Shankar graduated from the University of London, UK in 1995 and went on to be called as Barrister-at-Law (Middle Temple) in 1997.
He was called to the Singapore Bar on 21 March 1998. Shankar started practice in commercial and civil litigation but has gained wide exposure in other areas of the law such as family law, adoption, insolvency and criminal law.
Shankar’s current area of practice is in international and domestic arbitration work and commercial litigation. He has handled various international arbitration cases where different arbitration rules such as the Uncitral Rules, Singapore International Arbitration Centre Rules and International Chamber of Commerce rules have been applied. He has gained much experience in international arbitration where disputes involved commodities such as agricultural products, coal, fertilisers, iron, steel and petroleum and petrochemical products.
Shankar also advisesand represents one of the two casinos in Singapore on contentious matters.