International arbitration

International arbitration is a core practice area of the firm. 

Many disputes today involve an interplay between different legal systems and as part of the global network, the Singapore team is able to handle complex cross-border disputes. We also deal with multi-tier dispute resolution clauses where negotiation or mediation are pre-conditions to arbitration. We understand the need to work with you to develop commercial or strategic alternatives to resolve a dispute.

Where arbitration is inevitable, we have the experience, language skills and cultural knowledge to support you at every stage of the arbitral process. Our experience covers everything from strategizing and formulating the case theory at the outset through to the oral advocacy at the evidential hearings, as well as enforcement of the arbitral award in Singapore and overseas in line with the New York Convention.

We adopt a project management approach to give you greater control over the process and ensure cost predictability. Our Singapore team comprises a Senior Counsel as well as senior practitioners who are not only advocates well versed in arbitration practice but who are themselves qualified arbitrators and mediators. Members of the team are on the panel of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Mediation Centre and the International Chamber of Commerce.

Our Arbitration practice provides support across a wide range of sectors including commercial contracts, sale and purchase, joint ventures, shareholder disputes, franchising and distribution, finance, commodities, intellectual property, finance, building and construction, energy and utilities, intellectual property, admiralty and shipping, oil and gas. We have capability in commercial arbitrations, bi-lingual (mandarin) arbitrations as well as investor-treaty or investor-state arbitrations.

We are frequently instructed to act as counsel in international arbitrations under the auspices of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC) and the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA).

You can rely on us to harmonize your legal strategy with your business strategy in order to optimize your objectives in any given situation.


Francis Goh

Co-Head, International Arbitration and Mediation
Head, Private Client Advisory
+65 6361 9835
+65 6438 0550

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