Cavinder is actively engaged in trial and appellate advocacy at all levels of the Singapore courts for the past 25 years. He is experienced in handling a wide range of complex litigation and international arbitration matters, including corporate disputes, fraud, insolvency, private equity disputes, banking, telecommunications, and antitrust.
Chambers Asia-Pacific, a prestigious legal ranking publication, described him as “a pre-eminent dispute resolution practitioner with a long and successful track record” and “a highly regarded advocate with a strong track record representing investors and sovereign states in commercial and investment treaty arbitrations”.
Cavinder was on the committee that helped to draft the first set of Rules of the SICC. He is CEO of Drew & Napier, Vice-President of the Court of Arbitration of Singapore International Arbitration Centre, a member of the World Bank Sanctions Board, a Governing Board member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and a member of the Advisory Board of the AFSA International Arbitration Rules Drafting Committee. He is also Vice-President of Asia Pacific Regional Arbitration Group, Co-Chairman of the Singapore Stock Exchange’s Disciplinary Committee and a member of the Securities Industries Council.
Cavinder graduated from Oxford University with First Class Honours in law and has an LL.M. from Harvard Law School. He is called to the Bar in Singapore, New York, and England. He was appointed Senior Counsel by the Chief Justice of Singapore in 2008, one of a handful to be appointed before the age of 40.