Mr. Alan J Thambiayah

+65 6538 1277
+61 8 9285 0544

+65 6538 1727
+61 8 9285 1984

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“Tremendously experienced”
“International pedigree is not in doubt”

— Who’s Who Legal

With over 25 years of experience as an arbitrator, Mr. Alan J Thambiayah is a well-known name on the international arbitration scene.

Alan was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1975 and as a Barrister and Solicitor of Western Australia and the Federal Court, Australia in 1996.

Since 2007, Alan has practised only as a professional arbitrator. Since 1989, Alan has been appointed as chairman of arbitral tribunals, sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator in over 400 disputes arising from international investment contracts and joint ventures, building & engineering contracts, oil and gas distribution and transport network contracts, power purchase & distribution agreements, and maritime and international trade (including charterparties and export finance) contracts, in ad-hoc and institutional arbitrations in Bangkok, Colombo, Delhi, Hong Kong, Karachi, Kolkata, Kuala Lumpur, London, Mumbai, Paris, Perth, Sydney and Singapore, with the total value of claims in excess of US$5.5 billion.


  • Member, SIAC Court of Arbitration

  • Council Member, ICC Institute of World Business Law

  • Fellow, Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA)
  • Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (FSIArb)

  • Member, Panel of Arbitators,
    • Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration (ACICA)
    • Australian Maritime and Transport Arbitration Commission (AMTAC)
    • Asian Pacific Regional Arbitration Group (APRAG)
    • Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC)
    • International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR)
    • Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA)
    • Maritime Law Association of Australia & New Zealand (MLAANZ)Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA)
    • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)

  • Member, Panel of Maritime Arbitrators, KLRCA

  • Inquiry Committee Panel under the Singapore Legal Profession Act (1991–1994)

Educational Background
LL.B (Hons), University of Singapore (1974)


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Tel: +65 6538 1277
Fax: +65 6538 1727
32 Maxwell Road #02-03
Singapore 069115