Melvin LUM is a Partner in the Banking & Financial Disputes Practice.

His main areas of practice are banking, finance-related, corporate and commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation, insolvency, insurance and regulatory matters. He has acted for and advised multinational corporations, SMEs, insurers, commercial landlords, an airline, banks and individuals in significant disputes.

Melvin graduated from the National University of Singapore and was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 2004. He won an Advocacy award for being one of the top performers in his cohort in the Advocacy course and was an adjunct tutor for the Advocacy Course for the NUS Law Faculty.

Melvin is now an advocacy trainer with the Singapore Institute of Legal Education.

Melvin also heads the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (Church of Holy Family Conference), whose mission is to work with, care and provide for the poor and disadvantaged in the community. He also has a Level One certification in the Singapore Coach Excellence Programme awarded by Sport Singapore, the statutory body tasked with developing a holistic sports culture for Singapore.

Matters of significance in which Melvin has been involved in include the following:

  • Acting for an international media group in an SIAC international arbitration concerning a complex dispute relating to a proposed joint venture for satellite pay television services in Indonesia, with claims totalling over US$1.75 billion.
  • Acting for an Asian company in ICC arbitrations relating to the development, construction, management and operation of an oil storage and oil blending complex and supporting quay and port facilities, with claims and counterclaims totalling over US$500 million.
  • Acting for a Singapore company in a London based mediation and LMAA arbitration involving a claim for over S$10 million.
  • Acting for an international bank in investigations into potential regulatory breaches.
  • Acting for a leading firm of auditors to defend a claim for professional negligence.
  • Acting for a local director in proceedings in the Supreme Court of Singapore and London arbitral proceedings to defend a US$17 million claim.

Related Practices

  • Banking & Financial Disputes
  • Insurance