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CHAN Hock Keng
Partner
Head - Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice
CHAN Hock Keng heads the Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice and is a Partner in the International Arbitration Practice. He is active in the Singapore Courts and in arbitrations. He appears as solicitor/counsel in court cases and domestic/international arbitrations relating to building & engineering contracts, joint venture and other forms of commercial disputes. He has also acted as an expert on Singapore law in a China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) arbitration in Beijing as well as Thailand's Central Intellectual Property and International Trade Court. Apart from solicitor/counsel work, Hock Keng sits as arbitrator in references conducted in either English or Chinese.

Hock Keng graduated top of his class from the University of Bristol with First Class Honours and was awarded the Sweet & Maxwell Law Prize. He was placed fifth in the UK Bar Exams the following year and was called to the Singapore Bar. He clerked for the Chief Justice for a year before entering private practice in 1995. Hock Keng is also admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England & Wales.

Hock Keng is an Honorary Legal Adviser to the Singapore Medical Association, the national organisation representing medical practitioners in Singapore, a member of the Publications Committee of the Singapore Academy of Law and a Panel Member of the Disciplinary Tribunal appointed by the Chief Justice to hear complaints against lawyers. He is also a member of the Income Tax Board of Review and a Council Member of the Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

He is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the panel of arbitrators of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC), Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) and the South China International Economic Trade Arbitration Commission. His redacted awards have been published in LexisNexis’ "Singapore Arbitral Awards 2012".

Hock Keng is identified as a leading individual in Singapore for Arbitration work by Chambers Asia Pacific – Asia Pacific's Leading Lawyers for Business since 2013. He has been described by Chambers as "a lawyer who brings valuable PRC expertise to the team, and is well versed in CIETAC and SIAC matters". Hock Keng is also commended by clients as "a very creative lawyer" who offers "great ideas on how we can come up with a solution" and is "commercially minded and very quick to grasp whatever points opposing counsels make".

Qualifications
  • University of Bristol (LL.B., Hons.)
  • Middle Temple (Barrister-at-Law)
Admissions
  • Singapore Bar
  • Roll of Solicitors of England & Wales
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