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Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC

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Daniel Chia

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

Work Department

Dispute Resolution; International Arbitration.


Daniel Chia represents litigation and arbitration clients in investment disputes, shareholder litigation, fraud prosecution and securities and regulatory enforcement proceedings in the banking, finance, and investment industries. Clients, including high-net worth individuals and venture capitalists, seek Daniel’s advice to recover funds from fraudulent and misrepresented investments. He represents clients, either as defendants or plaintiffs, in a wide range of white collar criminal proceedings, including allegations of money laundering, corruption and tax evasion. He also acts for clients in the e-payment industry and advises on various regulatory and competition legislation.


Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore 2006.


National University of Singapore, LLB (Hons) (Overall Deans List), 2005.


International arbitration

Within: International arbitration

Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC remains noted for shipping, oil and gas, insurance and construction cases. The team has an especially strong record in Indonesia disputes. Wendy Tan, insurance expert Justyn Jagger, and Daniel Chia have extensive contentious experience, including in arbitrations, while Kelvin Aw is recommended for construction disputes and associate Kenneth Chua is 'a true advocate in every sense of the word',  'is very thorough in analysing and presenting the issues' and 'gives the assurance to clients that he leaves no issues or details unturned'.

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Singapore: Construction

Construction – Local firms

Within: Construction – Local firms

Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC's 'strengths include its depth of knowledge of the construction industry and vast experience in dispute resolution'. Daniel Chia is 'an effective advocate'. In one highlight matter, the team was successful in setting aside an adjudication determination for Samsung C&T in a matter that went to the Court of Appeal, which concerned a long-standing dispute regarding the Suntec City Mall project in Singapore. Kelvin Aw, Lynette Chew and associate Grace Lu have joined CMS Holborn Asia.

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Singapore: Dispute resolution

Dispute resolution – Local firms

Within: Dispute resolution – Local firms

Morgan Lewis Stamford LLC has a solid record in big-ticket litigation. Daniel Chia (a 'terrific litigator') led the team that acted for Terfel Ventures, Green Palm Capital and Dali Agro in recovery proceedings concerning over $3.5m of funds that were fraudulently transferred from several bank accounts which the companies held at Asia's largest bank. Stephen Cheong is recommended for insurance and reinsurance disputes. Wendy Tan is noted for shipping, trade and commodities, and energy disputes. Adrian Tan has joined TSMP Law Corporation, while Lynette Chew has joined CMS Holborn Asia.

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Singapore: Labour and employment

Labour and employment – Local firms

Within: Labour and employment – Local firms

Daniel Chia heads the practice at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, which provides 'an impeccable service'. The group advised Printronix on the transfer of its manufacturing operations and a number of employees from Singapore to Malaysia. It also assisted Blink Entertainment and Events with matters such as the drafting of employment contracts, especially in respect of protecting its IP rights, as well as non-compete clauses and is also acting for the client in commencing litigation against ex-employees and shadow  directors concerning the alleged misuse of IP assets. Associate Amarjit Kaur is another name to note.

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