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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 > International arbitration

Shook Lin & Bok LLP remains noted for insolvency, banking, commercial and fraud cases. It has seen a particular uptick in disputes involving banks against insurers. The team has a strong background with Indian and Indonesian clients and has expanded its client base to Chinese and Japanese entities, among others. Sarjit Singh Gill SCDavid Chan, Probin Dass and Joseph Tay are notable figures.

Singapore > Restructuring and insolvency: local firms

(Hall of Fame)

David ChanShook Lin & Bok LLP

Shook Lin & Bok LLP‘s practice comprises of transactional, insolvency, restructuring and litigation lawyers, who ‘provide a good level of service with a commercial approach‘. The team advises a mix of local and international financial institutions and corporate clients on distressed mergers and acquisitions, divestment of assets, restructuring of debt and liability management issues, liquidations, bankruptcies, landmark receiverships, judicial management and schemes of arrangement. Key names in the sizeable team include Sarjit Singh Gill SC, Probin Dass, Debby Lim and head of practice, David Chan.


Singapore > Dispute resolution: local firms

Shook Lin & Bok LLP has tremendous big-case experience, coupled with the resources to handle higher-volume disputes. It continues to impress in banking disputes, along with insolvency and restructuring cases, including acting for banks in opposing Chapter 11-style arrangements. It remains a regular counsel to Indian clients and has a growing cohort of Chinese clients. Department head David Chan is noted for banking, insolvency, fraud and shareholder disputes, while Sarjit Singh Gill SC is a leader in banking and insolvency cases and disputes involving Indian parties. Probin Dass is rated for shipping, trade and insolvency cases. Debby Lim and Yeow Khoon Ng  are also recommended.