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12 MARINA BOULEVARD, LEVEL 28, MARINA BAY FINANCIAL CENTRE TOWER 3, SINGAPORE 018982, SINGAPORE
Tel:
Work +65 6416 8000
Fax:
Fax +65 6532 5711
Email:
Web:
www.wongpartnership.com
Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Dubai, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and 2 more

Hock Keng Chan

Tel:
Work +65 6416 8139
Email:
Web:
www.wongpartnership.com/index.php/wongpartnership/partner/chan-hock-keng
WongPartnership LLP

Work Department

Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group; Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice; International Arbitration Practice.

Position

Head – Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice; Partner – International Arbitration Practice.

Career

Extensive experience in international arbitration, conducted in English and/or Chinese, both as counsel and arbitrator. His broad arbitration and litigation practice encompasses general commercial and corporate disputes, cross-border joint venture/M&A transactions and infrastructure projects. Acted as an expert on Singapore law in an arbitration administered by CIETAC Beijing as well as Thailand's Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court.

Languages

English, Mandarin.

Member

Member of the Infrastructure Committee of the Singapore Business Federation; Member of the Income Tax Board of Review; Council Member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Fellow of the CIArb; Panel of Arbitrators of the SIAC, AIAC, HKIAC, KCAB and SCIA.

Education

Admitted, 1994, Singapore Bar; 2000, Roll of Solicitors of England & Wales; University of Bristol (LL.B., Hons.); Middle Temple (Barrister-at-Law).


Singapore

International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

WongPartnership LLP has an 'outstanding' track record in investor-state disputes, commercial arbitration and construction cases and 'has accumulated genuine international arbitration knowledge'. The 'superb' team is regarded as 'more international' than many of its Singapore rivals and often receives referrals from international firms; 'its preparations and planning are very thorough and its advice and strategy are meticulous'. Its international standing has also led to engagements in arbitrations seated outside of Singapore. Alvin Yeo SC's 'wisdom and powers of persuasion are phenomenal' and he is 'very articulate', 'very intelligent' and 'impressive'. He led the team that represented Swissbourgh Diamond Mines and related parties in court proceedings relating to an investment treaty arbitration against the Kingdom of Lesotho. Swee Yen Koh is 'a local star', 'meticulous over detail and has an instant grasp of the key issues'. Wendy Lin is 'responsive', 'displays maturity and acumen that are well beyond her years' and 'is a very good strategist who always thinks several steps ahead'. Construction specialist Christopher Chuah, Andre Maniam SC, Tan Chee Meng SC and Chan Hock Keng are also recommended.

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Singapore: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution – Local firms

Within: Dispute resolution – Local firms

WongPartnership LLP remains at the forefront of big-ticket disputes in Singapore and continues to leverage its sizeable senior bench in headline cases. The 'excellent team' is 'responsive, collaborative, nimble and has a great depth of resources and offers top-notch court advocacy at a good price'. 'The level of service is exceptional and client-oriented without losing out on any professional excellence and legal competence'. Alvin Yeo SC is 'one of the best in a court room and offers his clients sound advice when navigating challenging strategic issues'. He led the team that represented Swissbourgh Diamond Mines and related parties in court proceedings relating to an investment treaty arbitration against the Kingdom of Lesotho. Alongside him at senior counsel level are Tan Chee Meng SC and Andre Maniam SC. They are supported by a sizeable team of top litigators including the 'brilliant, decisive and fearless' Koh Swee Yen and Chan Hock Keng, who is 'unparalleled in his forward-thinking abilities' and has 'an exceptional ability to understand the actual issues that matter'. Wendy Lin is 'a highly distinguished litigator who fully understands and is able to manoeuvre comfortably in commercial aspects that are highly technical and complex'. Lim Wei Lee 'offers excellent client service and is extremely persuasive and thoughtful in giving counsel'.

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