At Duxton Hill Chambers in Singapore, Toby Landau KC is a highly regarded practitioner in the arbitration field, with established expertise in advising on large-scale commercial, inter-state and investor-state arbitrations. Jern-Fei Ng KC (a dual tenant with London-based set 7BR) has an excellent track record in handling arbitrations under institutions including ICC, UNCITRAL, HKIAC, and SIAC. Chan Leng Sun SC is skilled in Malaysian and Singaporean law; Calvin Liang and Colin Liew are key names to note at the junior end of chambers, which is structured as a Singapore Group Practice.
Arbitration counsel in Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration
Fountain Court Chambers
Fountain Court Chambers has an established presence in Singapore, with international arbitration expert Andrew Pullen acting as the main contact in the jurisdiction. Pullen regularly represents clients from across the Asia Pacific region in arbitrations, often under the aegis of the ICC, SIAC and UNCITRAL. Darius Chan, who is also based in Singapore, represents states and state-owned entities in arbitrations. Anneliese Day KC has expertise in professional negligence and construction arbitrations. Matthew Gearing KC – a dual tenant with Temple Chambers in Hong Kong – is highly regarded for his strength in advising on commercial and investment treaty arbitrations under institutions including HKIAC, AIAC, ICSID and SIAC.
Hong Kong set Temple Chambers has an excellent reputation within the arbitration space. Charles Manzoni KC, a dual tenant with 39 Essex Chambers in London, is highly regarded for his expertise in handling commercial arbitration, with a focus on construction and technology matters, and represents clients from a number of Asian jurisdictions. Matthew Gearing KC has dual tenancy with Fountain Court Chambers, and has over 25 years’ experience in the international arbitration field. Among the juniors, Queenie Lau is noted for her solid track record in handling commercial and financial arbitration.
36 Stone Chambers
London-based set 36 Stone Chambers has an established presence in Singapore, however members have a solid track record in representing clients across multiple Asian jurisdictions. The team is sought after for handling complex arbitrations under the auspices of a range of arbitral institutions, including UNCITRAL, SIAC, HKIAC and SCMA. Vasanti Selvaratnam KC and Colin Ong KC have expertise in handling high-value commodities and shipping arbitrations, and Ravi Aswani advises on a broad spectrum of international commercial arbitration work.
Hong Kong-based set Des Voeux Chambers is home to Benny Lo, who regularly sits as arbitrator under the auspices of the SIAC, HKIAC, ICC, CIETAC, AIAC, BAC and WIPO. Lo’s workload includes investor-state issues and large-scale commercial matters. Calvin Cheuk is another key figure in the team, who is well-known for his expertise in handling construction arbitrations concerning projects in Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan and Macau.
Rede Chambers in Hong Kong is home to a team with solid experience in international arbitration. Horace Wong SC is well known for often acting as sole arbitrator in cases, as well as regularly appearing before the HKIAC in a wide range of commercial matters. Thomas Lee has established strength in handling construction arbitration, and regularly appears before the HKIAC and ICC.
Twenty Essex houses Nakul Dewan SA, who is a member of the Indian, Singaporean and English and Welsh Bars, and has been appointed as arbitrator by the ICC, LCIA and SIAC. Dewan has an excellent track record in handling complex international arbitrations in Singapore, and is sought after by clients in the banking and finance, energy, construction, and mining sectors. International arbitration expert Rishab Gupta regularly appears before Indian courts in construction arbitrations, and is well versed in advising on investment treaty arbitrations.