Board of Directors

Daryl Chew

Daryl Chew

Chairman

Daryl is the managing partner of the Singapore office of Three Crowns LLP, the world’s first global specialist arbitration firm. He has an active portfolio of arbitrations involving a wide range of applicable laws and venues, arising from energy, construction, M&A, joint venture, and general commercial disputes. Daryl also serves as presiding arbitrator, co-arbitrator and sole arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc arbitration proceedings.

Chambers and The Legal 500 commend his “outstanding track record”, “superb written advocacy”, “valuable strategic input”, and recommend him for “consistently high-quality work”. Clients in these directories observe that he “scores highly for excellence in proceedings that turn on complex points of law” and describe him as “a brilliant all round talent” and a “phenomenal advocate with the ability to turn the most complex facts in a case into simple, attractive and persuasive argument”. Daryl features as a “Global Leader” in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2022, which describes him as “a top name for international arbitration” with “great problem-solving skills”. Prior editions of Who’s Who Legal have ranked him as “one of the brightest” and “most highly regarded” partners in the Asia Pacific. He was named among “30 People to Watch in the Business of Law in Asia in 2022” by Asia Law Portal.

Daryl co-chairs the YSIAC committee and serves on the IBA Arb40 Steering Committee, Singapore Management University School of Law Advisory Board, and various governmental and regional arbitration committees.

Lawrence Boo

Lawrence Boo

Professor Lawrence Boo heads The Arbitration Chambers and teaches international arbitration at the National University of Singapore and Bond University, Australia.

Denys Hicke

Denys Hickey

Denys Hickey is a barrister at 39 Essex Chambers. With over forty years’ legal experience in the areas of litigation and arbitration, Denys Hickey has a strong reputation for arbitration.

Moh Mee Foo

Moh Mee Foo

Moh Mee Foo is a Senior Consultant with the Singapore office of Luther LLP Law Firm. She is also a non-executive director of selected European companies.

Sam Wong

Sam Wong

Sam Wong is Managing Partner at Ernst & Young and he is in charge of EY Asean Markets. He specialises in Finance Advisory, helping organizations improve their Finance function’s capabilities and efficiencies.

Adrian Tan

Adrian Tan

Adrian Tan has been practising as a litigator specialising in court disputes concerning technology, intellectual property, real estate and shareholder oppression.

Calvin Phua

Calvin Phua

Calvin is Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Law. Prior to this, Calvin was Deputy Secretary (Hub Strategy) at the Ministry of Transport, where he drove efforts to strengthen the competitiveness of Singapore’s aviation and maritime hubs.

Jern-Fei Ng QC

Jern-Fei Ng KC

Jern-Fei Ng QC is an experienced counsel specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration, with 18 years’ experience appearing before courts and tribunals and sitting as arbitrator in different jurisdictions

Lawrence Boo

Lawrence Boo

Professor Lawrence Boo heads The Arbitration Chambers since its inception in 1996. He is widely recognised as “a practitioner who truly understands the region”, and is “regularly seen presiding over some of the biggest disputes in Asia.” (Chambers & Partners Asia Pacific)

Formerly the Deputy Chairman (2004–2009), first Chief Executive Officer and Registrar (1991–1996) of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Lawrence is one of Singapore’s founding voices of arbitration. He now serves on the SIAC Court of Arbitration and the ICC Court of Arbitration.

With more than 25 years of experience as an arbitrator, Lawrence has sat more than 300 cases, presiding or acting as sole arbitrator in over 200 cases. He has taken on cases administered by institutions inlcuding the SIAC, ICC, LCIA, ICSID, HKIAC, CIETAC, AAA, AIAC, AMTAC, SCMA, BANI, BAC, VIAC, LMAA, PCA, SCMA, as well as ad hoc matters.

Lawrence is also no stranger to mediation, having mediated in no less than 100 disputes, with mediations reaching settlement at a success rate of 75%.

Lawrence is on the panels of leading international arbitration and mediation bodies. He is Singapore’s nominee to ICSID’s Panel of Arbitrators, as well as the National Correspondent to UNCITRAL’s Case Law on UNCITRAL Text.

Denys Hicke

Denys Hickey

Denys Hickey is a barrister at 39 Essex Chambers. He has over forty years legal experience, with a strong reputation for arbitration. Denys is very well known for oil and gas and commodity trading work as well as for fraud and general commercial disputes.

His upstream oil and gas work include advising on FPSO agreements, Supplytime charters and LNG vessel charters. He has also advised on offshore construction joint ventures, the financing of refinery projects, disputes relating to offshore oil and gas projects, shipbuilding contracts and more. Denys also has a wealth of experience of shipping and shipbuilding disputes as well as marine and energy insurance matters.

