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In conversation with Cavinder Bull, SC

Our Partner, Anuradha Agnihotri, talks to Cavinder Bull, SC, Chief Executive Officer, Drew and Napier, on challenges to and enforcement of arbitral awards in Singapore.

They discuss the fate of awards in the Singapore courts - grounds on which they may be set aside, how they may be enforced and how enforcement may be resisted. They also discuss interim reliefs granted by Singapore-seated arbitral tribunals and their treatment under Singapore law.

Profile

Cavinder Bull, SC

Cavinder Bull, SC is the Chief Executive Officer of Drew and Napier, one of the largest law firms in Singapore. He has an active practice in complex litigation and international arbitration. He is engaged in trial and appellate advocacy at all levels of the Singapore Courts and appears as counsel in international arbitrations in various countries. He is also co-head of the Competition Law and Regulatory Practice.

With over 25 years of experience in international arbitration, Cavinder acts as counsel in both commercial and investor-state cases, and as arbitrator in ICSID, NAFTA, the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA), International Court of Arbitration (ICC), Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), and London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA) arbitrations. He also sits on the Governing Board of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA), the World Bank Sanctions Board, and the Advisory Board of the AFSA International Arbitration Rules Drafting Committee and is the Vice-President of the Court of Arbitration of the SIAC and of the Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group.

Cavinder has been inducted into The Legal 500's Hall of Fame for International Arbitration for 2 consecutive years. He is lauded by the publication as a “very astute lawyer on strategy and law”, and his “advocacy is outstanding and he is quite simply in a league of his own.”

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