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RHTLaw Asia Bolsters International Arbitration Practice with addition of Veteran Arbitrator Senior Counsel Professor Leslie Chew

We are pleased to announce that Professor Leslie Chew, Senior Counsel, has joined us in our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice as Senior Consultant. He brings with him more than 42 years of legal experience. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2000. His joining us also highlights the continued growth of our dispute resolution practice in 2020, following the arrival of Litigation Senior Consultant Vijay Rai earlier this year.

As an accomplished commercial arbitrator, he has practised as an arbitrator and arbitration counsel since 1993. He was a former president of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Professor Chew, SC’s practice spans the full range of commercial litigation and has represented clients in commercial crime or white collar cases.

He has also actively advised HNWI in estate planning and family business disputes and will be part of our Private Wealth Industry Group.

I am delighted to welcome Leslie to the firm. He is a seasoned lawyer with a strong background in a wide range of sophisticated commercial litigation and international arbitration matters that both complements and augment our firm’s existing strengths. His extensive experience in Trust Dispute and Insolvency matters will definitely enhance our offerings in this climate.” said Azman Jaafar, Managing Partner of RHTLaw Asia.

Professor Chew, SC, was appointed District Judge in 2007 and has written several important decisions that influenced law reform or led to changes in the law. As Counsel, he has acted in multi-million international disputes in arbitration and commercial cases locally and overseas.

RHTLaw Asia has one of the most highly regarded Litigation group and I look forward to closely collaborating with them to further build the Dispute Resolution capabilities.” Said Professor Leslie Chew, SC.

Our Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice Group has a group of experienced lawyers who provide innovative and practical legal advice for public listed companies, private limited companies and individuals. Our team is active in diverse and complex commercial, matrimonial and other cases which include claims in Court and domestic and international arbitration proceedings. Our team is also regularly recognized in leading legal publications for our outstanding work. With the addition of Professor Leslie Chew, SC, we will now have a total of three Senior Counsels.