Timothy Cooke > Stephenson Harwood LLP > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Stephenson Harwood LLP

Work Department

Dispute resolution


Timothy is a barrister and international arbitration partner in Singapore and co-leads the international arbitration practice in Asia. He advises on and acts as counsel in arbitrations under the rules of the major arbitral institutions with a particular focus on energy, infrastructure and other investment disputes.

Timothy represents clients in international arbitrations under all the major institutional rules of arbitration such as the ICC, UNCITRAL, LCIA and SIAC. His practice focuses on disputes concerning energy (oil and gas, power and renewables), infrastructure and projects, construction and engineering and other commercial disputes. He frequently appears before arbitral tribunals and emergency arbitrators, and sits as arbitrator appointed by institutions, other arbitrators and parties.


Timothy is the author of the arbitration title “International Arbitration in Singapore: Legislation and Materials” (Sweet & Maxwell, 2018).

Co-author, “Guidelines on Witness Conferencing in International Arbitration” (Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, 2019).

Co-author, “Arbitration In Singapore: A Practical Guide” (Sweet & Maxwell, 2019), Chapter on Challenge of Arbitral Awards.

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > International arbitration

Stephenson Harwood LLP is a burgeoning player in the arbitration market, particularly in investment disputes and in offshore oil and gas cases. It has extensive experience in Indonesia, Vietnam, China and the Philippines. Post M&A, joint venture, shareholder and power cases also feature strongly along with shipping and charterparty arbitrations. Timothy Cooke is a recognised leading name in the arbitration field, while Michelle Yong has a strong name in shipping disputes, as does John Simpson who joined from Ince in 2018.