Professor Tan Cheng Han, Senior Counsel, is a Senior Consultant in the Firm. He is a leading counsel in the area of dispute resolution and international arbitration and brings with him extensive experience as counsel and arbitrator.

Cheng Han was appointed Senior Counsel at the age of 39, becoming the first academic with an active counsel practice to be so appointed. He has also sat as a Judge of the Military Court of Appeal and as a Specialist Judge.

He is currently the Chief Strategy Officer and Professor of Law at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (NUS) and the first appointed and current Chairman of Singapore Exchange Regulation Pte Ltd. His other appointments include being President of the Asian Law Schools Association, a member of the Singapore Business Federation’s Board of Trustees, and President of the Singapore Tae Kwon-do Federation. He is also a member of the Panel from which Presidents of Disciplinary Tribunals under the Legal Profession Act are selected and has chaired a number of such Tribunals.

He has also served as the Dean of the City University of Hong Kong School of Law and the Chair Professor of Commercial Law. He was also previously Dean of the NUS law school from 2001 to 2011.

Cheng Han is on the panel of arbitrators for the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, and is a member of the Dispute Resolution and Compensation Arbitration Panel of the National Electricity Market of Singapore. He has held numerous appointments within the public, private and non-profit sectors. These include the Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore, the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority, Sport Singapore, the Public Accountants Oversight Committee, the Securities Industry Council, Singapore Technologies Aerospace Limited, NTUC Income, Keppel REIT Management Ltd, NTUC First Campus, and Caritas Singapore.

He has written and edited many books, book chapters and articles in the areas of Agency Law, Contract, Corporate Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, Law and Technology, Law and Public Policy, Legal History, Partnership and Secured Transactions.