Joel QUEK is a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice.

His main areas of practice are in litigation and arbitration, involving corporate, shareholder and employment disputes across a range of sectors including energy, commodities, finance, construction and manufacturing.

Prior to entering private practice, Joel served as a Justices' Law Clerk to the Chief Justice and Judges of the Singapore Supreme Court. His experience also includes a placement with Fountain Court Chambers in London where he worked with a number of barristers and Queen’s Counsel on a variety of matters in the English commercial courts. In 2019, Joel was appointed amicus curiae to assist the High Court on issues concerning the imposition of penalties under s 94A of the Income Tax Act in Allswell Marketing Pte Ltd v Public Prosecutor [2019] 5 SLR 684.

Joel is currently a tutor for trial advocacy in the National University of Singapore and previously taught commercial conflict of laws in the Singapore Management University.

Joel graduated with First Class Honours from University College London in 2011. He holds a Master of Law from the University of Cambridge, and is a member of Wolfson College.

Matters of significance in which Joel has been involved in include acting for the following:

  • The Independent State of Papua New Guinea in ongoing Singapore Court proceedings concerning the management of US$1.5 billion of assets.
  • The former CEO of Noble Group Limited in ongoing Singapore Court proceedings for unpaid benefits in excess of S$48 million.
  • A listed Korean engineering and construction company in an SIAC arbitration against a Korean engineering conglomerate in a dispute concerning the construction of gas turbine power plants in Iraq.
  • The M+W Group in the Singapore Courts against a former director for breaches of fiduciary and director’s duties in relation to the construction of Resorts World Sentosa.
  • An Uzbekistan oil and gas company in Singapore Court proceedings to set aside an arbitral award.
  • The claimant in a dispute over shares in a company which carried out the supply and sale of agricultural nutrients and associated products as lead counsel in a Singapore High Court trial.

Related Practices

  • Commercial & Corporate Disputes