Chris is a Singapore qualified dispute resolution lawyer with a substantial experience in commercial disputes. He is an experienced lead counsel who has successfully argued cases at all levels of the Singapore Courts (including its highest court, the Court of Appeal), in arbitrations (both international and domestic) and in adjudications.
Over the last two decades, Chris has developed a market reputation as a go-to lawyer for banking, construction and natural resources disputes.
He has an enviable win record for high-net-worth individuals against financial institutions and is involved in some of the largest private banking cases in Singapore. In 2018, Chris represented an ultra-high-net-worth individual in a claim for more than US$250 million in a Singapore High Court trial against a large international bank.
Chris acts for some of the largest international and domestic players in the construction sector, and works on many of the biggest projects in Singapore. These range from private sector projects such as Resorts World Sentosa, to public sector projects such as the Downtown Line (part of the Singapore subway). He is an experienced counsel in high value construction arbitrations and has been involved in more than 100 adjudications and adjudication reviews since 2013, with the largest being S$116 million (which remains one of the largest to date). Chris is an accredited adjudicator with the Singapore Mediation Centre.
Chris regularly represents resource owners in mining disputes outside Singapore and also acts for traders in supply disputes for a variety of commodities such as coal and sulphur.
Chambers Asia Pacific
Construction 2020 – Leading Lawyer
Asialaw Leading Lawyers
Construction 2020 – Distinguished Practitioner
Who’s Who Legal
Construction 2020 – Leading Lawyer (3 consecutive years)
Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2020 edition
Identified as a Litigation Star in Dispute Resolution and Construction
Best Lawyers International: Singapore (2021 edition)
Construction Law – Endorsed individual
Legal Media Group Expert Guides
Identified as an expert in Construction in Singapore in 2019