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Nish Shetty

Nish Shetty

Partner, Clifford Chance Asia*

Partner, Clifford Chance Asia*
Nish Shetty

* Clifford Chance Asia is a Formal Law Alliance in Singapore between Clifford Chance Pte Ltd and Cavenagh Law LLP

Nish Shetty heads our Litigation & Dispute Resolution team in Asia. He specialises in dispute resolution, with a particular focus on international arbitration, restructuring & insolvency and regulatory work. He regularly advises on complex cross-jurisdictional disputes and is widely recognised as a leader in the field of dispute resolution.

Nish is the Chairman of the SIAC Users Council Regional Committee for Singapore and a member of the SIAC Users Council Executive Committee. He is the Co-Chair of the Council of Arbitration of the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration and a Board Member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore. He is also a Judge of Appeal of the FIA International Court of Appeal in Paris; Chairman of the Disciplinary Commission of the Singapore Motorsports Association; and a member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration.

  • India’s most prominent property developers in four related LCIA arbitrations against a UK listed entity. The dispute involves four property developments in India and investments in excess of GBP£350 million
  • PNG Sustainable Development Program on an ICSID claim to nullify the purported sacking of its entire board following a legislative amendment by the PNG Government. This is the largest ICSID claim in history by a Singapore company
  • Drydocks World, a subsidiary of Dubai World, in its US$3billion restructuring
  • a major UK international bank in relation to MAS investigations into setting of SG$ SIBOR, USD SIBOR and SG$ swap offer rates in the period between 2007 and 2009

Contact details

Career and qualifications

  • National University of Singapore (LLB) 1994
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in Singapore 1995
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in England & Wales 2000
  • Joined Clifford Chance as a Partner 2009
  • Joined Clifford Chance Asia 2012

Professional bodies

  • Co-Chair of the Council of Arbitration of the Mumbai Centre for International Arbitration (MCIA)
  • Board Member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore
  • Founding Chairman of the SIAC Users' Council
  • Member of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Panel of Arbitrators
  • Member of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) Board of Arbitration
  • Judge of Appeal, FIA International Court of Appeal (Paris)
  • Member of the CII Task Force on Arbitration in India
  • Ex-Vice-Chairman of the Insolvency Practice Committee of the Law Society of Singapore
  • A member of the Editorial Board of the International Bar Association's Dispute Resolution International

Awards and citations

  • Nish Shetty is acknowledged by clients as a "very experienced and technically extremely sound operator" whose "advocacy and calmness under pressure are most impressive". He is also praised for "knowing the court and arbitration systems in Singapore very well," and for being "very knowledgeable about the business and legal markets in India, particularly in a banking or corporate context."
    Source: Chambers Asia Pacific 2015: Singapore - Dispute Resolution: Arbitration