Firm Profile > Drew & Napier LLC > Singapore, Singapore

Drew & Napier LLC

Singapore > Antitrust and competition: local firms Tier 1

Led by Lim Chong Kin, senior counsel Cavinder Bull SC, and director Corinne Chew, Drew & Napier LLC advise on a range of antitrust matters. The team acts for private clients in mergers and Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) notifications, and also advises sectoral regulators on competition matters. Kin has experience in the drafting of both sectoral and general competition law in Singapore, while Bull advises clients in investigations by competition law regulators. Chew handles work including filing merger notifications and defending against CCCS investigations.


‘They offer very pragmatic and practical advice.’

Key clients

Deutsche Lufthansa AG and Singapore Airlines Limited

Info-communications Media Development Authority of Singapore

ADB BVBA and Safegate International AB

Singapore > Dispute resolution: local firms Tier 1

Drew & Napier LLC's team is lauded as 'reputable, professional, tactical and knowledgeable', particularly in high-profile matters before the Singapore and international courts, alongside a wealth of experience in cross-border arbitration and litigation disputes. Of particular note are Cavinder Bull, Jimmy Yim, Siraj Omar, SC, and Randolph Khoo who have extensive courtroom experience in commercial litigation and arbitration across a number of sectors. Rakesh Kirpalani is a 'fantastic litigator' in the realm of technology and intellectual property; Blossom Hing and Wendell Wong are recommended for shareholder, corporate restructuring, and criminal law disputes, respectively. Adam Maniam, Mahesh Rai, and senior associate Bryan Wong make up the other key figures.

Practice head(s):

Jimmy Yim Chairman, Drew & Napier LLC  Managing Director, Dispute Resolution department; Cavinder Bull  Chief Executive Officer, Drew & Napier LLC; Randolph Khoo Deputy Managing Director, Dispute Resolution department


‘Drew & Napier LLC always provide professional and strategical advice on dispute resolution and all advices are provided with high efficiency. The law firm is rich in resources in different countries.’

‘Mr. Rakesh Kirpalani from Drew & Napier LLC is a person of integrity and he always provides wise, deliberate, and prompt advice. He is proficient both in English and Chinese, which makes very smooth, thorough, and clear communication. Furthermore, he is skilled in debate and has a clear mind and a wide range of knowledge.’

‘Reputable, professional, resourcefulness, diligence, tactical, knowledgeable. They made me, as their client, so easy to undertake my role & responsibilities as the plaintiff acting on behalf of my company.’

‘Randolph Khoo – Randolph showed leadership on how he would present the facts across to the arbitrator and asked if there were gaps to be closed. ‘

‘Absolute experts in terms of local legal issues coupled with valuable global/cross-border experience. Very high commercial acumen and general intellect across the entire team, not just leaders. Multi-language capability. These practitioners are genuinely pleasant to work with. Collaborative and not adversarial in terms of dealing with any legal team issues.’

‘I worked very closely with Rakesh Kirpalani – Director of Dispute Resolutions & Information Technology, Chief Technology Officer. He is a fantastic litigator, thinks very fast in the courtroom, and is not fazed by any curve ball thrown at him in court.’

‘Rakesh Kirpalani is an excellent lawyer as he is very detailed. Goes the extra mile to provide prompt advice when time is of the essence.’

Key clients

ABN AMRO Bank N.V., Singapore

AIA Singapore Private Limited

Altesse Asset Management

Amara Hotel Properties Pte Ltd

Becton, Dickinson and Company

Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance Company

Creative Technology Pte Ltd

Daelim Industrial Company Ltd.

DyStar Group

Hyundai Engineering & Steel Industries Co. Ltd

Johnson & Johnson Pte Ltd

JP Morgan Chase Bank

KS Energy Limited

Marina Bay Sands

Naseer Ahmad Akhtar & Infotech Group (Pakistan)

PSA Corporation Limited

TWG Tea Company Pte Ltd,

V V Technology Pte Ltd

Singapore > Intellectual property: Local firms Tier 1

A full-service law firm, Drew & Napier LLC is particularly known for its representation of clients in contentious IP proceedings. The firm's work in litigation includes proceedings for IP infringements, opposition, invalidation and revocation proceedings, and passing off actions. Tony Yeo leads on healthcare and life sciences matters, with almost 30 years' experience in this area, while Yvonne Tang handles both contentious and non-contentious matters. Siau Wen Lim also has a broad practice, as does Meryl Koh.


‘Strategic and first-class lawyers. One of the best in the IP litigation arena. Possess a depth of knowledge, great commercial sense, and responsive. Consistently delivers reliable, excellent, and practical advice and work. Able to handle highly complex work.’

‘Tony Yeo and Meryl Koh are sharp and appropriately aggressive lawyers whom you will want on your side. Possessing good commercial sense and great depth of knowledge as subject matter experts, they will be able to value-add by strategising approaches for the best outcomes. First-class lawyers.’

Key clients

IIa Technologies Pte Ltd



Exxon Mobile Corporation







Morinaga Nyugyo Kabushiki Kaisha (Morinaga Milk Industry Co., Ltd)


PepsiCo Group



Sentosa Development Corporation

Shell International B.V.

