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Kabir Singh

Partner, Clifford Chance Asia*

Clifford Chance, Singapore
Practice area Employment - advisory, litigation & transactional, Regulatory enforcement & white collar, Litigation & dispute resolution
Sector Power & energy networks, Banks, Automotive, Aerospace & defence, Oil & gas, Capital goods, Mining & metals, Materials
Tel +6564102273

Kabir Singh

Partner, Clifford Chance Asia*

Kabir Singh is a partner in our International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution practice in Singapore. He specialises in international arbitration with a focus on disputes originating out of India and Indonesia.

Kabir has acted as counsel on several cases under the rules of major international arbitration institutions, including SIAC, ICC, LCIA and HKIAC.

Recent matters include an arbitration in Singapore between a US-based automobile parts manufacturer and its Indian joint venture partner, and three high profile LCIA arbitrations involving one of India’s largest real estate development projects.

Chambers & Partners 2015 has recognised Kabir as an Up and Coming lawyer in Clifford Chance’s Band 1 India disputes practice.

Relevant experience

  • Represented a leading Dubai based conglomerate in two SIAC arbitrations against a BVI entity backed by an Indian promoter, involving a power plant in India worth over US$1 billion
  • Represented a major international bank in two arbitrations in India against a prominent Indian family, involving breaches of an investment agreement
  • Representing a major European bank in relation to recovery proceedings against a prominent Indonesian family 
  • Acting for a group of Thai investors in arbitration proceedings in Singapore against an Australian conglomerate
  • Acted for a Japanese conglomerate on eight parallel SIAC arbitrations against a Vietnamese entity

Career and qualifications

  • National University of Singapore (LLB) 2002
  • Drew & Napier 2002
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Singapore 2003
  • Watson, Farley & Williams 2008
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales 2009
  • Joined Clifford Chance 2009
  • Partner since 2015
  • Speaks English, Malay, Hindi, Punjabi & Bahasa Indonesia

Professional bodies

  • Member, Young SIAC (Singapore International Arbitration Centre) Committee
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore

Awards and citations

  • Ranked as "Up and Coming" in Chambers Asia-Pacific 2015 edition for the Dispute Resolution (International) practice in Singapore
  • Counsel Kabir Singh has a strong focus on Indian disputes, often working closely with Nish Shetty. Clients highlight that he "is responsive and knowledgeable, and takes the time to get thoroughly on top of the subject matter.
    Chambers Asia Pacific 2015

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