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Drew & Napier LLC

Work Department

Corporate Restructuring & Workouts


Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Drew & Napier;
Co-head, Corporate Restructuring & Workout;
Co-head, Indonesia Desk


Sushil has been in practice for some 25 years, with 15 of them focused on restructuring. In 2010, he was named Singapore’s Insolvency and Reorganisation Law Lawyer of the Year. Sushil’s practice is focused on the Asia Pacific region, with much of it revolving around Indonesia and China, where he has been involved in some of the largest restructuring exercises in Asia.

Sushil chairs the Insolvency Sub Committee of the Law Society of Singapore and is a member of the Insolvency Law Review Committee set up by Singapore’s Minister for Law, which recommended substantial changes to Singapore’s insolvency laws. He is also a member of the Committee to Strengthen Singapore as an International Centre for Debt Restructuring, also set up by the Ministry of Law. Sushil sits on the INSOL World Editorial Board.




  • Member, Singapore Accountancy Commission Board
  • Member, Insolvency Law Review Committee set up by the Minister of Law
  • Chairman, Insolvency Committee of the Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Advocacy Committee of the Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law
  • Member, Board of Trustees, KK Women’s & Children’s Hospital Health Endowment Fund
  • Member, Board of Directors of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore


  • B. (Hons), National University of Singapore (1989)
  • Admitted to the Singapore Bar (1990)
  • Solicitor, England & Wales (1996)

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Restructuring and insolvency: local firms

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Sushil Nair

Drew & Napier LLC

An ‘established practice‘ with ‘very competent professionals‘, Drew & Napier LLC is regularly involved in some of the largest restructuring exercises in Asia, including advising the board of directors of Ezra Holdings on the $1.56bn debt restructuring of the Ezra Group and advising Brightoil Petroleum on its $916m debt restructuring. Practice heads Sushil Nair and Julian Kwek lead ‘a superb team that achieves excellent results in the most complicated cross-border restructurings‘. Blossom Hing has extensive experience working with clients from Indonesia, China and Hong Kong; Chan Wei Meng and Mohan Gopalan are ‘technically very knowledgeable‘.