Singapore Airlines

Target Brands, Inc


Tupperware Brands

TWG Tea Company Pte Ltd

Singapore > Labour and employment: local firms Tier 1

Drew & Napier LLC is particularly strong in employment disputes, with Kelvin Tan displaying a good depth of experience representing multinationals in a wide range of sectors in matters arising out of company restructuring, investigations, terminations, and data protection. Benjamin Gaw and Chong Kin Lim specialise in non-contentious employment and HR support, with a  focus on aspects arising in healthcare, life science, technology, and telecoms. Other areas of expertise include regulatory compliance work, trade union relations, and cross-border employee transfers.

Key clients

Align Technology, Inc



Fujitsu Components Asia Pt. Ltd

Hertz Corporation

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation – Singapore branch (HSBC Singapore )

Marina Bay Sands Pte Ltd

MOH Holdings Pte Ltd (MOHH)

McCormick Ingredients SouthEast Asia Pte Ltd



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

Sitting within the tax department, Drew & Napier LLC assists individual clients on all aspects of wealth succession and asset protection, and draws on its tax expertise to advise on tax-efficient structures for estate planning, provision for minors and descendants, as well as tax considerations in the establishment of philanthropic foundations and trusts. As a tax lawyer and chartered accountant, Ong Sim Ho is able to bring in his legal, finance, risk governance, and accounting perspectives to assist on various private client matters. Also of note is Seah Ching Ling who is 'very experienced and knowledgeable in the area of trusts, taxation, and charities'.

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‘Seah Ching Ling is very experienced and knowledgeable in the area of trusts, taxation, and charities. She provides very pragmatic advice and does not over-complicate matters.’

Singapore > Restructuring and insolvency: local firms Tier 1

The sizeable outstanding group at Drew & Napier LLC 'consistently achieves excellent results for its clients in the context of complex cross-border restructuring matters' and is differentiated for its 'client perspective' and 'understanding of how to make a deal done'. The team has a solid reputation acting for debtors, creditors and liquidators, and creditors in complex contentious and non-contentious restructurings and insolvency cases, with several involving a cross-border element. Co-heads Sushil Nair and Julian Kwek are 'creative lawyers and excellent leaders of their strong team'; Blossom Hing and Chan Wei Meng 'are pragmatic, engaging and very experienced'. Mohan Gopalan is also highly recommended.

Practice head(s):

Sushil Nair (Co-head); Julian Kwek (Co-head)


‘Client perspective is what makes this practice unique. The team that works with us at Drew & Napier is well versed with the law but always keeps their legal expertise in the background. Instead, what we keep receiving are business solutions with a sound legal judgement already instilled in them. Business solutions that show a true understanding of what we, as clients, want to achieve.’

‘Blossom Hing and Chan Wei Meng are the primary partners that work with us. They are pragmatic, engaging, and very experienced in the areas of laws where they practice. They are both very responsive to our needs and the team that they direct is efficient and meticulous.’

‘The Drew & Napier team is very experienced in restructuring and insolvency matters in Singapore. Blossom Hing is the stand-out lawyer on that team.’

‘Blossom Hing “owns” the matters that she handles and provides top quality and very commercial advice. Her years of experience are fully brought to bear on all the restructuring and insolvency matters that Blossom advises on.’

‘Good respectable name, good relationships with stakeholders which helps when working through difficult issues. Deep knowledge and experience in restructuring with a team lead by Sushil. I feel confident that whilst their relationship with other stakeholders is good, they still ensure priority is with us their clients.’

‘High-quality work and very quick turn around time. Mitchell Yeo has been an outstanding associate, clearly lifting above his weight class. Sushil leads and manages the team very well and Wei Meng is very detailed and covers all angles. Great team overall.’

‘They are very knowledgeable in terms of legal perspective. Not only they understand the legal aspect, they understand how to make a deal done.’

‘Drew & Napier’s Restructuring and Insolvency team consistently achieves excellent results for its clients in the context of complex cross-border restructuring matters.’

‘Sushil Nair and Julian Kwek are both extremely hard-working, intelligent and creative lawyers and excellent leaders of their strong team.’

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

Singapore > Tax: local firms Tier 1

Best known for its visibility and reputation in tax disputes, Drew & Napier LLC is the go-to counsel for investigations and disputes with the IRAS, and its appeals to the tax tribunals and all levels of Singapore courts. The practice maintains an active corporate tax practice, advising on income tax, good and services tax, stamp duty, and property tax. Lead partner Ong Ken Loon is also experienced in private tax and wealth succession. Yang Shi Yong specialises in enterprise tax risk management and tax audit, and tax investigations. Ong Sim Ho is known for his courtroom experience in high-value tax litigation.

Singapore > Capital markets: equity and debt: local firms Tier 2

Drew & Napier LLC focuses on a broad spectrum of debt and equity issuances, including REIT offerings. It has carved a niche in representing foreign issuers, including Israeli and Russian businesses, on their offerings on the mainboard and Catalist board of the Singapore Exchange. Moreover, it frequently acts as Singapore counsel on offerings on the Hong Kong Exchange. It is best known for mid-cap transactions. Grace Lai leads the practice and has a fine record in equity transactions. Consultant Sin Boon Ann is another experienced figure, while Petrus Huang covers debt, equity, and REIT transactions.

