Davinder Singh made executive chairman at Singapore law firm Drew & Napier 

The senior counsel was also the first Sikh parliamentarian in Singapore’s post-independence history

| Singapore | 4 Aug 2017 | Asia Samachar |
Senior Counsel Davinder Singh (right) was named Singapore’s “Disputes Star of the Year” at a Hong Kong event. Senior Counsel Cavinder Bull received Drew & Napier’s awards. — PHOTO: ASIALAW ASIA-PACIFIC DISPUTE RESOLUTION AWARDS 2015/ST

Davinder Singh, the first Sikh parliamentarian in Singapore’s post-independence history and the face of law firm Drew & Napier LLC, will see a change of role at the major Singapore law firm.

The senior counsel (SC) is stepping down as the firm’s CEO, but is taking up the role of Executive Chairman.

The republic’s legal eagle was named as Singapore’s best dispute lawyer at the inaugural Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2015.

In a short statement on 1 Aug, the firm said that Cavinder Bull will take over the CEO role. He was made a partner of Drew & Napier in 1998 and a director in May 2002. The other key appointments were Jimmy Yim as Deputy Chairman and Sushil Nair as Deputy CEO. They are all SCs.

Davinder, 60, is a prominent personality in the republic. He had represented the late Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore’s first prime minister, as well as his son and current prime minister Lee Hsien Loong, in the courtrooms.

He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1982 and joined the Litigation Department of Drew & Napier thereafter. He was in the first batch of SCs appointed in 1997, according to his profile available at the firm’s website.

He was a Member of Parliament for the Bishan-Tao Payoh Group Representation Constituency from 1988 to 2006.



Davinder Singh: Singapore’s first Sikh parliamentarian (Asia Samachar, 20 Aug 2016)

Singapore lawyer Davinder joins Paris-based commission (Asia Samachar, 12 Feb 2016)

Davinder named Singapore’s best dispute lawyer (Asia Samachar, 26 Sept 2015)

Working for LKY a ‘wild dream come true’ – DAVINDER (Asia Samachar, 24 Mar 2015)


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