Daryl Chew is a partner in the International Arbitration practice and Head of the Singapore Office.
He has advised and represented clients in arbitrations conducted under the ICC, LCIA, LMAA, AAA, HKIAC, SIAC and UNCITRAL Rules, as well as ad hoc proceedings. These involve a wide range of applicable laws and venues, arising from energy, construction, M&A, joint venture and general commercial disputes.
Daryl also serves as presiding arbitrator, co-arbitrator and sole arbitrator in institutional and ad hoc arbitration proceedings.
Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific and The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific commend his “outstanding track record”, “superb written advocacy”, “valuable strategic input” and recommend him for “consistently high-quality work”. Clients in these directories observe that he “scores highly for excellence in proceedings that turn on complex points of law”, that “his dedication to the case is par excellence” and describe him as “a brilliant all round talent” and a “phenomenal advocate with the ability to turn the most complex facts in a case into simple, attractive and persuasive argument”. He is also reported to be “widely recognised in the market for valuably combining ‘good attention to detail and ability to grasp the important things’ with ‘a lot of arbitration experience in the Asia Pacific area’”.
Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration – Future Leaders 2021 ranks Daryl as one of the “most highly regarded” partners in the Asia Pacific, while the 2020 edition reports that he “draws praise from widespread sources who highlight him as an impressive name in Singapore for energy, M&A and construction arbitrations”. The 2019 edition notes that he “leads a strong team in Singapore”, is “very highly thought of in the market” and is recognized “not only as a great advocate but also a great arbitrator”, while the 2018 edition commends him as “‘one of the brightest’ in the Asian market, with impressive expertise in handling commercial disputes”. Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2020 identifies him as a “Dispute Resolution Star”.
LL.B. (1st Class Honours), Recipient of the Chief Justices’ Prize, awarded to the best overall student
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