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Calvin serves as the managing partner of Reed Smith’s Singapore office. He leads a regulatory enforcement and investigations team that covers the Asia-Pacific region. He is an international disputes and investigations lawyer who has been repeatedly recognized by legal directories for his expertise in two distinct practice areas: corporate investigations and international arbitration (and related litigation). Calvin has been based in Singapore for the past decade, but he previously practiced for many years in New York, London, and Hong Kong. He also worked for a prominent international arbitrator, Jan Paulsson, in Paris.

Calvin’s team is recognized and ranked in leading legal directories, such as Chambers Asia-Pacific and The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, for its investigations and white-collar crime expertise.


  • 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 and Wales
  • Singapore

  • 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

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in Singapore for Arbitration and Mediation, 2016-2023
  • Ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific for Singapore: Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption: International, 2020-2023
  • Ranked in The Legal 500 for Singapore White-Collar Crime ‒ Foreign Firms, 2021-2023
  • Listed in The Commercial Arbitration Expert Guide among the Top Commercial Arbitration Practitioners in Singapore, 2020