Leading SIAC Arbitration Law Firm

Our arbitration team is located in Singapore, the home of SIAC, arguably the world’s foremost dispute resolution centre. We provide high-level legal representation to international and local clients for SIAC-related disputes, with a particular focus on international commercial arbitrations, construction and commodities disputes, and investor-state arbitration.

  • Technical experts with a commercial focus
  • Proven international track record
  • Competitive and capped legal fees

We handle some of the most complex international arbitrations

Our international clientele routinely consists of private corporations, investors, state-owned enterprises, and states who choose us for our deep expertise in commercial arbitration, multi-jurisdictional disputes, matters relating to offshore trusts, and public international law matters.

Dispute resolution is in our DNA. Our arbitration team is committed to providing you with top-tier support throughout the arbitration process, from strategic planning all the way to enforcement of arbitral awards. With a proven track record and extensive experience, our dispute resolution specialists have the resources and expertise to represent your organisation in all aspects of arbitration, while maintaining competitive legal fees.

Expert Advice throughout a dispute’s life cycle

We advise on all aspects and stages of arbitration, from drafting complex clauses and reviewing them to advising on the type and seat of arbitration, tribunal formation, arbitral procedure and enforcement of arbitral awards.

Drafting & Reviewing Of Arbitration Agreements

Our team of seasoned legal experts ensures that your arbitration agreements are meticulously drafted to safeguard your interests. We understand the complexities and nuances of international arbitration in Singapore and ensure that every clause is tailored to your specific needs. Our review process is rigorous, ensuring that your agreements are in line with the latest legal standards and best practices.

Advising on Strategy

Strategic advice is crucial in international arbitration. Our team, with its vast experience in handling high-profile cases across various sectors, provides insights that are both tactical and practical. We consider every possible scenario, from the intricacies of the arbitration process to the potential implications on your business, ensuring that you are always one step ahead.

Negotiating Settlements (Avoiding Arbitration)

While arbitration is a powerful tool, it may not always be the best route. Our team excels in negotiation tactics, aiming to resolve disputes amicably and efficiently. We prioritise your interests, ensuring that settlements are favourable and in line with your business objectives.

Understanding the Process

International arbitration can be a complex process, especially in a hub like Singapore. We believe in empowering our clients with knowledge. Our team will guide you through every step, ensuring you understand the intricacies, timelines, and potential outcomes. With us, you are never in the dark.

Representing You in Arbitration Proceedings

Our reputation in representing clients in arbitration proceedings is unparalleled. From the initial stages to the final award, we stand by your side, advocating fiercely for your interests. Our team’s expertise spans various sectors, ensuring that we bring specialised knowledge to every case.

Enforcing or Challenging Arbitration Awards

The culmination of the arbitration process is the award, but the journey doesn’t end there. Whether you are looking to enforce an award or challenge one, our team is equipped to handle it. We understand the legal landscapes both locally and internationally, ensuring that your interests are always protected.

Our expertise includes:

  • Disputes Involving High Value Assets, Investment Treaty Arbitration, Multi-Jurisdictional Disputes
  • Pursuing claims for and against host states for compensation for breaches of bilateral investment treaty obligations
  • Enforcing international arbitral awards

Sectors we operate in

We have expertise in numerous industries and specialized sectors. Our team operates globally in multiple jurisdictions and have partners in multiple languages.

Shipping & Maritime
Banking & Finance
Real Estate
Oil, Gas, And Renewable Energy Industry
Intellectual Property
Consultancy & Agency Agreement
Construction Industry
Media & Public Relations

Nicolas Tang

Bar Admissions

Singapore (2002)   |   England and Wales (2006)   |   New York (2009)   |   Hong Kong (2009)

Nicolas is a Panel Arbitrator at the Thailand Arbitration Centre (THAC) and a Reserve Panel Arbitrator at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). In the mediation arena, he is an Accredited Mediator at the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI), the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) and a Mediation Advocate at the International Mediation Institute (IMI) in Netherlands.

Having received his pupillage training from Davinder Singh SC in 2001, he commenced practice in 2002 in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team of Drew & Napier and has since practiced at international law firms Allen & Overy (Singapore office), Sidley Austin (Hong Kong office) and Baker McKenzie (Singapore and Indonesia offices).

His main areas of practice are international arbitration, civil litigation, mediation, employment law, criminal law, defamation, mergers and acquisitions and corporate and compliance.

He has extensive experience as in-house counsel in supply chain management, employee disputes, subcontractor issues and compliance work arises from serving at US MC Flex where he was responsible for contractual, compliance and litigation matters at all Singapore, Indonesian and Malaysian sites.

Throughout his career, he has advised on multi-jurisdictional disputes and corporate transactions involving clients and adverse parties from Australia, Bahrain, Bali, Bangladesh, Beijing, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Dubai, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Guangzhou, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Jakarta, Japan, Kuwait, Las Vegas, Lebanon, London, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Papa New Guinea, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Sri Lanka, South Korea, Surabaya, Taiwan ROC, Thailand, Tokyo, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA and Vietnam.

Professional Qualifications
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2020)
  • Mediation Advocate, International Mediation Institute (2020)
  • Level 1 Accredited Mediator, Singapore International Mediation Institute (2020)
  • Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration, University of New South Wales (CiArb) (2019)
  • Strategic Conflict Management for Professionals (Modules 1 and 2), Singapore Mediation Centre (2018)
  • Diploma in Singapore Law, National University of Singapore (2001)
  • LL.B. (Hons, 2:1), University of Nottingham (2000)

Arbitration Experience
  • Singapore company in contractual dispute against UK company in relation to a Taiwanese project
  • Singapore individual in a SIAC arbitration against one of Singapore’s casino in defence of claims for breach of employment obligations
  • Singapore company and Singapore individuals in three concurrent SIAC arbitrations against a Singapore company in defence of claims for misrepresentation, breach of contract and breach of employment obligations, including resisting consolidation of the said three arbitrations
  • foreign telecommunications company in a SIAC arbitration against a Singapore company for claims of breach of a joint venture agreement and minority oppression in relation to the construction of telecommunications infrastructure in a Southeast Asian country
  • Singapore individual in SIAC arbitration proceedings against a US fitness franchise chain
  • Hong Kong clothing company in SIAC arbitration proceedings against a US branded apparel company and a Bermuda supply chain manager
  • Italian company in relation to HKIAC proceedings in Hong Kong

Our Locations

Reach out to us, and our team of lawyers will try our best to assist you in any way we can.


160 Robinson Road, #22-07
SBF Center, Singapore 068914

Tel: +65 6690 2990

Fax: +65 6722 8600


127 Ratchadamri Road, Lumpini, Unit A, Level 26, Gaysorn Tower, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand

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