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Jon Howes

Jon Howes

Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore Pte Ltd12 Marina BoulevardMarina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3#30-03SingaporeSingapore018982

Global Leader

Construction 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

Peers and clients say:

“Jon is simply excellent”

“He truly knows his stuff inside out”


Jon is the joint head of the Asia Pacific Projects and Construction Group, primarily looking after the firm’s greater China and Southeast Asia practice.  Jon divides his time between our two hub offices in Hong Kong and Singapore. He has worked in Asia since 2000 and is recognised as one of the leading construction lawyers in the region. His clients value him for his wealth of experience and his style which is approachable, practical and hands on.

Before moving to Clyde & Co. Jon led construction practices in Hong Kong and Singapore. He focuses on large built environment, infrastructure and energy projects. His client base includes many of the leading multinational companies in these sectors. He advises at all stages of the project life cycle from project inception through delivery and the resolution of claims. When supporting project delivery, Jon takes a practical and proactive approach which aims to manage risk and get commercial solutions to claims before positions become too entrenched. Jon has run some of the largest and high profile arbitrations in Asia, as well as a large number of mediations, adjudications and expert determinations. Jon is a trained and practising arbitrator and mediator.  

Described as a “formidable opponent” and “extremely strategic and commercially minded” by Who’s Who Legal 2019 , Jon has consistently been singled out  as a top ranked construction lawyer in major legal directories such as Legal 500, Chambers and Partners and Who's Who Legal. 

He is an active member of the Lighthouse Club, a construction industry charity focussing on safety.

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