Mr Yu-Jin Tay > Mayer Brown > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Mayer Brown
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Work Department

International Arbitration.

Position

Yu-Jin Tay is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Singapore office and is a member of Mayer Brown’s global International Arbitration practice. He specialises in international arbitration arising from a broad range of commercial disputes across a range of sectors including energy, natural resources, manufacturing, technology, construction and infrastructure, as well as hospitality and real estate. Yu-Jin has experience of most of the world’s leading arbitral seats (including Paris, London, Geneva, Zurich, New York, Washington DC, Hong Kong, Seoul and Dubai) as well as under the rules of key arbitral institutions (including the ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, CIETAC, LCIA, DIAC, AAA-ICDR, KCAB, KLRCA, BANI, VIAC, ICSID and UNCITRAL Rules). Since 2001, Yu-Jin has advised or represented investors or states in investment treaty arbitrations and, since 2013, he has been a member of ICSID’s panels of arbitrators and conciliators, designated by the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. In addition to counsel work, Yu-Jin has served as presiding, sole, or co-arbitrator in ICC, SIAC, LCIA, HKIAC, VIAC and ad hoc arbitrations.

In 2011, Yu-Jin was one among few Asian lawyers featured in Global Arbitration Review’s global 45 under 45 ranking. He has also been listed annually as a leading individual in global legal directories including GAR’s International Who’s Who of Commercial Arbitration (since 2010), Chambers Asia-Pacific and Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (since 2008; Asia-wide, Singapore, Korea and Indonesia chapters), the Euromoney Guide to the World’s Leading Experts in Commercial Arbitration (since 2006) and Benchmark Litigation (Local Disputes Star, 2013). Directories report Yu-Jin as having been described by peers as “a specialist among specialists” (Chambers, South Korea, 2016), “great at resolving complex problems and explaining them simply” (Chambers, Singapore, 2017). He has been described by clients as their “first choice for arbitration matters” and “extremely sophisticated” (Chambers, South Korea, 2017), “logical and solution-oriented… tough in making points” (Chambers, Singapore, 2016), and a “very good, articulate advocate who is one of the faces of the next generation of Singaporean arbitration practitioners” (Chambers, Singapore, 2014), “noteworthy for his seasoned and creative strategic advice” (Chambers, Asia Pacific, 2015).

Before Mayer Brown, Yu-Jin practiced for over 16 years in international firms and has also worked in London, Paris and Washington DC. Prior to private practice, he served as counsel and military prosecutor in the Ministry of Defense in Singapore and trained as a barrister at Fountain Court Chambers in London. He speaks English and Mandarin.

Career

Admitted in England and Wales and Singapore.

Languages

English and Mandarin.

Education

Singapore Public Service Commission, Overseas Merit Scholar; Inns of Court School of Law, Bar Vocational Course; University College London (University of London), LLM; University College London (University of London), LLB

Lawyer Rankings

South Korea > International arbitration

Mayer Brown is mainly instructed by clients in the energy, infrastructure and natural resources sectors. The international arbitration team manages numerous LNG sector disputes, including highly specialised gas price review disputes as well as infrastructure and construction disputes across South East Asia. Its capabilities have further expanded with the October 2020 arrival of Paul Teo in Singapore, bringing more than 20 years of experience in arbitration, ADR and litigation matters, with particular focus on China-outbound and Japan-outbound matters. Based in Singapore, Yu-Jin Tay co-leads the team with Menachem Hasofer and John Hickin in Hong Kong.

India > Foreign firms

Yu-Jin Tay heads the Mayer Brown International LLP team, based largely in Hong Kong and Singapore, which has an acknowledged reputation for its extensive work in the energy sectors; LNG, traditional oil and gas, renewable power and energy-related commodities. Infrastructure/construction and natural resources are other areas of strength. Renewable energy-related disputes is a growing source of disputes and arbitrations with an India, (Indonesia and Vietnam) aspect. Yu-Jin Tay is a prominent arbitration specialist, well known for his extensive Asian practice, and the group’s international arbitration capabilities have been increased with the arrival of partner Paul Teo in Singapore, who joined from Baker McKenzie FenXun in October 2020, bringing a specialism in construction and infrastructure disputes. Menachem Hasofer and John Hickin in Hong Kong are other noted international arbitration and disputes specialists.

Yu-Jin Tay heads the Mayer Brown International LLP team, based largely in Hong Kong and Singapore, which has an acknowledged reputation for its extensive work in the energy sectors; LNG, traditional oil and gas, renewable power and energy-related commodities. Infrastructure/construction and natural resources are other areas of strength. Renewable energy-related disputes is a growing source of disputes and arbitrations with an India, (Indonesia and Vietnam) aspect. Yu-Jin Tay is a prominent arbitration specialist, well known for his extensive Asian practice, and the group’s international arbitration capabilities have been increased with the arrival of partner Paul Teo in Singapore, who joined from Baker McKenzie FenXun in October 2020, bringing a specialism in construction and infrastructure disputes. Menachem Hasofer and John Hickin in Hong Kong are other noted international arbitration and disputes specialists.

Hong Kong > Dispute resolution: international arbitration

Mayer Brown‘s ‘highly efficient‘ international arbitration team counts disputes arising from construction and infrastructure projects among its specialisms, within which Menachem Hasofer is particularly experienced. Hasofer and John Hickin (who focuses on banking and commercial matters) jointly lead the team alongside Singapore-based Yu-Jin Tay.

Singapore > International arbitration

Mayer Brown‘s international arbitration team is well-versed in energy, infrastructure, construction and TMT sector disputes. The ‘excellentYu-Jin Tay (who is particularly active in disputes involving Singapore and Indonesia) leads the team alongside Hong Kong-based Menachem Hasofer and John Hickin. Paul Teo‘s arrival in Singapore from Baker McKenzie bolstered the group’s energy and projects international arbitration expertise, as has Kay-Jannes Wegner who has joined from Kim & Chang in South Korea.