Mr. Alan J Thambiayah

+65 6538 1277
+61 417 962246

+65 6538 1727

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

— Who’s Who Legal

“Alan Thambiayah of The Arbitration Chambers in Singapore ‘has been doing this for a very long time and is popular for appointments in this region,’ one source notes. … he is active in the resolution of construction, oil and gas and trade disputes”

— Chambers & Partners (2019)

Mr. Alan Thambiayah has acted as arbitrator since 1989 and since 2007 has practised only as an independent arbitrator. Alan has been appointed in over 500 disputes as sole arbitrator by the High Court of Singapore, by arbitral institutions such as HKIAC, ICC, ICDR, SIAC and by parties jointly from various countries; as presiding arbitrator by party appointed arbitrators from Malaysia, Seoul, London, U.S.A., Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore (including retired Judges from Australia, England, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia & Singapore), by the ICC, and by the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) acting as the appointing authorities; and as co-arbitrator by parties from various countries, and the ICDR, the ICC, and the SIAC acting as the appointing authorities.

These disputes arose 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, New York, Paris, Perth, Sydney and Singapore, with the total value of claims in excess of US$7.5 billion.

Professional Offices & Memberships

  • Member, SIAC Court of Arbitration
  • Vice - Chair, 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)
    • Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC, formerly KLRCA)
    • 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)
    • Maritime Law Association of Australia & New Zealand (MLAANZ)
    • Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA)
    • Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
  • Member, Panel of Maritime Arbitrators, AIAC
  • Inquiry Committee Panel under the Singapore Legal Profession Act (1991–1994)

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


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