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Ma Tianyu

International Counsel
Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP
Shanghai Representative Office

Practice Area:

International Arbitration
Infrastructure, Energy & Resources
Construction & Projects

LLM, Northwestern University School of Law
LLB, Wuhan University
Attorney, New York State
PRC legal qualification

T +86 186 7278 7182
E tianyu.ma@rajahtann.com

Tianyu is a dispute resolution lawyer with a focus in international arbitration, alternative disputes resolution, infrastructure, and construction. His practice also spans over trade, cross-border investment, manufacturing, and distribution.

A native Mandarin speaker and fluent in English, Tianyu represents and assists domestic and international clients in international arbitrations conducted under the rules of the major international arbitration institutions, such as ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, and CIETAC.

Notable Cases & Transactions
Mergers & Acquisition / Other Corporate Exercises / Restructuring
  • Acting for a China State-owned mining company in an arbitration under the HKIAC Rules regarding disputes arising from a share purchase agreement and a shareholder's agreement for a mega acquisition of mining assets in an African country. The amount in dispute is over US$1 billion.
  • Acting for a China state-owned engineering and construction company in an arbitration under the SIAC Rules regarding disputes arising from a supply agreement for an EPC project in Russia.
  • Acting for a China state-owned construction company in an arbitration under the SIAC Rules regarding disputes arising from a construction subcontract for a world-class oil storage facility in a mid-east country. The amount in dispute is over US$50 million.
  • Acting for a leading China state-owned engineering company in an arbitration under SIAC Rules regarding a dispute arising from a share purchase agreement for the purchase of a national power supply infrastructure in a mid-east country. The amount in dispute is over US$140 million.
  • Acting for a world-leading biochemical technology company in an arbitration under the SIAC Rules regarding disputes arising from a series of contracts for joint promotion of agriculture seeds in China. The amount in dispute is over US$30 million.
  • Acting for a Chian state-owned engineering company with trial preparation for an arbitration conducted under the ICC Arbitration Rules regarding disputes arising from an EPC contract for a large coal fire power plant. The amount in dispute is over US$100 million.
  • Acting for a China state-owned construction company in a Singapore-seated ICC arbitration arising from an aromatic project subcontract. The amount in dispute is over US$20 million.
  • Acted for a PRC subsidiary of a large Chinese oil and gas state-owned company on a Hong Kong-seated arbitration under UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules with HKIAC as the appointing authority. The dispute concerns a series of loan agreements for a mega acquisition of oil and gas assets in an African country. The value in dispute is more than US$1.2 billion.
  • Acted for a China state-owned construction company in the handling of disputes arising from an EPC contract for water supply facilities in an African country.
  • Acted for a China state-owned construction company in negotiating, drafting, and implementing an EPC contract for upgrading national infrastructure for energy supply in a south Asia country.
  • Acted for a China state-owned construction company in negotiating, drafting, and implementing an EPC contract for the construction of a hydro power plant in a south Asia country.
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