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‘The team has a good mix of senior experienced partners, younger partners, and associates. They are knowledgeable, professional and competent, friendly and always make time for our meetings and informal discussions over the phone. Most important of all, their fees are very competitive and reasonable.’

‘Sin Boon Ann and Grace Lai seem very knowledgeable and experienced in this area of work. They make time for us when we need them.’

‘Sin Boon Ann and Grace Lai have been there as steady as a lighthouse on a cape to guide us all these years on how to best liaise with and operate within the Listco requirements.

‘Michael Kwan is a capable, client-driven and solution-focused professional. He is patient and able to explain difficult legal concepts in a simply way to the client.’

Key clients

China Mining International

The Trendlines Group

Manhattan Resources

OSIM International

Sarine Technologies


Lonza Group

Air Products and Chemicals

Summit Power International

Ocean International Capital

Guangzhou R&F Properties

Sea Cove

Haidilao International


CSE Global


Don Agro International

Astaka Holdings

Broadway Industrial Group

Singapore > International arbitration Tier 2

Local firm Drew & Napier LLC acts for multinational companies (particularly those based in Singapore as well India, China, Brunei and Indonesia) and foreign governments in commercial and investor-state arbitration. For the latter, the 'outstanding' Cavinder Bull SC, who jointly leads the team alongside Jimmy Yim, SC and Randolph Khoo, has an impressive reputation. The group is also particularly strong for disputes in the construction and engineering sector, for which Christopher Chong, Mahesh Rai and Kelvin Teo (who recently joined from Cavenagh Law LLP) are key contacts. Other names to note include Siraj Omar SC  and Blossom Hing.


Drew & Napier LLC always provides professional and strategical advice on international arbitration and quite familiar with the rules and regulations of ICC and SIAC. All advice is provided with high efficiency. The law firm is rich in resources in different countries.

Mr Rakesh Kirpalani from Drew & Napier LLC is a person of integrity and he always provides wise, deliberate and prompt advice. He is proficient both in English and Chinese, which makes very smooth, thorough and clear communication. Furthermore, he is skilled in debate and has a clear mind and a wide range of knowledge.

Kelvin Teo provided excellent legal advice in a pragmatic and understandable manner, understanding his client’s limited legal comprehension and explaining legal and procedural issues in a simple and straight forward way.

The firm provides a first-rate service and is highly regarded in Singapore and the region.

I have worked with the following individuals in international arbitration: Cavinder Bull SC is outstanding and Siraj Omar SC is very competent.’

The stand-out lawyer in this area is Blossom Hing. She is meticulous in her approach to arbitration matters and has strengthened her position in this area.

Blossom Hing is by far the best arbitration lawyer at this firm. She works tirelessly to help her clients and adopts a commercial and resolute approach when advising.

Key factor that stands out from other for Drew and Napier is that the team possesses/acquires in-depth knowledge of the business and the process followed in the business which is related to the dispute.’

Thorough knowledge of the trade and the matter, exceptional preparedness for presenting the matter and mastery in explanation its witness and cross examing others witness.

Very impressive international arbitration team capable of handling high stakes complex multi-jurisdictional disputes.

Jimmy Yim SC’s oral advocacy is exceptional – he is eloquent and very persuasive, and has a certain presence in the tribunal hearing room. He is clearly well respected by tribunals and opposing counsel.

Christopher Chong has an impressive ability to unravel complex fact scenarios and narrow down the key issues in a short period of time. In my experience, I have not come across a better disputes lawyer when it comes to the facts.

Key clients

Amara Hotel Properties Pte Ltd

Apollo Towers Myanmar Ltd

China National Petroleum Company

Cisco Systems

CRW Joint Operation (Indonesia)

Daelim Industrial Company Limited

Government of Laos

Lagardère Sports Asia (formerly known as World Sport Group)

Mizuho Asia Partners Pte. Ltd.

Nexans Singapore Pte Ltd

Noomadi Resorts & Residences AG

Roy Hill Holdings Pty Ltd

Subash Kabini Power Corporation Limited

Sushi-Tei Pte Ltd

Singapore > Investment funds: local firms Tier 2

The investment funds department at Drew & Napier LLC is led by Petrus Huang and Ron Cheng, who are often instructed by managers and trustees on fund formation and structuring, management work with an additional level of expertise in relevant tax incentives. Huang is particularly recommended for the establishment of real estate investment funds, while Cheng 'provides exception innovative strategy' in alternative investment funds.


‘Drew & Napier LLC is a professional and well-established firm for the market’s top-tier clients. The team is reputable for their professional knowledge and overall competencies. And given the extremely competitive investment management market, I really appreciate them for being the firm that has the lowest turnaround time for tasks assigned to them.’

‘Petrus Huang and Ron Cheng – work closely together and advice is always timely and they operate very efficiently and there are never any surprises with them.’

‘Ron Cheng is capable to analyse complex fund structure, provide exception innovative strategy, and execute his task effectively and efficiently.’

