OH Sheng Loong Frank is a Partner in the Banking & Financial Disputes Practice.

His main areas of practice involve litigation, international arbitration and mediation across a wide range of matters from commercial, international sales, energy to investment, with a focus on complex, high-value and multi-jurisdictional disputes; and insolvency and restructuring.

Frank has advised and acted for global private, public, and individual clients from various jurisdictions in the Singapore courts and in both ad hoc and institutional arbitrations under various leading arbitral rules (e.g. SIAC, ICC, UNCITRAL, AIAC). Frank has also advised and acted for both private investors and State parties in investment treaty arbitrations.

Frank has extensive experience in arbitration-related court proceedings, and has acted for clients in setting aside and enforcement applications, and other court applications arising from arbitration proceedings.

Frank is an accredited mediator at the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC), and has been instructed on mediations both as mediator and as counsel.

Apart from his practice, Frank teaches at the Singapore Management University School of Law, and is an instructor in the preparatory course for the Singapore Bar Examinations. Frank is also a mediation trainer and trains participants at SMC's mediation courses and workshops.

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

  • South African investors against the Kingdom of Lesotho's application to set aside an investment treaty arbitral award finding the State liable for denial of justice in relation to its role in the shuttering of the Southern African Development Community Tribunal, and in a related investment treaty arbitration against the State for expropriation of diamond mining licences leading to claims in excess of US$1.8 billion.
  • A State against a global diversified metals and mining company listed on the London Stock Exchange in an investment treaty arbitration concerning a tax dispute that is valued in excess of US$3 billion.
  • Cayman Islands and Indonesian entities in the arbitration of a dispute over a joint venture for the development and operation of various tollway projects in the Philippines and involving claims in excess of US$1 billion.
  • The Astro media group in relation to the enforcement of arbitral awards for US$250 million from an international arbitration concerning a proposed joint venture for satellite pay TV services in Indonesia, which have given rise to novel and complex issues in various jurisdictions.
  • The Scheme Administrator in the scheme of arrangement under section 210 of the Companies Act between Glory Wealth Shipping Pte Ltd and the Company’s creditors (which restructures an estimated US$946 million of the Company's debt), and in the cross-border enforcement of the scheme in Belgium.
  • The Comptroller of Income Tax in Singapore court proceedings for damages and restitution of substantial tax refunds obtained by a wholly-owned subsidiary of a Malaysian public listed company through a complex tax avoidance arrangement.

Related Practices

  • Banking & Financial Disputes