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Shook Lin & Bok LLP
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Work Department

Litigation & Dispute Resolution; International Arbitration; Restructuring & Insolvency


David Chan has been a Partner in Shook Lin & Bok LLP since 2004. He has wide experience in general commercial litigation with particular focus on domestic and cross-border finance-related litigation, fraud and insolvency matters. He is also involved in international commercial arbitrations and corporate and shareholders’ disputes.

David is a member of the Valuation Review Board under the Ministry of Finance, Singapore. He has also been recently appointed as a member of the Complaints and Disciplinary Panel of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority.


English; Mandarin


LLB (Hons), King’s College London (1995); LLM, University College London (1999); Barrister, Middle Temple (1996); Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore (1997); Solicitor, England & Wales

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Restructuring and insolvency: local firms

(Hall of Fame)

David ChanShook Lin & Bok LLP

Shook Lin & Bok LLP has an illustrious history in insolvency cases, in part thanks to the presence of senior names Sarjit Singh Gill SC and David Chan; the former acted for Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the single largest creditor of Hin Leong Trading, in the headline collapse of the Hin Leong group of companies. The firm is also making a further impression in cross-border restructurings. Probin Dass is another highly rated insolvency practitioner and Daniel Tan is an emerging talent in restructuring and insolvency.

Singapore > Dispute resolution: local firms

Shook Lin & Bok LLP‘s reputable disputes practice covers a range of complex contentious matters with a cross border element. The team, led by David Chan, focuses on corporate and commercial, banking and finance, and employment-related disputes. Chan focuses on commercial litigation with specialisations in fraud and insolvency, while Sarjit Singh Gill SC’s international arbitration practice is highly regarded and bolstered by his membership in the SIAC.

Singapore > International arbitration

Shook Lin & Bok LLP‘s dispute resolution team has a breadth of experience in cross-border arbitration. Practice head David Chan specialises in finance disputes, and is ably supported by Sarjit Singh Gill SC who is popular for international arbitration proceedings involving Indian parties, and Probin Dass and Joseph Tay who focus on shipping and construction disputes, respectively.