Anand graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB, Hons) from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and gained admission as an Advocate & Solicitor in 2000. Prior to joining Forte Law LLC, Anand led dispute resolution and criminal litigation practices at local firms and conducted prosecutions for private individuals as well as for a statutory board and the Singapore Medical Council. In addition, Anand is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) as well as an Associate Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC).
Anand is an experienced criminal lawyer with expertise in capital and general offences (eg. homicide, narcotics, traffic & sexual offences) as well as financial and technology crimes (eg. fraud, corruption, hacking and harassment). Anand has advised clients during investigations and represented clients at all levels of civilian & military courts - including executive detention and extradition proceedings. With over 20 years in practice, Anand is established and recognized in this specialized field.
Anand is an adjunct Associate Professor with the NUS Faculty of Law and appointed to the Programme Advisory Committee at the SUSS School of Law. He is a Teaching Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE) and supports the Part B course conducted by the SILE. He is appointed to committees of the Singapore Academy of Law and the ASEAN Law Association (Singapore) as well as statutory committees - and served on the Council of the Law Society of Singapore for 16 years.
Anand believes in providing access to justice and supports pro bono initiatives - including the Legal Assistance Scheme for Capital Offences (LASCO) and the Criminal Legal Aid Scheme (CLAS) – and is involved with charitable, community and grassroots organisations. He has contributed to publications such as “The Practice of Law” (LexisNexis) and “A Civil Practice - Good Counsel for Learned Friends” (Academy Publishing).
Anand was included in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Singapore© for Criminal Defense – and was named the Best Lawyers® 2020 Criminal Defense “Lawyer of the Year” in Singapore.