Senior Counsel and CEO, Drew & Napier LLC
Davinder Singh is the CEO of one of the largest law firms in Singapore, Drew & Napier LLC. He was among the first to be appointed Senior Counsel in 1997 by the Supreme Court of Singapore.
Davinder has over 30 years of experience as a commercial lawyer and advocate. He has litigated cases in almost every area of the law. He also has an active international arbitration practice.
At the Chambers Asia-Pacific Awards 2014, Davinder was the only Singapore lawyer to win the ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession’ Award. He has also been ranked by Chambers & Partners as the only ‘Star Individual’ in Dispute Resolution (Singapore), a category above Band 1, for 7 consecutive years (2011 to 2017).
At the inaugural The Asian Lawyer Emerging Markets Awards 2014, Davinder was named ‘Disputes Lawyer of the Year’ for Southeast Asia and India. The publication described him as one “who is feared in Singapore as the city’s most powerful litigator”. He also led the team which won the Cross-border Dispute/Litigation of the Year award for its successful prosecution of one of the largest corruption cases in Brunei Darussalam.
He was also named ‘Disputes Star of the Year-Singapore’ at the inaugural Asialaw Asia-Pacific Awards 2015.
Davinder is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. He is a Vice-Chairman of the Paris-based ICC Commission on Corporate Responsibility and Anti-corruption. He sits on the Board of Directors of PSA International Pte Ltd, Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd and Delfi Limited.