27 ASIAN LEGAL BUSINESS – MARCH 2024 WWW.LEGALBUSINESSONLINE.COM in Indonesia, Hertiawan specialises in dispute resolution and has 31 years of experience in the field. Amit Jajoo spearheads the dispute resolution practice of IndusLaw in Mumbai, India. With extensive experience in complex civil, commercial and criminal litigation, Jajoo has practiced for 20 years. He has led several high-profile litigations representing corporate and international clients as well as financial companies before the Supreme Court of India and various High Courts across the country. Andi Kadir is a senior partner and head of the dispute resolution practice group at HHP Law Firm in Indonesia, where he has practiced law for 23 years, specialising in dispute resolution, litigation, arbitration, restructuring and insolvency (R&I). Throughout his 19 years with HHP Law Firm, Kadir has been involved in numerous significant disputes and R&I matters locally and regionally. With over 28 years of experience, Sanjeev Kumar’s practice encompasses virtually all aspects of litigation, dispute resolution and arbitration. As a partner at Luthra and Luthra Law Offices India, Kumar has extensive experience in both domestic and international jurisdictions. He oversees the firm’s dispute resolution practice and possesses vast experience handling corporate and commercial disputes, insolvency and bankruptcy matters, litigation, and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Kirat Singh Nagra, a partner at DSK Legal, is a seasoned litigator with 20 years of experience. Specialising in dispute resolution, his expertise lies in handling a wide range of complex commercial and corporate disputes, arbitration, and white-collar crime matters. Nagra has significant experience working on arbitrations in the energy, mining, construction and infrastructure, and intellectual property sectors. Based in Vietnam, Le Net cofounded LNT & Partners in 2006 and is a partner at the firm. His practice focuses SUBMISSION BREAKDOWN Jurisdiction Submissions Winners India 9 4 Indonesia 8 3 Malaysia 5 1 Philippines 3 1 Singapore 10 4 Thailand 2 1 Vietnam 5 1 Total 42 15 What do you enjoy most about being a litigator? What keeps you passionate about your work? Each case is a puzzle requiring deep analysis and careful thinking. I find the intellectual challenge of understanding a legal problem and finding a practical solution thoroughly engaging. Having said that, the best moments for a litigator are when he is on his feet in Court. The chance to engage with an experienced Judge, to spar with strong opponents and to cross-examine interesting people; these are the best parts of a litigator’s professional life. In what ways do you actively mentor or educate junior lawyers within your firm to ensure the continuation of high-quality litigation representation for your clients in the future? I talk as much as I can with my younger colleagues, especially in the context of cases we are working on together. I find that the best way to help younger lawyers develop is to involve them as much as possible in each case and to make arguments in Court or to examine witnesses is also crucial to the development of a young litigator. Those opportunities are hard to come by because clients always want the most senior lawyer to do the advocacy but finding those opportunities for younger colleagues pays huge dividends in growing the talent we have in Drew & Napier. What general advice do you give clients about how to handle litigation? I often tell clients that litigation demands stamina from them. The litigation process can be trying. It demands their time and attention. There are ups and downs in the course of any case and they have to have the stamina to go through that difficult process if they want their legal rights vindicated. This is also why I often encourage clients to mediate before litigating. At least they will know that there was no other way to resolve their problems before they turn to litigation. I also tell them that if they have the requisite stamina, they will find us firmly in their corner throughout. A conversation with Cavinder Bull, SC BROUGHT TO YOU BY DREW & NAPIER make sure that they walk together with me from the beginning of the case to the end. Each case teaches us so much and involving them in every aspect of the case ensures that they sharpen my thinking even as they learn and grow as lawyers. Giving young litigators opportunities to Cavinder Bull, SC Chief Executive Officer E: Drew & Napier 10 Collyer Quay 10th Floor Ocean Financial Centre, Singapore 049315 W: