Mr Siang Pheng Lek > Dentons Rodyk > Singapore, Singapore > Lawyer Profile

Dentons Rodyk
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Work Department

Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group, Arbitration, Banking & Finance Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Corporate & Investment Disputes Litigation, General Litigation, Insurance Litigation, Insolvency, Professional Liability.


Lek Siang Pheng is the deputy managing partner for Dentons Rodyk. In addition, he is also a senior partner and the head of our Litigation & Dispute Resolution and Arbitration practice.

Siang Pheng handles civil and commercial litigation, including banking cases (banking advice, loan and mortgage recovery actions and bankruptcy actions), insolvency matters (work-outs, receivership, scheme of arrangement, judicial management and liquidation) China investment disputes, partnership and shareholders’ disputes, domestic and international arbitration, contractual disputes, corporate disputes, medical litigation and insurance cases. He represents banks, companies and individuals, medical defence organisations and insurance companies in the course of his work.

He has acted as counsel in both domestic and international arbitrations, and also in several State Court and High Court trials, as well as appeals to the High Court and Court of Appeal. He has also appeared as counsel in numerous coroner’s inquiries and disciplinary proceedings before the Singapore Medical Council.

His notable cases, in his 27 years of litigation and arbitration practice, include acting for lenders and borrowers in various insolvency and debt restructuring cases at the height of the Asian financial crisis and the Lehman financial crisis; various high profile and successful defences of hospitals and doctors in malpractice cases; the successful claim in a high value international arbitration case arising from a failed joint venture in China; the successful dismissal of a commercial claim by way of a preliminary application on behalf of a respondent in an international arbitration case; the successful defence of a Chinese state-owned enterprise in an international arbitration case on a breach of a contract for purchase of crude oil, the successful defence of a settle or against a claim in the Singapore High Court by her son for his share of the assets in a high value offshore trust.

Siang Pheng is a Fellow of both the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. He is also a Fellow of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore. He has been appointed by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre as sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in international arbitrations.


Senior Partner – Dentons Rodyk & Davidson LLP (formerly Rodyk & Davidson LLP) (2002 – present)
HelenYeo & Partners (1992 – 2002)
Allen & Gledhill (1989 – 1992)


English, Mandarin


Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
Fellow, Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore
Honorary Legal Adviser, Singapore Medical Association
Honorary Legal Adviser, College of Family Physicians Singapore
Member, National Healthcare Group Research Ethics Committee
Member, NHG Domain Specific Review Board “C”
Member, Parkway Independent Ethics Committee
Member, Changi General Hospital Medical Ethics Committee


LLB (Hons) National University of Singapore, 1988

Lawyer Rankings

Singapore > Insurance: local firms

Dentons Rodyk has a broad insurance practice that spans claims involving professional malpractice, property, personal injury, directors and officers liability and aviation. In addition to the claims work, lawyers are also called upon for their regulatory expertise in insurance industry corporate transactions, including M&A and capital markets deals. Jointly leading the team are Edric Pan, a veteran of claims defence work for the firm’s high-profile insurer clients; Christopher Chong, who heads the personal injury practice; and Jacqueline Loke, a regulatory expert who supports insurance-industry transactions. Deputy managing partner of the firm Siang Pheng Lek, is a specialist in defending medical-related claims.

Singapore > Restructuring and insolvency: local firms

Dentons Rodyk has worked hard to develop its regional and international credentials from Singapore, where it has a particularly strong record in insolvency proceedings and an impressive client portfolio of receivers, liquidators, debtors and creditors. The firm is also noted for debt and bond restructurings, acting for a range of debtors/issuers and creditors; this includes acting for Perpetual (Asia) Ltd, the trustee for the holders of the perpetual securities in the restructuring of Hyflux. Ajinderpal Singh and Kia Jeng Koh are co-heads of the restructuring, insolvency and bankruptcy practice, which also includes senior names Siang Pheng Lek and Herman Jeremiah.

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.