Suresh Nair

Commercial Litigation, International Arbitration, Restructuring

An ‘incredible lawyer”,’ “‘impeccable”,’ and an “‘absolutely outstanding advocate and highly experienced lawyer, a joy to interact with.’"
IFLR1000 (2020)


Clients turn to Suresh for representation in corporate and commercial litigation, international arbitration, insolvency and restructuring, banking, and employment-related disputes.

Suresh has been admitted to the rolls of solicitors of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He previously worked at another prominent firm where he served as head of its litigation department.



  • A renowned chain of luxury resorts in a COVID-19 related insurance claim for business interruption in the case of Silverlink Resorts Limited v MS First Capital Insurance Limited [2020] SGHC 251. The insurers applied to stay the case in favour of arbitration but the Court dismissed the application on the basis that the arbitration clause had a carve out that entitled the plaintiff to bring the case in Court. The decision is a landmark decision on the severability of arbitration agreements.
  • An insolvent commodity trading company whose receivables were sold to third parties against credit insurance. The credit insurance claims have given rise to issues relating to Advance No Claim Bonuses and the manner in which debts may be proved in various jurisdictions such as to ground claims against the credit insurance policies. The company put forward a novel scheme of arrangement based on creditor funding of litigation against insurers. The scheme was recently sanctioned by the High Court.


  • “Suresh Nair, his (and the team’s) creativity and willingness to ‘go the last mile’ for the client is unparalleled in Singapore. Where other Singapore lawyers are ponderous and conservative, Suresh is a creative and highly agile lawyer. He and his team are problem solvers and are dedicated to their clients.” – IFLR1000
  • “Phenomenal legal ability.” – IFLR1000
  • “Accessible and responds promptly.” – Asialaw
  • “He is among the best insolvency practitioners in Singapore. An exceptional advocate, he is razor-sharp and precise, and provides timely and practical advice in the most personable way possible.” – Asialaw


  • National University of Singapore, Bachelor of Laws


  • Singapore
  • 英国法(イングランド及びウェールズ)事務弁護士(ソリシター)


  • Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore


  • 英語


  • Advocacy Trainer for Prospective Advocates and Solicitors, Singapore Bar Examination
  • External Tutor for "Trial Advocacy," National University of Singapore
  • Fellow of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore