Dato Nitin Nadkarni > Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill > Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia > Lawyer Profile

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill
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Work Department

Dispute Resolution - Construction


Partner (Arbitration, Building and Construction, Defamation, Energy, Oil & Gas and Natural Resources).


Described over the years as having an excellent reputation in construction disputes by Asia Legal 500.

Dato’ Nitin is ranked by Chambers Asia as a leading lawyer (Band 1) in construction disputes with a reputation for absolute thoroughness in his work. Described as a “very competent advocate”, Nitin also acts regularly in commercial disputes, including media disputes.


English, Malay.


Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK
Fellow of the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators
Registered Arbitrator on the panel of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration
Qualified Mediator with the Malaysian Mediation Centre
Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya


LLB (Hons), London School of Economics and Political Science
Barrister-at-Law (Middle Temple)

Lawyer Rankings

Malaysia > Real estate and construction

(Leading individuals)

Nitin NadkarniLee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

The real estate and construction team at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill offers a full-service to its real estate sector clients and combines real estate development and transactions expertise with corporate and disputes capabilities. The team is jointly led by corporate and commercial partner Weng Hwee Tay and Nitin Nadkarni who specialises in international arbitration. Other names to note include Bella Chai Yee Chu and Darshendev Singh for transactional and contentious matters respectively.

Malaysia > Projects and energy

The ‘excellent and approachable‘ projects and construction practice at Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill is frequently instructed to advise on the development and financing of energy, infrastructure, utility and construction projects and attracts praise for its ‘knowledge of the market and strong problem-solving skills‘. Steven Shin Yau Tee and Nitin Nadkarni jointly head the practice and are names to note for non-contentious matters and international arbitration respectively.

Malaysia > Dispute resolution

(Leading individuals)

Nitin NadkarniLee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill

Led by ‘experienced and capable partners‘, Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill‘s dispute resolution team handles a full range of contentious matters including commercial disputes, banking and insolvency litigation, and construction and real estate disputes with clients benefiting from it being ‘part of a seamless, multi disciplinary firm‘. With a breadth of experience across civil and commercial litigation and arbitration proceedings, Lambert Rasa-Ratnam heads up the practice which includes:  Nitin Nadkarni, who heads the international arbitration team, and Kumar Kanagasingam who is highlighted for banking and insolvency disputes. Other names to note include ‘persuasive and quick thinking‘ capital market and securities litigator SM Shanmugam — who is ‘a formidable figure both in and out of the courtroom‘ — and Darshendev Singh who handles a range of litigation and alternative dispute resolution with a particular focus on those relating to construction, engineering, oil & gas, and infrastructure projects. corporate litigation expert Rosli Dahlan has left the firm to form Rosli Dahlan Saravana Partnership.