TIONG Teck Wee is the Co-Head of the Sustainability & Responsible Business Practice and a Partner in the Commercial & Corporate Disputes and International Arbitration Practices.

His main areas of practice are in complex, high-value, cross-border, multi-jurisdictional commercial and corporate disputes. Teck Wee has represented and acted for global MNCs, stated-owned entities, public and private corporations from various jurisdictions (such as Singapore, Malaysia, India, Japan, PRC and U.S.) in the Singapore High Court and in international arbitrations under the rules of major arbitral institutions (such as the SIAC and ICC), and in ad hoc arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Rules. Teck Wee has also advised and acted for both private investors and State parties in investment treaty arbitrations.

Teck Wee has represented and acted for clients in a variety of disputes across a range of industries including general contractual disputes, shareholders' and joint venture disputes, minority oppression claims, banking and finance, private equity funds, commodities trading, and energy and infrastructure disputes. Teck Wee also regularly appears before the Singapore High Court to assist clients in the enforcement of arbitral awards and to set aside and/or challenge the enforcement of arbitral awards.

Teck Wee is fluent in Mandarin and is experienced in acting for Mandarin-speaking and Chinese clients, as well as in international arbitration matters where Mandarin is the language of the arbitration.

Apart from his practice, Teck Wee is also a part-time tutor with the Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore and the Singapore Management University.

Teck Wee regularly writes and publishes in various arbitration related publications, and speaks at arbitration conferences and conducts advocacy workshops organised by arbitral institutions such as the SIAC, ICC and Delos.

In his capacity as the Co-Head of the Sustainability & Responsible Business Practice, Teck Wee also advises clients on a range of ESG and sustainability-related matters such as greenwashing, climate-related litigation, directors’ duties and liabilities, and carbon trading and carbon-related services. Teck Wee also regularly contributes to publications and speaks at conferences on ESG and sustainability-related issues.

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

  • Acting for the founder of Mustafa Centre, an iconic retail and tourist landmark in Singapore, in multiple minority oppression suits in relation to the operation and management of the business' holding company, Mohamed Mustafa & Samsuddin Co. Pte Ltd.
  • Acted for the Republic of India in an application before a three-member panel of the Singapore International Commercial Court under s 10(3) of the Singapore International Arbitration Act and Art 16(3) of the UNCITRAL Model Law to challenge the arbitral tribunal's decision on jurisdiction in an investor-state arbitration brought by Nissan against India under the 2011 Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement entered into between Japan and India.
  • Acting for a Thai coal-mining company in an UNCITRAL arbitration against the Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic, involving claims in excess of US$ 450 million.
  • Acting for Australian and Singapore Claimants in the business of finance and commercial brokerage and lending of wholesale funds in an SIAC arbitration against a Vietnamese SPV and three Vietnamese guarantors in respect of disputes arising out of a US$ 400 million loan facility for the development and construction of a mixed-use commercial property project in Vietnam. The arbitration is funded by one of the leading global third-party litigation funders.
  • Acted for one of Japan’s largest multi-national conglomerates against a German company in an ICC arbitration in respect of disputes arising under a sub-contract agreement for the design and construction of an approximately 100km railway in Taiwan worth more than 20 million Euros where the arbitration was conducted in both English and Mandarin.
  • Advising and acting for a private equity firm against one of China’s largest insurance companies in an SIAC arbitration in respect of disputes relating to a put option over the shares in a pan-Asian healthcare company worth more than US$ 250 million. 

Related Practice

  • Commercial & Corporate Disputes
  • International Arbitration
  • Sustainability & Responsible Business