26 ASIAN LEGAL BUSINESS – MARCH 2024 WWW.LEGALBUSINESSONLINE.COM Southeast Asia has a remarkably diverse pool of talented lawyers. The ALB Top 15 Southeast Asia Litigators ranking highlights top litigators from seven countries across the region who have demonstrated excellence in their fields. Drew & Napier’s chief executive officer, Cavinder Bull, SC, who has been with the firm for 26 years, specialises in dispute resolution, arbitration and litigation. Notably, Bull represented former Prime Minster of Georgia Bidzina Ivanishvili and his family in successfully claiming $926 million against Credit Suisse Trust for breach of trust, which led to losses in an investment portfolio worth over $1 billion. Thawat Damsa-ard, a partner and the chief litigator in Tilleke & Gibbins’ dispute resolution group based in Thailand, handles fast-moving, high-stakes matters involving product liability, customs, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, white-collar crime, transportation and logistics, and cross-border disputes. Over his distinguished 30-year career, Damsa-ard has prosecuted and defended complex civil and criminal claims and matters of first impression through all stages of litigation. Eri Hertiawan is the senior partner and co-head of the dispute resolution practice group at Assegaf Hamzah & Partners (AHP), where he has been for 16 years since 2008. Hertiawan also co-heads the regional dispute resolution and international arbitration at the Rajah & Tann Asia network. Based TOP 15 SOUTHEAST ASIA LITIGATORS 2024 Cavinder Bull, SC Drew & Napier Thawat Damsa-ard Tilleke & Gibbins Eri Hertiawan Assegaf Hamzah & Partners Amit Jajoo IndusLaw Andi Kadir HHP Law Firm Sanjeev Kumar Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India Kirat Singh Nagra DSK Legal Le Net LNT & Partners Truong Trong Nghia YKVN Kelvin Poon, SC Rajah & Tann Lambert Rasa-Ratnam Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill Tranquil Gervacio S. Salvador III Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc and De Los Angeles Andi Fanano Simangunsong AFS Partnership Davinder Singh, SC Davinder Singh Chambers Chavalit Uttasart SCL Nishimura & Asahi Methodology Submissions were open to practicing litigators permanently based and practicing law in the Southeast Asia region (India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam) Lawyers were evaluated based on their exceptional achievements in litigation, either taking place in the region or representing a client in the region overseas from Jan. 1, 2023 to Jan. 1, 2024 The legal landscape of Southeast Asia continues to impress with its depth of talent. This year’s ALB Top 15 Southeast Asia Litigators ranking, featuring exceptional lawyers from seven countries, shines a light on this impressive pool. LIST AND TEXT BY ASIAN LEGAL BUSINESS TOP 15 SOUTHEAST ASIA LITIGATORS 2024 Image: Lee Charlie/