Alessa PANG is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes, and International Arbitration Practices.

Alessa's main area of practice is in international arbitration and litigation. She handles a wide range of cross-border commercial disputes before international arbitral tribunals, as well as before the Singapore courts. She has acted for clients in ad hoc and institutional arbitration proceedings under SIAC, ICC, LCIA, HKIAC, UNCITRAL and ICSID Rules.

In addition to her international arbitration practice, Alessa also has extensive experience in arbitration-related court proceedings. She has acted for clients in setting aside proceedings, applications for anti-suit injunctions and other court applications arising out of ongoing arbitration proceedings. In addition to counsel work, Alessa also sits as an arbitrator.

In 2020, Alessa spent two months on secondment to a Philippine law firm, where she assisted with Philippine-seated arbitration proceedings and advised clients on disputes arising from infrastructure projects in the Philippines.

Alessa was the appointed Regional Representative for the South Asia Chapter of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum (YAF) for the 2019 to 2021 mandate, and is currently a Group Advisor for the 10th Cycle of the Young ICCA Mentoring Programme. Alessa is also a tutor for trial advocacyin the National University of Singapore, and was previously a tutor for the Arbitration and Civil Procedure modules for the SILE Part B Bar Examinations Course.

Alessa graduated from the National University of Singapore and is admitted to the Singapore Bar.

Matters of significance in which Alessa has been involved in include advising/acting for the following:

  • The Independent State of Papua New Guinea in an ICSID arbitration with the Digicel group over tax claims of US$100 million.

  • The government of an African state in an application to set aside an investment arbitration award before the Singapore High Court and the Singapore Court of Appeal.

  • A State entity in an application to set aside an ICC arbitration award before the Singapore courts. The dispute arose out of a contract for the delivery of machinery and equipment.

  • An African parastatal body in Mauritius-seated SIAC arbitration proceedings and subsequent setting aside proceedings before the Mauritius Supreme Court and the UK Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. The dispute arose out of an affreightment contract which was governed by Mauritius law.

  • The owner / operator of a data centre in London-seated LCIA arbitration proceedings and related adjudication proceedings under the Irish Construction Contracts Act 2013 against the design and build contractor. Irish law was the governing law of the contract.

  • A Chinese construction entity in an application to set aside an ICC arbitration award before the Singapore courts. The case addressed the use of attorney-eyes only orders in arbitration proceedings and the implications of such orders on due process.

Related Practices

  • Commercial & Corporate Disputes
  • International Arbitration
  • Records of Arbitrators’ Deliberations to be Produced Only in Very Rarest of Cases, Singapore International Commercial Court Rules, WongPartnership LLP CaseWatch, June 2023
  • Inter-Pacific event predicts “great opportunities for change”, Global Arbitration Review, 2022

  • International Arbitration: Trends and Developments in Singapore, Chambers and Partners, 2021

  • The International Arbitration Review (7th and 8th editions) – Singapore chapter

  • Anti-Suit Injunction in Aid of Arbitration Proceedings: Principles and Practice, Singapore Law Gazette, July 2015

Alessa has been described by clients in Legal 500 as a "very strong litigator with a great ability to assimilate detail and reframe it for the fight". Legal 500 also says that Alessa "readily masters the detail of even the most complex disputes".