Leading Silks

Matthew Gearing KC - Temple Chambers 'An exceptionally adept barrister, known for his sound, practical, and commercially-minded advice.'
Robert Heath KC – Young's List Barristers
Toby Landau KC – Duxton Hill Chambers 'An absolute star in international arbitration.'
Colin Ong KC - The 36 Group 'An outstanding counsel in international arbitration.'
Anneliese Day KC – Fountain Court Chambers 'Anneliese is a talented and highly persuasive barrister.'
Charles Manzoni KC - Temple Chambers 'A very powerful advocate and an experienced pair of hands.'
Gregory Nell SC – New Chambers 'An impeccable advocate. His depth of knowledge and experience in admiralty law is without equal at the Australian Bar.'
Jern-Fei Ng KCDuxton Hill Chambers ‘A forthright barrister, who understands very well what is important to clients in a case and what the clients are going to achieve through arbitration.’
Rajesh Pillai KC – 3 Verulam Buildings 'An incredibly user-friendly silk who is persuasive and remains calm under pressure.'
Vasanti Selvaratnum KCThe 36 Group ‘A real quality act.’
Chan Leng Sun SC – Duxton Hill Chambers 'A great strategist.'

Leading Juniors

Rishab Gupta - Twenty Essex 'A very professional and efficient barrister.'
Shourav Lahiri - Atkin Chambers 'A master of his craft.'
Queenie Lau - Temple Chambers 'An articulate junior whose advice is practical and incisive.'
Calvin Liang – Duxton Hill Chambers 'A junior with sharp legal acumen.'
Colin Liew – Duxton Hill Chambers 'Colin is strategic, and has a deep analytical mind.'
Steven Lim - 39 Essex Chambers 'A true expert in international commercial arbitration.'
Benny Lo - Des Voeux Chambers 'Benny is meticulous, and his advocacy and cross-examination style is superb.'
Ravi Aswani - The 36 Group 'An eloquent and very responsive junior.'
Calvin Cheuk – Des Voeux Chambers 'An analytical junior with a logical approach to cases.'
Thomas Lee – Rede Chambers 'A smooth advocate with a meticulous eye.'
David Smallbone - Frederick Jordan Chambers 'A junior with commercial acumen and a very sharp mind.'
Premala Thiagarajan – List A Barristers 'Premala has a very good legal mind, and she is able to craft very persuasive arguments.'

Arbitration counsel in Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration

Duxton Hill Chambers

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.

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.

Temple Chambers

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.

Des Voeux Chambers

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

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.

The 36 Group

London-based set The 36 Group 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.

Twenty Essex

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.