Mr Joseph Tay > Shook Lin & Bok LLP > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Shook Lin & Bok LLP
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Work Department

Litigation & Dispute Resolution; International Arbitration; Construction & Projects


Joseph is a Partner of Shook Lin & Bok LLP who specialises in Litigation & Dispute Resolution, International Arbitration and Construction & Projects. He has experience in an extensive range of legal disputes including matters relating to financial services and securities, building and construction, infrastructure and projects, real estate sale and lease, employment laws and directors’ duties, commodities and trade, restructuring and insolvency, shareholders’ disputes and commercial fraud. He has appeared as lead counsel at all levels of the Supreme Court of Singapore, in international commercial arbitrations administered by leading arbitral institutions, and in construction adjudication proceedings commenced under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (Cap. 30B). Joseph’s practice extends to the commercial preparation, negotiation and review of building and construction contracts, together with related non-contentious legal services. He is experienced and versed in the standard forms used also routinely employed in the industry such as the REDAS Design and Build Contract, the SIA Articles and Conditions of Building Contract, as well as the Public Section Standard Conditions of Contract.


English; Mandarin


LLB (Hons), National University of Singapore (2007); Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore (2008)

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 > Labour and employment: local firms

Shook Lin & Bok LLP‘s team has ‘significant bench strength‘ and is ‘highly recommended‘ for organisational restructuring issues, redundancy exercises, outsourcing agreements and for representing employers in disputes involving wrongful termination, enforcement of restrictive covenants and fiduciary duties. Teo Mae Shaan and Joseph Tay are the key partners for non-contentious and contentious matters, respectively.

Singapore > Construction: Local firms

Shook Lin & Bok LLP‘s core areas of work span litigation and arbitration, insolvency, drafting and reviewing of contracts, project financing, regulatory and environmental issues. Joseph Tay is experienced in commercial transactions and related project management matters within the construction and engineering industry. He also undertakes advocacy work before the Supreme Court of Singapore, international commercial arbitrations and in construction adjudication proceedings commenced under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.