Mr. Francis Xavier, SC, PBM

Regional Head, Dispute Resolution

Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Francis was appointed Senior Counsel in January 2009 and is the Regional Head of Dispute Resolution of Rajah & Tann Singapore.

Francis practises in the areas of international and treaty arbitration and cross-border commercial litigation. He is actively involved in corporate and commercial disputes especially in the areas of corporate, banking, property and financial, investment related claims.

Francis is currently sitting as party-nominated arbitrator of a Mauritius entity in a bilateral investment treaty (ICSID) dispute with the Government of India. He is also counsel for an ASEAN government in an ICSID arbitration involving a European state investor.

Francis is regarded by Chambers Asia Pacific and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific as a Leading Lawyer, and clients praise that he is “excellent”. He is also acknowledged by peers for being “a good lawyer who is well liked by clients.” Francis is recognised in Best Lawyers for Litigation and International Arbitration.