Dispute Resolution and Litigation

Dispute Resolution - Singapore

Outcome-driven problem-solving approach

Headed by highly experienced dispute resolution partner Chau Ee Lee, our Singapore practice handles a wide range of commercial disputes, with particular expertise in energy, infrastructure, and construction and engineering projects related disputes.

Supported by a global dispute resolution team of 140 partners, our Singapore based lawyers works with teams across the network to provide clients with an integrated dispute resolution legal advice covering Asia (including South East Asia), Australia, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

The areas our Singapore practice focuses on include:

  • Arbitration and adjudication
  • Mediation and conciliation
  • Expert determination

Whatever the situation, our top priority is always to get the right outcome for you.

International arbitration, mediation, conciliation, expert determination and adjudication

Singapore is internationally recognised as a reliable and neutral venue for hearing disputes.

We have an outstanding reputation for acting on cross-border disputes involving international arbitration. Complementing our international arbitration practice, for many years we have adopted appropriate alternative dispute resolution (ADR) techniques such as mediation, conciliation, expert determination and adjudication to assist our clients in resolving their disputes.

Our team in Singapore has a wealth of experience acting in arbitrations as counsel, co-counsel and lead solicitor in disputes under the auspices of international arbitral institutions such as LCIA, SIAC, DIAC, ADCCAC, TAI, BANI, VIAC and ICC, in 'ad-hoc' non-institutional arbitrations adopting the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules and in construction industry-specific arbitration rules such as the UK’s Construction Industry Model Arbitration Rules (CIMAR).

Energy infrastructure construction engineering projects disputes

The international construction industry is often dispute-prone. Our team in Singapore has considerable experience in contentious matters relating to construction and engineering projects covering virtually every construction sector, including:

  • light rail and rail
  • renewable energy (water, power, natural gas and biodiesel)
  • pipelines (gas and sewerage)
  • oil and gas (offshore oil platforms and petrochemicals)
  • power (gas-fired thermal/gas-fired cogeneration) and utilities (water/waste)
  • ports, harbours and shipyards
  • plants (district cooling, process including chemical and pharmaceutical)
  • roads, bridges and canals
  • signalling and telecoms rail system
  • commercial (hotels, residential, retail, schools, business parks, sports and leisure facilities)
  • islands and cities
  • theme parks

Our experience covers a range of jurisdictions such as Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Oman, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Egypt, Afghanistan and the UK.

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