Key clients

Raffles Venture Partners

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

Singapore > Projects and energy: local firms Tier 2

Led by Jimmy Yim, SC, Drew & Napier LLC has a broad practice covering projects in areas including manufacturing, shipping, residential property, and energy. In addition to advising on non-contentious matters, the team also acts alongside the firm's dispute resolution team to represent clients in litigation and arbitration. Yim handles both contentious and non-contentious matters; elsewhere, Ong Sim Ho is known for his work in the oil and gas sectors, particularly working with national oil companies. Dispute resolution specialist Mahesh Rai is another key contact, and handles disputes related to projects for clients throughout South East Asia.

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Key clients

Creative Technology Limited

Apollo Towers Pte Ltd

DBS Bank Ltd

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

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

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited

United Overseas Bank Limited

Ashurst LLP

Hyflux Limited

K&L Gates LLP

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

Stepan Company including Stepan Asia Pte Ltd

Sato Kogyo Pte Ltd

Singapore > Real estate: local firms Tier 2

At Drew & Napier LLC, co-heads Sok Hiang Lau and Soo Lih Ho advise listed and private companies, financial institutions, developers, and individuals in real estate transactions such as joint ventures, share sale, and purchases, REIT's, collective sales, and leases. He also routinely advises on hotel management, property investment, and management contracts. Wai Cheong Yeong is recommended for real estate financing.

Practice head(s):

Wai Cheong Yeong Director, Real Estate; Soo Lih Ho Director, Real Estate; Sok Hiang Lau Director, Real Estate; April Mak Director, Real Estate


‘Efficient and strong in their knowledge of conveyancing and real estate legal contracts. Get things done fast.’

Lau Sok Hiang – Depth of knowledge, customer engagement, and timely updates. Able to explain things clearly.’

Key clients

CA Indosuez (Switzerland) SA, Singapore Branch


CPF Board


dormakaba Production GmbH & Co. KG.

Far East Organisation (Note to researcher: We are acting for the Far East Organization in the sale of units in existing development (residential, commercial and mixed) projects and were recently instructed to act in the sale of units in a new housing development project.)

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

Singapore > TMT: local firms Tier 2

Lim Chong Kin leads the comprehensive TMT offering at Drew & Napier LLC which is regularly engaged to draft various technology contracts, and assists in outsourcing, software integration, and software licensing. The practice retains a strong media and telecoms regulatory advisory capability, alongside complementary offering in data protection and transactional support. New partner hire David Alfred joined from Personal Data Protection Commission in February 2020, and has over 20 years’ experience in data protection, cybersecurity, and regulatory enforcement.

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Key clients

Info-communications Media Development Authority

Personal Data Protection Commission



Globe Telecom

Take-Two Interactive Software




Digital Realty

Singapore > White-collar crime - Local firms Tier 2

Drew & Napier LLC's celebrated contentious skills are frequently in evidence in the white-collar crime segment. Wendell Wong is co-head of investigations and criminal law practice; he has an outstanding reputation for representing individuals in bribery and corruption investigations and cases. Mahesh Rai has also impressed in investigations, aside from his work in construction, arbitration, and litigation.

Singapore > Banking and finance: local firms Tier 3

Drew & Napier LLC has a well-developed banking and finance practice, centred on key segments such as project finance, acquisition finance, and real estate. Restructuring and green loans are also important areas for the core team. The firm advises a wide range of Singapore, regional and international banks, along with corporate borrowers and financial sponsors. Pauline Chong has an excellent record in bilateral and syndicated lending and project finance. Renu Menon is also recognised for bilateral and syndicated lending, acquisition finance and debt restructuring.

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‘The team is highly professional in their dealings and advice. They are responsive and approachable in meeting timeline and providing solutions and alternatives to protect the interest of the bank.’

‘Pauline Chong is highly competent and provides sound advice. Her follow up actions are good and timely.’

Key clients

United Overseas Bank

DBS Bank

Standard Chartered Bank

Far East Organization Centre


Guthrie GTS

Tuan Sing Holdings

Overseas Union Enterprise

Bank of China

Bank of China

Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

COSCO SHIPPING International

The Bank of East Asia

Meinhardt Group International

Hotel Properties


Credit Industriel et Commercial

Singapore > Construction: Local firms Tier 3

Drew & Napier LLC 's team 'excel in bringing in-depth local on-the-ground knowledge' and 'responsiveness and efficiency in matters' in the structuring of projects through drafting and negotiation of consortium, concession and supply agreements, concession agreements, with additional capabilities in project financing, procurement, and insolvency. On the contentious side, the team has bolstered its capabilities with the addition of Christopher Chong, who leads the practice. Deputy head Mahesh Rai represents clients in complex joint venture and contractual disputes arising out of construction, energy, infrastructure, and telecommunications projects.

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‘For an international conglomerate operating subsidiaries in Singapore, we need (and expect) that practitioners have an international perspective and at the same time is in tune with the local pulse and practices. Excellent legal work aside, the Drew & Napier team excels in bringing in-depth local on-the-ground knowledge to the table, conveyed in a matter that an international client would readily understand and appreciate. Their knowledge, responsiveness, and efficiency in matters, is something that other firms can only aspire to.’

