International Arbitration

Our international arbitration practice, comprising commercial and investor-state arbitrations, is a recognised world leader. Supported by experts drawn from industry-specific practices within the firm, our international arbitration practice delivers world-class advice and counsel through a powerful combination of our extensive connections across the continent; lawyers with vast global experience; and deep institutional knowledge in a wide spectrum of complex corporate, commercial and public international law disputes.

World Leaders

With our expertise sought by governments, state-owned entities and Fortune 500 companies worldwide, we’re not just a leader in Asia, we rank amongst the world’s best. Our lawyers are involved in the most significant disputes in the region, and are also regularly appointed as arbitrators in both commercial and investor-state arbitrations. With one of the world’s largest arbitration portfolios, we were the first Asian international arbitration practice ranked by the Global Arbitration Review in 2008, and we have retained our unparalleled market dominance ever since. In 2014, we won arbitration practice of the year at the Asian Legal Business Awards. In 2015, the Global Arbitration Review named our practice as one of the “most impressive” regional arbitration practices in the world.

Our lawyers are also thought-leaders in the field, often delivering papers and speaking around the world. We are regularly involved in law reform, soft law instruments and reports, UN working group and treaty negotiations as well as authoring books and articles on international arbitration (including the next edition of Mustill & Boyd’s Commercial Arbitration).


With a multinational and multi-linguistic team with deep international experience and in many instances, qualifications from multiple jurisdictions, we consistently deliver results for our clients across the world. We are regularly involved in disputes not only in Singapore but also in New York, England, France, Hong Kong and China. We are adept handling disputes governed by the laws of any jurisdiction.

Our formidable network across the region further anchors our international experience. As the largest firm in Southeast Asia, we are able to coordinate multi-national disputes and draw upon the local knowledge of our colleagues in Asia where necessary.