Aditya Singh

Partner, Singapore


“Aditya combines his razor-sharp intellect with exceptional advocacy and people skills. He has the remarkable ability to get to the heart of the case very quickly and never fails to give us commercial, strategic advice.” – Chambers & Partners (2024)

“Aditya Singh collects widespread plaudits for his ability to grasp the commercial and technical nuances of an investigation with sources adding his deep dive approach can give absolute comfort and confidence to all his clients.”  Who’s Who Legal – Investigations (2023)


Aditya Singh is a partner focused on international disputes and investigations.

Qualified to practice in India, New York, and England and Wales, Aditya worked in White & Case's New York and London offices before moving to Singapore.

Aditya represents sovereign and corporate clients in international disputes across the world. He has appeared as an advocate in high-stakes commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under all major institutional arbitral rules (ICSID, ICC, SIAC, AAA/ICDR, LCIA), as well as in ad hoc proceedings (including UNCITRAL), subject to a variety of applicable laws. He also has extensive experience in multi-jurisdictional and arbitration-related litigation.

In addition to international arbitration and litigation, Aditya has extensive experience conducting and coordinating complex government and internal investigations involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Aditya has advised clients in a wide range of industries, including energy, natural resources, construction, technology, life sciences, telecommunications, financial services and insurance. He also has experience in private equity and M&A disputes arising under share purchase, joint venture, and shareholder agreements.

Aditya regularly advises international investors and Indian companies on India-related disputes and serves as the India Rapporteur on the Institute for Transnational Arbitration.

Aditya has held various leadership roles in the international arbitration community. He was the first Asia Regional Chair for the Institute for Transnational Arbitration's under-40 group, the Young ITA, and currently serves on the YSIAC Council. He has served as a Regional Representative for Asia Pacific for the LCIA's Young International Arbitration Group, as well as a Global Advisory Board member of ICDR Y&I.

In recognition of his work, Aditya is consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers & Partners, Who’s Who Legal, and The Legal 500. He is recognized as a "Future Leader" by both Who's Who Legal: Investigations (2024) and Who's Who Legal: Arbitration (2024). Chambers & Partners (2024) ranks him as an 'Up and Coming' lawyer for both international arbitration in Singapore and India-related disputes. The Legal 500 (2024, 2023) describes him as a "brilliant strategist and superb advocate" with "top class analytical and writing skills."

Aditya is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore, where he teaches a course on international disputes in the energy sector. He publishes and speaks frequently on international arbitration, corporate internal investigations and matters of Indian law. During law school, Aditya served as Senior Editor of The Yale Journal of International Law and Editor of The Yale Law & Policy Review. Before joining White & Case, Aditya was a Student Empirical Research Fellow at the Harvard Law School's Program on the Legal Profession and a Grotius Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the University of Michigan Law School.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales (Solicitor Advocate)
New York
Bar Council of India
US District Court for the Eastern District of New York
US District Court for the Southern District of New York
Yale Law School

Myres S. McDougal Scholar

BA, LLB (Hons)
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR)
Public International Law Programme
Hague Academy of International Law


International Arbitration

  • Representing a state-owned electronics company in a US$1 billion SIAC arbitration, seated in Singapore and governed by New York law, in relation to the termination of a licensing agreement.
  • Representing the State of New York in a New York-seated AAA arbitration involving close to $1 billion in casino revenues payable under a gaming compact.
  • Representing an Asian energy company in a US$1 billion ICC price review arbitration, seated in London and governed by English law, under a long-term LNG SPA.
  • Representing one of the largest solar-panel manufacturers in the world in a Singapore-seated ICC arbitration relating to defective components for solar panels.
  • Representing the Republic of India before a London-seated Permanent Court of Arbitration tribunal in a US$ 1.4 billion arbitration under the India-Mauritius BIT.
  • Representing a Korean private equity & venture capital firm in a post-M&A SIAC arbitration. The claims arose out of breaches of misrepresentations, warranties and covenants by the seller in a PE M&A transaction.
  • Representation of The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in Samsung Engineering Co. Ltd. v. Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, an ICSID arbitration under the Saudi Arabia-South Korea BIT relating to the claimant's interests in a project for the construction of a power and desalination plant in Saudi Arabia.
  • Advising a Japanese engineering company on a potential Singapore-seated ICC arbitration arising out of tunnelling for a major South-East Asian project.
  • Representing a sovereign state in UNCITRAL arbitration proceedings relating to payment of royalties for the production of natural gas.
  • Representing a multinational financial institution in a London-seated LCIA arbitration in connection with trademark violations.
  • Defending the Republic of India against enforcement of a US$ 1.4 billion investment arbitration award issued under the India-UK BIT.
  • Representing the Republic of Uzbekistan in an ICSID arbitration under the Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan BIT concerning two cement plants.
  • Defending the Republic of India across multiple jurisdictions in relation to enforcement of an approximate $150 million award issued by a Netherlands-seated Permanent Court of Arbitration tribunal in an arbitration arising under the Mauritius-India BIT.
  • Representing the lead partner of an international consortium of contractors in an ICC arbitration arising from the termination of a FIDIC Silver Book contract relating to a major rail project in Southern Europe.
  • Acting for a leading European bank before the English High Court in relation to recognition of restructuring proceedings.
  • Defending the Republic of India against enforcement of a $132 million award issued by a Swiss-seated tribunal in an arbitration arising under the Germany-India BIT.
  • Representing the US subsidiary of a global engineering company in a SIAC arbitration arising out of a construction dispute relating to a coal mine in Indonesia.
  • Representing a sovereign state in proceedings before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, resisting the enforcement of a US$50 billion arbitral award.
  • Acting for four major national oil companies in an ICC arbitration relating to production sharing contract in East Asia.
  • Advising an investor seeking to enforce LCIA arbitration awards in India.
  • Advising a major Middle Eastern gas supplier in relation to long-term gas supply agreements and, in particular, their price review clauses.

White Collar

  • Advising a global healthcare company in an investigation of FCPA issues arising from its Asian operations.
  • A global life sciences company in DOJ and SEC investigations of FCPA and revenue recognition issues arising from Africa, Asia and Latin America.
  • A global insurance company on internal investigations prior to its listing on the US stock exchange.
  • A major French bank on cross-border investigations conducted by several regulatory authorities (US, France, UK, European Commission, Switzerland and Singapore).
  • A Chinese company in the healthcare industry on compliance risk assessment and developing a series of group-level compliance policies.
  • A global entertainment company on an investigation of business operations of a target company in an acquisition.
Speaking Engagements

"Careers in Arbitration Edition: Would You Rather?" by AAA-ICDR Young and International (Y&I), August 2023

"Contract Enforcement and Investment in Developing Countries", ABA's India Spring Conference, New Delhi, April 2023.

"Understanding the International Arbitration Legal Framework", SIAC Academy, February 2022.

"Innovation in Law Firms", Start-Up Summit, Asia-Pacific Legal Innovation & Technology Association (ALITA), March 2021.

"Time and Cost Savers at SIAC: Emergency Arbitration, Expedited Procedure and Early Dismissal", SIAC Indochina Academy, October 2020.

"State of Legal Innovation in the Asia-Pacific 2020", TechLaw.Fest, October 2020.

"Due Process in International Arbitration", Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law, NYU Law School, New York, October 2019.

"The Future of International Arbitration: The 2018 QMUL Survey and Beyond", Young ITA Talks, Dubai, December 2018.

"Disclosure and Document Production in International Arbitration", YSIAC Workshop, Mumbai, October 2018.

"Practical Tips from Investment Arbitration Counsel and Secretariats", ICC YAF Investment Arbitration Seminar, Tokyo, January 2018.

"The Rise of the Indian Corporate Legal Sector" , The Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession, Mumbai, December 2017.

"ICC Arbitration Rules 2017 and new guidance on Expedited Procedures – Use & Advantages'', ICC India Arbitration Conference, December 2017

"Effectiveness of International Arbitration", Jeddah Economic Forum, March 2016.

"Nuts and Bolts of International Arbitration Practice", Yale Law School, November 2015.

"A Dialogue on the Practice of International Arbitration", Yale Law School, April 2013.

"A Passage to India : Globalization of the Indian Legal Profession and the 'Foreign Entry' Debate", Harvard Law School, February 2013.

"Globalization of the Profession and Regulation of Law Practice", International Conference on Law and Society, Honolulu, June 2012.


India's legal reform in dispute resolution encourages foreign investment (with Dipen Sabharwal KC), 2023

Determining arbitrability of disputes in Singapore: the "composite" approach (with Matthew Secomb, Philip Tan), 2023

Supreme Court of India paves way for enforcement of emergency arbitration awards in India-seated arbitrations (with Dipen Sabharwal KC, Subhiksh Vasudev), 2021

Navigating through construction disputes in India (with Dr Matthew Secomb), 2021

Supreme Court of India ruling allows for foreign-seated arbitrations between Indian companies (with Dipen Sabharwal KC, Philip Tan), 2021

Mind the Gap: Decommissioning Challenges in Asia, Platform, 28 Apr 2021 (with Saul Daniel, Dr Matthew Secomb)

In a landmark ruling, Indian court rejects objections to enforcement of a $300 million LCIA award (with Nandan Nelivigi and Dipen Sabharwal)

Current Trends in International Investment Arbitration, Litigation—The Journal of the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation, Spring 2015.

Risky Business : Protecting Indian Investments Abroad, The Economic Times, 14 January 2013.

A Comment on U&M Mining Zambia v. Konkola Copper Mines Plc, XVI(3) International Arbitration Law Review (2013).

From Bhatia to Balco : Where do we go from here?, VII(6) Global Arbitration Review (2012).

Awards and Recognition

Up and Coming, Chambers Asia-Pacific 2024, Singapore – Dispute Resolution: Arbitration: International and India - Dispute Resolution (International Firms)

Leading individual, WWL: Investigation 2024

Leading individual in Singapore, WWL Investigations 2022, 2023, 2024 - Future Leaders

Leading Lawyer: Dispute Resolution (Expertise Based Abroad) in India, Chambers Global 2021

Rising Star in Commercial Arbitration by Expert Guide 2020

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2019 & 2020, India - Dispute Resolution (International Firms)