Davinder Singh SC

Davinder Singh SC


Davinder Singh Chambers LLC

Recognized since 2008

Singapore, Singapore

Practice Areas

Administrative Law

Arbitration and Mediation

Bet-the-Company Litigation

Defamation Law

Intellectual Property Law

Litigation

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Davinder is the Executive Chairman of Davinder Singh Chambers LLC.

He was in the first batch of Senior Counsel appointed in Singapore.

Davinder has litigated cases in almost every area of the law, including landmark cases. He is widely considered as Singapore's most revered advocate and counsel of choice, recognized time and time again as a top litigator and arbitration counsel by various local and international legal publications. He has an active international arbitration practice involving complex commercial disputes and multiple jurisdictions. He has, inter alia, advised and/or acted in numerous ICC, SIAC, UNCITRAL and ad hoc arbitrations.

In 2014, Davinder received the prestigious “Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession” award from Chambers & Partners. This award was given to only two individuals in 2014 for their exceptional achievements and significant impact on their market, across the region and internationally. Davinder was the only Singaporean to receive the award that year.

Davinder 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.

Davinder clinched the “Disputes Star of the Year – Singapore” award at the inaugural Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2015.

He was the only litigator in Singapore to be named as External Counsel of the Year by Asian-MENA Counsel in 2012 and 2013.

Location

  • 1 Wallich Street
    #20-02 Guoco Tower
    Singapore 078881
    Singapore

Bar Admissions

  • Singapore, Singapore Bar (1983)

Affiliations

  • Advisory Board of Best Lawyers - Member
  • ICC Commission on Corporate Responsibility & Anti-corruption - Vice-Chairman
  • Pacific International Arbitration Centre (PIAC), Vietnam - Recommended International Arbitrator
  • SIAC Panel of Arbitrators - Member
  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Board of Directors - Chairman

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2022 - Bet-the-Company Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Arbitration and Mediation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2020 - Litigation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2019 - Arbitration and Mediation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2018 - Arbitration and Mediation Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2017 - International Arbitration Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2016 - Arbitration and Mediation

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Bet-the-Company Litigation, Singapore, Singapore (2022)
  • Arbitration and Mediation, Singapore, Singapore (2021)
  • Litigation, Singapore, Singapore (2020)
  • Arbitration and Mediation, Singapore, Singapore (2019)
  • Arbitration and Mediation, Singapore, Singapore (2018)
  • International Arbitration, Singapore, Singapore (2017)
  • Arbitration and Mediation, Singapore, Singapore (2016)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Singapore 2023 for work in:

  • Administrative Law
  • Arbitration and Mediation
  • Bet-the-Company Litigation
  • Defamation Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Litigation

Awards:

  • Asialaw APAC Dispute Resolution Awards 2015 Disputes Star of the Year – Singapore

Experience

  • Madhavan Peter v PP and other appeals [2012] SGHC 153 – Successfully defended an independent director of a Singapore-listed company, Airocean Group Limited, against alleged offences under section 199, read with section 331, of the Securities and Futures Act, based on charges of alleged market manipulation, and making of alleged false and misleading statements in a public announcement.
  • Soon Kok Tiang & others v DBS Bank Ltd [2012] 1 SLR 397 – Successfully acted for a bank in defending a claim involving 21 investors representing 192 other plaintiffs for the refund of capital losses arising from investments in derivative credit-linked notes.
  • Yeap Wai Kong v Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Ltd [2012] SGHC 103 – Successfully acted for the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Ltd in a case involving an application for judicial review of a public reprimand of a director of a Singapore-listed company, China Sky Fibre Chemical Ltd.
  • Cap (Rtd) Hjh Huraizah Bte Hj Duraman v YB Pehin Datu Singa Menteri, Col (Rtd) Mohd Yasmin bin Hj Umar & ors (Judgment dated 29 November 2011, Court of Appeal of Brunei Darussalam, Civil Appeal No. 17 of 2011) – Successfully defended the former deputy Defence Minister, Commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces and Commander of the Royal Brunei Air Forces in a claim against them by a former officer of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces in the Court of Appeal of Brunei. The case raised interesting and novel constitutional issues.
  • Review Publishing Co Ltd & anor v Lee Hsien Loong & anor [2010] 1 SLR(R) 52 – Successfully acted in defamation actions concerning articles published by an international publication. The defendants printed apologies for the articles and paid damages and costs to the plaintiffs.

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