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Mr Hri Kumar Nair, age 56, graduated from the National University of Singapore with Second Class Honours (Upper) in Law in 1991. He was a director at Drew & Napier LLC and has more than 25 years of experience as a litigator. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2008 and is recognised in the legal field as an expert in dispute resolution and arbitration. Mr Nair’s main areas of practice include banking and finance, fraud and complex commercial disputes. He has also led investigations into the affairs of banks and listed companies. He has been involved in a series of high-profile cases, including a landmark case involving fraudulently issued cashiers’ orders and gaming contracts, an action involving a multi-million dollar fraud on foreign banks and defamation actions involving political figures and international publications. 

Mr Nair was appointed and assumed office as Deputy Attorney-General on 1 Mar 2017. In his role as Deputy Attorney-General, Mr Nair has been involved in several high profile cases, including the appeal of the City Harvest Case and in important criminal cases such as Roshdi bin Abdullah Altway v PP [2021]SGCA 103, which clarified the Prosecution’s duty of disclosure, and PP v Soh Chee Wen and Anor [2020] SGHC 186, which was the first decision in Singapore on the Prosecution’s right to assert litigation privilege.



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