Recent work includes both representing parties and acting as counsel in ad hoc arbitrations and arbitrations under ICC, SIAC, KLRCA, SCMA, LCIA, LME, UNCITRAL, GAFTA, FOSFA and LMAA rules. He regularly sits as an arbitrator and is a CIArb Accredited Mediator.

Denys also sits on the Panel of Arbitrators with SIAC, KLRCA, SCMA and the London Metal Exchange (LME). He is also a Member of the Arbitration Panel Committee of the London Metal Exchange.

Moh Mee Foo

Moh Mee Foo

Moh Mee Foo is a Senior Consultant with the Singapore office of Luther LLP Law Firm. She is also a non-executive director of selected European companies.

Mee Foo has significant global legal experience obtained from private and in-house practice, acting for private as well as public listed companies that operate in highly regulated industries. She has represented business interests in the resolution of politically charged conflicts, working with heads of States and CEOs. Through various leadership roles held with Chevron Corporation, she had legal oversight of all litigations and managed regulatory support of Corporate Compliance and Risk Programs in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. She was also a Founder of the Chevron Singapore Women Network and was instrumental in the set-up of Chevron’s first international legal pro-bono services in Singapore.

Mee Foo was the first woman Council Member with the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and co-founded the Singapore Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. She is an accredited Mediator and an experienced Arbitrator on the panel of various international arbitral institutions.

Sam Wong

Sam Wong

Sam Wong is Managing Partner at Ernst & Young and he is in charge of EY Asean Markets. He specialises in Finance Advisory, helping organizations improve their Finance function’s capabilities and efficiencies. Mr Wong is a non-practising member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants. He attained his Bachelor of Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and MBA(Finance) from the University of Leicester, UK. He has also completed the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program.

Adrian Tan

Adrian Tan

Adrian Tan has been practising as a litigator specialising in court disputes concerning technology, intellectual property, real estate and shareholder oppression. He is President of the Law Society of Singapore, and is serving as the Honorary Legal Counsel for the Singapore Association for the Visually Handicapped.

Additionally, Adrian Tan was the former general counsel at CrimsonLogic, a Singapore government technology company that provides network services in the legal, healthcare and trade sectors. This background, plus a rare second degree in computer science and psychology, gives this experienced courtroom lawyer the solid foundation to address technology disputes. These range from data centre construction, social media defamation, copyright infringement and passing-off in relation to consumer electronics, and patent infringement of vaccines.

Calvin Phua

Calvin Phua

Calvin is Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Law. Prior to this, Calvin was Deputy Secretary (Hub Strategy) at the Ministry of Transport, where he drove efforts to strengthen the competitiveness of Singapore’s aviation and maritime hubs.

Calvin previously served in various positions in the Public Service. He championed Singapore sport at the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and Sport Singapore. He also served at the Ministry of Education, and was an educator at two secondary schools. Outside the Public Service, he worked in financial services consulting in New York, USA.

Calvin sits on the board of Singapore Pools, Singapore Land Authority, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and several arbitration and mediation organisations.

Jern-Fei Ng QC

Jern-Fei Ng QC

Jern-Fei Ng QC is an experienced counsel specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration, with 18 years’ experience appearing before courts and tribunals and sitting as arbitrator in different jurisdictions, including England, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, BVI, Cayman Islands and Luxembourg.

He has acted as counsel in some 350 cases and as arbitrator in some 30 cases pursuant to, amongst others, ICC, HKIAC, LCIA, LMAA, SIAC, PCA and UNCITRAL Rules. He was one of the youngest Queen’s Counsel to be appointed in 2018.

Described in the legal directories as “an absolutely brilliant advocate and “one of the most talented counsel I have worked with on issues of strategy, where he is always several steps ahead of the current state of proceedings”.

In addition to being on the board of directors of Maxwell Chambers, Jern-Fei is also the Head of Foreign Lawyers Chapter of the Singapore Academy of Law’s Professional Affairs Committee and also a member of the HKIAC’s Proceedings Committee.

Daryl Chew

Daryl Chew

CHAIRMAN

Daryl Chew is a Partner in Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration practice and Head of the Singapore Office.

He has advised and represented clients in arbitrations involving a wide range of applicable laws, arbitration rules and venues, arising from construction, M&A, energy, joint venture and general commercial disputes. Daryl also serves as presiding, co-arbitrator and sole arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc proceedings. Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders 2021 identifies Daryl as one of the “most highly regarded” partners in the Asia Pacific, while prior editions commend him as “‘one of the brightest’ in the Asian market, with impressive expertise in handling commercial disputes”. Daryl regularly features as a leading individual in various professional directories, including Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, Asia-Pacific Legal 500 and Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific.

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