Arbitration



When faced with complex domestic or international commercial disputes, our dispute resolution lawyers are ready to offer comprehensive legal advice, with the aim of developing winning arbitration strategies and enforcement actions, resolving our clients’ high-value issues.

The Arbitrators and the team have extensive experience in handling a wide range of arbitral matters under the rules of major international arbitration institutions including the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA), the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for International Arbitration (KLRCA), Hong Kong International Arbitration Center (HKIAC) and other notable arbitral institutions.




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    Accolades

    Rankings Received From Professional and Commercial Publications




    • Asialaw Profiles 2021: Recognised for Dispute Resolution

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    • The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2021 : Recommended for Dispute Resolution

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    • Asian Legal Business 2021 : A Partner is recognised as one of Asia’s Super 50 Dispute Lawyers

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    Practice Highlights



    Client Testimonials

    • A client's feedback about Edwin Chia

      “[Edwin] picked out the main issues very well and explained them to me clearly. His work product … was in my opinion, top notch. …[H]is attitude, professionalism and results were all commendable.”

       
    • A client's feedback about Edwin Chia

      “[Edwin’s] professionalism in this area of work is really outstanding. … [I]t was a great pleasure to work with CNP and I will definitely be recommending you if my friends happen to require any legal assistance.”

       
    • Spa Esprit Group's feedback about Venetia Tan

      “I am highly impressed with Venetia because she not only understands that each situation must be handled according to the specifics of the case, she would go the extra mile on the emotional aspect to show conscientious care and concern for her clients with her impeccable service. She always provides adequate important information which is extremely assuring for clients and is also someone who has the knowledge and experience.”

    • Paramount Media's feedback about Venetia Tan

      “We were especially pleased with Venetia’s detailed knowledge of the subject area and her pragmatic approach to resolving contentious issues.”

    • antics@play's feedback about Venetia Tan

      “Throughout, the advice and recommendations, besides being sound and professional, exhibit strong understanding of our thinking and purpose as well as careful calibration of commercial value. To help us manage the cost of litigation, Venetia and her team planned for time-efficient communications, saving us time and money. Most importantly, what distinguish CNPLaw as a good legal partner is the same as what distinguish a good business partner; to care genuinely about your clients and to think win-win.We are very lucky to have found them and would recommend them to other businesses anytime.”

    • Floorspec Pte Ltd's feedback about Venetia Tan

      “Venetia provides legal guidance which is very good and clear. This helps us the client to come to a prompt decision much faster and easier. Should I have further legal matters I would like her to be our representative.”

    • A client's feedback about Venetia Tan

      “Venetia Tan is one of the partners in the law firm whom I have worked closely with before. I am highly impressed with Venetia because she not only understands that each situation must be handled according to the specifics of the case, she would go the extra mile on the emotional aspect to show conscientious care and concern for her clients with her impeccable service. She always provides adequate important information which is extremely assuring for clients and is also someone who has the knowledge and experience while handling each case.”

    • A client's feedback about Subramanian Pillai

      “We have had the pleasure of working with Mr Subramanian Pillai for more than 10 years on various matters involving construction defects, breaches of by-laws, recovery of debts and employment related matters. Mr Pillai has always been extremely thorough in his communications and his advice and recommendations are on the mark. Most of all, he is one who does not mince his words with respect to his advice. We are grateful for his years of service and would also like to express our thanks to members of his team.”

    • A client's feedback about Subramanian Pillai

      “Through the many years of our working with Mr Subramanian Pillai and his team from CNPLaw LLP, I am highly impressed by the high service rendered by CNPLaw LLP and the professional and efficient manner in achieving our company’s objectives. I have no hesitation in referring CNPLaw LLP’s services to our business associates.”

    • A client's feedback about Subramanian Pillai

      “I have found Mr. Pillai to be knowledgeable, devoted and has a deep care for his clients.”

    • A client's feedback about Venetia Tan as shared with Asian Legal Business

      “Venetia is hard working, provides clear advise, and is a strong team player. She is accurate, communicative, creative, bright and to the point. She is pleasant to work with.”

    • A client's feedback about Venetia Tan as shared with Asian Legal Business

      “Venetia is professional, amiable, and very responsible. She places service above all else, even her own personal matters. If there ever was a "best lawyer", she is it. She is the problem solver.”

    • A client's feedback about Venetia Tan as shared with Asian Legal Business

      “I had the privilege of working alongside Venetia at CNPLaw LLP. She is a true team player who very often placed her own interests aside for the good of those around her. She is incredibly intelligentt which was coupled with her formidable work ethic meant that whoever worked with her learned a lot about what it meant to be a truly good and ethical lawyer in practice. Venetia is an excellent role model for younger lawyers seeking to establish themselves in the industry.”

    • A client's feedback about Venetia Tan as shared with Asian Legal Business

      “One of Venetia's defining qualities to me is her humility. Even though her skills and intelligence easily place her on par with the best practitioners in Singapore, Venetia has always remained very down to earth and willing to share her knowledge with those who ask. Never one to sing her own praises, she quietly and diligently works to obtain the best results for her client and places much thought into the welfare of her team. As this is how she works, I have found that it is not necessary for Venetia to try and put her name out there, as those who have worked with her do it on her behalf.”







