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Joseph D. Nayar

Joseph Nayar is an associate in our International Arbitration group, based in Singapore. Joseph focuses his practice in both investor-state arbitration and international commercial arbitration matters. He is also well-versed in commercial litigation matters.

Joseph’s practice includes complex, high-value disputes, involving issues of public and private international law. He acts for governments, leading corporations, financial institutions and funds across a range of industries and concerns, most recently in technology and media, construction and engineering, oil and gas projects, renewable energy investments, and shareholder disputes. 

Joseph graduated with first class honours in law from Murdoch University in 2021, winning the King and Wood Mallesons Prize in Civil Procedure and the Sarah Meddin Memorial Prize in Legal Theory. He is called to the Singapore Bar and holds membership with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb). 

Joseph began his legal career at the firm, where he completed his legal training. During this period, he represented clients in investment treaty and commercial arbitrations under ICC, ICSID, LCIA, SIAC, and UNCITRAL arbitral rules. Joseph joined the firm as an associate after his admission to the Singapore Bar in 2023. 

  • Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) 
  • Member, Chinese European Arbitration Centre (CEAC) 
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law (SAL)
  • Member, Law Society of Singapore (LSS) 
Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • "Notes From Practice: Announcing The SIFCA Framework – Is The Confluence Of Investment Protection With Business And Human Rights The Future Of Investment Treaties?” Wolters Kluwer, Kluwer Arbitration Blog, 26 November 2021.  
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