His active practice in dispute resolution counsel work provides him with a deep appreciation and understanding of the needs and concerns of parties and counsel involved in dispute resolution. His counsel work includes having represented clients in the High Court and Court of Appeal of Singapore, and in SIAC, ICC and JCAA arbitrations.
Who’s Who Legal: Mediation (2016) describes Tat as “always prepared for the unexpected”, a quality that makes him “a true asset to any mediation”. Who’s Who Legal: Mediation (2017) describes him as an “outstanding” mediator and “a distinguished figure in Singapore mediation”. The Legal 500 (2016) describes him as “knowledgeable and sharp”, leading a team that “punches above its weight in heavyweight commercial litigation”.
Tat is a 2017 Weinstein JAMS International Fellow and Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators (IAM). He is Chairperson of the Society of Mediation Professionals (Singapore) and Senior Vice-Chair of the Mediation Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA).
Tat is an IMI-certified mediator, and accredited with many distinguished institutions, including Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC), Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC), Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), Hong Kong Mediation Accreditation Association Limited (HKMAAL), National Mediation Accreditation Scheme (NMAS, Australia), Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR, UK), Regent’s University London (School of Psychotherapy & Psychology), State Courts Centre for Dispute Resolution, Family Justice Courts and Dispute Resolution and Compensation Panel (Mediation Panel), National Electricity Market of Singapore.
Tat is actively involved in the training of mediators for the current and future generations. He is a Principal Trainer of SMC’s Adjunct Training Faculty and Teaching Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education, and has delivered mediation training to students, judges, lawyers, professionals and business executives in many parts of the world – Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, China, Fiji, Qatar, United States and Vienna. He is an Associate Faculty member of the Singapore Institute of Technology, where he teaches negotiations and company law. He has been a member of the Working Groups of the IBA-VIAC CDRC Mediation and Negotiation Competition and ICC International Mediation Competition. He was appointed as a judge in the 2016 finals of both international mediation competitions.
He was awarded the 2013 State Courts’ Outstanding Court Volunteer Award for his contribution to mediation in the State Courts.
Tat has authored and contributed to publications relating to his areas of practice, including Singapore Civil Procedure (Thomson Reuters Sweet & Maxwell (2014, 2016, 2017)), Mediation in Singapore: A Practical Guide (Thomson Reuters Sweet & Maxwell (2015, 2017)), Mediation Practice – 8 Cultures, 16 Cases, 128 Creative Solutions (International Chamber of Commerce (2016)), Stories Mediators Tell: World Edition (American Bar Association (2017)), Arbitration Global Guide – Singapore (Practical Law, Thomson Reuters), Litigation and enforcement in Singapore: overview (Practical Law, Thomson Reuters) and Lexis Practical Guidance – Dispute Resolution (LexisNexis).