Mr Lawrence Teh > Dentons Rodyk > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Dentons Rodyk
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Work Department

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)

Lawrence Teh – Dentons Rodyk

Dentons Rodyk has a long history in the shipping, trade and commodities field. It continues to stand out for its abilities in contentious matters, including litigation and arbitration, thanks in part to the pre-eminence of Lawrence Teh. He and the wider team have landed a series of major maritime and commodities arbitration engagements, including offshore construction disputes and maritime joint-venture cases. Restructuring and insolvency matters are also key for the practice; Loh Jen Wei is noted for shipping sector restructuring and insolvency disputes while Janice Ngeow provides further expertise in restructuring and distressed situations.

Singapore > Dispute resolution: local firms

Dentons Rodyk‘s practice uses its global reach to offer clients the best strategic solutions in a variety of high-profile disputes and complex litigations. Co-head Siang Pheng Lek is skilled in commercial litigation, shareholder disputes and international arbitration; especially in the medical sector where he is considered a go-to lawyer. Lawrence Teh is experienced as lead counsel in multi-jurisdictional dispute resolution cases before Singapore Courts in all areas of commercial law. Loh Jen Wei jointly spearheads the group’s shipping practice, handling all transport and trade-related disputes whilst Ajinderpal Singh’s team has particular expertise in shareholder disputes, insolvency and banking litigation.

Singapore > International arbitration

Dentons Rodyk‘s international arbitration is particularly popular with Chinese state-owned corporations and Indonesian clients and counts energy and natural resources, construction, shipping and international trade, and banking and finance among its sector specialisms. Herman Jeremiah and Lawrence Teh lead the practice following Philip Jeyaretnam SC’s appointment as a judicial commissioner of the Singapore Supreme Court. Ajinderpal Singh is another key contact.