Key clients

Amara Hotel Properties Pte Ltd

China Machine New Energy Corporation

CosmoSteel Holdings Limited

Daelim Industrial Co

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

Hyundai Engineering & Construction

Noomadi Resorts & Residences AG

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

Drew & Napier LLC's corporate practice operates in the shadow of the firm's giant dispute resolution department, but has achieved considerable recognition for representing prominent corporates and financial investors in public M&A, take privates, and other transactions. Consultant Gary Pryke remains an important member of the team. Department head Steven Lo has also landed major roles on a series of headline deals, as has Jon Nair; they both advised Rothschild & Co Singapore, the financial adviser to CapitaLand on its acquisition of Ascendas and Singbridge.

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‘The team is knowledgeable and responsive and works well under extreme time constraints.’

‘Well-thought advice with an eye on commercial issues with quick turnaround times.’

‘Responsive, hard-working, and dedicated team that seeks to achieve the client’s commercial objectives when advising on legal transactions.’

‘Tan Teng Sen is very on the ball and provides sound advice with an eye on commercial issues.’

‘Tan Teng Sen is very knowledgeable and is able to offer sound and practical advice.’

‘Seraphina Ho particularly shines in her responsiveness to client’s requests and ability to work well under pressure.’

Key clients

Temasek Holdings


SoftBank Vision Fund

Sealed Air Corporation

FWD Group

Evercore Asia (Singapore)

COSCO SHIPPING International (Singapore)


Constantia Flexibles

Fischer Tech

Metro Holdings


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 3 Senior Counsel.

We are pre-eminent in Competition & Antitrust, Corporate Insolvency & Restructuring, Intellectual Property (Patents and Trade Marks), Tax and Telecommunications, Media & Technology, and have market leading practices in Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & 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