    The Arbitration Team




    Subramanian Pillai Partner at CNPLaw

    Partner

      Subramanian’s practice has been primarily in the field of commercial litigation and arbitration. He heads the firm’s International Arbitration and Construction, Engineering and Infrastructure teams. Subramanian is “Recommended” by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2020 for the Dispute Resolution practice.

                



      Ravindran Ramasamy Legal Partner at CNPLaw LLP image
      Partner

        Ravi has 32 years of legal experience. He specialises in corporate advisory and provides legal advice to directors and CEOs on laws and rules relating to directors’ duties and corporate governance. He has a wealth of experience in advising local and regional companies on investment agreements, joint ventures, and corporate structures.

             



        See Tow Soo Ling - Oct2017

        Partner

          Soo Ling’s main areas of practice are intellectual property and dispute resolution. She has experience in a diverse range of matters such as building construction, company law, commercial law, disciplinary proceedings, employment law, family law, intellectual property, property law, probate & administration and shareholder disputes. Soo Ling is recognised as a Recommended Lawyer by The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2021 for the Dispute Resolution practice, and is featured as a leading individual in the 2021 Edition of the World Trademark Review 1000, under the Prosecution and Strategy category.

                    



          Jimmy Yap is a Partner at CNPLaw LLP. His main areas of practice for non-contentious work are Indonesia related corporate and commercial matters – such as investment into Indonesia, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, and franchising & licensing. In addition, he also focuses on Singapore and Hong Kong IPO-related legal due diligence.
          Partner

            Jimmy’s main areas of practice for non-contentious work are Indonesia-related corporate and commercial matters – such as investment into Indonesia, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, and franchising & licensing. For contentious matters, his primary focus is on Adjudication (Building and Construction) under the Security of Payment Act, and International Arbitration.

                 



            Venetia2018

            Partner

              Venetia is a disputes lawyer with experience handling international arbitration, litigation and advisory work on international and local commercial disputes, in particular, disputes relating to foreign investments and joint ventures, financing, distributorships, and jurisdictional challenges. Venetia was listed as Singapore’s 20 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under in 2018 by the Singapore Business Review, and is also recognised as one of Asia’s Super 50 Dispute Lawyers by the Asian Legal Business in 2021.

                        



              Edwin Chia Partner at CNPLaw LLP

              Partner

                Edwin’s practice focuses on civil and commercial litigation, disciplinary proceedings, wills and probate, shareholders’ disputes, and employment matters. He has been involved in matters at all levels of the Singapore Courts (including the Court of Appeal), and has acted as lead counsel in matters before the High Court of Singapore and disciplinary tribunals (as prosecuting counsel). Edwin is also named in the Singapore Business Review as one of Singapore's 21 most influential lawyers aged 40 and under in 2020.

                          



                Sharleen Eio Senior Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP image

                Partner

                  Sharleen has experience in a wide spectrum of legal advisory and disputes work, with a focus on civil and corporate commercial litigation. She has advised and represented a number of international companies and high net-worth individuals in complex cross-border disputes. Her experience also includes regulatory and investigatory work and employment law.

                            



                  daniel Koh  pic

                    Partner
                    Daniel is a Partner with the firm’s Dispute Resolution and Family law team. He was previously a family court judge. His main area of practice is estate planning, Mental Capacity Act related matters, civil and criminal law litigation, mediation and arbitration.

                          



                    Joel Wee Senior Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP

                      Senior Associate
                      Joel joined CNPLaw in 2017 and is in the firm’s Dispute Resolution team. He has experience in a diverse range of litigation and estate planning work including the drafting of wills and probate work.

                           



                      Edwyna Ong Legal Associate at CNPLaw LLP

                        Senior Associate
                        Edwyna is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution team. Her practice experience includes litigation and advisory work on international and local commercial disputes, in particular, disputes relating to foreign investments and joint ventures.

                                  



                        Daphne Tan is an Associate at CNPLaw LLP. Her main area of focus is in contentious work, and her past experience in this area encompasses civil, corporate, and commercial disputes across the construction, investment, telecommunication, food and beverage, real estate, and entertainment sectors.

                          Senior Associate
                          Daphne is a Senior Associate in the firm’s Dispute Resolution team. Her main area of focus is in contentious work, and her past experience in this area encompasses civil, corporate, and commercial disputes across the construction, investment, telecommunication, food and beverage, real estate, and entertainment sectors.

                               



                          Lim Shu-yi-edited010618

                            Associate
                            Shu-Yi is an Associate in the Dispute Resolution team. Her practice experience includes a range of dispute resolution and advisory work, including: contractual disputes, debt recovery, employment, and insolvency, with a focus on cross-border and domestic commercial disputes.

                                  



                            Yangyou

                              Associate
                              Yangyou is an associate in firm’s Dispute Resolution Group. He graduated from the Singapore Management University in 2018 and was called to the Singapore bar in 2019. His main area of practice is general civil and commercial litigation. Yangyou has been involved in multiple cases before the State Courts, Family Justice Courts, and the High Court.

                                   




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