen has earned them a well-deserved reputation as pioneers in the industry.’

‘They are responsive, collaborative and progressive as a firm.’

‘Lim Chong Kin is approachable and always willing to provide practical and useful advice.’

‘The team is solid in the Singapore market. Reliable and commercial.’

‘Rakesh Kirpalani’s unique blend of legal acumen and technological expertise has made him a trailblazer in the niche market of tech law. Few can match the depth of his understanding of both the legal intricacies and the technological aspects of the cases he handles.’

‘Deep subject matter expertise and an ability to quickly obtain informal guidance from regulators on murky issues. Superbly responsive and comprehensive.’

Key clients

Alibaba Group Holding Limited

AT&T Inc.

Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Google LLC

Info-communications Media Development Authority

Personal Data Protection Commission

Sprint Corporation

Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc.

Tencent Holdings Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Assisting the Info-Communications Media Development Authority of Singapore with a comprehensive review of the Telecom Competition Code and Media Market Conduct Code.
  • Assisting the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam with the development and implementation of Brunei’s personal data protection law and regulatory framework for the private sector.

Singapore > White-collar crime - Local firms Tier 1

Drew & Napier LLC’s workload includes cross-border investigatory matters, covering bribery, fraud, anti-money laundering, whistle-blower complaints and financial services offences and regulations. The ‘highly skilled and collaborative’ practice represents a number of leading financial institutions, listed companies, multinational corporations, boards of directors, and high-profile individuals, frequently advising on defence and prosecution cases. The team is also noted for its work in cross-border FCPA investigations involving US authorities, alongside cases involving dawn raids undertaken by public authorities. Wendell Wong, a highly reputable civil and criminal lawyer with former public prosecution experience, co-heads the team alongside Chia Voon Jiet, a specialist in competition and regulatory investigations. Cavinder Bull is noted for his expertise in sensitive corporate investigations, while Jimmy Yim and Mahesh Rai bring standout experience in disputes. Gary Low advises on criminal defence and investigatory matters, and Adam Maniam is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Wendell Wong; Chia Voon Jiet


‘Highly skilled and collaborative, meticulous.

‘Chia Voon Jiet is a great team leader and respected by his peers, superiors and reports.’

Work highlights

  • Represented Razer (Asia-Pacific) Pte Ltd in a highly-publicised dispute against Capgemini Singapore Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based subsidiary of Capgemini SE (a France-based Multi-National Company in the IT industry).
  • Acting for Hin Leong’s liquidators in the largest reported fraudulent trading case in Singapore, seeking recovery of over US$3.5 billion from the directors of the company.
  • Successfully acted for Viking in a claim for minority oppression under section 216 of the Companies Act against Mr Bjornar Feen, the majority shareholder in a joint venture company that he owned together with Viking called Viking Inert Gas Pte Ltd.

Singapore > Construction: Local firms Tier 2

Drew & Napier LLC has drawn on its extensive resources and reputation in the contentious sphere to develop an impressive body of construction and engineering expertise. It is noted for infrastructure and real estate development-related disputes. The firm has also built knowledge and experience in front-end and procurement work, including engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) and operation and maintenance (O&M) contracts, and additional front-end matters relating to public-private partnership (PPP) projects. Its client base includes a range of domestic and international employers, along with an impressive mix of contractors. Christopher Chong is head of the construction and engineering team with experience at all levels of the Singapore courts, in major arbitrations, and in adjudications. Deputy head Mahesh Rai has earned many accolades in recent years. Chairman Jimmy Yim SC provides additional senior level gravitas to high-value and large-scale disputes. Kevin Teo is another key member of the team.

Practice head(s):

Christopher Chong; Mahesh Rai

Other key lawyers:

Jimmy Yim SC; Cavinder Bull SC; Kelvin Teo


‘Outstanding in every respect. Genuinely satisfied with their performance.’

‘Jimmy Yim SC and Maheshi Rai are top-class advocates, thinking out of the box for solutions.’

‘Comprehensive full-service firm with depth of expertise in a range of critical areas that are indispensable for our day-to-day operations. With Christopher Chong at the helm of its construction and disputes practice, Drew & Napier has been our trusted, go-to firm on a regular, consistent basis for some years’

‘Christopher Chong is a singularly exceptional practitioner, that is all-rounded in terms of legal depth of knowledge, commercial acumen, client responsiveness, innovation and unmatched local knowledge. His dedication to his craft and in assisting us to find sensible, practical and mutually beneficial solutions is close to peerless.’

‘Christopher Chong is first-rate counsel for construction disputes in SE Asia. He and his team have done an excellent job in guiding us through some very complex projects.

‘Kelvin Teo is a bright up-and-coming partner in projects disputes.’

Key clients

Alcon group, including Alcon Pte Ltd and CIBA Vision Asian Manufacturing Logistics Pte Ltd

Amara Hotel Properties Pte Ltd

China Machine New Energy Corporation

CosmoSteel Holdings Limited

Daelim Industrial Co. Ltd (now rebranded as DL E&C)

Dragages Singapore Pte Ltd

Essar Group including Essar Projects (India) Limited and Essar Projects Singapore Pte Ltd

Goldbell Corporation Pte Ltd

Hyundai Engineering & Construction

Navayo International AG

Noomadi Resorts & Residences AG

Novartis International AG including Novartis (Singapore) Pte Ltd

Roy Hill Holdings Pty Ltd

Ser Kim Koi

Singapore Liquefied Natural Gas

SK Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. including SK E&C (Singapore branch)

Stepan Company including Stepan Asia Pte Ltd

Thermofisher Scientific

Thio Keng Thay

Tiong Seng Contractors (Pte) Ltd

UOL Group Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for Daelim Industrial Company (now rebranded as DL E&C) in a dispute concerning an aborted L+EPC contract for the construction of the largest petrochemical plant in India and in Asia.
  • Represented Goldbell Engineering in an appeal to the Court of Appeal by Range Construction, which arose out of a Building and Construction Security of Payment Act adjudication determination which Range sought to set aside.

