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Suresh graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LLB (Hons) degree in 1993, and started his career at Allen & Gledhill, one of Singapore’s largest law firms. He was a partner there for the better part of 2000 – 2010. In 2002 Suresh left Singapore to spend a year as a Legal Officer at the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva, where he reviewed war reparations claims arising out of the first Gulf war. He returned to Singapore in 2003. In 2010, Suresh joined Straits Law Practice, where he served as head of its Litigation Department. He established Nair & Co LLC on 2 October 2017.
Suresh’s main areas of practice are corporate and commercial litigation, international arbitration, insolvency and restructuring, banking, and employment related disputes.
Suresh has also been admitted to the rolls of solicitors of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. He serves as an advocacy trainer for advocates and solicitors doing the Singapore Bar Examination. He also serves as a Racing Steward at the Singapore Turf Club, as well as a Judicial Officer with the Singapore Rugby Union.
Suresh has been cited in numerous publications as a leader in his fields. Asialaw Profiles 2015 said this about Suresh: “Nair’s approach and professionalism have been lauded by clients with one saying: ‘His advice is practical, to the point, and accurate.’ Another client adds: ‘Suresh knows how banks work and has a strong client focus.’” Asialaw Profiles 2016 said that “Nair’s approach and professionalism have been singled out for praise by clients. ‘He is one of the leading banking litigation lawyers in Singapore’ notes a client, while another client points to the ‘excellent results’ achieved by Nair.’” In Chambers 2016 Suresh is listed as “a litigation partner with notable experience in the employment space. Interviewees appreciate his ‘very strong knowledge and guidance on employment matters and very good people skills. He is listed in Benchmark Asia Pacific 2018 and 2019 as a “Local Disputes Star” and is referred to as “among the best insolvency practitioners in Singapore. An exceptional advocate, he is razor sharp and precise and provides timely and practical advice in the most personable way possible.” In IFLR 2019, Suresh is referred to as being “an incredible lawyer”, “impeccable” and an “absolutely outstanding advocate and highly experienced lawyer. A joy to interact with”.