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Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group, Arbitration, Aviation, Banking & Finance Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Construction, Corporate & Investment Disputes Litigation, Maritime (Litigation).


Lawrence Teh is a Senior Partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice and Arbitration practice. He has particular experience in handling disputes in international trade and commodities, maritime and aviation, banking and financial services, onshore and offshore construction, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and other investments, and insurance.

Lawrence advises clients and acts as counsel in all areas of commercial law and appears regularly as lead counsel in the Singapore courts, in arbitration, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) and is appointed regularly as an arbitrator in international disputes under rules and auspices of international arbitration institutions like the ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, SCMA, KCAB, AIAC, and SHIAC.

He is member of the Management Board of the International Bar Association (IBA), the Administrator of the Comité Maritime International (CMI) and a Master of the Bench (Overseas) of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple.

He is named in numerous legal guides and directories including the The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, International Who’s Who for Commercial Litigation, International Who’s Who of Shipping & Maritime and Asialaw Leading Lawyers for Shipping, Maritime & Aviation and in the Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers.


Senior Partner, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP (formerly Rodyk & Davidson LLP), 1994–present


English, Mandarin


Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) 
Member, Panel of International Arbitrators, KCAB International
Member, Panel of Arbitrator/Mediator, Shanghai International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (also known as the Shanghai International Arbitration Center (SHIAC))
Chairman, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee, The Law Society of Singapore
Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
Supporting member, London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA)
Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA)
Database of Arbitrators, International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB)
Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
Member, Panel of Arbitrators, Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), formerly known as KL Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)
Member, Panel of Arbitrators under the Law Society Arbitration Scheme, The Law Society of Singapore
Member, International Bar Association, Arbitration Committee
Chairman, Civil Practice Committee, The Law Society of Singapore, 2006–2010
Administrator and current member of the executive committee, Comité Maritime International, 2013–present
Co-chairman, Asia Pacific Forum, International Bar Association, 2012-2014
Secretary, Maritime Law Association of Singapore, 1997–1999, 2003–2014
Vice chairman, Maritime & Transport Law Committee, International Bar Association, 2007–2008
Chairman, Promotion Committee, Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration
Management Board member, International Bar Association
Database of Arbitrators, London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA)


LLB (Hons) Queen Mary College, University of London, 1991

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Shipping: local firms

(Hall of Fame)

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Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP‘s shipping team, which is led by Lawrence Teh and Janice Ngeow, handles a wide range of matters ranging from ship arrest, cargo claims, ship registration, ship financing and restructuring to international trade and commodities.

Singapore > International arbitration

Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP has an outstanding record in construction, maritime and aviation disputes. It is also noted for its court review capabilities, including the defence and challenge of arbitration awards, and its experience in other arbitral centres such as Seoul, London and Hong Kong. With strong advocacy credentials thanks to the presence of Philip Jeyaretnam SC and others, the team also features shipping and trade expert Lawrence TehAjinderpal Singh and Herman Jeremiah.