Kirindeep Singh is a senior partner in our Litigation & Arbitration Practice. Kirin graduated with LLB (Hons) from the University of Leeds in 1995 and with a BCL from Oxford University in 1997.
Kirin's primary practice areas are construction and engineering, energy, arbitration, general civil and commercial litigation and anti-bribery and anti-corruption. In construction and engineering, Kirin has been involved in numerous disputes in adjudication, disputes boards (DABs), arbitration and litigation, both as counsel as well as adjudicator and arbitrator. He represents owners, developers, consultants, and contractors in construction and engineering disputes under standard form and bespoke contracts. He has acted for parties in various energy (including electricity and power generation) disputes in the region and major infrastructure, building and redevelopment projects in Singapore such as the MRT North-East Line Projects, the MRT Circle Line Projects, the Deep Tunnel Sewage System, the construction of Khoo Teck Phuat Hospital, the redevelopment and expansion of the National University Hospital and overseas disputes pertaining to the design and construction and overhead power transmission lines and power plants. In addition, Kirin has been involved in the drafting of various construction and engineering contracts, EPC Contracts pertaining to the Oil & Gas industry, and has often advised on project planning and risk management issues from inception to completion of the project.
Besides advising local clients in various disputes both in Court and at arbitration, Kirin has been involved in various international and regional matters, disputes boards (DABs) and commercial arbitrations, including those in Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, Mauritius, India, Hong Kong, USA, UK, Switzerland and CIS.
Kirin has handled a wide range of civil and commercial litigation work, including contractual claims, claims in tort, employment matters, insurance-related claims, professional negligence, performance bonds, equity and trusts, banking work, property-related matters, landlord and tenant disputes and professional disciplinary proceedings.
In the area of anti-bribery and anti-corruption, Kirin advices various MNCs and global brands on issues of compliance including their entertainment and gift policies. Kirin has also managed internal global investigations by MNCs and large international conglomerates.
Kirin is a contributor to the Singapore Precedents of Pleadings and speaks on a regular basis at various arbitration and construction and engineering conferences in Singapore and overseas. His teaching and training experience includes being an Associate Lecturer for Construction Law, Bachelor of Building and Project Management Programme, Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS), teacher and trainer for the Law Society of Singapore’s SILE Advocacy Course and tutor for the National University of Singapore's Trial Advocacy Course.
Kirin speaks on a regular basis at seminars, conferences and workshops both locally and overseas, on construction, energy, arbitration and general commercial topics. His experience includes being the chief moderator at the week-long Power Week Asia Conference in Singapore at the 2nd of 2018, where he also spoke on the Electricity Regulatory Policy in Asia and in particular establishing an open cross-border electricity market in Asia.
Kirin’s paper “Arbitration And Public Policy - Is The Unruly Horse Being Tamed?” was awarded Excellent Legal Paper Award at the IPBA 2013 Conference in Seoul, South Korea. In 2018, Kirin was awarded the Teaching Excellence Award by SUSS.
Kirin is named as a Recognised Practitioner for Construction, Chambers Asia Pacific 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019, and in the Euromoney Guide to the World’s Leading Construction Lawyers (2nd Edition) for his construction practice. Kirin is also the Immediate Past Chair of the Inter-Pacific Bar Association’s International Construction Projects Committee, an Accredited Adjudicator under Singapore’s Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act, and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.