Mr. Prakash Pillai is a partner at Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore Pte. Ltd. He focuses on dispute resolution and international commercial arbitration across a multitude of sectors including corporate, commercial, insolvency, trade and commodities, construction and engineering, and employment sectors. He also leads the insolvency practice in Singapore.
Described as "measured and strategic" by Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific 2018 and "recommended as a leader in India" by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018, Mr. Pillai is recognised as a leading lawyer for his expertise in international arbitration. Leading industry journals such as Chambers Global, Chambers and Partners Asia Pacific, Global Arbitration Review, and Legal 500, have commended his knowledge and expertise consistently.
Mr. Pillai has appeared before various arbitral tribunals in both institutional and ad hoc arbitrations and advised on investor-state disputes under the UNCITRAL rules. He has extensive experience in SIAC arbitrations seated in Singapore, where he has represented a diverse set of clients.
Mr. Pillai speaks regularly in conferences and seminars focusing on international arbitration. He is the chairman of the Public and International Law Committee of the Law Society and an adjunct associate professor at the National University of Singapore’s Law faculty teaching international arbitration law and practice. He is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. He is an established legal author and writes and publishes regularly articles on arbitration and insolvency related issues.
He graduated from Queen Mary College, University of London and further obtained a Master's degree in law from Cambridge University where he specialised in public international law including investment treaty law. He qualified as a barrister-at-law at the Middle Temple in London and as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore.