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Christopher Chuah

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WongPartnership LLP

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Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group; Infrastructure, Construction & Engineering Practice; International Arbitration Practice; China Practice; Myanmar Practice.


Head - Infrastructure, Construction & Engineering Practice; Partner - International Arbitration, China and Myanmar Practices. Adjunct Professor, National University of Singapore.


Extensive experience in front-end drafting/advice and construction disputes (including FIDIC standards). Leading counsel in numerous reported landmark cases on construction law, and represented contractors and employers in various arbitration disputes in Singapore and the PRC. Co-authored the Contract Administration Guide to the REDAS Design and Build Conditions of Contract published in 2012.


English, Mandarin.


Panel of Arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre; Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration; Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and Chartered Institute of Building; Senior Accredited Specialist in Building and Construction Law; Member, Construction Adjudicator Accreditation Committee; Accredited Adjudicator under the Building & Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (Cap 30B). General Editor, Singapore Journal of Construction Law.


Admitted, 1990, Singapore Bar; 1984, English Bar; London School of Economics (LL.B., Hons.); College of Estate Management, Reading (Diploma in Surveying, Distinction); Lincoln’s Inn (Barrister-at-Law); Accredited Adjudicator, Singapore.


Corporate and M&A

Within: Corporate and M&A

WongPartnership Myanmar Ltd. provides a ‘good overall service’, predominantly acting for clients in the hospitality, real estate, energy, food and beverages, telecoms and financial services sectors. The team ‘keeps clients informed on the commercial and legal landscape’. Recommended individuals include infrastructure expertChristopher Chuah, Low Kah Keong, who focuses on M&A, corporate finance and collective investment schemes and Suegene Ang, who ‘gives appropriate advice and provides solutions’. The team handled a number of high-value cross-border matters, such as acting for Pan Pacific Hospitality on its joint venture with Shwe Taung Junction City Development and City Square in relation to a hotel development in Yangon's city centre.

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Within: Projects

WongPartnership Myanmar Ltd. possesses ‘adequate knowledge to assess its clients' requirements’. The team advises on foreign direct investments, joint ventures as well as infrastructure and construction projects. Names to note include Christopher Chuah, who handles infrastructure, energy and construction projects, and Suegene Ang, who covers a range of industries including property, hospitality and oil and gas developments.

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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: Construction

Construction – Local firms

Within: Leading individuals

Christopher Chuah - WongPartnership LLP

Within: Construction – Local firms

Tay Peng Cheng and Ian de Vaz jointly head the energy, projects and construction group at WongPartnership LLP. The team handles complex construction projects, such as its work for Japanese contractor Penta–Ocean Construction, where it assisted with securing a contract as a specialist subcontractor for a Japanese consortium acting as the EPC contractor for the construction of a power plant and port facility in Bangladesh, a matter valued at $1.5bn. In addition to its front-end expertise, the team also handles arbitration and litigation in Asia Pacific and beyond. Christopher Chuah is the overall head of infrastructure, construction and engineering; his expertise spans front-end advice as well as disputes.

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