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Sreenivasan Narayanan S.C.

Narayanan Sreenivasan, Senior Counsel, has practiced extensively over 35 years in litigation and dispute resolution. Sreeni is a general litigator, practicing across various fields that include commercial litigation, civil litigation, international arbitration, restructuring and reorganization, criminal and regulatory matters. He is a versatile litigator with a diversified track record in dispute resolution. He is admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore. He is a fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of the UK and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

Over the years, Sreeni and his team have received numerous commendations from publications such as Chambers and Partners as well as the Legal 500 Asia Pacific, including the following:

  • “Sreenivasan Narayanan S.C. is well respected in the market. A client highlights him for his understanding of complex issues and for "giving on-the-spot advice on the best approach to have and things to watch out for."
  • “N Sreenivasan regularly acts for private clients as defendants in cases involving financial, accounting, and fraud angles. He also undertakes arbitration, trial, and appellate advocacy work.”
  • “K&L Gates Straits Law LLC has a tremendous standing in Singapore dispute resolution, thanks to the presence of Singapore managing partner N Sreenivasan SC, a recognised leader in cross-examination, and his team that joined as part of the merger with Straits Law Practice LLC in January 2019. With an outstanding record in Singapore court proceedings, including banking disputes involving Indian banks, it is also making an impact in investigations. It is also rated for contentious insolvency matters, white-collar crime and financial regulatory disputes.”
  • “Sreenivasan N, the practice leader, hard worker and highly knowledgeable.”
  • “Very smart lawyer N Sreenivasan SC has a fine record handling civil and criminal cases, and is frequently instructed as counsel by other law firms.”

Sreeni was awarded a Public Service Commission scholarship to read law at the National University of Singapore. Upon graduation, he commenced his legal career as a legal service officer in the Singapore Legal Service in 1985. In 1990, he entered into private practice. In 2013, he was appointed Senior Counsel.

  • Appointed Senior Counsel by the Chief Justice of Singapore
The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2021
  • Leading Individual - Dispute Resolution: local firm – Singapore 
  • Recommended Lawyer - International Arbitration – Singapore
  • Recommended Lawyer - White Collar Crime: foreign firm – Singapore
Chambers & Partners, Asia-Pacific 2021
  • Ranked Band 2 for Dispute Resolution: Litigation – Singapore
Asialaw Profiles 2021
  • Distinguished Practitioner - Dispute Resolution – Singapore
ALB SE Asia Law Awards 2020
  • Winner: Aviation Law Firm of the Year
  • Finalist: Singapore Litigation Law Firm of the Year
  • Finalist: Energy and Resources Law Firm of the Year
Asia Business Law Journal
  • The A List: Singapore Top 100 lawyers
  • Awarded Public Service Medal by the President of Singapore in 2014
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)
  • Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
Law Society of Singapore
  • Treasurer, Ex-Co and Council Member (1998 to 2001)
  • Chairman Continuing Legal Education Committee, Chairman Law Awareness Committee, Chairman Advocacy Committee (Various periods from 1993 to 2014)
  • Current - Member of the Board of Law Society ProBono Services (an autonomous charity set up by the Law Society to run its pro bono activities)
  • Law Society Pro Bono Ambassador 2010
Singapore Business Federation Foundation
  • Current – Board Member and Chairman, Programme Committee
Singapore Red Cross
  • Member, Council of the Singapore Red Cross (2011-2014)
  • Awarded Singapore Red Cross Outstanding Service Award in 2014
Ministry of Home Affairs
  • Member Criminal Law Advisory Committee (1995-2014)
  • Member Home Detention Advisory Committee (2015 to date)
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)
  • Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
Advocacy training

Sreeni has been an advocacy trainer since 1993. He has taught basic, advanced, and teacher training courses in Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, and South Africa and is a senior moderator and teacher trainer with the Advocacy Committee of the Law Society of Singapore.

Cross-professional activities

Sreeni has served on the Inquiry Committee and Disciplinary Committee of the Singapore Medical Council and the Singapore Dental Council.

Additional Thought Leadership Pages
  • Chapter on Criminal Advocacy in Modern Advocacy – More Perspectives from Singapore (to be published by the Singapore Academy of Law in 2019)
  • “Singapore: International Arbitration,” The In-House Lawyer, 4th edition, Autumn 2019
  • Chapter on Presentation of Factual Evidence at Trial – Law and Practice of Commercial Litigation in Singapore (Sweet & Maxwell) 2015
  • Business Crime Q&A’s, Singapore - Financial & Business Crime Global Guide 2018/2019
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