Darius Chan is a dispute resolution lawyer based in Singapore with a decade of experience. Darius is well regarded for his expertise in complex, multi-jurisdictional disputes across industry sectors, especially in banking, energy, and joint ventures.
Clients have praised him for being “always available, responsive and clear” and “practical, proactive and conscientious”, adding that “his knowledge, demeanor and promptness are all reasons I would not hesitate to call him on future matters”. Formerly an assistant registrar of the Singapore Supreme Court, he was appointed amicus curiae in an appeal where his contribution was described by the Chief Justice as “careful”, “excellent and invaluable”. His writing on arbitration has been cited by the Singapore Court of Appeal.
Besides counsel work, Darius also sits as arbitrator and teaches arbitration at Singapore Management University. With an extensive list of arbitration publications, he is appointed to the international editorial board of the Journal of International Arbitration. He sits on the Young SIAC steering committee and the SIAC users’ council.
Darius is triple-qualified in Singapore, New York, and England and Wales (with higher civil rights of audience as a solicitor-advocate), having practised in London prior to his current practice in Singapore. He is effectively bilingual in English and Mandarin, and currently holds a JLPT Level 4 in Japanese. Darius graduated with first-class honours and the Chief Justice's Medal, awarded to the best graduating law student at National University of Singapore. He holds a Master of Laws degree from New York University, where he was the sole inaugural recipient of the award for distinction in international business regulation, litigation and arbitration.
WWL says: Darius Chan is a "very, very smart guy and a great all-round lawyer" who is "building a strong reputation in the market".
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