Mr Sarjit Singh Gill SC > Shook Lin & Bok LLP > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Shook Lin & Bok LLP
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Work Department

Litigation & Dispute Resolution; International Arbitration; Restructuring & Insolvency


Sarjit is the Senior Partner of Shook Lin & Bok LLP. He has extensive experience in a broad range of litigation and arbitration matters, with a special focus on corporate and commercial disputes, banking-related disputes, shareholders’ disputes, professional negligence and fraud. He also has an active international arbitration practice, having been involved in a significant number of complex arbitrations in Singapore and abroad. Notably, Sarjit has acted both for and against Indian parties in international arbitration matters.

With more than 30 years of experience, Sarjit is also involved in many domestic and cross-border restructuring and insolvency matters, some of which are significant and high profile in nature. His clients include insolvency practitioners (liquidators, judicial managers, administrators, etc), accounting firms, financial institutions and non-bank creditors.

Sarjit has served on the Board of the Central Provident Fund from 2012 to 2018. He is a member of the Life Imprisonment Review Board, The President’s Pleasure Review Board and Long Imprisonment Review Board. He has, more recently, also been appointed to be a member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Panel of Arbitrators.


English; Malay; Hindi; Punjabi.


LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore (1976); Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore (1977); Solicitor, England & Wales (2003); Senior Counsel, Supreme Court of Singapore (since 1998)

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Restructuring and insolvency: local firms

Shook Lin & Bok LLP has an illustrious history in insolvency cases, in part thanks to the presence of senior names Sarjit Singh Gill SC and David Chan; the former acted for Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the single largest creditor of Hin Leong Trading, in the headline collapse of the Hin Leong group of companies. The firm is also making a further impression in cross-border restructurings. Probin Dass is another highly rated insolvency practitioner and Daniel Tan is an emerging talent in restructuring and insolvency.

Singapore > Dispute resolution: local firms

(Leading individuals)

Sarjit Singh Gill SC – Shook Lin & Bok LLP

Shook Lin & Bok LLP‘s reputable disputes practice covers a range of complex contentious matters with a cross border element. The team, led by David Chan, focuses on corporate and commercial, banking and finance, and employment-related disputes. Chan focuses on commercial litigation with specialisations in fraud and insolvency, while Sarjit Singh Gill SC’s international arbitration practice is highly regarded and bolstered by his membership in the SIAC.

Singapore > International arbitration

Shook Lin & Bok LLP‘s dispute resolution team has a breadth of experience in cross-border arbitration. Practice head David Chan specialises in finance disputes, and is ably supported by Sarjit Singh Gill SC who is popular for international arbitration proceedings involving Indian parties, and Probin Dass and Joseph Tay who focus on shipping and construction disputes, respectively.