Department Name Email Telephone
Administrative & Public Law Cavinder Bull, SC
Administrative & Public Law Chong Kin Lim
Administrative & Public Law Ken Loon Ong
Asset Recovery Wendell Wong
Asset Recovery Voon Jiet Chia
Asset Recovery Adam Maniam
Automotive Rakesh Kirpalani
Aviation Cavinder Bull, SC
Banking & Finance Cavinder Bull, SC
Banking & Finance Siraj Omar, SC
Banking & Finance Pauline Chong
Banking & Finance Benedict Teo
Banking & Finance Gary Low
Business Establishment Benjamin Gaw
Business Establishment Ken Loon Ong
Business Establishment Kelvin Tan
Business Establishment Jason Chen
Capital Markets Steven Lo
Capital Markets Gary Wan
Capital Markets Petrus Huang
Capital Markets Boon Ann Sin
Competition Law & Regulatory Practice Cavinder Bull, SC
Competition Law & Regulatory Practice Chong Kin Lim
Competition Law & Regulatory Practice Dr Corinne Chew
Competition Law & Regulatory Practice Voon Jiet Chia
Corporate/M&A Steven Lo
Corporate/M&A Gary Pryke
Corporate/M&A Julian Kwek
Construction & Engineering Jimmy Yim, SC
Construction & Engineering Cavinder Bull, SC
Construction & Engineering Christopher Chong
Construction & Engineering Randolph Khoo
Construction & Engineering Mahesh Rai
Corporate Restructuring & Workouts Sushil Nair
Corporate Restructuring & Workouts Julian Kwek
Corporate Restructuring & Workouts Blossom Hing
Corporate Restructuring & Workouts Wei Meng Chan
Crime Wendell Wong
Crime Gary Low
Data Protection & Privacy Chong Kin Lim
Defamation Tony Yeo
Defamation Wendell Wong
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Jimmy Yim, SC
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Cavinder Bull, SC
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Siraj Omar, SC
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Randolph Khoo
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Tony Yeo
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Kelvin Tan
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Blossom Hing
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Wendell Wong
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Gary Low
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Voon Jiet Chia
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Benedict Teo
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Yuet Min Foo
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Gerui Lim
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Shu Yan Woo
Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Litigation, Mediation Mahesh Rai
Employment Kelvin Tan
Employment Chong Kin Lim
Employment Benjamin Gaw
Family & International Personal Relationships Randolph Khoo
Family & International Personal Relationships Johnson Loo
Financial Services Regulation Steven Lo
Financial Services Regulation Gary Pryke
Greater China Desk Randolph Khoo
Greater China Desk Petrus Huang
Greater China Desk Julian Kwek
Greater China Desk Boon Ann Sin
Government Chong Kin Lim
Healthcare & Life Sciences Tony Yeo
Healthcare & Life Sciences Benjamin Gaw
Hotels & Leisure Cavinder Bull, SC
Hotels & Leisure Julian Kwek
Hotels & Leisure Chong Kin Lim
Hotels & Leisure Kelvin Tan
Hotels & Leisure Shu Yan Woo
India Desk Cavinder Bull, SC
India Desk Leena Pinsler
India Desk Randolph Khoo
India Desk Gary Low
Indonesia Group Sushil Nair
Indonesia Group Julian Kwek
Indonesia Group Blossom Hing
Information Technology Chong Kin Lim
Information Technology Benjamin Gaw
Information Technology Rakesh Kirpalani
Intellectual Property Jimmy Yim, SC
Intellectual Property Tony Yeo
Intellectual Property Yvonne Tang
Intellectual Property Siau Wen Lim
Intellectual Property Kelvin Tan
Intellectual Property Morris John
Intellectual Property Cecelia Girvin
Intellectual Property Meryl Koh
International Trade Randolph Khoo
International Trade Petrus Huang
International Trade Julian Kwek
Investigations Wendell Wong
Investigations Voon Jiet Chia
Investigations Benedict Teo
Investigations Mahesh Rai
Investigations Adam Maniam
Investment Funds Petrus Huang
Investment Funds Ron Cheng
Japan Desk Ritsuko Tsuda
Medical Negligence Wendell Wong
Natural Resources (Mineral, Oil and Gas) Sushil Nair
Natural Resources (Mineral, Oil and Gas) Ken Loon Ong
Natural Resources (Mineral, Oil and Gas) Sim Ho Ong
Natural Resources (Mineral, Oil and Gas) Chua Tju Liang
Natural Resources (Mineral, Oil and Gas) Boon Ann Sin
Private Equity Petrus Huang
Private Equity Gary Pryke
Projects, Energy & Infrastructure Jimmy Yim, SC
Projects, Energy & Infrastructure Sim Ho Ong
Projects, Energy & Infrastructure Mahesh Rai
Public International Law Cavinder Bull, SC
Public International Law Yuet Min Foo
Public International Law Gerui Lim
Real Estate Wai Cheong Yeong
Real Estate Soo Lih Ho
Real Estate Sok Hiang Lau
Real Estate Benedict Teo
Shipping Mahesh Rai
Sports Cavinder Bull, SC
Sports Yuet Min Foo
Sports Gerui Lim
Tax & Private Client Services Ken Loon Ong
Tax & Private Client Services Sim Ho Ong
Telecommunications, Media & Technology Chong Kin Lim
Transport Jimmy Yim, SC
Wills, Probate and Estate Administration Randolph Khoo
Wills, Probate and Estate Administration Johnson Loo
Photo Name Position Profile
 Chen Anastasia Su-Anne  photo Chen Anastasia Su-Anne Director, Corporate & Finance
Ms Felicia Ang  photo Ms Felicia Ang Associate Director, Dispute Resolution
Mr David Ang  photo Mr David Ang Consultant, Banking & Finance
 Sin Boon Ann photo Sin Boon Ann Consultant, Capital Markets
Ms Rozalynne Asmali  photo Ms Rozalynne Asmali Director, Intellectual Property & Dispute Resolution
 Cavinder Bull SC  photo Cavinder Bull SC Cavinder is the Chief Executive Officer of Drew & Napier. He has an…
Mr Daniel Cai  photo Mr Daniel Cai Director, Dispute Resolution
Mr Jared Chen  photo Mr Jared Chen Director, Dispute Resolution
Mr Jason Chen  photo Mr Jason Chen CEO, DrewCorp Services Pte LtdDirector, Dispute Resolution
Mr Ron Cheng  photo Mr Ron Cheng Director, Corporate & FinanceCo-head, Investment Funds
Ms Teri Cheng  photo Ms Teri Cheng Associate Director, Corporate Restructuring & Workouts
 Yeong Wai Cheong photo Yeong Wai Cheong Director, Real Estate
 See Chern Yang  photo See Chern Yang Director, Dispute Resolution
Dr Corinne Chew  photo Dr Corinne Chew Director, Deputy Head, Competition Law & Regulatory Practice
Ms Seah Ching Ling photo Ms Seah Ching Ling Director, Tax & Private Client Services
Mr Christopher Chong  photo Mr Christopher Chong Head, Construction & Engineering
Ms Pauline Chong  photo Ms Pauline Chong Head, Banking & Finance
