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

“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)

Since 2007, Mr. Alan Thambiayah has practised only as a professional arbitrator. Since 1989, Alan has been appointed by the High Court of Singapore to be a sole arbitrator, and by parties, party appointed arbitrators from Malaysia, Seoul, London, U.S.A., Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore (including retired Judges from England, Hong Kong, India, Malaysia & Singapore) and arbitral institutions such as AIAC, HKIAC, ICC, ICDR, SIAC to be chairman of arbitral tribunals, sole arbitrator or co-arbitrator in over 500 disputes.

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$6.5 billion.

Professional Offices & Memberships

  • 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)
    • 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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Tel: +65 6538 1277
Fax: +65 6538 1727
28 Maxwell Road
#03-18 Maxwell Chambers Suites
Singapore 069120