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Calvin is a partner in Reed Smith’s Singapore office. He is one of very few practitioners who has been repeatedly recognized over a number of years by pre-eminent legal directories for his expertise in two distinct practice areas: internal investigations, and international arbitration (and related litigation). While based in Singapore for the past nine years, he previously practiced for many years in New York, London and Hong Kong at two other leading international law firms. He also worked for a prominent international arbitrator, Jan Paulsson, in Paris.


  • University of Virginia School of Law, 2004, LL.M., (McClure Scholar, Dupont Fellow)
  • National University of Singapore, 2001, LL.B., Second (Upper) Honours

  • New York
  • England und Wales
  • Singapur

  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • The Law Society of England and Wales
  • Singapore Academy of Law
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association

  • Englisch
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese


  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Singapore for Arbitration and Mediation, 2016-2021
  • Ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific for Singapore Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption: International, 2020