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Timothy is an international arbitration barrister. He represents clients in arbitrations under the rules of the leading arbitral institutions with a focus on investment disputes in a wide range of sectors and across jurisdictions in Asia such as Vietnam, Indonesia, India and China. He has particular experience in complex joint venture and shareholder disputes, cases involving energy and natural resources, entertainment and media, and transportation. Timothy is also frequently appointed as sole, presiding and emergency arbitrator by arbitral institutions, fellow arbitrators and parties.


  • College of Law, 2000, Bar Vocational Course
  • City University, 1999, Common Professional Examination
  • University of Cambridge, 1998, B.A., Hons (1st Class)

  • Angleterre et Pays de Galles

  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb)
  • Director, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Singapore)
  • Member, COMBAR (Commercial Bar Association, England & Wales)
  • Member, Singapore International Arbitration Centre Users’ Council
  • Member, IBA Working Group on Crime and Arbitration

Récompenses et distinctions

  • Ranked in Chambers Global for Singapore Dispute Resolution: Arbitration, 2022-2024
  • Selected through peer review for inclusion in The Best Lawyers™ in Singapore for Arbitration and Mediation, 2020 - 2022
  • Listed as a Leading Individual in Legal 500 Asia-Pacific for Singapore International arbitration: Foreign Firms, 2022 - 2024
  • Global Arbitration Review 2020, Best Innovation by an individual or organisation: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Guidelines for Witness Conferencing in International Arbitration
  • Ranked in Chambers Asia-Pacific for Singapore Dispute Resolution: Arbitration: The Elite, 2022-2024
  • Recognized lawyer for 'Dispute Resolution', Legal Media 360 2021
  • Ranked as an 'Arbitration - Global Leader' in Who’s Who Legal 2022, and as a 'Southeast Asia - Arbitration - National Leader' in Who’s Who Legal 2021 and 2022