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Chee Meng Tan

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WongPartnership LLP

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group.


Deputy Chairman of WongPartnership LLP. Main areas of practice are general civil litigation, construction and engineering dispute resolution, criminal law, insurance, professional indemnity and disciplinary proceedings. Practises also as arbitrator and mediator.


Appointed Senior Counsel, 2006; WongPartnership LLP, Deputy Managing Partner, 2008, Deputy Chairman, 2015. Previously Partner/Managing Partner Harry Elias Partnership 1993-2007, Deputy Senior State Counsel in the Attorney-General's Chambers and Deputy Director at the Commercial Affairs Department from 1987 - 1993; Civil Engineer with PWD from 1981 - 1984. Directorships/other appointments: Singapore Power Limited, Urban Redevelopment Authority, St Gabriel’s Foundation, Ausnet Services Ltd., Chairman of the School Management Committee of the Assumption English School.


English, Mandarin.


Panel of Arbitrators of Singapore International Arbitration Centre, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration, Badan Arbitrase Nasional Indonesia (Bani Arbitration Center). Member of Singapore Academy of Law's Council of Law Reporting, the Panel of Presidents for Law Society’s Disciplinary Tribunal and Ethics & Research Sub-Committee of Thomson Medical Centre. Alternate Chairman of the Criminal Law Advisory Committee. Accredited Adjudicator appointed under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (Cap 30B).


University of Canterbury, New Zealand, Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (First Class Hons.), 1979; National University of Singapore, LL.B. (Hons.), (2nd Class Upper) 1986; University of Cambridge, UK, LL.M. (First Class Hons.), 1987.


Travelling, golf and music.


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: Leading individuals

Tan Chee Meng SC - WongPartnership LLP

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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