Andre MANIAM, Senior Counsel, heads the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group.

His main areas of practice involve litigation and arbitration across a wide range of matters including commercial and corporate disputes, cross-border trade and insolvency, and construction.

In addition to an active court practice, Andre acts as counsel in arbitrations under the Singapore International Arbitration Centre ("SIAC"), International Chamber of Commerce, and UNCITRAL rules, as well as in ad hoc arbitrations. He is on the Panel of Arbitrators of the SIAC, the Asian International Arbitration Centre and the Russian Arbitration Centre at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration. For a decade, he was also one of the referees under the Industrial Relations Act of Singapore.

Andre was appointed Senior Counsel in January 2010. He graduated from the National University of Singapore with the Adrian Clark Memorial Medal for being the top student in his year, and subject prizes for Jurisprudence and Public International Law. Andre also won prizes representing the National University of Singapore in mooting competitions in the USA (the Jessup Moots), Australia, and Malaysia. He was a Justices' Law Clerk in the Supreme Court before entering private practice.

Andre is the co-chair of the World Law Group’s Litigation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution Practice Group for the Asia-Pacific region. He is the Chairman of the Advisory Committee of Singapore’s Professional Conduct Council; and a member of the Professional Values Chapter of the Singapore Academy of Law ("SAL") Professional Affairs Committee and the SAL Annual Lecture sub-committee. He has been a member of the Singapore International Commercial Court’s Rules Sub-Committee, and the Advisory Board of the School of Law of Singapore Management University.

Andre is recognised as a leading practitioner in Asialaw Profiles – The Guide to Asia-Pacific's Leading Domestic Law Firms; Chambers Global – The World's Leading Lawyers for Business and Chambers Asia-Pacific – Asia-Pacific's Leading Lawyers for Business for Dispute Resolution and Arbitration; Who's Who Legal: Litigation; Expert Guides' Guide to the World's Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration; Benchmark Asia Pacific – The Definitive Guide to the Leading Disputes Firms and Lawyers in the Region; and Best Lawyers for Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation, International Arbitration and Construction. Andre is also recommended in The Legal 500: Asia Pacific – The Client's Guide to the Asia Pacific Legal Profession for Dispute Resolution and International Arbitration. He is praised by the Chambers publications as a "sharp and very straightforward" practitioner and a lawyer who "provides sound advice and takes our business concerns and issues into account".