Pradeep Nair

Pradeep Nair

Local Principal
Baker & McKenzie Wong & Leow


Pradeep is a Local Principal in the Dispute Resolution Practice Group in Singapore. He advises and represents clients ranging from global corporations to tech start ups and individuals across all aspects of dispute resolution, including pre-litigation strategic advice, mediation, Singapore Court litigation and international arbitration. Pradeep also regularly advises and assists clients on a wide range of contentious and non-contentious employment law, investigations and compliance matters.

In The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024, Pradeep was recognised as a "key lawyer" in Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow's Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration and Employment teams, with clients commending him for being "very commercially minded" and a "superb lawyer" (The Legal 500). In Benchmark Litigation Asia Pacific 2024, Pradeep was noted by clients as being "very responsive and [having] a superb understanding of business aspects.”

Pradeep graduated from Singapore Management University's double degree programme with degrees in Economics (BSc (Econ)) and Law (LL.B.), and was placed on the Dean's List for both fields of study.

Practice Focus

Pradeep specialises in corporate and commercial dispute resolution, including international arbitration, civil and commercial litigation, and mediation.

On the employment front, Pradeep's practice has a focus on contentious or potentially contentious issues, including termination of employment, dismissal, retrenchment, breach of fiduciary duties, enforcement of restrictive covenants and confidentiality obligations and protection of trade secrets, and employee investigations. Pradeep also has significant experience in advising and assisting clients on compliance and regulatory issues in the context of cross-border investigations, compliance & ethics (ICE) matters.

Representative Legal Matters

Notable matters that Pradeep has handled include:

Litigation and arbitration

  • Acting for the founder of a leading Indian matchmaking technology platform before the Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal in a complex dispute concerning the arbitrability of matters of shareholder oppression and company mismanagement. The dispute dealt with a novel question of law which had not previously been determined by the Singapore Courts or the Courts of any Commonwealth jurisdiction (Anupam Mittal v. Westbridge Ventures II Investment Holdings [2023] SGCA 1).
  • Acting for a Thai corporation in a complex cross border dispute relating to alleged fraudulent dealings in the shares of a Thai publicly listed company. The matter involved both litigation before the Singapore High Court and arbitration proceedings under the SIAC Rules.
  • Acting for a multinational technology company before the Singapore High Court in a dispute against multiple defendants involving claims relating to breaches of contracts, breaches of confidence, and conspiracy by unlawful means.


  • Acting for a global technology company in seeking an urgent ex parte interim prohibitory injunction and search orders from the Singapore High Court against an ex-employee accused of transferring highly sensitive proprietary information to himself after his resignation.
  • Acting for a global technology company in legal proceedings both at the first instance and on an appeal before a Senior High Court Judge in chambers, successfully resisting an interlocutory injunction sought by a prospective employee’s former employers to enforce a non-competition covenant against the prospective employee.

Compliance & Investigations

  • Advising and assisting a global beverage company in a cross-border investigation involving one of its subsidiaries in Southeast Asia and several senior employees, following allegations of inappropriate payments to senior members of the judiciary via third-party intermediaries.
  • Advising and assisting a multinational charitable enterprise on cross-border investigations and regulatory compliance matters relating to whistleblower claims of third-party financial misconduct in South Korea and Singapore.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member, Law Society of Singapore
  • Member, Singapore Academy of Law


  • Supreme Court of Singapore~Singapore (2014)


  • Singapore Management University (LL.B. magna cum laude (with high distinction)) (2013)
  • Singapore Management University (BSc (Economics) magna cum laude (with high honours)) (2013)


  • English
  • Tamil
Co-author, "High Court enforces agreement to mediate in a multi-tiered dispute resolution clause", Baker McKenzie InsightPlus, 12 April 2023
Co-author, "High Court develops new sentencing framework for private sector corruption offences involving agents", Baker McKenzie InsightPlus, 27 December 2022
Co-author, "Duties and obligations during employment investigations (Case Update)", Baker McKenzie InsightPlus, 10 May 2022
Co-author, "Best efforts clauses – How much effort is enough?", Baker McKenzie InsightPlus, 1 March 2022
Co-author, "Employment investigations and suspensions - What are an employer's duties and obligations?", Baker McKenzie InsightPlus, 1 July 2021
Co-author, "Integrity, honesty, and non-solicitation obligations in agency agreements and employment contracts", Baker McKenzie InsightPlus, 28 March 2021