Singapore > Data protection and cyber security Tier 2

Blending legal acumen with deep industry knowledge and technical expertise’, Drew & Napier LLC handles a range of data and cyber governance matters, from data transfer agreements, policies and governance frameworks to data breaches and regulatory enforcement mandates. Lim Chong Kin counts data protection regulators, multinational corporations driving the data arena and technology companies among his key roster of clients. Chong Kin jointly leads the team alongside David Alfred, who ‘possesses a deep understanding of the nuances and intricacies of data protection and can be relied on to provide sound advice and practical guidance at each stage of the matter’.

Practice head(s):

Lim Chong Kin; David Alfred

Other key lawyers:

Anastasia Su-Anne Chen


‘Lim Chong Kin and his team give realistic and practical advice for our engagement. They are able to provide effective solutions.’

‘Anastasia Su-Anne Chen’s subject matter expertise truly shines through when dealing with novel problems.’

‘David Alfred – critical thinking, solid drafting and excellent legal strategy.’

‘They have deep technical knowledge and understanding of how the privacy regulator in Singapore thinks. They also have technical expertise in-house which is helpful when dealing with data breaches.’

‘Lim Chong Kin always has his eye on the business side of the house and can always be depended upon to provide practical, down-to-earth advice.’

‘Their responsiveness, technical knowledge and practical advice are exceptional.’

‘This is an exceptional team that consistently delivers expert advice and client-centric service. One unique aspect of this team is that it blends legal acumen with deep industry knowledge and technical expertise. Not only do clients have access to data protection partners with a wealth of public sector and regulatory experience, we also can tap the brains of senior cybersecurity and privacy engineers.’

‘David Alfred possesses a deep understanding of the nuances and intricacies of data protection and can be relied on to provide sound advice and practical guidance at each stage of the matter.’

Key clients

Personal Data Protection Commission

Info-communications Media Development Authority

Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry of Brunei Darussalam

Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd

Morinaga Milk Industry Co. Ltd

Lazada South East Asia Pte. Ltd.

DaVita Singapore Pte Ltd

Essilor International SAS

Clarins Pte. Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Assisting the Authority for Info-communications Technology Industry (AITI) of Brunei Darussalam (Brunei) with the development and implementation of Brunei’s personal data protection law and regulatory framework for the private sector.

Singapore > International arbitration Tier 2

The international arbitration practice at Drew & Napier LLC is ‘highly skilled and collaborative’, with experience in complex international commercial arbitration, as well as high-profile investor-state disputes. The team is often sought out by governments, multinational corporations and high-profile individuals for public international law matters. Expertise of the team ranges from construction and infrastructure to corporate joint ventures to health care. Leading the team is Cavinder Bull SC  who is ‘exceptional for his strategy, analytical skills, and advocacy’, alongside Randolph Khoo and Siraj Omar SC, with particular expertise in insurance related disputes. Jimmy Yim SC is also integral to the team, with over thirty years of experience in international commercial arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Cavinder Bull SC; Randolph Khoo; Siraj Omar SC

Other key lawyers:


‘The team has broad and in-depth knowledge and experience in disputes and litigation. ’

‘Lin Shumin was able to understand the issue quickly and was thorough in her examination of the materials and was able to decisively propose course of action.’

‘Drew & Napier presents a well-organized team with appropriate level of lawyers, with a deep expertise in Singapore Law and International Arbitration. They are very good at collaborating with co-counsel, with efficient case management skills.’

‘Yuan Kheng Tan is quick in response and understands the client’s demands. She is good at coordinating the resources.’

‘Mahesh Rai has formed a very good team and can think well strategically and practically.’

‘Cavinder Bull is exceptional for his strategy analytical skills and advocacy.’

‘Foo Yuet Min and Cavinder Bull are both excellent advocates. Foo Yuet Min a pleasure to work with, she is extremely personable to go with her bright intellect.’

‘Chris Chong is an outstanding trial counsel in energy arbitrations.’

Work highlights

Singapore > Investment funds: local firms Tier 2

Drew & Napier LLC has an established and well-developed investment funds practice, particularly in the open-ended funds space. It has extensive regulatory experience including interactions with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Ron Cheng heads the investment funds team, advising on a range of alternative investment funds establishments, including those under the umbrella VCC structure. He has driven further growth in cryptocurrency and private credit funds, among other burgeoning areas. Former partner Petrus Huang has retired.

Practice head(s):

Ron Cheng


‘The team at Drew & Napier LLC are very experienced and knowledgeable. They are also responsive and able to articulate the legal concepts clearly to clients.’

‘Ron Cheng is experienced and knowledgeable, especially on matters pertaining to investment funds. He is able to explain the legal concepts clearly and concisely to clients and to assist with their requirements.’

‘The full-suite team at Drew & Napier is able to breakdown complex problems and provide comprehensive and innovative solutions.’

‘Ron Cheng has proved to be top-tier with his professionalism, in-depth knowledge, capability to breakdown complex problems and create innovative solutions.’

Key clients

GAO Capital Pte Ltd

Harvest Fund Management Company

PT. Nikko Sekuritas Indonesia

Citicorp Trustee (Singapore) Limited

OurCrowd Management (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

UBS Bank AG Investment Funds (Singapore branch)

Golden Horse Fund Management Pte. Ltd.

SG Trust Asia Ltd

Work highlights

  • Advised a foreign SOE as the sponsor and lead investor of a Singapore VCC which is established by the foreign SOE to invest into Indonesian non-performing loans.
  • Acted for PT Nikko Sekuritas Indonesia in establishing a new unit trust and various sub-funds which invests into physical bullion, paper bullion, derivative bullion, fixed income and equity securities.
  • Advised a major ESR-related fund manager in the establishment of a real estate sub-fund using the umbrella VCC structure.

Singapore > Real estate: local firms Tier 2

Drew & Napier LLC fields a 'competent, responsive, personable and collaborative' real estate team, which is well-known for handling a range of complex transactional work in the space. The group regularly handles high-value M&As, sales, and divestments for major domestic and international developers, REITs, and investment companies. Lau Sok Hiang has an impressive track record in advising on transactional matters concerning residential, commercial and industrial developments; she co-heads the practice with Ho Soo Lih, who focuses on corporate real estate work. April Mak is experienced in handling sales and purchases, leases, and development work.

Practice head(s):

Ho Soo Lih; Lau Sok Hiang

Other key lawyers:


‘Very knowledgeable team and meticulous in their assessment of the deal.’

‘Drew & Napier LLC has a team of very robust and competent lawyers to handle conveyancing matters. They are thorough and meticulous in their work.’

‘Lau Sok Hiang is very meticulous and careful.’

‘Professional, clear and quick turnaround time.’

‘Extremely dedicated, and practical, willing to go the extra mile. ’

‘Ho Soo Lih and his team are experienced and caring. They are willing to go extra mile to help their clients.’

‘The team is very responsive to all queries, big or small. they respond quickly and efficiently to emails and phone calls. The service is top notch.’

‘Competent, responsive, personable and collaborative.’

Key clients

CA Indosuez (Switzerland) SA, Singapore Branch

Citibank N.A.

Citibank Singapore Limited

CPF Board

dormakaba Production GmbH & Co. KG.

Far East Organisation

GuocoLand Limited

KOP Group Limited

Lucrum Capital Group

Markham Agro (19 HK) Pte. Ltd.


Reignwood Group

Riway (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.

Soilbuild Business Space REIT

Soilbuild Construction Group of Companies


UOL Group Limited

VP Bank Ltd

UBS Singapore

Work highlights

  • Advising a client on the acquisition of a Singaporean national monument, the House of Tan Yeok Nee.
  • Acting for a developer in the sale of units in the residential development project known as AMO Residence.

Singapore > Banking and finance: local firms Tier 3

Drew & Napier LLC has a primary focus on project financing, acquisition financing, and real estate and construction financing. It is also noted for debt restructurings and green loans, syndicated financings, and bank regulatory matters. The group represents a range of local banks, regional and international banks with presences in Singapore, other financial institutions, and local and international corporate borrowers. Pauline Chong leads the banking and finance practice and has extensive experience in syndicated and bilateral financings, project finance, and debt restructurings. Renu Menon is deputy head of the group and is also noted for bilateral and syndicated loans, acquisition finance, and bank regulatory work. Lau Sok Hiang is a key figure in real estate financings.

Practice head(s):

Pauline Chong

Other key lawyers:

Renu Menon; Lau Sok Hiang


‘The team is able to explain complex issues is commercial terms making it easy to understand. ’

‘Drew & Napier LLC – Banking and Finance strength lies in their profound expertise demonstrated through their dealing of the transaction. They possess a deep understanding of the industry landscape, allowing them to provide insightful solutions and legal advice. Compared to other firms, this practice comprises individuals from diverse backgrounds, fostering a ranger of perspectives that enhance problem-solving.’

‘Renu Menon promptly addresses and answers queries raised regarding the various transaction documents. She pays careful attention to specifics and embraces a customer-focused methodology. Unlike other competitors, Renu Menon ensures that every aspect of the transaction is thoroughly attended to, fostering a level of care and engagement that sets her apart in the field.’

‘The team is known to adopt a nonsense approach. No stone too big or too small to look under, and they will try their utmost to find a solution to the matter. They offer service pro bono with no lack or reduction of their service.’

‘Despite being a legal powerhouse and requires little or no introduction in Singapore, no deal or enquiry is too small for Drew. This is what that sets Drew apart and makes Drew relatable to both institutions and retailers alike.’

‘Pauline Chong provides “gold” standard of service and unparalleled strategic depth and speed with her high-level advice on exacting legal and commercial difficulties posed to her. ’

‘Drew & Napier is a firm that is in the bank’s panel. We have worked with them as lenders counsel in transactions and they have consistently delivered.’

‘Pauline Chong is very approachable, highly professional, and responsive.’

Key clients


Bank J Safra Sarasin Singapore

Bank of China (Hong Kong)

Bank of China

Bank of Singapore

CIMB Bank Berhad, Singapore Branch


COSCO SHIPPING International (Singapore)

Credit Industriel et Commercial, Singapore Branch


DBS Bank

Far East Organization Centre

Guthrie GTS

Hotel Properties

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Singapore Branch


Lee Kim Tah

Meinhardt Group International Limited and Meinhardt (Singapore)

Metro Holdings

Mizuho Bank

Overseas Union Enterprise

Overseas-Chinese Banking Corporation

Qatar National Bank

Standard Chartered Bank

The Bank of East Asia Limited, Singapore Branch

The Wolfpack Culture VCC

The Wolfpack Fund Management

Tuan Sing Holdings


United Overseas Bank

VP Bank

Woori Bank

Work highlights

  • Advised Heliconia Capital Management on the restructuring of and investment into Pacific International Lines.
  • Advised the PUB on the ongoing debt restructuring of Hyflux and its subsidiaries, including Tuaspring.

Singapore > Capital markets: equity and debt: local firms Tier 3

On account of its longstanding relationships with regulators, Drew & Napier LLC frequently assists foreign clients looking to list in Singapore, with demonstrable experience advising on reverse takeovers, rights issues and other equity-linked transactions, as well as debt capital markets mandates. Steven Lo, who represents issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in a range of domestic and cross-border capital markets transactions, jointly leads the team alongside Gary Wan, who handles capital markets deals across the region, namely Hong Kong, Thailand and Vietnam. Renu Menon advises on transactional and regulatory debt capital markets matters, and Pei Tong Ng is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Steven Lo; Gary Wan

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Tuan Sing Limited

Tam Jai International Co. Limited

China Mining International Limited

The Trendlines Group Ltd

Manhattan Resources Limited

OSIM International Ltd

Sarine Technologies Limited

Achieva Limited (now known as SUTL Enterprise Limited)

Lonza Group Ltd

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc

Summit Power International Pte Ltd

Ocean International Capital Limited

Guangzhou R&F Properties Co., Ltd

Sea Cove Limited

Haidilao International Holding Ltd.


CSE Global Ltd

Guocoland Limited

Don Agro International Limited

Astaka Holdings Limited

Broadway Industrial Group Limited

Aspial Lifestyle Limited

Work highlights

  • Acted for Super Hi International Holding Limited in its listing by way of introduction on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  • Acted as counsel to Pfizer Inc. and Pfizer Investment Enterprises Pte. Ltd. to issue a debt offering in the US aggregating US$31 billion.
  • Acted for CSE Global Limited in relation to its proposed renounceable non-underwritten rights issue of up to 102,480,337 Rights Shares, raising gross proceeds of up to approximately S$33.8 million.

Singapore > Corporate and M&A: local firms Tier 3

The team at Drew & Napier LLC, which ‘stands out for its distinctive blend of expertise and innovation’, handles a broad range of transactions in Singapore and Southeast Asia, with an increasing workload involving cross-border deals arising out of the energy and real estate sectors. Key clients include private and publicly listed corporates, venture capital and private equity funds, financial institutions, multinationals, family offices and government-linked funds and conglomerates, among others. An expert in public and private M&A, Steven Lo leads the team and Jon Nair is praised for his ‘unparalleled legal acumen and strategic thinking’, while Tan Teng Sen advises on privatisations, private equity transactions and joint ventures. Seraphina Ho is another key contact in the group.

Practice head(s):

Steven Lo

Other key lawyers:

Jon Nair; Tan Teng Sen; Seraphina Ho; Priscilla Wang; Benjamin Gaw


‘Commercially-minded team, who are sensitive to the timeline and cost pressures of in-house clients and go out of their way to meet such needs. Drew’s full-service capabilities is also very useful in transactional work by providing a one-stop shop.’

‘Tan Teng Sen is a commercially-minded partner.’

‘Extremely experienced and knowledgeable team.’

‘Benjamin Gaw is a very approachable and extremely detailed oriented person.’

‘A very experienced and capable team who are client centric. Easy to work with and are knowledgeable in their area of expertise.’

‘Steven Lo and Tan Teng Sen are experienced in what they do and are able to distill and communicate the issues effectively.’

‘Drew & Napier LLC’s corporate and M&A team stands out for its distinctive blend of expertise and innovation. The team’s strengths lie in their deep legal knowledge, combined with their practical problem-solving skills.’

‘Jon Nair has unparalleled legal acumen and strategic thinking, which consistently leads to innovation solutions. He is able to effectively anticipate legal trends and provide strategic legal solutions to problems that arise.’

Key clients

SK ecoplant Co., Ltd

PT Astrindo Nusantara Infrastruktur Tbk

Banpu PCL

Evercore Asia (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., financial adviser to Hwa Hong Corporation Limited

VTTSG Holding Pte. Ltd.

Maxi-Cash Financial Services Corporation Ltd. (now known as Aspial Lifestyle Ltd)

BPIN Investment Co., Ltd., part of the Banpu group

Sumitomo Mitsui Construction Co., Ltd

Investment vehicle of Bonny Setiawan and his family office investors, which is a shareholder of BNWP Cella Holding Pte Ltd

FnO Pte. Ltd.

Square Peg Capital Pty Ltd and SEEK Growth Nominees Pty Ltd

Solvay Specialty Chemicals Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd

Union Steel Holdings Limited

StarHub Ltd

Yokogawa Electric Corporation

Tuan Sing Holdings Limited

EQT Infrastructure

Temasek Holdings

Metro Holdings

Heliconia Capital Management (wholly owned by Temasek)

Penguin International Limited

TIHT Investment Holdings Pte Ltd (joint venture of TIH Limited and Temasek)

Manhattan Resources Limited

TE Asia Healthcare Partners Pte. Ltd

United Power of Asia Public Company Limited

Kaizen Private Equity II Pte. Ltd.

Oak View Group LLC

STAR Capital Partnership LLP

RHB Investment Bank Berhad

Wongnai Media Co., Ltd.

Tricor Services Limited

FWD Group

COSCO SHIPPING International (Singapore) Co., Ltd.

TIH Limited

Hanns Ventures Pte Ltd, Insas Technology Berhad, SBI Islamic Fund II (Brunei) Limited

Sheares Healthcare Group

Work highlights

  • Acted as Singapore counsel to SK ecoplant Co., Ltd. in its acquisition of 100% of the issued share capital of TES-Envirocorp Pte. Ltd. at an enterprise value of US$1 billion.
  • Acted as Singapore counsel to Jakarta-listed PT Astrindo Nusantara Infrastruktur Tbk in its acquisition of all of the shares in the capital of PTT Mining Limited from a subsidiary of Stock Exchange of Thailand-listed PTT.
  • Acted for Stock Exchange of Thailand-listed Banpu PCL as Singapore counsel in relation to the sale of its 47.5% shareholding in Sunseap Holding Pte. Ltd. to EDP Renováveis, S.A. for approximately S$490 million.

Singapore > Fintech and financial services regulatory: local firms Tier 3

Helmed by technology expert Chong Kin Lim, Drew & Napier LLC‘s fintech and payments regulatory practice has a good spread of experience relating to the structuring and implementation of payments solutions and a wide array of regulatory issues associated with the establishment and running of digital platforms. The firm has additionally seen an increase in instructions pertaining to ICOs and cryptocurrency in general. Payments specialist Benjamin Gaw has a strong track record in advisory work for emerging and established payments solutions providers, alongside fintech-related licensing and regulatory issues.

Practice head(s):

Chong Kin Lim

Other key lawyers:


‘Strong knowledge of fintech and blockchain regulatory, corporate and securities and cross-border aspects.’

‘Benjamin Gaw is excellent in fintech, blockchain and overall transactional advice to international clients looking to do business in Singapore and SE Asia.’

Key clients

Druk Holding and Investments Lim


Work highlights

  • Advising Druk Holding and Investments Limited on the establishment and operation of cryptocurrency mining farms in a South Asian jurisdiction.
  • Advised FQX AG on the Electronic Transactions Act 2010, the Securities and Futures Act 2001, and the Payment Services Act 2019 in connection with the client’s core platform product and potential expansions of its product and service offerings.

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration > Leading firms Tier 3

Drew & Napier LLC  has experience in international commercial arbitrations and investment treaty arbitrations, acting frequently for both states and investors. The team benefits from lawyers specialising in specific industry sectors, including construction and infrastructure, energy, insurance, financ , and corporate joint ventures. Based in Singapore, Cavinder Bull SC , Randolph Khoo, and Siraj Omar SC lead the practice that frequently represents a range of regional and global businesses. Noted practitioners include Jimmy Yim SC, Kelvin Tan, and Blossom Hing.

Practice head(s):

Cavinder Bull SC; Randolph Khoo; Siraj Omar SC

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Altair Capital

China National Petroleum Company

DL E&C (formerly known as Daelim Industrial Company Ltd)

Dragages Singapore Pte Ltd

Far East Organization Pte Ltd

Goldbell Engineering Pte Ltd

Government of Laos

Great Eastern General Insurance Limited

Hin Leong Trading Pte Ltd

Indorama Holdings B.V.