Mr Benjamin Gaw  photo Mr Benjamin Gaw Head, Healthcare & Life Sciences
Ms Cecelia Girvin  photo Ms Cecelia Girvin Consultant,  Intellectual Property 
Mr Alex Goh  photo Mr Alex Goh Associate Director, Dispute Resolution
Mr Mohan Gopalan  photo Mr Mohan Gopalan Director, Corporate Restructuring & Workouts
Ms Blossom Hing  photo Ms Blossom Hing Director, Corporate Restructuring & Workouts; Director, Dispute Resolution
 Ong Sim Ho photo Ong Sim Ho Director, Tax & Private Client Services
Ms Seraphina Ho  photo Ms Seraphina Ho Director, Corporate & Finance
Mr Petrus Huang  photo Mr Petrus Huang Co-Head, Investment Funds
Mr Morris John  photo Mr Morris John Consultant, Intellectual Property
Mr Randolph Khoo  photo Mr Randolph Khoo Director, Dispute Resolution;Head, Family and International Personal Relationships Practice
 Jaswin Kaur Khosa  photo Jaswin Kaur Khosa Associate Director, Intellectual Property
 Ong Kian Min  photo Ong Kian Min Consultant, Corporate & Finance
 Lim Chong Kin photo Lim Chong Kin Head, Telecommunications, Media and Technology; Co-head, Competition Law and Regulatory Practice
Mr Rakesh Kirpalani  photo Mr Rakesh Kirpalani Chief Technology Officer, Drew & Napier LLCDirector, Information TechnologyDirector, Dispute Resolution
Ms Meryl Koh  photo Ms Meryl Koh Director, Intellectual Property; Director, Dispute Resolution
Mr Julian Kwek  photo Mr Julian Kwek Co-head, Corporate Restructuring & Workouts; Co-head,  Indonesia Desk
Mr Paras Lalwani  photo Mr Paras Lalwani Director, Dispute Resolution
Mr Keith Lam  photo Mr Keith Lam Associate Director, Tax & Private Client Services
Mr Alexander Lee  photo Mr Alexander Lee Director, Dispute Resolution
Mr Kevin Lee  photo Mr Kevin Lee Director, Dispute Resolution
Mr Charles Li  photo Mr Charles Li Director, Tax & Private Client Services
Ms Gerui Lim  photo Ms Gerui Lim Director, Dispute Resolution
Mr Steven Lo  photo Mr Steven Lo Head, Mergers & AcquisitionsCo-Head, Capital Markets
Mr Don Loo  photo Mr Don Loo Associate Director, Dispute Resolution
Mr Johnson Loo  photo Mr Johnson Loo Director, Dispute Resolution
 Ong Ken Loon photo Ong Ken Loon Head, Tax & Private Client Services
Mr Gary Low  photo Mr Gary Low Director,  Dispute Resolution
Ms Kelly Lua  photo Ms Kelly Lua Associate Director, Dispute Resolution
Ms April Mak  photo Ms April Mak Director, Real Estate
 Kong Man Er  photo Kong Man Er Director, Dispute Resolution
Mr Adam Maniam  photo Mr Adam Maniam Director, Dispute Resolution
 Lim May Jean  photo Lim May Jean Director, Dispute Resolution
M Chan Wei Meng photo M Chan Wei Meng Director, Corporate Restructuring & Workouts
Ms Renu Menon  photo Ms Renu Menon Director, Banking & FinanceDeputy Head, Banking & Finance
 Foo Yuet Min photo Foo Yuet Min Director, Dispute Resolution
 Grace Morgan  photo Grace Morgan Associate Director, Dispute Resolution
Mr David N. Alfred  photo Mr David N. Alfred Co-Head, Data Protection, Privacy & Cybersecurity PracticeCo-Head and Programme Director, Drew Data…
 Jon Nair photo Jon Nair Director, Mergers & Acquisitions
Mr Sushil Nair  photo Mr Sushil Nair Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Drew & Napier;Co-head, Corporate Restructuring & Workout;Co-head, Indonesia…
 Damian Ng  photo Damian Ng Associate Director, Corporate & Finance
 Pei Tong Ng  photo Pei Tong Ng Associate Director, Corporate & Finance
 Siraj Omar SC  photo Siraj Omar SC Director, Dispute Resolution
Ms Leena Pinsler  photo Ms Leena Pinsler Consultant
 Teng Po Yew  photo Teng Po Yew Associate Director, Dispute Resolution
Mr Gary Pryke  photo Mr Gary Pryke Consultant, Mergers & Acquisitions
Mr Mahesh Rai  photo Mr Mahesh Rai Director, Dispute ResolutionDeputy Head, Construction & Engineering
 Tan Teng Sen photo Tan Teng Sen Director, Corporate Restructuring & Workouts
 Hoon Shu Mei  photo Hoon Shu Mei Associate Director, Dispute Resolution
 Woo Shu Yan  photo Woo Shu Yan Director, Dispute Resolution
 Lin Shumin  photo Lin Shumin Director, Dispute Resolution
 Lim Siau Wen  photo Lim Siau Wen Director, Intellectual Property
Ms Premalatha Silwaraju  photo Ms Premalatha Silwaraju Associate Director, Dispute Resolution
 Lau Sok Hiang  photo Lau Sok Hiang Co-head, Real Estate and Corporate Real Estate
 Ho Soo Lih  photo Ho Soo Lih Co-head, Real Estate and Corporate Real Estate
Mr Allister Tan  photo Mr Allister Tan Director, Dispute Resolution
Ms Yuan Kheng Tan  photo Ms Yuan Kheng Tan Associate Director, Dispute Resolution
Mr Terence Tan  photo Mr Terence Tan Director, Dispute Resolution
Ms Amy Tan  photo Ms Amy Tan Associate Director, Corporate & Finance
Ms Lee Jane Tan  photo Ms Lee Jane Tan Associate Director, Dispute Resolution
Mr Kelvin Tan  photo Mr Kelvin Tan Director, Dispute Resolution
Ms Yvonne Tang  photo Ms Yvonne Tang Director, Intellectual Property
Mr Alphis Tay  photo Mr Alphis Tay Director, Corporate Restructuring & Workouts / Dispute Resolution
 Gerald Tay  photo Gerald Tay Associate Director, Dispute Resolution
Mr Benedict Teo  photo Mr Benedict Teo Director, Dispute ResolutionHead, Banking & Financial Disputes
Mr Kelvin Teo  photo Mr Kelvin Teo Director, Dispute Resolution
Ms Ruby Tham  photo Ms Ruby Tham Director, Intellectual Property
Ms Siok Peng Tham  photo Ms Siok Peng Tham Consultant, Tax & Private Client Services
 Chua Tju Liang  photo Chua Tju Liang Director, Corporate & Finance
 Chia Voon Jiet  photo Chia Voon Jiet Director, Dispute Resolution; Director, Competition Law & Regulatory Practice
Mr Gary Wan  photo Mr Gary Wan Co-Head, Capital MarketsDirector, Corporate & Finance
Ms Priscilla Wang  photo Ms Priscilla Wang Director, Corporate & Finance
Mr Wendell Wong  photo Mr Wendell Wong Director, Dispute Resolution
 Lea Woon Yee  photo Lea Woon Yee Associate Director, Dispute Resolution
Mr Geng Wu  photo Mr Geng Wu Director, Capital Markets
 Huang Yanting  photo Huang Yanting Director
Mr Jonathan Yap  photo Mr Jonathan Yap Director, Dispute Resolution
 MItchell Yeo  photo MItchell Yeo Associate Director, Corporate Restructuring & Workouts
Mr Tony Yeo  photo Mr Tony Yeo Director, Intellectual PropertyDirector, Dispute ResolutionHead, Healthcare & Life Sciences
 Jimmy Yim SC  photo Jimmy Yim SC Deputy Chairman, Drew & Napier LLC; Managing Director, Dispute Resolution;Head, Construction &…
 Yang Shi Yong photo Yang Shi Yong Director, Tax & Private Client Services
Number of lawyers : 256
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Mandarin and Chinese dialects

