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Haystack-QR-Anil Changaroth

Anil is a Partner with RHTLaw Asia and is an accredited mediator, adjudicator and fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, previously managed ChangAroth Chambers’ practice with a focus on Appropriate Dispute Resolution involving infrastructure, building and construction projects. 

Practice AreaArbitrationBuilding Construction, Infrastructure & EngineeringCommercial LitigationInternational ArbitrationLitigation & Dispute Resolution
Industry GroupBuilding, Construction & Projects

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Background Information

Anil’s legal practice focuses on Appropriate Dispute Resolution involving infrastructure, building, and construction projects and most aspects of Commercial, Civil, Criminal and Corporate Front End Advisory; and consultancy. In addition, his practice served clients in the areas of commercial, civil, criminal matters and corporate advisory work.

Anil has appeared before international Institutions including AIAC, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the London Courts of International Arbitration (LCIA) and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) on over 400 construction and commercial projects.

Anil’s career also spanned across international legal practice focusing on arbitration with international law firm Lovells Lee & Lee (2008 - 9) and in-house as General Counsel and Director of Contract Advisory and Dispute Management division of Davis Langdon & Seah - Arcadis Group (2006 – 8). His first career before graduating with an LLB Hon from the University of Buckingham (UK - 1992) was as an Infantry Officer for five years with the Singapore Armed Forces(1983-8).

Anil is fluent in Mandarin, Malay, Tamil, Malayalam and English.   

Memberships & Associations

  • An accredited Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre, Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC), Vietnam International Commercial Mediation Centre and Singapore Family Justice Court
  • Adjudicator with the AIAC
  • Arbitrator, Fellows of the Chartered, Singapore and Philippines Institutes of Arbitrators
  • Country Representative (Singapore) for the ADR ODR International and Dispute Resolution Board Foundation.
  • Honorary legal advice/vice chair/international committee of the Asia Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution’s Professional Development & Education Committee (since 2020); the Singapore Institute of Architects (since 2010) and its Small and Medium Architectural Practice committee (since 2009); Singapore Institute of Surveyors and Valuers, Society of Interior Designers Singapore; Singapore Corporate Counsel Association; the Society of Construction Law (International), Society of Construction Law (Singapore); the Inquiry Panel (Law Society of Singapore) (since 2019), the Singapore Pharmacy Council Complaints Panel; founding board of the Beihai Asia International Arbitration Centre Singapore (2019-20): the Singapore Sri Lanka Business Association (2014-20); the Singapore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2018-19); and Asia Pacific Corporate Counsel Alliance (since 2011).


  • Advocate & Solicitor in Singapore (1995)
  • Solicitor of England and Wales (2009)
  • Qualified as Barrister at Law (Middle Temple of England & Wales (1993)
  • Master of Science in Construction Law & Arbitration, Kings College London & National University of Singapore (2006).

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