Intercontinental Hotels Group

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation


TWG Tea Pte Ltd



Work highlights

  • Successfully defended DL E&C in a dispute concerning an aborted L+EPC contract for the construction of a petrochemical plant – Daelim was found to be only liable for less than US$7,000 in damages and interest.
  • Representing a Chinese government-backed company in a dispute over a coal-fired power plant in India, winning US$146m in damages.
  • Acting for a leading agribusiness in Asia in a matter relating to a joint venture to carry out business based in Myanmar.

Indonesia > Foreign firms Tier 4

Leveraging its global network, Drew & Napier LLC offers Indonesian entities from multifarious industries advice on intellectual property matters including trademark, patent, and design filings. In addition to this, it acts for clients in a wide range of practice areas such as M&A, restructurings, dispute resolution, and employment. Julian Kwek has a focus on cross-border M&A and joint ventures, and co-heads the Indonesia desk with Sushil Nair, who specialises in restructurings.

Practice head(s):

Sushil Nair; Julian Kwek

Key clients

Kris Wiluan

Viking Engineering Pte Ltd

PT. Nikko Sekuritas Indonesia

TT International Limited.

Heliconia Capital Management Pte Ltd / Ivy 2 Investments VCC

Navayo International A.G.

Raiffeisen Bank International AG

PT Berlian Laju Tanker Tbk

PT Bumi Resources Tbk

Reignwood International (Group) Limited

Hin Leong Trading (Pte.) Ltd.

Informal Steering Committee of Lenders to Hin Leong Trading (Pte.) Ltd.

Work highlights

  • Advising Heliconia Capital Management Pte Ltd, an independently managed, wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings, on the US$3.5 billion debt restructuring of and investment into Pacific International Lines, Singapore’s largest container shipping line and 12th largest in the world.
  • Advising the informal steering committee of lenders on the US$3.85 debt restructuring of Hin Leong.
  • Acted as Singapore counsel to PT Astrindo Nusantara Infrastruktur Tbk in its acquisition of all of the shares in the capital of PTT Mining Limited.

The firm: Drew & Napier was formed in 1889 by the original partners Alfred Henry Drew and Sir Walter John Napier.

A Manchester barrister, Napier achieved many distinctions in his career, including being appointed Attorney-General from 1907 to 1909. Napier was also the driving force behind the Bar Council’s decision in 1892 to begin publishing the Straits Settlements Law Reports, of which he was the first editor.

Drew & Napier’s first Singaporean partner was Joseph Grimberg, who joined the firm in 1957. He rose to become managing partner, and was responsible for accelerating the pace of Asian recruitment to the more senior ranks in the office. In 1987, he sat in the High Court of Singapore as a Judicial Commissioner, but rejoined Drew & Napier as a consultant in 1989.

Drew & Napier has been home to many notable legal and political figures. Over a dozen Senior Counsel practised at Drew at some stage of their careers, more than any other law firm. Five Members of Parliament have called Drew their home. Prominent alumni include former Senior Minister of Singapore Professor S. Jayakumar, former Chief Minister of Singapore David Marshall, Minister for Home Affairs and Law K. Shanmugam, SC, Minister, Prime Minister’s Office, Second Minister for Finance and Second Minister for Education Indranee Rajah, SC, Judges of Appeal of the Supreme Court Judith Prakash and Steven Chong, Deputy Attorney-General Hri Kumar Nair, SC, former President of the Law Society of Singapore George Lim, SC, and Chairman of the EW Baker Centre for Law and Business under the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Law, Tan Cheng Han, SC.

Drew & Napier has also represented prominent leaders in government and industry, and has been involved in most major litigation and corporate matters for more than a century.

Today, Drew & Napier is housed at 10 Collyer Quay, which was the original address of the firm when it was founded by Alfred Henry Drew and Sir Walter Napier.

Areas of practice: Drew & Napier is a full-service law firm that has been providing exceptional legal service and representation to discerning clients since 1889. It is one of the largest law firms in Singapore.

Clients consistently vote Drew & Napier’s lawyers to the highest ranks of their practice areas, and the firm has been honoured with numerous regional and national awards over the years.

Consistently rated top tier in dispute resolution by prestigious international publications, the firm has three senior counsel.

We are pre-eminent in competition and antitrust, corporate insolvency and restructuring, intellectual property (patents and trade marks), tax and telecommunications, media and technology, and have market leading practices in mergers and acquisitions, banking and finance, and capital markets.

Drew & Napier has been named South East Asia Law Firm of the Year in 2017 by Asian Legal Business (ALB). ALB also named Drew & Napier as an Employer of Choice for the past ten years.

Find out more at www.drewnapier.com.

