Professor Neale R Gregson

Professor Neale R Gregson

Professor Neale R. Gregson qualified as a lawyer in 1985 in the City of London and moved to Singapore in 1991. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in law from the Universities of Wales and London, respectively, and is a university prizewinner.

Neale qualified as a Chartered Arbitrator in 2001 and is a fellow and panel member of various international arbitral institutions. He has served as arbitrator in more than two hundred cases, having been appointed sole arbitrator under the rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, International Chamber of Commerce and UNCITRAL (among others), as well as in ad hoc cases, as sole or party-appointed arbitrator; he also has substantial experience serving as chairman or presiding arbitrator.

Having worked for many years as a partner in international legal practice (during which time he led a thriving litigation and arbitration department in a major offshore firm in Singapore, successfully represented a variety of MNCs as counsel in multi-million dollar arbitrations, and became recognised as one of the leading lawyers in the Asia-Pacific region in the field of international dispute resolution), Neale joined The Arbitration Chambers, Singapore in 2004 as a full-time professional arbitrator and mediator.

In addition, Neale serves as an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore where he has taught arbitration and other international law subjects since 2003.

Professional Career

  • Resident, The Arbitration Chambers, Singapore (2004–)
  • Partner, Watson, Farley & Williams (1998–2003)
  • Head of Singapore International Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Department, Sinclair Roche & Temperley (1995–1998)
  • Partner, Sinclair Roche & Temperley (1994–1998)
  • Director, Sovereign Corporate Services Pte Ltd (1996–2003)
  • Senior Associate, Sinclair Roche & Temperley, Singapore (1991–1994)
  • Associate, Sinclair Roche & Temperley, London (1986–1991)
  • Trainee Solicitor, Hill, Dickinson & Co, London (1983–1985)

Professional Offices & Memberships

  • Chartered Arbitrator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London) (2001–)
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) (2001–)
  • Fellow, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (FSIArb) (2001–)
  • Fellow, Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand (FAMINZ) (2003–)
  • Fellow, Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators (FMIArb) (2003–)
  • Accredited Mediator, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) (2002–)
  • Supporting Member, London Maritime Arbitrators Association (2000–)
  • Associate Member, Singapore Academy of Law (1992–)
  • Member, Law Society of England & Wales (1986–)


  • Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (2012–)
    (teaching international arbitration, contract and maritime law subjects)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (2003–2012)
  • Course Director, Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (2008–)
  • Executive Committee Member and Adjunct Senior Fellow, Centre for Maritime Law, National University of Singapore (2015–)
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Law, Singapore Management University (2010–2011, 2011–2012)
    (Course Convenor, International Arbitration, LL.M in Dispute Resolution)
  • Senior Teaching Fellow and External Examiner, Singapore Institute of Legal Education, Singapore Bar Finals (Part B) (2011–)
    (Singapore Arbitration Law and Practice)
  • Visiting Lecturer, School of Law, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom (2007–2008)
    (Course Convenor, International Commercial Arbitration, LL.M Programme)
  • Director / Moderator, SIArb Special Fellowship Programme (2010–2014)
  • Trainer and Examiner, SIArb Special Fellowship Programme (2008–2009)
  • Lecturer, Tutor and Examiner, CIArb–SIArb International Entry Course (2006–2007)
  • Accredited Trainer, Law Society of Singapore’s Continuing Professional Development Scheme (2005–2008)
  • Approved Trainer, SIAC Accreditation of Arbitrators Programme (2004–2009)
  • Member, Legal Committee of the Singapore Shipping Association (2001–2004)
  • Visiting Lecturer, Postgraduate Practical Law Course, Singapore Board of Legal Education (2000) 

Educational Background

  • Solicitor, England & Wales (1985)
  • LL.M, University of London (1997)
  • LL.B (Hons) (2:1), University of Wales (Aberystwyth) (1982)


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