Nawaz is rated by Chambers and Legal 500 as a Restructuring & Insolvency and litigation lawyer in Singapore. Nawaz’s fellow professionals and clients have described him as “incredibly user-friendly” and a “hands-on partner” who “provides sound and commercial legal advice in complex restructuring and insolvency and litigation matters”. 

Nawaz has 15 years of experience dealing with complex litigation, business advisory and restructuring matters. Nawaz advises and acts for all stakeholder groups involved in cross-border stressed/distressed and contentious situations. He regularly acts for insolvency practitioners such as liquidators, judicial managers, receivers and restructuring advisors in various litigation, asset recovery and arbitration matters. 

As part of his litigation practice, Nawaz has acted as lead counsel in the Singapore High Court and the Singapore Court of Appeal across a broad range of corporate and commercial disputes.


Nawaz also regularly assists elite international firms as instructed Singapore counsel in R&I and litigation briefs; Nawaz works closely with leading lawyers globally on these matters. These  briefs include advising financial institutions, funds or asset managers in various creditor protection measures and solutions.

Running an independent and conflict-free practice, Nawaz acts for and advises businesses and their founder/owners in distressed or litigious situations. He has guided leading businesses and their management teams as Singapore counsel in multi-jurisdiction restructurings, judicial managements or consensual and commercial solutions.

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