Paul Tan

Paul Tan
9 Battery Road No. 25-01
+65 6232 0719


Who's Who Legal Arbitration: Future Leaders - Partners

Paul is called to the Singapore and English bars and is admitted before the courts of the Dubai International Financial Centre. His “impressive commercial disputes practice” includes instructions as lead counsel before international arbitral tribunals, the Singapore International Commercial Court, and arbitration-related litigation. His cases often involve complex isssues of private and public international law.

Who’s Who Legal describes him as “very sharp and easy to work with”, adding that he “grasps issues quickly” and is “fast making a name for himself on the international stage”. He is also lauded in The Legal 500 as “exceptionally bright”, and in Chambers & Partners (Asia-Pacific and Global editions) as “a rising star”, “really excellent”, “highly intelligent” and “as good as anybody I’d worked with in Singapore”. In 2016, Paul was named Disputes Star of the Year – Singapore by Asialaw/Euromoney; and in 2017, he topped the ranking of “most highly regarded” practitioners in Asia by Who’s Who Legal – Future Leaders.

He is co-authoring the forthcoming edition of Mustill & Boyd’s treatise on commercial and investment arbitration.

His experience includes a significant placement with Essex Court Chambers (as a Singapore Academy of Law scholar), and a foreign stagiaire stint with Lalive.

He holds or has held appointment as an expert to Singapore’s UNCITRAL delegation; the co-leader of the Swiss Arbitration Association (South East Asia); the pro-tem treasurer of the ILA (Singapore); a committee member of CIArb (Singapore); and Australasia’s representative for YIAG. He is an honorary member of the Commercial Bar and Chancery Bar of London.

WWL says: Paul Tan "is very astute, commercial and user-friendly" and is lauded as "a very impressive and exciting lawyer in the new generation".

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