Mr Dinesh Dhillon > Allen & Gledhill LLP > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Allen & Gledhill LLP

Work Department

International Arbitration; Litigation


Co-Head of the Firm’s International Arbitration Practice


Dinesh practises international arbitration and litigation. He has acted as lead counsel in international arbitration for global multinational corporations in the telecommunication, airline, hotel, commodities, construction, manufacturing and projects industries. He has also represented sovereign states in international arbitration cases.

He has represented clients in landmark cases before the Singapore courts relating to jurisdiction of arbitral tribunals, challenges to arbitration awards and attempts to resist enforcement of foreign arbitration awards. Dinesh has represented multinational companies in cases before the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC), Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal relating to banking, corporate, employment, entertainment, insurance, property and shareholder disputes. He has also acted for statutory boards in judicial review cases.

He was called to the Singapore Bar in 1995.He was called to the Singapore Bar in 2000.




Immediate Past President, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. Fellow, Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Board member, Law Society’s Pro Bono Services Office. Treasurer, Asia Pacific Forum of the International Bar Association. Co-Chair, Legal & IPR Committee of The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham).


Obtained the Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration from the National University of Singapore in 2004 and graduated from the National University of Singapore with an LL.B. (Hons) degree.

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > International arbitration

Allen & Gledhill LLP boasts a ‘well-established dispute resolution team in the region’, with expertise in arbitrations linked to infrastructure, energy, construction and engineering work. The practice is skilled in handling multijurisdictional disputes with concurrent South-east Asia based litigation, and has experience appearing in front of both the SIAC and Asian International Arbitration Centre, with members of the department commended for their ‘solid understanding of the local laws’. ‘Outstanding advocateDinesh Dhillon and ‘very knowledgeableChong Yee Leong act as co-heads of the practice, with Ramesh Selvaraj as deputy head. Also key to the team are the ‘articulate and highly diligentMargaret Ling, and Ankit Goyal, who is commended for possessing ‘great commercial acumen’.

Singapore > Dispute resolution

Allen & Gledhill LLP has substantially grown its dispute resolution practice over the last decade. The firm’s geographic growth across Southeast Asia and into China has led to a substantial increase in cross-border dispute engagements, including those before the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC). The firm traditionally acted for large Singapore corporates and financial institutions, and now has a much larger multinational client base. It remains especially active in restructuring and insolvency-related litigation, including cases linked to the Hin Leong scandal, along with white-collar crime, arbitration-related litigation and disputes connected to private wealth. It has two senior counsels in Stanley Lai SC, the head of intellectual property, and Jason Chan SC, who leads the white-collar crime team. Andrew Yeo and William Ong co-head the litigation and dispute resolution group, which includes Dinesh Dhillon, Vincent Leow, Tan Kai Liang and Tay Yong Seng.

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration > Leading firms

Allen & Gledhill LLP has expertise in arbitrations linked to infrastructure, energy, construction, and engineering work, frequently handling multijurisdictional disputes. Practitioners within the team have extensive experience appearing in front of the SIAC and Asian International Arbitration Centre in Kuala Lumpur. The firm has a network of offices across Malaysia, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam, and China – with a particularly impressive bench strength in the firm’s home city of Singapore – and works closely with specialist departments within the firm including an eminent fintech practice. Singapore-based Andrew Yeo and William Ong lead the practice that notably includes Stanley Lai SC, head of the intellectual property practice at the firm, Dinesh Dhillon, co-head of the international arbitration practice, and Vincent Leow, whose practice centres on complex banking, employment, and shareholder disputes.