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative & Public Law Cavinder Bull, SC cavinder.bull@drewnapier.com
Administrative & Public Law Chong Kin Lim chongkin.lim@drewnapier.com
Administrative & Public Law Ken Loon Ong kenloon.ong@drewnapier.com
Asset Recovery Wendell Wong wendell.wong@drewnapier.com
Asset Recovery Voon Jiet Chia voonjiet.chia@drewnapier.com
Asset Recovery Adam Maniam adam.maniam@drewnapier.com
Automotive Rakesh Kirpalani rakesh.kirpalani@drewnapier.com
Aviation Cavinder Bull, SC cavinder.bull@drewnapier.com
Banking & Finance Cavinder Bull, SC cavinder.bull@drewnapier.com
Banking & Finance Siraj Omar, SC siraj.omar@drewnapier.com
Banking & Finance Pauline Chong pauline.chong@drewnapier.com
Banking & Finance Benedict Teo benedict.teo@drewnapier.com
Banking & Finance Gary Low gary.low@drewnapier.com
Business Establishment Benjamin Gaw benjamin.gaw@drewnapier.com
Business Establishment Ken Loon Ong kenloon.ong@drewnapier.com
Business Establishment Kelvin Tan kelvin.tan@drewnapier.com
Business Establishment Jason Chen jasonchen@drewcorpservices.com
Capital Markets Steven Lo steven.lo@drewnapier.com
Capital Markets Gary Wan gary.wan@drewnapier.com
Capital Markets Boon Ann Sin boonann.sin@drewnapier.com
Competition Law & Regulatory Practice Cavinder Bull, SC cavinder.bull@drewnapier.com
Competition Law & Regulatory Practice Chong Kin Lim chongkin.lim@drewnapier.com
Competition Law & Regulatory Practice Dr Corinne Chew corinne.chew@drewnapier.com
Competition Law & Regulatory Practice Voon Jiet Chia voonjiet.chia@drewnapier.com
Corporate/M&A Steven Lo steven.lo@drewnapier.com
Corporate/M&A Gary Pryke gary.pryke@drewnapier.com
Corporate/M&A Julian Kwek julian.kwek@drewnapier.com
Construction & Engineering Jimmy Yim, SC jimmy.yim@drewnapier.com
Construction & Engineering Cavinder Bull, SC cavinder.bull@drewnapier.com
Construction & Engineering Christopher Chong christopher.chong@drewnapier.com
Construction & Engineering Randolph Khoo randolph.khoo@drewnapier.com
Construction & Engineering Mahesh Rai mahesh.rai@drewnapier.com
Corporate Restructuring & Workouts Sushil Nair sushil.nair@drewnapier.com
Corporate Restructuring & Workouts Julian Kwek julian.kwek@drewnapier.com
Corporate Restructuring & Workouts Blossom Hing blossom.hing@drewnapier.com
Corporate Restructuring & Workouts Wei Meng Chan weimeng.chan@drewnapier.com
Crime Wendell Wong wendell.wong@drewnapier.com
Crime Gary Low gary.low@drewnapier.com
Data Protection & Privacy Chong Kin Lim chongkin.lim@drewnapier.com
Defamation Tony Yeo tony.yeo@drewnapier.com
Defamation Wendell Wong wendell.wong@drewnapier.com
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Jimmy Yim, SC jimmy.yim@drewnapier.com
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Cavinder Bull, SC cavinder.bull@drewnapier.com
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Siraj Omar, SC siraj.omar@drewnapier.com
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Randolph Khoo randolph.khoo@drewnapier.com
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Tony Yeo tony.yeo@drewnapier.com
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Kelvin Tan kelvin.tan@drewnapier.com
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Blossom Hing blossom.hing@drewnapier.com
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Wendell Wong wendell.wong@drewnapier.com
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Gary Low gary.low@drewnapier.com
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Voon Jiet Chia voonjiet.chia@drewnapier.com
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Benedict Teo benedict.teo@drewnapier.com
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Yuet Min Foo yuetmin.foo@drewnapier.com
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Gerui Lim gerui.lim@drewnapier.com
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Shu Yan Woo shuyan.woo@drewnapier.com
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Mahesh Rai mahesh.rai@drewnapier.com
Employment Kelvin Tan kelvin.tan@drewnapier.com
Employment Chong Kin Lim chongkin.lim@drewnapier.com
Employment Benjamin Gaw benjamin.gaw@drewnapier.com
Family & International Personal Relationships Randolph Khoo randolph.khoo@drewnapier.com
Family & International Personal Relationships Johnson Loo johnson.loo@drewnapier.com
Financial Services Regulation Steven Lo steven.lo@drewnapier.com
Financial Services Regulation Gary Pryke gary.pryke@drewnapier.com
Greater China Desk Randolph Khoo randolph.khoo@drewnapier.com
Greater China Desk Julian Kwek julian.kwek@drewnapier.com
Greater China Desk Boon Ann Sin boonann.sin@drewnapier.com
Government Chong Kin Lim chongkin.lim@drewnapier.com
Healthcare & Life Sciences Tony Yeo tony.yeo@drewnapier.com
Healthcare & Life Sciences Benjamin Gaw benjamin.gaw@drewnapier.com
Hotels & Leisure Cavinder Bull, SC cavinder.bull@drewnapier.com
Hotels & Leisure Julian Kwek julian.kwek@drewnapier.com
Hotels & Leisure Chong Kin Lim chongkin.lim@drewnapier.com
Hotels & Leisure Kelvin Tan kelvin.tan@drewnapier.com
Hotels & Leisure Shu Yan Woo shuyan.woo@drewnapier.com
India Desk Cavinder Bull, SC cavinder.bull@drewnapier.com
India Desk Leena Pinsler leena.pinsler@drewnapier.com
India Desk Randolph Khoo randolph.khoo@drewnapier.com
India Desk Gary Low gary.low@drewnapier.com
Indonesia Group Sushil Nair sushil.nair@drewnapier.com
Indonesia Group Julian Kwek julian.kwek@drewnapier.com
Indonesia Group Blossom Hing blossom.hing@drewnapier.com
Information Technology Chong Kin Lim chongkin.lim@drewnapier.com
Information Technology Benjamin Gaw benjamin.gaw@drewnapier.com
Information Technology Rakesh Kirpalani rakesh.kirpalani@drewnapier.com
