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Davinder Singh Chambers LLC

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Executive Chairman: Davinder Singh SC
Chief Executive Officer: Jaikanth Shankar
Number of Directors and Associate Directors: 6
Number of Lawyers: 30+
Size of firm: 50+
Languages: Bahasa Melayu, Bahasa Indonesia, English, Hindi, Mandarin and various Chinese dialects, Punjabi, Tamil

Firm Overview:
Led by Davinder Singh SC, Davinder Singh Chambers specialises in dispute resolution and international arbitration. The firm’s lawyers regularly handle complex and high-profile cases in the Courts and before international tribunals. Their extensive litigation and arbitration experience covers all aspects of contentious and potentially contentious work in various areas including administrative and constitutional law, arbitration, bankruptcy and insolvency law, civil and commercial litigation, corporate and commercial law, criminal law, employment law, family law, media, internet and information technology law, mediation and trust law.

The firm’s Executive Chairman, Davinder Singh SC was in the first batch of Senior Counsel appointed in Singapore in 1997. He is currently the Chairman of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the Vice Chairman of the ICC Commission on Corporate Responsibility & Anti-corruption. Chief Executive Officer Jaikanth Shankar and Director Pardeep Singh Khosa are up and coming leaders in the field of dispute resolution and international arbitration. The firm is committed to training young lawyers to be among the best in the region.

Main Areas of Practice:

Dispute Resolution:
The firm’s lawyers are regularly instructed at first instance and appellate level in complex and high-profile cases. Notable cases include:
■Representing the Prime Minister of Singapore in claims against bloggers for defamation
■Representing a town council in a claim against its present and past councillors for breach of trust, fiduciary and other duties
■Representing an Indonesian company in an ongoing multi-million cross-border dispute arising from a coal mining joint venture
■Representing a property developer in a highly complex and long-running construction dispute
■Representing one of Singapore’s largest charities in a high-profile dispute between two Teochew associations
■Representing a prominent businessman in a dispute over an agreement to find a buyer for shares in a listed company
■Representing a director and minority shareholder of a club in a multi-million dollar dispute involving the recovery of loans and shares
■Representing a major oil and gas multinational company in a dispute arising from a series of complex restructuring arrangements
Contacts: Davinder Singh SC, Jaikanth Shankar, Pardeep Singh Khosa

International Arbitration:
The firm is actively involved in international arbitration, under the various institutional rules as well as ad hoc arbitrations. It is regularly instructed to advise on pre-arbitration strategy and to act as arbitration counsel in the proceedings as well as the enforcement of international arbitral awards in Singapore and the region. The firm’s lawyers are experienced in a broad and diverse range of arbitration disputes in various industry sectors including oil & gas, real estate, metals & mining, food & beverage and pharmaceuticals.
Contacts: Davinder Singh SC, Jaikanth Shankar, Pardeep Singh Khosa

International Work
The firm regularly handles cross-border work for clients based in Singapore and abroad. By way of example, Davinder Singh SC and Jaikanth Shankar are instructed as counsel in the first case heard before the Singapore International Commercial Court, involving a cross-border dispute in the coal mining sector. Davinder Singh SC also represented the Government of Brunei in its successful prosecution of one of the largest cases of corruption in Brunei against former employees of Brunei Shell Petroleum. The firm regularly acts for multinational corporations, foreign governments and high net worth individuals from foreign countries.