Shearman And Sterling

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 GlobalChambers 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 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’”.

Daryl features as a “Global Leader” in Who’s Who Legal: Arbitration 2022, which describes him as “outstanding” and “a top name for international arbitration” with “great problem-solving skills”.  WWL: Arbitration – Future Leaders 2021 ranked Daryl as one of the “most highly regarded” partners in the Asia Pacific. Prior editions of WWL: Arbitration since 2018 report that he “leads a strong team in Singapore”, is “very highly thought of in the market”, “draws praise from widespread sources" and commend him as “‘one of the brightest’ in the Asian market, with impressive expertise in handling commercial disputes”. Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific 2021 identifies him as a “Dispute Resolution Star”. 

Daryl was named among “30 People to Watch in the Business of Law in Asia in 2022” by social media platform Asia Law Portal. The annual list published by this platform highlights some of the top people to follow in legal innovation, in-house, law firms, legal startups and legal services organizations in Asia. 

Daryl serves as the Chairman of the Board of Maxwell Chambers, an integrated Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) complex in Singapore established to provide best of class facilities and services for the conduct of ADR activities. He also co-chairs the YSIAC committee and serves on the IBA Arb40 Steering Committee, Singapore Management University School of Law Advisory Board, and various other governmental and regional arbitration committees.