Intellectual Property Jimmy Yim, SC jimmy.yim@drewnapier.com
Intellectual Property Tony Yeo tony.yeo@drewnapier.com
Intellectual Property Yvonne Tang yvonne.tang@drewnapier.com
Intellectual Property Siau Wen Lim siauwen.lim@drewnapier.com
Intellectual Property Kelvin Tan kelvin.tan@drewnapier.com
Intellectual Property Morris John morris.john@drewnapier.com
Intellectual Property Cecelia Girvin cecelia.girvin@drewnapier.com
Intellectual Property Meryl Koh meryl.koh@drewnapier.com
International Trade Randolph Khoo randolph.khoo@drewnapier.com
International Trade Julian Kwek julian.kwek@drewnapier.com
Investigations Wendell Wong wendell.wong@drewnapier.com
Investigations Voon Jiet Chia voonjiet.chia@drewnapier.com
Investigations Benedict Teo benedict.teo@drewnapier.com
Investigations Mahesh Rai mahesh.rai@drewnapier.com
Investigations Adam Maniam adam.maniam@drewnapier.com
Investment Funds Ron Cheng ron.cheng@drewnapier.com
Japan Desk Ritsuko Tsuda ritsuko.tsuda@drewnapier.com
Medical Negligence Wendell Wong wendell.wong@drewnapier.com
Natural Resources (Mineral, Oil and Gas) Sushil Nair sushil.nair@drewnapier.com
Natural Resources (Mineral, Oil and Gas) Ken Loon Ong kenloon.ong@drewnapier.com
Natural Resources (Mineral, Oil and Gas) Sim Ho Ong simho.ong@drewnapier.com
Natural Resources (Mineral, Oil and Gas) Chua Tju Liang tjuliang.chua@drewnapier.com
Natural Resources (Mineral, Oil and Gas) Boon Ann Sin boonann.sin@drewnapier.com
Private Equity Gary Pryke gary.pryke@drewnapier.com
Projects, Energy & Infrastructure Jimmy Yim, SC jimmy.yim@drewnapier.com
Projects, Energy & Infrastructure Sim Ho Ong simho.ong@drewnapier.com
Projects, Energy & Infrastructure Mahesh Rai mahesh.rai@drewnapier.com
Public International Law Cavinder Bull, SC cavinder.bull@drewnapier.com
Public International Law Yuet Min Foo yuetmin.foo@drewnapier.com
Public International Law Gerui Lim gerui.lim@drewnapier.com
Real Estate Soo Lih Ho soolih.ho@drewnapier.com
Real Estate Sok Hiang Lau sokhiang.lau@drewnapier.com
Real Estate Benedict Teo benedict.teo@drewnapier.com
Shipping Mahesh Rai mahesh.rai@drewnapier.com
Sports Cavinder Bull, SC cavinder.bull@drewnapier.com
Sports Yuet Min Foo yuetmin.foo@drewnapier.com
Sports Gerui Lim gerui.lim@drewnapier.com
Tax & Private Client Services Ken Loon Ong kenloon.ong@drewnapier.com
Tax & Private Client Services Sim Ho Ong simho.ong@drewnapier.com
Telecommunications, Media & Technology Chong Kin Lim chongkin.lim@drewnapier.com
Transport Jimmy Yim, SC jimmy.yim@drewnapier.com
Wills, Probate and Estate Administration Randolph Khoo randolph.khoo@drewnapier.com
Wills, Probate and Estate Administration Johnson Loo johnson.loo@drewnapier.com
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Chen Anastasia Su-Anne photo Ms Chen Anastasia Su-Anne Director, Corporate & Finance
David Ang photo Mr David Ang Consultant, Banking & Finance
Rozalynne Asmali photo Ms Rozalynne Asmali Director, Intellectual Property & Dispute Resolution
Abhinav Bhushan photo Mr Abhinav Bhushan Director, (Foreign Law), Dispute Resolution
Sin Boon Ann photo Mr Sin Boon Ann Consultant, Capital Markets
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Daniel Cai photo Mr Daniel Cai Director, Dispute Resolution
Wesley Chan photo Mr Wesley Chan Director, Dispute Resolution
Charmaine Chan photo Ms Charmaine Chan Associate Director, Dispute Resolution
Jason Chen photo Mr Jason Chen CEO, DrewCorp Services Pte Ltd; Director, Dispute Resolution
Zhihui Chen photo Mr Zhihui Chen Associate Director, Dispute Resolution
Ron Cheng photo Mr Ron Cheng Head, Investment Funds; Director, Corporate & Finance
Larisa Cheng photo Ms Larisa Cheng Director, Dispute Resolution
See Chern Yang photo Mr See Chern Yang Director, Dispute Resolution
Corinne Chew photo Dr Corinne Chew Director, Deputy Head, Competition Law & Regulatory Practice
Joshua Chin photo Mr Joshua Chin Associate Director, Dispute Resolution and Corporate Restructuring & Workouts
Seah Ching Ling photo Ms Seah Ching Ling Director, Tax & Private Client Services
Adriel Chioh photo Mr Adriel Chioh Director, Dispute Resolution
Desmond Chng photo Mr Desmond Chng Director, Dispute Resolution
Christopher Chong photo Mr Christopher Chong Head, Construction & Engineering
Pauline Chong photo Ms Pauline Chong Co-Head, Banking & Finance
Lim Chong Kin photo Mr Lim Chong Kin Head, Telecommunications, Media and Technology; Co-head, Competition Law and Regulatory Practice
Benjamin Gaw photo Mr Benjamin Gaw Head, Healthcare & Life Sciences
Cecelia Girvin photo Ms Cecelia Girvin Consultant,  Intellectual Property 
Benjamin Goh photo Mr Benjamin Goh Associate Director, Dispute Resolution
Boon Yeow Goh photo Mr Boon Yeow Goh Associate Director, Telecommunications, Media & Technology
Alex Goh photo Mr Alex Goh Director, Dispute Resolution
Mohan Gopalan photo Mr Mohan Gopalan Director, Corporate Restructuring & Workouts
Blossom Hing photo Ms Blossom Hing Director, Dispute Resolution and Corporate Restructuring & Workouts
Seraphina Ho photo Ms Seraphina Ho Director, Corporate & Finance
Morris John photo Mr Morris John Consultant, Intellectual Property
Ong Ken Loon photo Ms Ong Ken Loon Head, Tax & Private Client Services
Randolph Khoo photo Mr Randolph Khoo Managing Director, Dispute Resolution; Head, Family and International Personal Relationships Practice
Jaswin Kaur Khosa photo Ms Jaswin Kaur Khosa Director, Intellectual Property
Ong Kian Min photo Mr Ong Kian Min Consultant, Corporate & Finance
Rakesh Kirpalani photo Mr Rakesh Kirpalani Chief Technology Officer, Drew & Napier LLC; Director, Information Technology; Director, Dispute…
Wilson Koh photo Mr Wilson Koh Associate Director, Dispute Resolution