DREW NETWORK ASIA (DNA) – The Cross-border Firm

Combined brilliance

Some of the most dominant law firms in Southeast Asia have joined hands as Drew Network Asia (DNA) — a formidable blue-chip legal network. With over 480 fee-earners, including 150 partners, we are a ‘firm of firms’ that operates as a united collective, bringing both international perspectives and local expertise to the table.

DNA operates as a one-stop shop in handling the most complex and time sensitive multi-jurisdictional transactions or disputes. We are seamless, client responsive and effective.

Peer reviewed and revered

The reputation of each DNA firm transcends borders and is built on consistently delivering premium legal advice alongside a world-class service experience. This unwavering commitment is recognised by our clients and peers — and has earned us top rankings in the world’s most prestigious legal publications.

Each pillar of DNA has a track record of a client-focused approach, high quality legal advice, and cutting-edge solutions. All DNA firms have also consistently garnered client recognition and prominent accolades in the world’s most prestigious international legal publications.

Drew & Napier LLC | Singapore

Drew & Napier, established since 1889, is one of the largest and most established, full-service law firms in Singapore with over 250 fee earners. Our Dispute Resolution practice is consistently singled out as unparalleled, achieving top tier rankings in prestigious international publications for over a decade. Our International Arbitration Practice has been similarly identified among the world’s top 100 practices by the Global Arbitration Review since 2010. We are pre-eminent in Competition & Antitrust, Corporate Insolvency & Restructuring, Intellectual Property (Patents and Trade Marks), Tax and Telecommunications, Media & Technology, and have market leading practices in Mergers & Acquisitions, Banking & Finance, and Capital Markets.

Makarim & Taira S. | Indonesia

Founded in 1980 by two Harvard graduates, Makarim & Taira S. is one of Indonesia’s leading full-service law firms with over 60 fee earners. We have a proven track record of successfully navigating Indonesia’s complex and fast-changing environment, and continue to be a leader in both the traditional practice areas of Corporate services, Banking, Finance, Foreign Investment, Litigation, Infrastructure, and Employment, as well as emerging growth areas such as Anti-Trust/Competition, Power and Energy, Intellectual Property, Technology, Media & Telecommunications, and Fintech. We have a longstanding reputation among policymakers, regulators, state-owned companies and world-leading industry groups, and have become the favoured, trusted Indonesian counsel on every aspect of doing business in Indonesia. Our work is recognised by a number of leading international legal surveys and publications worldwide. To better serve our clients, we also have an international reach to prominent firms recognised globally as leading experts in the industry through the World Law Group (WLG) and the World Services Group (WSG).

Shearn Delamore & Co. | Malaysia

Established in 1905, Shearn Delamore & Co. is one of the oldest and largest full-service law firms in Malaysia, with more than 110 fee earners providing comprehensive services to domestic and international clients. Our extensive practice includes Dispute Resolution, Corporate & M&A, Intellectual Property, Employment, Tax, Competition & Antitrust, Banking & Finance, Technology, Media & Telco, Infrastructure & Projects, Construction, Regulatory Compliance & Enforcement, Real Estate and Shipping. Our practice groups and partners have consistently topped rankings by leading international legal publications, and we are a 4-time recipient of Chambers Asia Pacific’s Malaysia Law Firm of the Year award. We maintain extensive global network links with foreign law firms and multilateral agencies, including the World Law Group (WLG), the World Services Group (WSG) and the Employment Law Alliance (ELA).

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano (MVGS) | Philippines

Martinez Vergara Gonzalez & Serrano (MVGS) is a leading full-service law firm in the Philippines established in 2007 by recognised elite lawyers Eduardo A. Martinez, Mark O. Vergara, Manuel Z. Gonzalez and Elmer B. Serrano. With the combined experience of the firm’s partners, MVGS has established itself as a highly-respected and leading law firm in the Philippines, providing a full range of excellent legal services in the areas of Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, Projects & Energy, Intellectual Property, Tax, Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Labour and Employment and Immigration.