Our International & Domestic Arbitration Practice is capable of dealing with complex and high stakes arbitrations, be it international or domestic ones. We are well connected with foreign practices in jurisdictions such as China, England and Wales, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar and Vietnam, and thus able to give you the best possible team and bespoke advice to deal with your legal problems with foreign law elements. Every lawyer in our practice has appeared before all levels of the Singapore Courts.
We have experience in arbitrations governed by the rules of and under the auspices of arbitral bodies, such as HKIAC, ICC, LCIA, LSAS, MIAC, SIA and SIAC. We also receive instructions to act in arbitration related litigation such as enforcement/ resisting enforcement of foreign judgments or arbitral awards in Singapore and enforcing Judgments or Awards issued in Singapore overseas.
We are able to advise and represent clients in arbitrations relating to a variety of matters.
Some of the cases handled by members of our arbitration practice include the following:
Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
Advised and acted for a Singapore-incorporated worldwide distributor of sports-related content in an application to resist the enforcement of a foreign arbitral award of around US$ 5 million in Singapore. The arbitration which involved several parties from the Indian Subcontinent and the Middle East and an underlying contract governed by the Law of Mauritius, was seated in Mauritius and conducted under LCIA-MIAC rules.
Advised and acted for a high net worth PRC client to resist the enforcement of a HKIAC award in excess of US$ 130 million brought by subsidiaries of a Fortune 500 MNC. The matter involved issues of foreign direct investment under Chinese Law and the arbitration was seated in Hong Kong SAR and was under HKIAC rules.
Advised and acted for a leading Thai Beverage And Alcohol Conglomerate in its dispute with its European Joint Venture Partner. The amount in dispute was in excess of US$500 million. The Joint Venture Agreement (“JVA”) was governed by Singapore Law, the seat of arbitration was London and the arbitration was under ICC Arbitration Rules.
Advised the buyers of a former Singapore subsidiary of a French Company in its dispute with the vendors. The Sale and Purchase Agreement was governed by Singapore Law. The seat of the arbitration was in Paris and the arbitration was under ICC Arbitration Rules.
Acted for the main contractor for the taxiway of Changi Airport in its dispute with the pavement subcontractor. The amount in dispute was in excess of S$75 million.
Acted for the main contractor of an international business park in its contractual dispute with the Developer (a government linked company) over piling works carried out by the piling contractor. The amount in dispute was in excess of S$50 million. The building contract incorporated the Public Sector Standard Conditions of Contract (“PSSCOC”).
Acted for a specialist piling subcontractor in its dispute with the main contractor of a condominium in respect piling works and other substructure works carried out by the specialist subcontractor. The amount in dispute was in excess of S$50 million. The piling subcontract incorporated the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) Conditions of Sub-Contract.
Acted for the main contractor of a government school redevelopment project. The plumbing and sanitary subcontractor (“the Subcontractor”) commenced statutory adjudication proceedings against our client for alleged outstanding payments arising from perceived variations. The said adjudication application was dismissed completely. On our advice, the main contractor then commenced arbitration proceedings against the Subcontractor and successfully obtained damages in excess of $2million for delays and defective work. Amount in dispute was approximately $3million.
Successfully resisted the aforesaid Subcontractor’s application to High Court for leave to appeal against the arbitral award.
Successfully resisted the aforesaid Subcontractor’s subsequent appeal to the Court of Appeal against the High Court’s decision to refuse leave to appeal against the arbitral award.
Timothy Ng Wai Keong Director Tel: (65) 6226 3650 Email:
Qualifications: LL.B, University of Buckingham LL.M, National University of Singapore
Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore Notary Public and a Commissioner for Oaths in Singapore Member of the Bar of England and Wales, Gray’s Inn Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Fellow of the Asian International Arbitration Centre
Timothy Ng LLC’s arbitration practice is led by its Managing Director, Mr Timothy Ng Wai Keong.
Timothy is a widely respected dispute resolution lawyer and consistently receives instructions and referrals from fellow members of the Bar. He has been mentored by a retired high court judge and two senior counsel.
Timothy’s main practice area is in commercial disputes, with particular expertise in construction and infrastructure disputes. Timothy was actively involved in the launch of the inaugural Law Society Arbitration Rules and was counsel for the successful party in the first arbitration proceedings governed by the Law Society Arbitration Rules. Timothy is on the panel of arbitrators of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, the Asian International Arbitration Centre and the Law Society of Singapore.
In addition to practice, Timothy has been invited to teach at various local universities:
Designed the syllabus and lectured the Construction Law Module for postgraduate students at NTU School of Civil Engineering in 2006.
Adjunct Associate Professor at NUS from 2014 to 2018, where he taught Law to the graduating cohort of architects from the NUS School of Architecture.
Course developer for the Construction Law Course at the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) (formerly part of UNISIM); lectured there since 2012 (ongoing).
Besides acting as counsel, Timothy Ng is also on the panel of arbitrators of:
The Law Society of Singapore;
Singapore Institute of Arbitrators; and
Asian International Arbitration Centre (formerly known as Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration).
Goh Jia Jie Associate Tel: (65) 6226 3650 Email:
Qualifications: LL.B (Hons), University of Liverpool (First Class)
Advocate & Solicitor, Supreme Court of Singapore
Jia Jie’s main areas of practice are Arbitration and Building and Construction. He has been involved in a wide range of disputes relating to commercial contracts, director/shareholder litigation, construction, and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards. He has acted for various clients at all levels of the Singapore Courts as well as adjudication proceedings.