Colin Liew

Colin Liew
19 Duxton Hill
+65 6817 9173
+65 6920 7611


Who's Who Legal Litigation: Future Leaders - Non-Partners

Colin has acted in a wide range of disputes before the Singapore courts, specialising in arbitration-related litigation, company and trusts law, as well as complex fraud and cross-border asset-tracing and recovery. Colin also advises on and represents clients in arbitration, in addition to taking on arbitrator appointments, having experience of arbitrations under a wide range of arbitral rules. In addition, Colin has provided expert evidence of Singapore law to the High Court of England and Wales as well as the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

As both leading and junior counsel, Colin has represented clients in reported cases involving novel points of law in areas such as choice of law rules, legal professional privilege, winding-up, and public international law. His submissions have been praised by the high court as having provided “able and diligent assistance”, while his legal skills have been described as “outstanding”, and he has been recognised as one of Singapore’s most influential lawyers under 40.

Prior to practising at the Bar, Colin graduated with a first class degree from the University of Oxford, where he was ranked top of his cohort and won numerous academic prizes, and subsequently served as a justices’ law clerk in the Supreme Court of Singapore. He is a member of the Rules of Court Working Party, and has participated in several law reform initiatives in addition to authoring a number of monographs and academic articles on various areas of Singapore law. Colin is also a solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, and a member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

WWL says: Colin Liew's extensive litigation experience and in-depth knowledge wins him praise from his peers, who note that he is an “outstanding” practitioner in the market.

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