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Calvin serves as the managing partner of Reed Smith’s Singapore office. He leads Reed Smith’s 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 also has significant experience handling complex multi-jurisdictional litigation, as well as U.S. litigation matters involving Asia (including depositions and complex discovery issues). Calvin has been based in Singapore for more than a decade, but 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 has led numerous internal investigations and regulatory enforcement and compliance matters across the Asia-Pacific region, including in China, India, Southeast Asia (such as Singapore, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Thailand), Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and Australia. Many of these matters relate to an inquiry or probe by a government agency or regulator or involve companies that are under monitorship. Calvin has extensive experience advising on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and other anti-corruption and bribery laws, securities and accounting fraud, misuse or misappropriation of proprietary data, and related governance and corporate compliance issues.


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

  • Nueva York
  • Inglaterra y Gales
  • 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

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Cantonese

Premios y reconocimientos

  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in Singapore for Arbitration and Mediation, 2016-2024
  • Ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific for Singapore: Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption: International, 2020-2024
  • Ranked as Leading Individual in The Legal 500 for Singapore White-Collar Crime ‒ Foreign Firms, 2021-2024
  • Listed in The Commercial Arbitration Expert Guide among the Top Commercial Arbitration Practitioners in Singapore, 2020