“He is a star in Singapore for arbitration”
“Daryl is a wonderful person to work with”
“He is very smart and commercially minded”
“Daryl is truly a great advocate”
Daryl Chew is a partner in Shearman & Sterling's international arbitration practice and Head of the firm's Singapore office.
He advises and represents clients in arbitrations conducted under all major arbitration rules. These involve a wide range of applicable laws and venues, arising from energy (oil and gas, nuclear and renewables), construction (infrastructure, shipbuilding, power, industrial and petrochemical plants), M&A, joint venture, shareholder and general commercial disputes.
Daryl also serves as presiding arbitrator, co-arbitrator and sole arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc arbitrations.
Daryl consistently features as a leading individual in all major professional directories. He has been commended as a "brilliant all round talent," "phenomenal advocate", and "‘one of the brightest’ in the Asian market." Clients have also highlighted his "superb written advocacy", "valuable strategic input", "outstanding track record" and "consistently high-quality work". Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2020 identifies him as a “Dispute Resolution Star”.
Daryl sits on the Advisory Board of the Singapore Management University School of Law and is part of several governmental, global and regional arbitration committees, including the IBA Arb40 Steering Committee, ICC Arbitration Group, YSIAC Committee and SIAC Users’ Council.
Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, Daryl served as a Justices' Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Singapore, clerking for the Chief Justice, justices of appeal and judges of the High Court.
A Singaporean national, Daryl is admitted in New York and Singapore. He speaks English and Mandarin.