Hri Kumar Nair


Drew Napier LLC
10 Collyer Quayv
10th Floor Ocean Financial Centre
Singapore 049315

Tel: +65 6531 2522
Fax: +65 6532 7149


Hri has more than 20 years of extensive dispute resolution experience across multiple legal disciplines. He is recognised by the market as an expert in dispute resolution with industry publications lauding him as one of Singapore’s best in both litigation and arbitration. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2008.

Hri acts in a wide range of litigation and arbitration matters for major international and local companies and financial institutions. His main areas of expertise include contract and tort, banking, trust, libel, corporate/commercial disputes, shareholder disputes, insolvency, and professional negligence. He has also advised on regulatory issues and has led teams to investigate fraud and other issues which have arisen in both private and listed companies.

Hri has handled some of the firm’s most high-profile cases of late and is valued by both local and international clients. Hri also sits as an arbitrator and is on the SIAC’s Panel of Arbitrators.

The Criminal Practice comprises an exceptional team of lawyers from across our firm. We provide our clients with a single access point for representation on commercial, securities, and non-commercial crimes.

We draw our expertise from specialists across Drew & Napier’s practice groups including Banking & Corporate, Tax, Intellectual Property, and Dispute Resolution.

Our lawyers have dealt with an extensive range of criminal matters and we have experience in regulatory, trial and appeal processes. We are committed to providing support for our clients at every stage of the criminal justice process from investigations to prosecutions in court.

Our clients include major corporations, listed companies and individuals.

Drew & Napier has provided exceptional legal advice and representation to discerning clients since 1889. We are one of the largest law firms in Singapore.

The calibre of our work is acknowledged internationally at the highest levels of government and industry, and marks us as Singapore’s world class law firm.

We are trusted by our clients to solve their most challenging problems, advance their interests, and show them the way forward. Our lawyers and senior counsel are the preferred choice when the stakes are high and the issues complex.

Our clients consistently vote our lawyers to the highest ranks of their practice areas.

We stay at the forefront of the industry by cultivating talent and maintaining the family atmosphere that is distinctly Drew. In the Thomson Reuters’ Asian Legal Business survey, our colleagues voted Drew an Employer of Choice.

“Peers acknowledge Hri Kumar Nair SC as a “well-established leading litigator in banking and finance matters.” His banking clients include UBS, which instructs him on a wide range of matters, including a High Court suit concerning losses incurred during the global financial crisis, brought by a prominent investor.”
Chambers & Partners, 2015