Manoj Nandwani (Senior Partner)
- Solicitor of England and Wales (1996)
- Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore (1998)
Mr Manoj was called to the UK Bar in 1996 and to the Singapore Bar in 1998.
His current practise comprises of both civil and criminal litigation. Additionally Manoj acts as Counsel in International Arbitration matters. The areas he specializes in include:-
A. Complex commercial fraud
B. Shareholders’ and Partnership Disputes
C. Debt recovery for financial institutions and having acted for companies listed on the Singapore stock exchange
D. Estate related disputes concerning probate matters and disputed claims by adverse beneficiaries
E. Criminal litigation involving a range of Penal Code offences, specialised fields of particular statutory offences and drug trafficking
F. Insolvency litigation for financial institutions and defending individuals in bankruptcy matters.
G. International arbitration for Fortune 500 companies
H. Acting as counsel in High Court matters for purposes of mediation conducted by the Singapore Mediation Centre
I. Acting for foreign governments in various domestic disputes for the protection of their nationals and commercial entities.
In previous years, he acted in various corporate matters and property transactions that included the transfer of more than S$1.2 billion.
Currently, he is involved in a criminal suit that has become one of Singapore’s longest trials. This bears testament to the resilience required in the face of robust litigation.
Mr Manoj enjoys leading a vibrant team of lawyers and seeks sensible solutions with a cost effective approach for his clients.
Beyond his professional life, he serves as counsel and committee member to a local charity affiliated with his church. Additionally he serves as a community leader appointed by his member of parliament. He has also been a legal advisor to an 80-year-old educational institution.
Mr Manoj is humbled by and enthralled at the trust deposed upon him by many long time and faithful clients that forms part of his immediate client community. This has forged long term relationships as a result and is the cornerstone of a dynamic professional life.
Mr Manoj believes that law is a calling and not a mere business. These ideals are reflected in his daily work as he strives to bring value to his clients for maximum results using fair billing practises and not being chained by the billable hour concept.
Manoj is Lead Counsel in assigned cases for those facing capital punishment. In 2012 he was greatly honoured when he was conferred the LASCO Award (Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences) by the Chief Justice in recognition of his work in defending those facing capital punishment.