Meryl Koh photo Ms Meryl Koh Director, Intellectual Property; Director, Dispute Resolution
Samuel Koh photo Mr Samuel Koh Associate Director, Dispute Resolution
Julian Kwek photo Mr Julian Kwek Co-head, Corporate Restructuring & Workouts; Co-head,  Indonesia Desk
Keith Lam photo Mr Keith Lam Director, Tax & Private Client Services
Raymond Lam photo Mr Raymond Lam Chief Operating Officer of Drew Network Asia (DNA); Head, Business Development
Shujun Lim photo Ms Shujun Lim Associate Director, Tax & Private Client Services
Gerui Lim photo Ms Gerui Lim Director, Dispute Resolution
Mingguan Lim photo Mr Mingguan Lim Director, Dispute Resolution
Steven Lo photo Mr Steven Lo Head, Mergers & Acquisitions; Co-Head, Capital Markets
Tian Kai Loh photo Mr Tian Kai Loh Associate Director, Dispute Resolution
Johnson Loo photo Mr Johnson Loo Director, Dispute Resolution
Gary Low photo Mr Gary Low Director,  Dispute Resolution
Yuan Jun Lye photo Ms Yuan Jun Lye Director, Tax & Private Client Services
April Mak photo Ms April Mak Director, Real Estate
Kong Man Er photo Ms Kong Man Er Director, Dispute Resolution
Adam Maniam photo Mr Adam Maniam Deputy Head, Criminal Practice Director, Dispute Resolution Director, Competition Law Practice (Disputes)
Renu Menon photo Ms Renu Menon Director, Banking & Finance; Deputy Head, Banking & Finance
David N. Alfred photo Mr David N. Alfred Co-Head, Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice; Co-Head and Programme Director, Drew…
Jon Nair photo Mr Jon Nair Director, Mergers & Acquisitions
Sushil Nair photo Mr Sushil Nair Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Drew & Napier; Co-head, Corporate Restructuring & Workouts;…
May Ng photo Ms May Ng Director Corporate & Finance; Director Banking & Finance
Pei Tong Ng photo Mr Pei Tong Ng Director, Corporate & Finance
Siraj Omar SC photo Mr Siraj Omar SC Co-Managing Director, Dispute Resolution
Eleanor Pang photo Ms Eleanor Pang Associate Director, Corporate & Finance
Leena Pinsler photo Ms Leena Pinsler Consultant
Jeffrey Pinsler S.C. photo Emer Prof Jeffrey Pinsler S.C. Consultant
Gary Pryke photo Mr Gary Pryke Consultant, Mergers & Acquisitions
Mahesh Rai photo Mr Mahesh Rai Director, Dispute Resolution; Deputy Head, Construction & Engineering
Cheryl Seah photo Ms Cheryl Seah Director, Corporate & Finance
Yang Shi Yong photo Mr Yang Shi Yong Director, Tax & Private Client Services
Hoon Shu Mei photo Ms Hoon Shu Mei Director, Dispute Resolution
Woo Shu Yan photo Ms Woo Shu Yan Director, Dispute Resolution
Lin Shumin photo Ms Lin Shumin Director, Dispute Resolution
Lim Siau Wen photo Ms Lim Siau Wen Director, Intellectual Property
Premalatha Silwaraju photo Ms Premalatha Silwaraju Director, Dispute Resolution
Bing Wen Sim photo Mr Bing Wen Sim Director, Dispute Resolution
Ong Sim Ho photo Mr Ong Sim Ho Managing Director, Corporate & Finance; Director, Tax & Private Client Services
Lau Sok Hiang photo Ms Lau Sok Hiang Co-head, Real Estate and Corporate Real Estate
Ho Soo Lih photo Mr Ho Soo Lih Co-head, Real Estate and Corporate Real Estate
Terence Tan photo Mr Terence Tan Director, Dispute Resolution
Kelvin Tan photo Mr Kelvin Tan Director, Dispute Resolution
Yuan Kheng Tan photo Ms Yuan Kheng Tan Director, Dispute Resolution
Joelle Tan photo Ms Joelle Tan Associate Director, Dispute Resolution
Allister Tan photo Mr Allister Tan Director, Dispute Resolution
Joel Tan photo Mr Joel Tan Director, Corporate & Finance
Sean Tan photo Mr Sean Tan Director, Dispute Resolution
Jin Wei Tan photo Mr Jin Wei Tan Director, Corporate & Finance
Yvonne Tang photo Ms Yvonne Tang Director, Intellectual Property
Gerald Tay photo Mr Gerald Tay Director, Dispute Resolution
Eu-Yen Tay photo Ms Eu-Yen Tay Director, Business Advisory & Dispute Resolution
Tan Teng Sen photo Mr Tan Teng Sen Director, Corporate and M&A
Xuan Lang Teo photo Mr Xuan Lang Teo Director, Intellectual Property
Benedict Teo photo Mr Benedict Teo Director, Dispute Resolution; Head, Banking & Financial Disputes
Kelvin Teo photo Mr Kelvin Teo Director, Dispute Resolution
Ruby Tham photo Ms Ruby Tham Director, Intellectual Property
Siok Peng Tham photo Ms Siok Peng Tham Consultant, Tax & Private Client Services
Kelly Tseng photo Ms Kelly Tseng Associate Director, Dispute Resolution
Chia Voon Jiet photo Mr Chia Voon Jiet Dispute Resolution Co-Head, Investigations
Gary Wan photo Mr Gary Wan Co-Head, Capital Markets Director, Corporate & Finance
Priscilla Wang photo Ms Priscilla Wang Director, Corporate & Finance
Chan Wei Meng photo Mr Chan Wei Meng Director, Corporate Restructuring & Workouts
Wendell Wong photo Mr Wendell Wong Director, Dispute Resolution
Audie Wong photo Ms Audie Wong Associate Director, Dispute Resolution
Lea Woon Yee photo Ms Lea Woon Yee Director, Dispute Resolution
Geng Wu photo Mr Geng Wu Director, Capital Markets
Huang Yanting photo Mr Huang Yanting Director, Corporate & Finance
Jonathan Yap photo Mr Jonathan Yap Director, Dispute Resolution
En Li Yap photo Ms En Li Yap Director, Dispute Resolution
Javier Yeo photo Mr Javier Yeo Director, Intellectual Property & Dispute Resolution
Tony Yeo photo Mr Tony Yeo Director, Intellectual Property; Director, Dispute Resolution; Head, Healthcare & Life Sciences
Mitchell Yeo photo Mr Mitchell Yeo Director, Corporate Restructuring & Workouts
Jimmy Yim SC photo Mr Jimmy Yim SC Deputy Chairman, Drew & Napier LLC;
Jonathan Yong photo Mr Jonathan Yong Associate Director, Dispute Resolution
Kit Kuan Yuen photo Ms Kit Kuan Yuen Associate Director, Intellectual Property
Foo Yuet Min photo Ms Foo Yuet Min Director, Dispute Resolution
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